Thanks! If you dowloaded this file before 6AM Central 10/15 download again please, it was late and I included the wrong mission file heh. The link now contains the correct one.
One thing to note, and I don't know why this happens, if you pick the MKVIIe from the start, you can fly the mission just fine in the strike viper. However, if you pick the MKVII and then finish/exit and try to fly the VIIe without restarting Diaspora, it will crash to desktop. You can fly it over and over with the MKVII and not have a problem though. I never did solve that, but since you can just pick the strike viper from the start I figured it wasn't a big deal really.
The default ship is the MKVII standard viper.