509th Tigers – Career

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A responsible approach to development as a pilot

We understand the career development as a responsible pilot and soul-searching on the part of each pilot.
It is up to each pilot, the moment you submit your pirep, examine whether such flight or is not listed in the register, evaluate and understand what needs to improve.
This is the main function of our acars: a tool for each pilot can analyze your flight and can, constructively, improving its performance.
There is, behind it, a team of other members that are present to support and respond to the needs of each rider.
At the end, and always, the responsibility is always the pilot.

Pilot Center

Your career begins with registration at our pilot center. click here to register
The Pilot Center/ ACARS web site is the main reporting and registration site used. All pertinent information relating to hours flown, ratings, ranks, awards and completed PIREPS are reflected on this site. Also you will find at pilot center all missions/ awards that you can reach.

After registration, you need to download and install the acars. Click here to download.
If you need help to install, please read the manual here.

Registered in pilot center, you can choose to perform training missions in the aircraft available for your rank, perform simulations of proposed missions in the awards or perform missions created by yourself.

Your workouts can be performed solo or in the company of another Tiger Member that has already completed the Academy-elementary education certificate.

In all these cases, you must select the kACARS  option of charter flight.

The number of aircraft available will increase as you you purchase more hours/experience of Flight.

Also with the increase of hours reported, your rank will be higher. Consult here the existing ranks.

Fleet: fleet grows on the basis of the proposals of the members, or quality reasons and in accordance with the existing reality in each base. Will be as normal add f18 fleet if such aircraft exists in a Division/air base.
Later an analysis is performed in order to frame this aircraft in the Group of similar aircraft.

No rules at pireps?

Stall: certainly in some of the pilot’s career, will be needed to train the stall recovery procedure. Don’t accept a stall wouldn’t be logical as this exist in real. However, the crash resulting from an unsuccessful manoeuvre of recovery will be noted in the landing rate on that flight.
Landing rates: we have no defined limits for landing rates. Our perspective is based on the following: landing rates too low are not actually very positive; landing rates extremely high results in two situations: incapacity of the aircraft and/or death of pilot/need maintenance or repair of the damaged parts.
We also have in mind that each aircraft has its “ideal landing rate” and that this also varies depending on several factors.
Identify a landing rate equal to all aircraft would not be beneficial to the process of career development.
Ideal, and is our suggestion, every pilot must activate the option to crash the aircraft.
Slew: the beginning of each flight starts with the aircraft in the right place. This is a starting point that must be in the mind of each pilot before switching the acars.
Uncompleted Flights: a flight which began but never finished is something negative in the real and the virtual.

Fleet by Rank?

Our fleet is not fixed and adapts to the needs and technical developments. Are taken into account aspects related to the mission, their job and their use. Misuse will result in non-acceptance of pireps.
The fleet available to the pilot will increase according to the number of hours carried out by the pilot.
However, there will be a fleet intended for Special Operations World Tour (SOWT), duly identified. In this case, the pilot must indicate the SOWTxx code (xx-leg number) in the flight number (kACARS).
SOWT fleet is only visible to the rank Cadete 2º.
When the pilot ends elementary certification, as well as earning a callsign, also wins an aircraft for your exclusive use. However, this doesn’t stop you from using the other available aircraft in the fleet.


The certification process, in the case of our group, is distributed in a vertical and horizontal perspective. Vertical, as starts of elementary to the specific; horizontal, because, by virtue of the career chosen, will have its specificity, depending on the aircraft.
The complexity of the aircraft and missions will always increase depending on the number of hours the pilot acquires.
However-you must have it in mind that any pilot can fly any aircraft, having to do so hours of required flight. However, it is the success in obtaining the certifications will make able and single before their peers.
The rider should also take into account that without elementary certification process, the pilot will not be entitled to be assigned to another air base (remains at LPST-Sintra Academy), nor a callsign and not to be considered truly a career. Fly and participate in missions but have, preferably, to be guided by a pilot certificate.
After this first stage that is common to all riders, the rider is forwarded to a base where will evolve in his career.
These certifications are not mandatory. A tiger can join the group but is this step of commitment that will make it special.
The pilot should not face this way as something predatory. It’s something that helps you internalize procedures to improve their technical capabilities.
It is also the pilot who sets the pace of their certification. For this request flight sessions when you feel ready.
As in many aspects, the pilot’s responsibility and it is up to him the decision. Who accompanies him in the process, it is the responsibility of making sure that there is the need to fulfill the required.

Elementar Certification have 6 stages:

  1. IVAO FP
  2. ACARS
  3. Ground operations
  4. rolling
  5. Take off
  6. exit
  7. Flight line
  8. Turns
  9. Climbs
  10. Descents
  11. leveling
  12. Stall with engine
  13. Stall with and without flaps
  14. Slow flight with and without flaps
  15. Eight slow
  16. Chandelle
  17. circuits
  18. landing
  19. Breakout
  20. SAF
  21. Abort
  22. Radio / communications procedures
  23. In-flight checks
  24. Flight planning
  1. Ground operations
  2.  Take off
  3.  Exit
  4. Stall with and without flaps and with and without engine
  5. Slow flight with and without flaps
  6. Tonneaux roll (Aileron Roll)
  7.  Looping
  8. Normal circuit
  9. landing
  10. Abort
  11. Radio / communications procedures
  12. In-flight checks
  13. Flight planning
  1. Ground operations
  2. Rolling
  3. Take off
  4. Exit
  5. Route control/following
  6. Recognition of visual points
  7. Change route
  8. Circuit
  9. Landing
  10. Radio / communications procedures
  11. In-flight checks
  12. Flight planning
  1. Take-off with interval
  2. Taking off in formation
  3. Closed formation
  4. Open formation
  5. Wing change
  6. Break
  7. Meeting
  8. Echelon turn
  9. Closed column
  10. Open column
  11. Overshoot
  12. Blind procedure
  13. Radio procedures / comms
  1. Planning with wingman
  2. Take-off interval
  3. Taking off in formation
  4. Procedures for exits / climing / descending / flight level /
  5. heading break
  6. Meeting
  7. Closed column
  8. Open column
  9. Relation with the wingman
  10. Blind procedure
  11. Radio / comms procedures

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