STAR WARS: ECLIPSE OF THE EMPIRE
The Expendable Pilots of The Empire
TIE pilots served in the Starfighter Corps of the Imperial Navy by piloting the various TIE Series starfighters. Distinguished by all-black flight suits and bulky, full-enclosed, vacuum-sealed helmets, the Galactic Empire produced millions of TIE pilots and generally considered them expendable assets. The TIE pilots formed the elite of the Imperial Navy’s Flight Branch.