Feel like you are the spaceship. Your neural implants allow the ship to be an extension of yourself, melding human with machine. You may take some time to integrate but soon your ship will be like another limb and you will feel the power of total 6 dimensional control of your craft.
A colony, on another planet, of another star. Cut off from earth by an alien force with superior near-light travel. Supplies dwindling. Infrastructure failing. However, you have the advantage in terrain and in light space vehicles and must fight and make a stand.