Penalties and Award Points


The FDR program will follow you from the beginning till the moment the flight plan is sent along with the scoring of the flight through the action of the As real as it gets philosophy. Being Turkish Virtual, according to the rise in rank for the application of checkride; the average of the scores for our pilots would be useful to generalise for the actual exam.

In fact, the real checklist of flown aircrafts will be found and if applied, FDR will almost give no penalties at all. Whilst using FDR, mainly there have been problems experienced with the lights. The majority of our pilots complain that they cannot get away of the penalty of lights. For this issue, action for what should be done will be discussed in later sections. Of the FDR, scores applications and description are as follows:

Penalties of the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) Software:

Flight Data Recorder Penalty Reasons Points
You have set parking brakes while thrust lever was above IDLE. -15
You have engaged parking brakes while aircraft was still moving. -25
You should TURN ON Nav Lights before pushback and have them on during the entire flight. -10
You should TURN ON Beacon before engine startup and have them on until shutdown. Turn them off before sending the flight report. -20
You should TURN ON Strobe Lights before entering the runway and have them on during the entire flight until vacating the runway. -20
On departure you should TURN ON Landing Lights before entering the runway and on arrival latest just before passing 500 feet AGL. -10
Before leaving the aircraft you should TURN OFF the NAV Lights. -10
Before leaving the aircraft you should TURN OFF the Beacon Lights. -20
During taxi and after vacating the runway you should TURN OFF the Strobe Lights. -20
During taxi, above 10.000 feet and when vacating the runway after landing, you should TURN OFF the Landing Lights. -10
Did you correctly complete the Before Take-off checklist? Your flap setting was incorrect. -50
Did you correctly complete the Landing Checklist? Your flap setting was incorrect. -50
During taxi to the gate you did not retract the flaps. -20
You exceeded the ground taxi limit of 30 knots. -20
You pitched up or pitched down your aircraft more than 20 degress. -35
Do you know what a dangerous vertical speed you had? People on board really got worried. -40
You banked the aircraft more than 35 degrees. People on board were afraid. -35
This is an airliner, not a fighter. You had excessive G-FORCE, people on board got worried. -60
You missed to keep the air speed limit of 250 KIAS below 10.000 feet. -20
Your did not respect the maximum speed limit for extension of flaps (VFE). Your airspeed was over 240 knots. -15
Your indicated air speed was too high (more than 200 knots) with flaps extended 50% -15
Your indicated air speed was too high (more than 175 knots) with flaps extended 90% -15
You did not respect the maximum speed limit for GEAR lowering (VLO). Your airspeed was over 240 knots. -50
You should have first equally loaded the wing fuel tanks and then the center fuel tanks. During the flight, you should switch to wing tanks after center tank has been drained. -40
Your fuel calculation was wrong! Either you loaded fuel in excess of need, which yielded in an uneconomic flight operation, or you loaded insufficient fuel, which set your flight in DANGER, since you had not enough fuel for the calculated reserves. -40
Your aircraft stalled! Luckily you are still alive. -200
You exceded the maximum speed limit of your aircraft. Next time you better check the Never Exceed Speed (VNE) -200
During departure or arrival, while below the Transition Altitude you did not set the local QNH. Your altimeter setting was wrong. -45
After departure, you forgot to set your Altimeter to Standard Pressure (1013mb) when passing the Transition Altitude. -40
You should set Parking Brakes before opening the doors. -15
You forgot to close and lock the aircraft doors before pushback or engine starting operation. -10
Before leaving the aircraft you missed to command the opening of the aircraft doors. -5
After takeoff, when positive climb is checked, you should retract the GEARS within 500 feet AGL. -40
Your speed was below 60 knots on the runway but the reverse throttles were still engaged. -45
Your simulator time during this flight was not correct. Do you remember our motto: As Real As It Gets. -25
You closed the doors before the boarding was completed. We had to pay extra rent for the ground company. -40
Your landing was TERRIBLE. -100
Your landing was UNCOMFORTABLE. -50
Your touchdown speed was higher than 190 knots. You could have damaged the gear system. -40
You didnt land to your planned destination airport. We had to arrange an other flight to get passengers to their destination. -60
You hit the tail on the ground during take off roll. Your pitch angle was more than the airplane's limits. Next time better keep in mind that you have a tail behind. -50
