The rules state the following about actions available to a pilot:
"In addition to the normal things that a player may do during
his Action step (for example, play a Skill Card), he may also
choose to activate his viper (to move again or attack)."
Does this mean that a character piloting a viper can take an action step by playing a skill card AND activate his viper?
No. You may choose to do one of the above, not both.
The "in addition" they're talking about is the addition of the choice to your action set.
Also, can you send someone to the Sickbay from the Brig? The rules state
"Players may move out of “Sickbay” without difficulty, but
not the “Brig.” They may only move out of the “Brig” by
passing the skill check listed on the location."
There is at least on crises, that, if it fails, lets you send someone to sickbay. Arguably, the are not moving out of the Brig, they are being moved. It's a small distinction, so I thought I'd ask.
Yes, players sent to Sickbay by Crisis cards go there even if they were previously in the Brig.