Pilots & Controllers!
Welcome to yet another NEW Grade Table. As mentioned on Infinite Flight’s blog, we have new grade requirements. That post can be found here. Infinite Flight has been hard at work valuing feedback and other data to redesign the grade table for easier understanding of various violations. New in Update 20.1 we say goodbye to the words “Reports & Ghostings” as we transition over to “Level 1”, “Level 2”, and “Level 3” type violations. You may notice some changes to the former “Ghosting/Report reasons” as they will all now be renamed “Level 2” or “Level 3” violations depending on severity.
Note: If you are unsure where to find your grade table, reference the topic linked below to guide you on how and where to find this page. Keep in mind, the images in the topic may look a little different but the process is still the same.
In addition to the renaming of these items, its also important to note that we now have MINOR and MAJOR type violations. These are the names that the controllers will becoming familiar with when issuing Level 2 or Level 3 violations.
Lets quickly define what each of these tiered violations indicate:
Level 1 Violation: Level 1 violations are system-identified infractions (same as what we had in 19.4 or any other previous update for overspeed, aerobatics, etc). Controllers will only be able to issue Level 2 & Level 3 violations.
Level 2 Violation: Level 2 violations are considered “MINOR” reports and will disconnect you from the current session. You will have the option to continue flying hidden from view of others or exit the session. You will be able to rejoin the server of your choice right away, including Expert, only if your stats permit you to do so.
Level 3 Violation: Level 3 violations are considered “MAJOR” reports. Receiving one of these will remove your access from the Expert Server for 7 days. Level 3 violations are identical to what you would receive in 19.4 or any other previous update.
The Grade Table Explained
The Grade Table has been broken into 4 categories for easier understanding and viewing of this information:
- General Pilot Stats
- Level 1 Violations
- Level 2 Violations
- Level 3 Violations
In the Grade Table Explained section below, you will see these categories separated and defined in the order that they would appear on your device.
All grade requirements and limiting factors can be found in the All Grade Table Requirements section.
Grade Table Explained
The column in white is what YOU currently have logged/received as a pilot.
The column in green on the far right are the requirements that you need to meet in order to rank up in grade.
Orange values on the grade table indicate where there may be a deficiency or a limitation that has been met/exceeded.
- XP - This number is calculated through landings and flight time. This does not represent skill.
- Total Flight Time - This is the total flight time you have accumulated represented in hours (hrs) and minutes (mn).
- Total Landings - This is the total number of recorded landings that you have.
- Flight Time (Hours, 90 days) - Number of hours accumulated in the last 90 days
- Landings (90 days) - Number of landings recorded in the last 90 days
- Level 1 Violations (24 hrs) - Total number of Level 1 violations accumulated in the last 24 hrs.
- Level 1 (7 days) - Total number of Level 1 violations accumulated in the last 7 days.
- Level 1 Violations/Landing (12 Months) - This is your violation/landing ratio. You will take your total level 1 violation count and divide it by your total landing count. Your amount of landings & violations for the past 12 months are now also displayed in this field. For example:
- If you have a ratio of 0.50, it means you have twice as many landings as violations.
- If you have a ratio of 1.00, it means you have an equal amount of landings as you do violations.
- If you have a ratio of 1.50, it means you have twice as many violations as landings.
You would want to keep your ratio as low as possible to reach higher grades.
- Level 2 Violations - Total number of Level 2 violations accumulated in the last 1 year.
- Level 3 Violations (7 days) - Total number of Level 3 violations in the last 7 days
- Level 3 Violations (1 year) - Total number of Level 3 violations accumulated in the last 1 year.
- All Violations (1 year) - Total number of Level 2 & Level 3 violations in the last 1 year
All Grade Table Requirements
|Requirement||Grade 1||Grade 2||Grade 3||Grade 4||Grade 5|
|Min Total XP||-||2,000||50,000||80,000||175,000|
|Min Total Flight Time||-||5||50||120||500|
|Min Total Landings||-||25||100||400||800|
|Min Flight Time (90 days)||-||3||15||30||70|
|Min Landings (90 days)||-||5||30||100||180|
|Max Level 1 Violations (24 hours)||-||7||5||0||0|
|Max Level 1 Violations (7 days)||-||25||5||0||0|
|Max Level 1 Violations/Landings (1 year)||-||0.8||0.5||0.22||0.05|
|Max Level 2 Violations (1 year)||-||10||5||4||2|
|Max Level 3 Violations (7 days)||-||5||0||0||0|
|Max Level 3 Violations (1 year)||-||10||5||4||2|
|Max Combined Level 2 and 3 Violations (1 year)||-||10||5||4||2|
Show Violations History Explained
Also new in 20.1, you’re now able to view your violations history all in one place at the tap of one button. No more hunting through your logbook for these items is required. However, for those looking for the controller for a Level 2 or Level 3 violation, you will need to reference your logbook by tapping on the flight where the violation occurred and tapping “View Flight Details” for the controllers information.
Show Violations History Explained
The Violations History screen is organized in 3 simple columns:
Date: This indicates the date, the time in Zulu (UTC) that the violation was issued and how long ago the violation was issued.
Type: This will display in one of 3 options:
- Level 1
- Level 2
- Level 3
Description: A brief description of the violation reason that you were issued. This should be the similar if not the same reason that you were met with when a violation was received in an active session.
The closer you can get any of the violation rows to 0, the better. Ideally, it you do not want to get any violations. But as pilots we do occasionally make mistakes. It’s important to be honest, reasonable and understanding should you decide to reach out to @appeals for Level 2 or Level 3 matters.
A Level 1 Violations/Landing ratio closer to 0 is more desirable. This is what most folks will likely get stuck on. However, its not the end of the world as there are two possible solutions:
Don’t get anymore violations during your flights, and make sure you land at least once in that session.
Take some time away from hauls and do touch and goes (Patterns/Circuits) in a small plane. A small plane is more maneuverable, flies slower, and can complete more landings per 10 minutes than your larger airliner. Be cautious to not fly too aggressive as you could find yourself looking at aerobatic warnings
If you find yourself receiving violations on what seems like a regular basis, consider checking out the #tutorials section here on the forum or The Infinite Flight YouTube Channel for some instructional videos.
Because Level 1 violations are system generated, these not reversed or investigated unless clear evidence can be brought forward to us that indicates that there was clearly an issue. Example: (falling through the ground while taxiing). Please do not reach out to moderators or staff asking to appeal as our inboxes will be busy enough with Level 2 and/or Level 3 appeals.
To help provide a better understanding of how this new system compares to the old system see the table below.
|Violations||Level 1 Violation|
|—||Level 2 Violation*|
|Reported/Ghosted||Level 3 Violation|
*Note: Its important to understand that Level 2 Violations are new. Level 2 violations now serve as a session removal function whereas the old system removed a user from a server for 7 days. The 7 day removal is still in place and is found as a Level 3 violation.
Please don’t hesitate to leave your question below as others may have the same if not similar question/concern as you.