Welcome to Flight Auctions!
Welcome to flight Auctions everyone! As some as you know, the first attempt at making flight Auctions was a fail, so I have though through it, and have come back at a second attempt in the hopes of it being successful! Here is some information on how Flight Auctions will work!
The Auctions are what make this business run! There will be two types of Auctions, silent Auctions, and regular Auctions, and to make sure you understand I will explain below!
Silent Auctions is where you will PM me via the IFC, and send a PM saying how low you want the bid to go! Here is an example
The starting bid starts at 60 points, let’s say Bob PM’s me he will fly the route for 51 points, then Larry sends me A PM saying he will fly the route for 42 points, and finally let’s say that Nick says he will fly the route for 47 points. After the time runs out on the timer, I will tell the winner (Larry) that he has won the auction with 42 points and that he gets to fly the route! Then I will contact the other bidders that someone had a lower bid!
A few pointers on silent Auctions
- Only one bid per IFC member
- The timer will be 15 minutes long
- If there is a tie, then they will both fly the route for half the price.
Regular Auctions will be just like… well regular Auctions. Here is how they will work!
People will first PM me if they want to enter the auction, then I will add them to another PM where all the other members that wanted to enter are at. Whenever the auction starts (I will tell everyone when it starts) You will compete against each other until either the clock runs down, or someone says they will fly the route for 1 point (highly unlikely that will happen). Whenever the auction is over, I will tell the winner to contact me or another flight manager when they want to start there flight!
Here is some info on regular Auctions!
- clock is 10 minutes long
- The winner has to contact a flight manager before their flight!
Here is how the points system will work!
Anyone who enters the first auction will get an automatic 10 points to start off with and will be on the leaderboard! When and if you win an auction, you will have the responsibility of being able to fly safely and responsibly to the destination that you were sent to. After your flight is over, you will contact me or another staff member and say that your flight is over (we will either fly with you or follow you via LiveFlight). After that we will Grade your flight and tell you how many points you earned! Then we will add your points to your name on the leaderboard wall, or add your name with your points that you have earned next to your name.
Some pointers on points:
cost no money
the only way you can achieve points is if you complete the flight you were given safely.
points can be taken away if you do the following
Crash, make too sharp of a turn, land roughly, and make any sudden movement that could result in passengers becoming ill
There are currently two Auctions available!
Most Auctions will have plots that have a little of a twist/unregular delivery, here are the current Auctions!
Route - KSEA-KPDX
Aircraft/Livery - Alaska Air Bombardier 8-Q400
Server - Casual server
Plot - Alaska Airlines needs your help! With budget cuts affecting the airline, (not really) pilots are starting to quit and even go on strike, so they called you up, a pilot for a small airline in Montana! If you can finish this route successfully, you will have a great reputation with Alaska Airlines aswell as some game points! Best of Luck!
Route - PHTO-PHNL
Aircraft/Livery - Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 717
Server - Casual Server
Plot - A Hawiian Airlines Pilot has fallen ill! With all of the other B717 pilots already in the air, they need to find someone quick to fly the B717 who has experience flying them! They look at your resume and think that you are the man for the job!
If you have any questions, please PM me! I hope that you all like this idea and possibly bid for a flight in the future!