hi i have a question. do you have to have freighter/fighter piloting skills to be able to pilot them without crashing and dying cause i'm on hapes and i was looking to maybe buy cp's and get a YT-1210 so i can get off the planet
Raith is correct. And you cannot buy CPs you earn them. Check the Support the Combine page and you will see a list of ways to earn CPs. Also, it sounds like you are waiting to get off your planet. Most factions provide their members pickup from their starting location. If this is your case, then contact Hapes and ask for a lift.
He said he is on Hapes, the planet, rather than in Hapes, the faction.
To the original poster: most factions will provide you with a ship to use and will even take you straight to it, so you don't need to spend any money, CPs, or credits at all. Just join a faction and let them know where you are located.