Like in MMORPG (online role playing games), I'm thinking about creating a "Pilot level" with objectives/tasks to perform and capability tests where each test gives experience points (XP). Difficulty increases at each level and could be considered as a didactic training. Moreover, it adds a new challenge!
Level of pilot could be displayed in badge signature. Some competitions could be done based on this level.
Each level is downloaded as a flight plan and you upload your flight track (FTR) on CTDB for verification.
What's your feeling about this idea?
Here is some tests (parameters are not definitive) for Pilot Level, please feel free to add/insert more tests, I'm looking forward for them!!
1- Simple landing (ASK-13, airborn 300m, no thermal, no wind)
2- Take-off and towing to 300m then landing (ASK-13, tow 300m, no thermal, no wind)
3- Low release and emergency landing (ASK-13, tow 70m, no thermal, no wind)
4- Take-off and landing with strong wind (ASK-13, tow 300m, no thermal, 50km/h wind)
5- Take-off and landing with strong crosswind (ASK-13, tow 300m, no thermal, 50km/h crosswind)
6- Take-off and thermaling to cloud base (ASK-13, tow 500m, strong and wide thermal w. cloud base at 1500m, no wind)
7- Same as #6 + limited time (5 minutes?)
8- Same as #7 but narrow thermals
9- Same as #6 but 30km/h of wind+turbulence
10- Take-off then ridge soaring on short distance (ie 10km) (Standard class, no thermal, 25km/h wind)
11- Winch (no external view), minimal altitude to reach (500m?) and landing (winch, ASK 13, no thermal, no wind)
12- Winch (no external view), cross wind, minimal altitude to reach (500m?) and landing (winch, ASK 13, no thermal, 25km xwind)
13- Same as #11 + thermaling to cloud base (winch, ASK 13, strong and wide thermal-but low activity, no wind)
14- Landing with bad weather conditions (air born 400m, ASK 13, no thermal, 50km/crosswind, severe turbulence)
15- Flaps and water usage, fast zigzag circuit, 40km in less than 10min. (15m class, tow, no thermal, strong wind, ridge)
16- Quick height loss, must lost 1000m in less than 25 seconds (air born 1500m, 15m class, no thermal, no wind)
17- Circuit: triangle 60km of thermaling in less than 30 minutes (15m class, tow 500m, thermal normal activity/width/strengh, no wind)
18- Circuit: 60km of ridges in less than 20 minutes (15m class, tow, no thermal, 30km/h wind)
19- Same type as #16 but with 18m plane, in less than 25 minutes. (18m class, tow 500m, thermal normal activity/width/strengh, no wind)
20- Same as #17 but with open class in less than 15 minutes (open class, tow, no thermal, 30km/h wind)
21- Circuit in mountains with low clouds (15m class)
22- 3 consecutive loops (Fox, Air born, no wind)
23- 3 passes under bridge/warehouse (Fox, Air born, no wind)
24- Precision landing, inside the TP pole (Fox, Air born, no wind)
25- Low pass (ASW 27, Air born, no wind)
26- Towing with open class full of water and strong cross wind (open class, tow, no thermal, 50 km/h xwind)
27- Circuit in cross country with low clouds (ASK13)
28- Circuit with blue thermal, no wind (asw 27)
29- Circuit: Expedition to Mont Blanc (15m class, tow 500, thermal normal activity/width/strengh, 30km/h wind)
29- Distance challenge: best glide with 15m class (airborn, 40km to fly with no thermal/wind)
30- Wave flight
Last edited by BOD1
on Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:50 pm, edited 2 times in total.