The holodisk can be found at the jet crash site and holds an audio flight record of the pilot at the moment the Great War began in earnest, his inability to raise any air traffic controllers on radio in the immediate aftermath, and his crash landing in Point Lookout's back country.
Air Com, we have multiple flashpoints on horizon, come back?
Air Command, USN Three-Five-Oh requesting landing vector. Have zero ceiling visibility and low on state, somebody get me a landing clearance.
State One plus one zero to splash, have zero read on outer marker. This is USN Three-Five-Oh, I'm blind out here.
Attempting Emergency Landing over water. INS pinger active on distress band. Flaps up, descent to eight cherubs. Three green, over.
Five cherubs, treeline up, throttle easy on four lights. Prepping to pull the loud handle. <Static>
- "Prepping to pull the loud handle" means the pilot was about to use his ejection seat.
- "low on state" = low on fuel
- "State one plus one zero to splash" = 1 hour, 10 minutes fuel left until crash
- INS pinger = broadcasts Inertial Navigation System position of crash
- "eight cherubs", "Five cherubs" = 800 feet, 500 feet.
- "three green" = landing gear correctly deployed
- "four lights" = four (of four) glide path lights in view, and correct color
- "treeline up" = nose up?