From saga novel Far Arena by Lynda Williams.
"How would you prevent me going on if I decide to?" asked Eler.
The Reetion had to think about it. "No pilot gets into a ship, to start, unless he's been cleared by his handlers, including a fresh psychological assessment with respect to predictors of moral behaviour, and, of course, he has to have the skills required."
"The pilot must be competent and honorable," Eler agreed approvingly. "I assure you I quality."
Eler boosted to half a skim factor.
Arm Commander Eler Nersal isn't about to take orders from Reetion traffic control when he decides to drop in on Rire to find out how brother Horth is making out.