Frederic "Fred" Winkelpleck
Frederic was a down on his luck pilot when recruited by Silas. Frederic had lost his job due to having been judged too old to safely update his pilot implants at the kind of cost level the Terran Republic was willing to soak. Silas was simply calling up old contacts looking for a pilot, got in touch with Frederic and hired him on, since the Beagle’s relatively old design and Frederic’s skill permitted him to safely fly the vessel. With a bit of saving, the Beagle crew were able to pay for his implant update and Frederic’s riding high on the latest tech. He tends to hang out around the bridge, preferring the machines there to the passengers. His flight chair has been modified to serve as a comfortable recliner and he’ll often nap while still connected to the ship’s systems which his beloved double-barreled shotgun across his lap.