NOTAM
NOTAM NameFlight Parameters and Violations 
NOTAM Creation Date2018-07-28
NOTAM Publish Date2018-07-28
NOTAM Text

Flight Parameters and Violations 

 

Please be aware that every violation recorded in you FLIGHT ACARS influences the ZAVAF’s and your own financial status as well as the maintenance schedual of the aircraft.  Once the aircraft is damaged or stressed it will be send in for maintenance and this aircraft will become unavailable for flights pending completion of the maintenance schedule.

Administrators can set up rules to perform an automatic flight rating. Depending on the flight failures some percentages are discounted. The final result will be based on the discount applied per each type of failure. (ACARS Parameters).

The list of parameters is:

  • 100%  Crash detected Vs >1000ft
  •     0%   Beacon light off while engines are running
  •     0%   IAS >250 below 10.000 FT (actually the failure is detected at 260 KIAS)
  •     0%   Lights below 10.000 FT: landing light off
  •     0%   Lights above 10.000 FT: landing light on
  •   20%   Stall
  •   15%   Over speed
  •      0%   Pause
  •      0%   Refuel (detected if increments or decrements is bigger than 500 units)
  •      0%   Slew done in the simulator
  •      0%    Taxi lights off while taxi
  •    10%    Taxi Speed above 25mph
  •      0%    Take off lights: landing lights off while taking off
  •      0%    Land lights: landing lights off while landing
  •      0%    Incorrect arrival: pilot landed in a different airport from the planned one.
  •       0%    Landing VS 0 100: penalty for landing at vertical speed between 0 – 100 ft/min
  •       1%    Landing VS 100 200: penalty for landing at vertical speed between 101 – 200 ft/min
  •       5%    Landing VS 200 300: penalty for landing at vertical speed between 201 – 300 ft/min
  •     10%   Landing VS 300 400: penalty for landing at vertical speed between 301 – 400 ft/min
  •     15%   Landing VS 400 500: penalty for landing at vertical speed between 401 – 500 ft/min
  •     18%   Landing VS 500 600: penalty for landing at vertical speed between 501 – 600 ft/min
  •     25%   Landing VS greater 600 : penalty for landing at vertical speed > 601 ft/min

Please note that the SIM ACARS works independent from VAM and will monitor ALL failures however VAM will only rate these failures according to the parameters as set out above. All the parameters measured are according to ICAO rules and even though the SAVAF will not penalize you so strictly a diligent pilot will always try to fly his aircraft within these rules.

Gustav Le Roux  

Staff Officer Training (SOT)



The South Africal Virtual Air Force