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by joefremont
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: New features & ideas
Topic: Rank System Upgrades
Replies: 51
Views: 1183

Re: Rank System Upgrades

I have just got a new pilot to fly, but got promoted without havig to return to base ! She is carrying on with the training so will se if it works on next level. Are you talking about Tracey Fearnley? If so I see the promotion requirements for your 'Pilot 1' is one flight, returning to EGCC, now th...
by joefremont
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Important Announcements
Topic: New Feature: Type VA Rank Updatges
Replies: 13
Views: 407

New Feature: Type VA Rank Updatges

Hi Flyers I have just released some new features for VA Ranks. First, you can now assign type ratings directly to a rank, all pilots who have that rank will automatically be able to book and fly those aircraft. You can still assign type ratings directly to pilots as before and if the type rating is ...
by joefremont
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: New features & ideas
Topic: Rank System Upgrades
Replies: 51
Views: 1183

Re: Rank System Upgrades

How would I be able to stop pilots gaining higher ranks without flying larger planes. If I do it by taking away type ratings of the smaller planes, they would have to gain the top rank before being able to fly a Cessna again.? Your right, there needs to be a way to do that, so I just added one. In ...
by joefremont
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: New features & ideas
Topic: Rank System Upgrades
Replies: 51
Views: 1183

Re: Rank System Upgrades

I keep coming back to what I am trying to do which is make things easier not more complicated, so to that end I just made the latest mods. I added a 'Rank Assign' screen you can get to from 'Rank View' where you can do a bulk edit of pilots ranks. This should make it easier to get all the pilots int...
by joefremont
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: New features & ideas
Topic: Rank System Upgrades
Replies: 51
Views: 1183

Re: Rank System Upgrades

I would prefer that existing pilots start from when they joined the VA, or when they joined FSAirlines with the hours and flights that are in their logbook. So if they have enough hours and flights for top rank, then they get top rank automatically. I was struggling on how to make this happen when ...
by joefremont
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: New features & ideas
Topic: Rank System Upgrades
Replies: 51
Views: 1183

Re: Rank System Upgrades

I have been working on this some more and am getting close to finishing, one question in my mind. The question is how to start things off, where is the 'promotion clock' when I turn it on, does it start at when they joined the VA or the time when I turn on the feature. I had assumed that once you ge...
by joefremont
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: New features & ideas
Topic: Rank System Upgrades
Replies: 51
Views: 1183

Re: Rank System Upgrades

I have just tried this out, I am assuming that for the lowest rank you have to enter 0 Flights and 0 Hours. Looks like a winner for me, great work guys. You have to enter some number of either flights or hours before automatic promotion is active. So I would expect the lowest rank would have someth...
by joefremont
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: New features & ideas
Topic: Rank System Upgrades
Replies: 51
Views: 1183

Re: Rank System Upgrades

Doing some work on the calculations, for the hours after acceleration I am thinking that for flights longer than 3 hours the first 30 minutes would be assumed to be at 1x and then next hour would be at 4x, and for flights less than 3 hours the first 1/6 would be at 1x and the next 1/3 would be at 4 ...
by joefremont
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Important Announcements
Topic: Real World Airline Name Rule
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Real World Airline Name Rule

luis969275 wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:51 am
Sounds reasonable. But what about ceased airlines that literally don't exists anymore...?
We do allow the use of airline names that are no longer in operation, but we do require they be closed for three years, to be sure they are not coming back.
by joefremont
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: New features & ideas
Topic: Rank System Upgrades
Replies: 51
Views: 1183

Re: Rank System Upgrades

Sam, on your sample flight, assuming we the DB had the correct cruise speed of 174. 142 nm / 175kn = 0.81 hours, yours took 0.9 hours so 0.09 hours or 5.3 minutes more than that, pretty quick turn around. I am sure in the real world, the size of the airports would have a lot to do with the time, but...
by joefremont
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: New features & ideas
Topic: Rank System Upgrades
Replies: 51
Views: 1183

Re: Rank System Upgrades

For flight reviews when checking hours we use a simple formula of distance / speed + 30 minutes. For the standard hours we could do something like that where its distance / speed + some sliding factor. As for how to factor in the sim rate, I think about how I normally fly. Take off until the autopil...
by joefremont
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: New features & ideas
Topic: Rank System Upgrades
Replies: 51
Views: 1183

Re: Rank System Upgrades

I have finished the UI for editing the ranks for both promotion rules and type ratings by rank, you can play with it on https://beta.fsairlines.net, although the logic behind it that would make it work is not done yet.
by joefremont
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: New features & ideas
Topic: End of Lease Repair option
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: End of Lease Repair option

No they would have to pay the 100% price of the aircraft, but I just did the numbers on one of my DC-10-30's. At 100% the value is 70.000.000 v$ D-Check price is 100,987,380 v$ So if the leasing VA was to wait until the lease ran out and repaired it they would save about 30% by paying the book value...
by joefremont
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: New features & ideas
Topic: End of Lease Repair option
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: End of Lease Repair option

I guess there are two points that are really separate, first is what if an aircraft lease repair is more than the AC is worth, and the second is what if the leasing VA does not have the money to repair/transfer at the end of the lease. Here is how I described bankruptcy in the load system descriptio...
by joefremont
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: New features & ideas
Topic: End of Lease Repair option
Replies: 5
Views: 142

End of Lease Repair option

On dealing with bankrupt airlines I have occasionally seen instances where an airline has leased an aircraft, crashed it, then at the end of the lease they pay for a D-Check and pays to transfer it back. Sometimes those are older aircraft where the price of a C or D check may be more than the value ...