Pilot Promotion Scale
Here's valuable information on how to climb to the top of WWAL's virtual corporate ladder.
NOTAM: Promotions to Category II, III, IV and V are not automatic based on hours logged. You must report to the WestWind Training Center for Transition Training and complete the necessary steps including the Completion Form.
Here's the promotion scale currently in use by WestWind Airlines:
|Hours Attained||Aircraft Category|
|0-15 hours||Category I|
|15-50 hours||Category II|
|50-100 hours||Category III|
|100-200 hours||Category IV|
|200+ hours||Category V|
|300+ hours||Senior Captain*|
|500+ hours||Command Captain*|
|1000+ hours||Senior Command Captain**|
* Promotion to these categories will occur automatically when you have the requisite hours.
** Senior Command Captains will be awarded a "milestone" indicator for each additional 500 hours logged beyond 1000 hours. Ratings will be displayed as "Senior Command Captain+N", where N is the number of 500 hour milestones reached.
For a list of which aircraft in the WestWind Fleet correspond to which categories, please visit our Aircraft Hangar.
Flights that Count towards Promotions...
WestWind hours may be logged only when flying official WestWind aircraft that are in our hangar. Hours flown during approved testing of new aircraft being considered by WestWind may be logged. Aircraft must be approved by WestWind's Chief Maintenance Officer or Chief Pilot prior to official testing.
It is suggested that WestWind Pilots conduct their operations at Normal or 1x simulation rate. However when engaged on long Oceanic or Trans Continental flights, pilots may use a higher simulation rate. Any time spent at a higher Simulation Rate may only be logged at Real Time. (That is to say, if you spend 1 hour flying a 2x Simulation Speed, you may log 1 hour only.)
Pilots are encouraged to fly at the normal Simulation Rate as this will help keep your flights as real as they possibly can be.
Questions? Contact our Chief Administration Officer, , using the forum or the Contact Us link at the bottom of the page.