You hit the tail on the ground as you were on the approach phase. Your pitch angle was more than the airplane's limits. Next time better keep in mind that you have a tail behind. -50
You did not respect the maximum speed limit for GEAR lowering (VLO). Your airspeed was over 280 knots. -50
You did not respect the maximum speed limit for GEAR retracting. Your airspeed was over 240 knots. -50
You broke the front gear by hitting the front gear earlier than the rear landing gears, fortunately the touchdown was not so hard. The front gear is expensive captain. Do you know that? -100
One of the passengers had a critical health emergency and you failed to land on time. Unfortunately the passenger died on board. Our company will have to deal with compensation ! -100
On departure time mode, you are not allowed to begin push and start earlier than 5 minutes before the scheduled departure time. -25
On departure time mode, you are not allowed to begin push and start later than 5 minutes after the scheduled departure time. -25
You had an emergency due to a sudden decompression on board but you failed to descend below FL140 in 10 minutes. People on board had great difficulty to breath! -100
You had an emergency due to a sudden decompression on board but you failed to land in 35 minutes. People on board got really frightened. -50
You forgot to write an alternate airport on the flight plan or it was not one of the airports on our database. You have been marked with the colour red on the main web page but perhaps you did not care about it. -60
You are not allowed to begin push and start earlier than 5 minutes before the scheduled departure time on departure time mode. -25
You are not allowed to begin push and start later than 5 minutes after the scheduled departure time on departure time mode. -25
You had an emergency due to a sudden decompression on board, but you failed to descend below FL140 in 10 minutes. People on board had great difficulty to breath! -100
Seat Belt Sign must be ON before push and start and remain ON until you are over 20.000 ft (AAL). -25
Seat Belt Sign must be ON during descend, approach, landing and taxi to gates until shutdown. Do not forget to turn it OFF after engine shutdown before opening the doors. -25
You selected to fly on the TIME-IN schedule but failed to arrive on time. -20
You failed to ensure a stable takeoff roll on the runway. As a result, your aircraft dangerously veered away from the centreline. -+0
You failed to ensure a stable landing roll on the runway. As a result, your aircraft dangerously veered off the centreline. If it was due to a fast exit, your ground speed (GS) should have been lower than 50 kts (40 kts for VFR aircraft). -+0
You did not use a runway for take-off. Either check the runway of your chosen scenery or be more careful! -+0
You did not touch down on a runway. Either check the runway of your chosen scenery or be more careful! -+0
If the runway length is more than 3000 meters, you will need to touch down within 1000 meters. If the runway is shorter, then the touchdown must be within 1/3 (one third) of the length of the runway. You went beyond the required distance. -+0
Your ground speed may not be more than 180 kts on the ground unless you are in an emergency landing! -40
Maximum Vertical Speed (VS), in terms of passenger comfort, is -4500 fpm until 10.000 ft AAL during descent. If there is an emergency on board, it can be -7500 fpm until 10.000 ft AGL. -40
Vertical Speed (VS) limit is -3000 fpm below 10.000 ft AAL until 2500 ft AAL no matter if there is an emergency or not. -30
Maximum Vertical Speed (VS) limit is -1300 fpm below 2500 ft AAL until 500 ft AAL (on Long Final) no matter if there is an emergency. -30
Maximum Vertical Speed (VS) limit is -1000 fpm below 500 ft AAL until touchdown (on Short Final) no matter if there is an emergency. -30
Wings should be level until 200 ft AGL during take-off. -20
You could not stop your aircraft before the end of the runway. The company will pay much money for the damage caused to the gears during landing. -+0
Flap configuration should not be changed until 1000 ft AAL during take-off/climb, between 1000 ft AAL - 0 ft AAL during approach/final approach on the last 1000 ft AAL. -30
After take-off, IAS should not be increased or decreased above or below limits until 1000 ft AAL due to noise abatement procedures. You must maintain IAS between -5/+10 kts V2. -20
Your bank angle was more than 5 degrees when you were only 10 ft above the ground. -20
You applied more than 40% N1 during taxi on the ground. -40
You are supposed to add the "OPR/TURKISH VIRTUAL AIRLINES VA" remark in your flight plan, but you failed to do so. -60

Award Points of the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) Software:

Flight Data Recorder Award Reasons Points
Your landing was OK. +0
Your landing was VERY GOOD and you gained +25 BONUS points. +25
Your landing was EXCELLENT and you gained +50 BONUS points. +50