The USS Hawaii is home to Flight 801 (FLT 801), also known as the "Golden Knights", of Strike Fighter Squadron 42 (VFA-42), Carrier Space Wing 4 (CVW-4), Starfleet Fighter Corps (SFFC). Their radio callsign is "Knight" and their tailcode is IL from their parent squadron.

FLT 801 consists of 5x Valkyrie Space Superiority Fighters. Hawaii's Engineering and Tactical/Security Department supports the flight for munitions and maintenance.
The Valkyrie is designed to function in a multitude of environments as well as roles. To be capable in all the varied conditions, its systems are designed with flexibility, versatility, and stability in mind.

Fighter Intercept Missions: Two twin phaser banks at the front of the craft give it a wide firing base and the targeting systems on the craft allow it to hit specific systems on larger ships. Typically the hard points not used in this configuration, or is used to carry fuel for longer range missions. The extra mass reduces the maneuverability of the craft.

Strike Fighter Missions: Speed and maneuverability are used to keep the starship's weapons at bay. The Valkyrie typically targets systems on board the ship in able to gain an upper hand. The hard points can be outfitted with a munitions pod that can carry extra weapons such as micro torpedoes.

Ground Attack Missions: The Valkyrie can use thrust vectoring to fly lower and slower to support the friendly ground forces. The hard points usually outfitted with ground attack munitions of a varied kind, depending on the mission and environment.
Strike Fighter Squadron 42 (VFA-42), also known as "The Illuminators", is a Starfleet Fighter Corps strike fighter squadron based at Pollux IV, flying the Valkyrie. They are attached to Carrier Space Wing 4 (CVW-4). When flying as a squadron, their radio callsign is "Lux", latin for light, and their tailcode is IL.
Carrier Space Wing Four (CVW-4) is a Starfleet Fighter Corps carrier space wing based at Pollux IV. The space wing provides assets to various ships, primarily for Task Force 93, Bravo Fleet. All spacecraft assigned to CVW-4 depict the wing patch on the right wing.