"The Salvage Yard is the proving ground for real pilots. After a few runs through there, you can survive anything."
―Jaard Reidan[src]

Jaard Reidan was a starfighter pilot who served in the Rebel Alliance during the Galactic Civil War, holding the rank of captain. Rebel pilots at that time frequently tested their skills in the unofficial "pilot proving grounds", competing to set the best time on a series of courses through a Rebel salvage yard hidden in an asteroid field. Reidan posted times that compared well to some of the Alliance's best pilots across all courses and believed that the proving grounds helped pilots to develop the skills they needed to survive in combat.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Jaard Reidan was created for the 1999 LucasArts video game Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance. When launching the pilot proving grounds, several quotes are shown on the screen, including one from Reidan.


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