Operations

Pilot Rank


We use a combination of required hours and points to determine and award Rank.

In order to be promoted to the next Rank, you must meet both of the requirements noted below for minimum hours and minimum points.


Rank
Rank | Title Insignia Minimum Hours Minimum Points Pay Rate (Hourly)
Flight Student

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0 0 $15.00
First Officer

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25 300 $35.00
Senior First Officer

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75 900 $45.00
Captain

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100 1,200 $65.00
Flight Captain

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300 3,600 $85.00
Senior Flight Captain

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500 6,000 $105.00
Chief Pilot I

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1,000 12,000 $115.00
Chief Pilot II

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2,500 30,000 $135.00
Chief Pilot III

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5,000 60,000 $165.00
Senior Chief Pilot I

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7,500 90,000 $192.00
Senior Chief Pilot II

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10,000 120,000 $225.00
Senior Pilot Emeritus

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15,000 180,000 $255.00
 

Points

Points are awarded for each completed flight receiving an ‘Approved’ designation.

The number of points you earn will depend on several factors – as you can see from the categories and points awards in the chart below.

Category Points
Completed Flight +5
Per Hour of Flight +1
Per 50 Nautical Miles of Flight +1
Completed 20-Minute Pre-Flight +3
Flaps Position Set Takeoff
+1
Flaps Position Set Landing
+1
Exceed 250kts under 10,000 ft for more than 2 minutes

Only applicable when aircraft MTOW is less than 300,000lbs (136,077kgs).

-5

Overspeed

Only deducted once regardless of number of instances of overspeeding

-2

Time Compression
A 15% penalty will be assessed against the total number of points earned for that flight.

EXAMPLE:

46 points earned – 7 point penalty (.15 × 46) = 39 points awarded.

 

Bonus Multiplier
The bonus multiplier helps equalize flights in all Fleet aircraft regardless of distance flown and/or cruising speed by using a proprietary algorithm and applying it to those with cruise speeds of 250kts or less and cruise speeds between 251kts and 400kts.

 

Pilots Hub Airport

You departed from or arrived at your Hub airport.

+5

Landing Rates (Aircraft MTOW < 12,500lb)  

-800 fpm to -701 fpm

-8

-700 fpm to -601 fpm

-6

-600 fpm to -501 fpm

-4

-500 fpm to -401 fpm

-2

-400 fpm to -300 fpm

+1

-300 fpm to -201 fpm

+2

-200 fpm to -101 fpm

+4

-100 fpm to 0 fpm

+5

-150 fpm

+100

Landing Rates (Aircraft MTOW > 12,500lb)  

-800 fpm to -701 fpm

-4 

-700 fpm to -601 fpm

-2

-600 fpm to -501 fpm

+1

-500 fpm to -401 fpm

+2

-400 fpm to -301 fpm

+4

-300 fpm to -101 fpm

+5

-100 fpm to 0 fpm

+2

-150 fpm

+100

Here are some examples illustrating how these category points factor into each flight.

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