"As a veteran TIE pilot, I realize that the Rebellion is a vile movement against the authentic administration, but in all honesty I need to value the aggressiveness and skill of its aviators. Though most of them haven't been officially trained, their expertise in conflict has more than made up for it."
?Flight Leader Trel Skutu[src]
Rebel aviators flew starfighters, light freighters, and atmospheric repulsorlift vehicles for the Alliance Starfighter Corps of the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War. Like the remaining part of the Coalition Military (and unlike the Imperial Navy), they came from a broad assortment of species, planets, and foundations. Some were trained at among the Imperial Academies, while others were independent dealers, smugglers, pirates, or former lookouts, or bush pilots from the Outer Rim.