He flew his entire career in a Salthi despite the craft's relative inferiority in the face of Confed starfighters. He was an incredibly accurate pilot and was credited with 64 kills during his career, both pilots and capital ships from the Terran Confederation.
During the Vega Campaign in 2654 pilots of the TCS Tiger's Claw encountered him en route to McAuliffe VI but fell for his tactics and lost a Drayman-class, the crew of 24 and vital supplies on board. But Bhurak would return to fight another day at the Gateway where he fought Iceman and Knight who were able to finally defeat him once and for all.
He had a reputation as the best pilot among the Kilrathi in Vega Sector, an excellent pilot and shot, he was famous for his optimal reflexes and flawless flying style. His only weakness was addiction to speed, thrill and competition.
He was less dangerous against more foes at once, or with stationary targets.
The Academy Years gives the following mechanics about Bhurak's AI
|No Damage||Medium Damage||Almost Destroyed|
|Enemy Near||60% try to tail; 40% strafe attack||Run away at full afterburners|
|Enemy Slow||80% strafe attack; 20% get distance||50% strafe attack; 50% try to tail|
|Enemy Far||intercept enemy fighter|
|Enemy Tailing||50% fish hook; 50% corkscrew||75% kick and stop; 25% turn and kick|
|Head-to-Head||60% zip past; 40% strafe and roll|
|Missile Coming||50% kill missile; 50% turn and kick|
|Laser Hit||50% kick; 50% turn and kick||50% hard brake; 50% turn and kick|
|On Enemy Tail||tail fire|
|Enemy Destroyed||gloat||veer away|