We've been trying to figure out what pilots can do with their cash. Well how's this for an idea: Pilots can buy aircraft that fit into an appropriate category. The categories are Private, Commercial and Special Usage.
In the P category are all the small or executive type aircraft.
Commercial or C category aircraft are feasable for an airline or cargo operation to use.
S or special usage aircraft are for those pilots who've been here for a very long time.
For this system changes would have to be made to the client. I imagine that a seperate system would have to be instituted for private flights. These flights would function exactly as the "fly booked flight" system does EXCEPT that the fuel costs would be deducted from the pilot's pay and there is no income as the pilot is not carrying paying passengers.
The client must check that a pilot OWNS aircraft and if he does present him with a list of those aircraft that match his location so he can chose which he will fly.
The client must at the end of the flight update the website database with the pilots new location
The website would require more changes. The site would have to have the aircraft categorized. (I'll help on it!)
Pilots would have to have a section for aircraft (most likely under profile)
The pilots upon entering their profile page could much like the VA fleet page maintain their aircraft, buy new or sell aircraft as well as check their status. A pilot having less than 500 hours but having sufficient funds may buy any "P" rated aircraft within their budget. A pilot having more than 500 hours could buy from either the S or P categories. VAs would buy only those aircraft labelled C.
This also opens up the option for flight groups (those who are not technically airlines but like to fly together) although I am not sure how this could be implemented.
I'm going to finish here as I've spent the last 15 minutes laying out this idea for you all to flame vigorously. I am however going to leave you with an INITIAL list of what each aircraft would fall under (as well as some extra's not currently in the database)
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-C- Airbus A318 -C- Airbus A319-100 -C- Airbus A320 -C- Airbus A321-100 -C- Airbus A330-200 -C- Airbus A340-200 -C- Airbus A340-300 -C- Airbus A340-500 -C- Airbus A340-600 -CS AirTractor AT-802 -C- ATR ATR-42-500 -C- ATR ATR-72 P-- Aviat A-1B Husky P-- Beech Baron 58 PC Beech 18 Volpare -C- Beech 2000 Starship -C- Beech C99 -C- Beechcraft 1900D -C- Beechcraft King Air 350 -C- Bell 206B JetRanger PC- Beriev BE103 -C- Boeing 727-200 -C- Boeing 737-400 -C- Boeing 737-600 -C- Boeing 737-700 -C- Boeing 737-7ET -C- Boeing 737-800 -C- Boeing 737-900 -C- Boeing 747-400 -C- Boeing 757-200 -C- Boeing 757-300 -C- Boeing 767-200ER -C- Boeing 767-300ER -C- Boeing 767-400ER -C- Boeing 777-200 -C- Boeing 777-200ER -C- Boeing 777-200LR -C- Boeing 777-300 --S Boeing Military Airplane Co. B-52H Stratofortress -C- Canadair CRJ-700 -C- Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-200 -C- CASA 212-200 -C- CASA 235-300 P-- Cessna 182 P-- Cessna 182RG Skylane -C- Cessna C208B Grand Caravan P-- Cessna R172 -C- De Havilland DHC-3 Super Otter -C- De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter -C- De Havilland Dash 8-400 -C- De Havilland DHC-8-100 PC- Dessault Falcon 50 -C- Douglas DC-3 -C- Douglas DC-4 -C- Embraer 170 -C- Embraer 175 -C- Embraer 195 -C- Embraer EMB-120 -C- Embraer ERJ-135ER -C- Embraer ERJ-135LR -C- Embraer ERJ-140ER -C- Embraer ERJ-140LR -C- Embraer ERJ-145ER -C- Embraer ERJ-145LR -C- Embraer ERJ-145XR -C- Fokker 50 PC- Gulfstream V PC- Learjet 35A PC- Learjet 45 --S Lockheed Aircraft Corp. MC-130E --S Lockheed Martin Corp. F-16D Fighting Falcon -C- McDonnell Douglas DC-10 -C- McDonnell Douglas MD-11 P-- Mooney Bravo -C- Pitalus PC-6 Porter P-- Piper J3 Cub P-- Rans S7 Courier -C- Rockwell Aero AC500 Shrike --S Rockwell International, North B-1B Lancer -C- Saab 2000 That's just an initial posting of the aircraft. Classification was based on Real World uses as well as passenger seating and useful load. Aircraft usable for cargo could possibly receive PC- (for light aircraft) if/when cargo operations are implented.