In order to fly one of your airplanes you need a pilot. A pilot can be hired
through the "Personnel" section where available pilots for recruitment are
listed. They may be either freshly graduated from the Academy or more
experienced ones previously dismissed from other airlines but with higher
flying time logged. Each pilot has a set of skills:
The level of each skill ranges from 1 to 10 . Pilots just graduated from the
Academy will not start with levels higher than 5. Higher the skill level ,
better your pilots will be (their salary will be in line with such level)
whereas lower ones may be unable to cope with problems during the flight.
Pilots receive a weekly salary paid every Sunday night, They also receive a
salary bonus upon their recruitment and when dismissed before retirement age.
As mentioned before each pilot has a set of skills and each one of them has a
A skilled pilot always follows accurately the rules set for ground
operations, whereas an unskilled pilot tends to make mistakes that may be
subjected to a pecuniary sanction (20% of probability) by the airport
Aircrafts may encounter adverse weather conditions that can delay the flight
arrival. (see section “weather forecast” for details). Smarter pilots can
reduce the effects of such conditions changing altitude and /or course.
Furthermore with the best of their ingenuity they can help you save up to 5% of
the total fuel originally required for that flight.
A focused pilot can realize in time when fuel quantity is not sufficient to
complete the flight or if the aircraft is about to develop some sort of
mechanical failure being able to return safely to the airport of departure.
In case of lack of fuel or mechanical malfunction not discovered before take-
off a cool pilot can perform an emergency landing in a near alternate
airport, thus saving the aircraft and himself.
A resolute pilot can limit aircraft damages whenever involved in an emergency
Skill improvement and salary increase
Logged flight time as well as avoiding dangerous situations such as sanction
or delays will automatically increase the pilot skill levels. Increases will be
in a fraction of a point so they will not be noticeable until a new level is
reached. Upon reaching a new level the pilot salary will be increased and the
player will be notified in the “Company messages” section.
Skills also increase be the product of the experience accrued in each flight. Like in the real world also at myAirline experience comes not only with courses but also with practice.
Higher will be the class of the aircraft flown more experience the pilot will acquire.
Every 250 hours of logged flight time pilots can attend a training course.
This will increase of 1 level the skill to which the course is dedicated. The
cost of each course is variable and will increase according to the level of
skill that it will allow to reach.
For example: a pilot with a level 2 in coolness can attend a course in
“emergency management” that will cost € 15.000 and this will bring his
coolness to level 3. The same course to bring the same skill to level 4 will
cost € 20.000.
The academy allows pilots to follow a course in a faster way. Normally a course is available every 250 hours on a plane, but with the new system every academy level gives a 2.5 hours discount. For example, a company having a level 10 academy needs to wait only 225 hours between one course and another.
A pilot freshly graduated from the Academy cannot fly a Boeing 747 !
Soon every pilot will need a license to be in command of an aircraft. The
license will allow the pilot to fly aircrafts belonging to the specific
type and below for which the license is granted. For example, a pilot
licensed for "G" type will be allowed to be in command of aircrafts from
"A" through "G" type.
Licenses will be granted according to the average of the pilot skills as
- License A: with skill average < 1,8
- License B: with skill average >= 1,8 e < 2,1
- License C: with skill average >= 2,1 e < 2,5
- License D: with skill average >= 2,5 e < 3,0
- License E: with skill average >= 3,0 e < 3,6
- License F: with skill average >= 3,6 e < 4,3
- License G: with skill average >= 4,3 e < 5,1
- License H: with skill average >= 5,1 e < 6,0
- License J: with skill average >= 6,0
The new system will be implemented at the beginning of October.
Since today will be implemented the following changes about pilots: The pilot may have from a 1 to 5 pilot-years (51 days each year) long contract. Starting from last pilot-year of the contract (51 days before expiry) it will be possible to offer a contract renewal. The pilot will try to obtain a certain amount with a certain shelf-life, but it’s possible for you to counteroffer (he’s available to negotiate for a max of 4 times for a hired pilot and 6 times for a pilot coming from your academy. If all the proposals will be rejected the pilot won’t be disposed to negotiate with you and as the contract expires the pilot will be released from your airline. If the proposal will be accepted, the salary and the shelf-life of the contract will be updated according to it.
The pilot expected salary and how much may be accepted as counteroffer are hidden parameters and vary from pilot to pilot according to pilot’s age.
The longer the contract time you’ll propose to the pilot, the highest will be the expected weekly salary! This happens because you’re locking the salary for so much time! Basically (but it’s not always true) a pilot doesn’t want a salary lower than the previous!
Academy Pilots’ contract
Even when you hire a pilot you have to propose a contract with same renewal ways. Contracts for raised (academy) pilots Raised pilots automatically have a 5-pilot-years long contract with a basic salary. When they have to renew the contract, they will grant at most 6 renewal proposes. Furthermore they will have regard for you so they’ll generally ask you a 20% lower salary compared to normal renewals.
Like everybody else also pilots get old. The pilot’s roster in the personnel
section shows their age in years and days . At Myairline one year lasts 51 days
(not 365 like in the real world), it means that every 51 days pilots will be
one year older.
As they are not expected to work forever, once they reach the age of 64 their
Air Transport Pilot certificate will be revoked. As a consequence they will be
grounded and be inactive at the Airline’s expense, unless you apply for their
retirement. Should you decide to do so a dedicated link will appear in the
“pilots” section that will retire the pilot at non further cost for the