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Flight controller

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The flight controller (also known in Starfleet as conn or conn officer) is the crewperson on a starship assigned the duty of piloting the vessel.

In the Federation, this position was split between a helmsman and a navigator until the mid-24th century. The advent of new technologies, as well as a change in Starfleet training, led to these positions being merged into the flight controller post.

In the Gorn Space Command and the Lyran Starfleet, the positions of flight controller and commanding officer (or watch officer) were often synonymous one another. However, there were times where first officers or second officers were relied upon for the actual piloting. (RIS Bouteina)

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