Crew Biography For MacCloud, Ryder

Full Name: Ryder MacCloud
Current Rank Captain
Position(s) held Flight commander
Species human
Gender Male
Age 26
Height 6'2
Weight 195 lbs
Appearance Photobucket
Non-descript scotts/briton features,except for his bright blue eyes. Has a 34" waist making for a lanky appearance, still moves with a self-confident grace and deceptive speed. Thinning light brown hair with a well-trimmed full beard and moustache. Has broad shoulders, long legs and a straight body that makes his clothes always look ill-fitted. Has grown accustomed to jokes about his overlarge ears, and seems his head is a bit small for his body size, there are somethings you just have to live with.
Personality Self-confident, the kind that comes from trial and error. All through his life He has pushed the envelope of possibilities. Even as chided others for attempting lesser risk. At the flight school he was always just within the guidelines of each mission. He flies with a fearless controlled abandon. Quiet, Most people forget he is even around. Never speaks unless he has something to say that seems important or revelant. Is one of those people that seem to be invisible in a room. Honest, Was taught from earliest remembrance that to allow an untruth is to be party to it. Quite often he will over explain a situation to be sure he left nothing out. This makes many people believe he is a bit slow, but not any who know him well. Helpfull, Ryder will always stop to help someone out. Lifting something heavy, Or handing someone something out of their reach, never a big deal just does things as passes by.These are Ryder's most noticable traits. Very tolerant of others excepts nothing but the best effort of himself. Observant to the point of being annoying, often hands someone a tool before is asked or moves a drink before it is spilled. Makes every attempt to truly listen to others and treats everyone with respect. This non assuming personality is at odds with his personal and creative risk taking nature. For instance when training with troop landers never exceeded specs when hauling troops, but set speed records when landing alone for extractions. When flying the Razor, his real love, He is ice cold as he pushes his interceptor to the limits.
Background Ryder is from a low middle class family, with two younger siblings. His Father was a shuttle pilot, hauling low priority cargoes to and from ships. His Mother worked in a local factory. Ryder grew up working with his dad whenever wasn't in school, His phyiscal strength comes from long work hours rather then working out in a gymn. He learns quickly and showed a natural ability at flight controls. Was allowed to solo a shuttle at age sixteen. This added income for his family and actually freed up some of his time. In the three years he flew shuttles He never turned down a flight, regardless of weather or how remote the landing site. He never damaged a shuttle despite some very harsh circumstances. Only average at team sports as seldom could make practices, excelled at martial arts. Being able to train in his free time, He could make classes whenever time allowed. His quick reflexes, excellent hand-eye coordination, reach, and cool head allowed him to truly excel. Between school, work, and his martial arts training, plus helping out at home with his siblings Ryder had no time for a social life. Taking care of his siblings has made him protective of other people. Around people in a non-work enviroment Ryder becomes shy and uncomfortable. In a work enviroment he is at ease and creative. At eighteen He submitted an application to star fleet pilot training academy. His studying paid off well as his entrance exam scores where nearly perfect. Still was nearly two years before he recieved his acceptance letters and orders to report. During his training he excelled at hands on skills, winning the fighter gunnery trophy. Had some minor problems with academics but hard work paid off as he finished in the top ten of his class.
Member Since 26 March 2009
Time merit- Awarded on Mar 21 2010 
 Reason: Automatic Time Served Award