This is one case in which being forced to play ground to get the rep token is fine, the battlezone is not a problem as long as you play when there are other players about, and you don't get such huge disparity in firepower between the players.
Flying a carrier in the atmosphere is a nightmare.
They likely incentivised it to get more people into ground play, which I agree needs to be done. The tech for the zone is good and the rewards excellent. However despite this they included Dinosaurs so I won't be going there again, I do look forward to this tech being incorporated to Defera and the other adventure zones.