*Of course this does raise the question - what do they need
all that empty space for anyway? Surely the pilots aren't that bad! Maybe it doubles as other functions...basketball tournaments? Court Martial hangings? Perhaps they flood it occassionally and that
's where the mysterious swimming pool is!
So they can fly cargo pods through it like this
So they can hold executions like in "Turnabout Intruder"
Or reverse the gravity field and turn the ceiling into a half-pipe
And most obviously... bowling alley!
But yeah, it would make sense for it to do other functions given the size of the bay...