Hello, everyone.

I’m new to the community but I’ve been flying my Cessna citation for around 3 days now. I’m absolutely thrilled with the app and I look forward to the nearest update.

As this is the most comprehensive and awesome FS I have used; naturally, I accrued some violations.

My question is - with regards to the ranking - do they reset at any point? For example: “max violations in 7 days…”


You won’t lose any XP that you have. But you will lose XP of the particular flight that violation occurs. Your grade will drop if you exceeds the maximum number of violations. And once your violation expires over 3/7 days, you will go back to your original grade.

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Violations will never reset, but they will stop effecting grade after seven days. They can effect XP because they can apply a penalty to your flight, which lowers the XP earned, but does not subtract any. You can receive a violation by:
• Exceed 250 KIAS under 10,000 feet.
• Exceeding 35 kts ground speed on the taxiway
• Exceeding 550 GS below 40,000 feet
• Flying above the overspeed limit.
• Using an aircraft too large for the airport
• Aerobatics above an active airport
• Idling on a runway with no controller.
Also, welcome to Infinite Flight and the community. It’s a great place, and I know you will enjoy it. Welcome, and have fun!


It not happened when flying fighter jet
It seem is commercial jet only

Exceeding 550 knots groundspeed. An important distinction.


Very true, my bad. Will correct that.

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Fighter jets below FL400, it applies.

Commercial airliners shouldn’t be above FL400, but I don’t believe that altitude exemption applies to commercial airliners.

Good information provided. Thanks.

I have begun to reign in my violations and have started to become a more effective and competent pilot.

I look forward to flying with you in the skies.


550GS only applied on expert

Is not good my friends

What do you mean? :)

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So after the certain time - 7 days, I will be able to advance to the next rank? I’m qualified for it but violations prevent me.

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It’s exactly what each row in each column says. If the column has a number of ghostings or violations for the past 7 days, you have to have less than that in the past 7 days.

Just read the table.

welcome to this Forum. I think its really cool you signed up to this after joining IF. There are plenty if tutorials on here; be sure to check them out; in particular anything with the word ‘pattern’ in it :-)

I have see pilots with over 400 hours of flying with only 30 violations or so. So its defenitely possible to keep them low, especially if you consider they won’t reset or become lower…

Have you found IF on YouTube yet? Very educational!


I understand, buddy. What would clarify it a bit more would be a timer saying "x of y days’.

I was eager to get in the air so I downloaded and started asap.

I saw the forum link in-app and came.
This has to be one of the best forums to use

I’ve seen a few YT videos but I must be honest - I tend to fly until I get something wrong or want to know how to do something then research.

Patterns for landing are what I now understand better: entering at 45° and circling clockwise. I hope I don’t make too many people frustrated.

Yesterday, entering EGBB, 16 NM out, called in for landing - cleared - number 2 but number 1 was too high and unpredictable. I told was going around, went around then on right downwind, ATC said “I’ll call your base.”.
I took this to mean he’ll tell me when to turn base for final but it never came so I broke and turned in myself.

I believe your violation question has been answered, and with the desire to learn the ropes expressed in your posts, I look forward to seeing you on expert.

Following up on your last post… TS (Training Server) is exactly that, a place for folks to get exposure to the user interface provided for the pilot and ATC. As such, you will run into both pilots and ATC’s that are not quite up to speed. What you did was on point. Follow ATC instructions unless it’s clear the controller has forgotten about you or the instructions don’t make sense (exit runway while in the air). If that happens to me on TS, I usually request departure or exit and load in again.

Once you’ve watched the tutorials, and Have gained the Expert requirements, give Expert a shot and take IF to the next level. For me, there’s nothing better than flying under the control of Expert ATC’s!

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I look forward to reaching expert rank. I’m taking as much time with getting to grips with being a competent pilot as I can.

Hopefully I’ll rank up much quicker than others.
I need to search how to earn as much XP while also practicing on many machines in different conditions.

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You gain the most Xp doing T & G.
Also you gain more when it’s windy and low visibility. Also , it was refreshing to see a nice conversation here and how you turned a negative into a positive . See ya soon on Expert.