- "Awareness in the cockpit is the key to a successful mission. You'll never become proficient from books, lectures or holo-vids, only practice in the simulator and real space can do that. But take these lessons seriously now and they'll turn that vital visual sweep of the cockpit into an unconscious skill. You must be able to determine your ship's and weapon's status, the enemy ship's condition, and the location of friendly and enemy ships in your area. And it must become second nature."
- ― Sarlee Rathji
As a Major she served as a flight instructor in the Terran Confederation Space Naval Academy on Hilthros. She tutored the 201st Class with simulators with launch, recovery, and basic flight drills. She insisted on the pilots developing an unconscious skill on determining the cockpit readings in order to make awareness of their surroundings second nature. During instrumentation instruction the discussion often drifted to issues like strategy and tactics.