Actually I was piloting the A-wing in that vid, it's one of the fastest fighters in the game. Everything else is slower. Also it's probably going to have its maneuverability nerfed slightly, I think that's just too responsive compared to most of the other ships. Speeds may have to be trimmed back slightly as well, but we wanted to start high and then just come down as much as we have to.
Yeah it does start in a plane, I just made a quick mission with a bunch of wings facing each other and didn't feel like making it all spread out or anything. Looks crazy from an observer's perspective though.