I've been trying to get some fighters (same type as my ship, NPC manned) from surface to orbit, but I can't seem to do it.
I add them to my squadron and they follow me around the city, but when I take-off, they will not follow me. I can get to the atmosphere with no problems, but they can't. Could the shields around the planet be the cause?
The ships are owned by the faction with the shields. Short of disabling the shields, is there any other way of getting NPCs to fly through them?