Rules changed

Well I noticed that once again the rules have been changed with harsher penalties.
Just one violation now bumps you from a 5 to a 3 for 7 days. Sounds a little heavy handed in my opinion but that’s just me.
SMH

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I disagree. Grade 5 should be reserved for pilots who don’t get violations.

I can’t make my point without ‘tooting my own horn’, but I haven’t had a single violation in 2 years. It’s not hard. Defeats the purpose of grade 5! Harsh penalties should be given!

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Here is the deal… IF wants more serious people. So they are going to make things a little more rough. If you don’t like it talk to a moderator or dev!

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A grade 5 that got a violation?
SMH

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There are very few violations in the system. There could be quite a bit more. The ones that are implemented are very easy to not get. Besides, they’re only tracked for grade purposes on a rolling 7 day.

I’m not sniveling too much. Just Murphy’s law is doing well in my life. I don’t have the ability to lock myself into a quiet room with zero distractions. My dog started freaking out like there was a problem and I took my eyes off for 30 seconds to make sure everything was ok. That’s all
It took for my plane to immediately go above 250 knots.
I haven’t had a violation in months so it always stings a bit

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The violations for grade 4 have been 0/0 and grade 3 have been 2/3 as long as I can remember. This isn’t new. (Last 7 days versus last 3 is a change that happened months ago.)

Either way, grade 3 still qualifies for expert server, so what’s the difference? White lettering instead of gold for a week?

One violation (actually, even three) knocks you to grade 3 for a short while, but still allows you on expert. That’s not exactly harsh.

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yes but the pilot has worked hard to get that ranking and the dramatic drop is in my opinion also extreme. However, its only for a few days not life.

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Well than put down your phone for at least a couple of minutes.

Set your A/P speed to 245kts and everything would be okay 😊. No need to worry for speed violation anymore


Like stated above, Grade 5 is only qualified for Experienced pilots. Means they shouldnt have a single violation as it’s the highest tier in Infinite Flight. I know there are some distractions (Everyone are also experiencing this aswell), although you still have to keep an eye if you dont want to be bumped to Grade 3 😉. I hope you can receive your G5 title asap

Like @Tim_B said, It’s not a big deal to use white name instead of Gold name for a day. You can still access the Expert thou.

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And if you think that’s even too risky, set it to something slower like 230-240 knots. That’s what autopilot is for. Why would you walk away from your device without engaging it in the first place… just saying here.

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Same thing happened to me a few weeks back. Upon take off some one knocked on my door, the dogs went nuts and I got 6 violations by the time it was over. Grade 4 no more, back to TS1 for a week… However, I sill do like the harsh violations, it makes it a little harder for the people that don’t know the rules to become a grade 4-5.

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I think the lesson here is that in many cases it may be more prudent to end your flight rather than leave it unattended.

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Now adays i dont even set it on a/p when im going to afk. As codeman have mentioned, safest is to exit the flight

The last time i set on ap to attend to a doorbell, my phone fell and a/p was disengaged. I got a violation after a long clean record.

One other time when i was a way newer i set a/p and left it on a table in my work place and went to grab a cup of coffee (not more than 2mins). When im back my flighy crashed with violations. Turn out my colleague dropped a stationary box and a metal scissors disengaged my a/p.

Ever since then, i still sometimes risk violation with a/p on but the phone is in my hand and i make sure to be very careful (i still never learn =p).

But most times i would generally end flight as a safe precaution.

I generally keep my flight in sight at all times, if i cannot give it the attention then ending flight saves you from all the disappointment.

I dont agree that g5 should be people with no violations but if a grade is dropped, it should be a deserving lesson to prevent future temporary heartbreaks.

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Yesterday faced a ghosting on ES at EGBB-EGLL route, not able to figure it out why . And down grades to G2. Is there any portal from where we can find what was the fault or why shld I do to avoid the situation. It may help to improve performance and reduce violation count…(my personal view )

@Abhishek_Bhattachary contact the controller directly. Reedgreat was T/G at EGBB. Forgot who was Approach there and at EGLL T/G though. If you don’t know who, then follow the guidelines here:

That literally impossible for me, I could never do that!

Thanx for the guidance but at the time of ghosting I alrdy rcvd frequency change instruction and did so .Any way let’s check with ATC at EGBB T/G thanks again

Lol. Get ready for people to be triggered. Btw I fly a lot and always flying at the limits. Learning to control speed and etc should be very easy.

I was flying the 777. It takes very little rate of decent to make it speed up even with throttles at idle, full flaps, spoilers and gear down. I’m still mystified how the speed went from 190 to 250 plus in 30 seconds.