On p 10, under "Action Step": "During this step, the current player chooses one action to perform." Then there is a list of possible actions, including a pilot activating his/her viper.
On p 26, under "Piloting Vipers": "In addition to the normal things that a player may do during his Action step (for example, play a skill card) he may also choose to activate his viper."
So page 10 is misleading and page 25 is the correct way to go, right? So if I'm piloting, I could attack a cylon raider and then play "Launch Scout" (for example)...or I could play the skill card first and then attack with my viper.