Hey all, I asked this on IRC but didn't get a response/was not patient enough to wait for one.
When calculating the cost of a mining cycle, what Management skill is used: the skill of the guy who starts it, or the guy who is operator when the cycle finishes? If the former, do mines on auto-repeat continue using this value for all cycles?
Kendall is correct, it checks at the start of each cycle. XP for mining and discovering a new deposit, and events for transferring materials to a silo are sent to the pilot at the time of yield, though.