System: Shinrarta Dezhra
Distance to Sol: 64.43 ly
Distance to Arrival: 78 ls
Situated: Orbital
Body: Shinrarta Dezhra A 2
Group: Beacon
Beacon Type: Tourist Beacon
Tourist Spot: 0245

In 3100 the Pilots' Federation began issuing modified version of its 'wings' badge that included the pilot's rating written across it in capitals, and made official the names of these ratings, starting with 'Harmless', then 'Mostly Harmless', all the way to 'Elite'. The most coveted was the 'Elite' badge, and the first of these was awarded to Commander Peter Jameson, who wore it on the rear of his Cobra Mk III for the rest of his life.

Before long this small and highly respected group of pilots with these coveted badges became known as 'The Elite'. They received all sorts of offers - both commercial and personal - (including offers of marriage!). The commercial side became very valuable - whether it was transporting royalty or taking unknown items 'no questions asked'. The group was considered utterly trustworthy, with the confidentiality assured, and its members took this very seriously.