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Ranking Scale Changes

Our ranking scale will be changing, effective Thursday, February 12, no later than 9:00 PM (mountain time). We have decided to change the scale because we've had pilots telling us that they feel they are not being challenged, and that once they reach a certain rank they no longer have anything to work towards. This new rank scale is slightly more challenging, while still being reasonable and fair. Two new ranks have been added... senior first officer and senior ATP captain.

This new scale will apply to all current and future pilots. Current pilots who have more than 100 hours will be awarded a 10 hour credit because of the new rank scale, because we do understand that some pilots may be dropped into a lower rank or category.

Pilots who are in category A and B need not worry, as more flights are coming and will be added to the flight schedules in the coming months. Category A and B pilots will have more flights to choose from when the schedules are updated soon.

The new rank scale is as follows:

0.0 - 9.9 : Trainee (cat. A)
10.0 - 49.9 : Second Officer (cat. A)
50.0 - 99.9 : First Officer (cat. B)
100 - 199.9 : Senior First Officer (cat. B)
200 - 299.9 : Captain (cat. B)
300 - 499.9 : Senior Captain (cat. C)
500 - 999.9 : ATP Captain (cat. C)
1,000 + : Senior ATP Captain (cat. C)
2,000 : Milestone Certificate
5,000 : Milestone Certificate

With 18 years of operations, Atlantic Sun Airways is at the vanguard of the virtual aviation hobby. Utilizing the latest in technologies such as a PHP-based website, automation system, and downloadable timetable software, Atlantic Sun Airways is committed to providing pilots with the most fun, realistic and unique flight simming experience possible while maintaining an organized, professional environment. Atlantic Sun Airways utilizes a fleet of different, state-of-the art aircraft and flies a route network of over 3000 flights, while maintaining a constant roster of at least 300 active pilots - making Atlantic Sun Airways one of the most recognized and popular VAs on the net.

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