Updated Grade Table
With the update that was pushed on May 18, version 18.2 comes with a new and improved look of the logbook. I have received a few messages from you folks regarding why you’re not a certain grade. Or why you bounced back a grade when you were a higher grade the day before.
One of the newer additions to the grade table now takes into account your ghostings (or Reports same thing) over a 1 year and 2 year period.
- If you’re unsure how to find your grade table check out the topic: How can I find my grade table?
You’ll find a quick break down for the listed items for the grade table found below:
The column in white is what YOU currently have logged 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.
- Flight Time (Hours) - This is the total flight time you have accumulated.
- Landings - This is the total number of recorded landings that you have.
- XP - This number is calculated through landings and flight time. This does not represent skill.
- Reports (24 hrs) - Total number of ghostings accumulated in the last 24 hrs.
- Reports (7 days) - Total number of ghostings accumulated in the last 7 days.
- Reports (1 year) - Total number of ghostings accumulated in the last 1 year.
- Reports (2 years) - Total number of ghostings accumulated in the last 2 years.
- Violations (24 hours) - Total number of violations in the last 24 hours
- Violations (7 days) - Total number of violations in the last 7 days
- 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
- Violation/Landing (12 Months) - This is your violation/landing ratio. You will take your total 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.
What should I look for?
- If you see any numbers that are orange in the green column, it means that there you are deficient or lacking that requirement.
-If you refer back to the image above, you will see that the number 5 is orange in the row for Reports (2 years). If you look in the column right next to it, you will see that 7 ghostings were accumulated by that pilot in the 2 year period.
-7 is greater than 5 and, therefore; that pilot is ineligible for the Grade 4 standing.
Report and Ghosting are/mean the same thing. They are no different. Two names, samething.
The closer you can get any of Report or Violation rows to 0, the better. You don’t want any reports or ghostings. But if you do happen to get any, try to keep the number on the lower end of the spectrum.
The closer you can get the Violations/Landing to 0 the better. This is what most folks will likely get stuck on. There are two solutions:
Don’t get anymore violations during your flights, and make sure you land at least once in that session.
Do a bunch of 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.
You know the drill. Drop them below. 👇🏼