YAY! Grade 3! What was your last flight before the next grade?

So I was doing lots of flying the past few days to get on the Advanced Server because I feel that I am professional and ready for it. I have read other topics about unprofessional and annoying behavior on the Advanced Server, and I am determined to try my best to make sure that nobody feels this way about me.

I just earned Grade 3 a few seconds ago. Tonight I hopped in an Aeromexico 787 at KLAX, and then flew to KNUC -> KSAN -> KNUC. After my landing at KNUC, I had 39,949 XP!!! So frustrating! I really thought I was gonna get it. So then I just hopped in one of my favorites (American 777-200ER) at KSAN. I figured I would to a pattern and then land so I could get enough XP. As soon as I was airborne, I realized I had 40,118 XP, and that was enough for me! I exited the session right then and there. Yay Advanced!

I also remember back when we had standing and you needed at least 5,000 XP and 100% standing, so I remember doing something similar in the same aircraft with the same callsign (American 78 Heavy) and just blasting out of KSFO on casual.

So my question for you guys is: What was your last flight before you got on Advanced (or before you reached your next grade)?

#YAY ADVANCED!

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My last flight was either KLAX - KSAN, KSAN - KNUC, or KNUC - KLAX.

I have a strong feeling everyone who had to bear TS1 had the same experience.

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Ur right lol, I’m so happy to finally be Grade 3, let alone be on Advanced at all!

My last flight was patterns at KDEN in the mighty 208.

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Cool, the 208 is a very nice aircraft, I enjoy it ;)

I forgot where exactly I where flew from. I think it was somewhere in Amsterdam for my last flight before 40,000xp.

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Mine was 30 minutes of Cessna 208 doing touch and goes and KOAK

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Correction, Expert Server ;)

I forgot how I got access to the Expert Server (Advanced Server) back in 2015. I remembered that I did a lot of touch and go’s at KOAK in a Cessna 208 and that’s how I got Grade 4. How I got Grade 5 is a long story. To make it short, I did everything I could with the help of @Captain_Berto. He inspired me to work my way towards Grade 5 shortly after I got Grade 4 last year. That’s how I became more active in IF and in the Community. Without him I would never be who I really am today.

Thanks my friend :)

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When I got 38000 I just did touch and goes at KSFO in a 172

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To gain 150,000 xp for Grade 5, my last flight to get it was in SoCal at Long Beach. I was just doing touch and goes.

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I reached Grade 4 after I did several flights on a day with these people 😊


I forgot how to gain Grade 3. As at that time the system was using “Standings” system

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It was so long ago, I don’t even remember. Congrats anyway !

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I was doing last Friday Night Flight in a C208

Touch and Go in EDDL

Some of my friends and I were just messing around on Casual at KSAN, after about 45 minutes I got upgraded to Grade 4

Well done! There’s a lot of XP to be done to get to a Grade 3.
Surely you studied the tutorials on the Formum and YouTube!?

See you on Expert.

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I don’t remember much. All I remember is that my first flight after I got Grade 3 was KRSW-KMIA Delta ERJ-170. I remember that because on final I got ghosted for asking to switch runways to every runway cause I kept getting it wrong. I then took some time to learn procedures before going back. Now, I’m a Grade 4 IFAE member. Just take it seriously because you can get ghosted before you know it!

My last flight was pattern work in a cessna 172 at a KRSW. If you mean a proper flight, then I can’t remember :/

When Grade 3 was 10K xp I just bush-flyied in Oshkosh on Casual.
When Grade 3 was 40K I was flying patterns in KPSP on Casual with some friends

I was from the age of standings xD i dont even remember how much standing was needed for advance server.

But i knew that the moment i had access, I probably spent 2-4 months still on training server because i was so scared and i wanted to make sure i was like you, 100% sure.

By the time i went into the expert server, advance became expert and my standing was already a grade 3. So i really cant remember my flight at all.

I understand you were from the advance server If as well but just for reference if newer members want to see what this standing thing was. Basically a percentage of your proficiency.