Pilot Skills 2023-2025 : A Flight Odyssey

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23 legs to challenge you with demanding procedures, a tight schedule, on any type of aircraft and flight.

Would you accept the challenge, and take the flight for this second edition of the PilotSkills tour?

Opening date and time

01/06/2023 18:00 UTC

Closing date and time

31/05/2025 23:59 UTC

Total distance

5288 NM

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General rules for tours

  • Those general rules for tours are applicable to all French division pilot's tours. Are excluded ATC tours and Special Operations tours. 
  • Some tours might have specific rules. In case of conflict, specific rules overrule general rules. 
  • All flight must be performed online on IVAO network, with real weather. They have to be accomplished in real time rate (simulation rate x1 only, accelerated mode prohibited) 
  • Legs must be accomplished in the published order 
  • Speed restrictions IAS<250kts below FL100 must be observed.
  • The maximum cruise speed is M0.85 at a maximum FL450.
  • During cruise phases, a disconnection up to 20 minutes is tolerated, providing the fact that it does not disturb the network operation, especially under ATC coverage. Please report any disconnection in your pilot report. 
  • The use of UNICOM in text or voice mode, in absence of active ATC online, is MANDATORY. Legs might be rejected if not compliant. 
  • All legs must be validated by sending a pilot report. It is essential to read and understand validator's comment for each leg, including if the leg is validated. We advise to not pursue the tour without validation of previous leg. 
  • Pilot report must be sent within 12 days following the flight date. Any leg sent outside the window will be rejected. 
  • Pilot report must include list of ATC contacted during the flight, and procedures performed during the flight. 
  • A 'Direct to' is allowed, only with ATC instruction. Please mention any direct obtained in the pilot report. 
  • It is mandatory to disconnect from the network at the end of each flight. 
  • Pilots will be particularly aware of:
    • In IFR:
      • Parity Odd/Even
      • Minimum and maximum airways altitudes
      • Published procedures when ATC is offline
    • In VFR:
  • Take a really good care of your flight plan:
    • Flight plan with wrong or misspelled airports will be rejected
    • Filled equipment must be compatible with the aircraft
  • Prevailing flight plan will be the active one during take off
  • Operate the flights under military or any other Special Operation type is not allowed. Type of flight must only be G, S or N. 
  • It is requested to be connected on the network at least 2 minutes before take off, and stay connected at least 2 minutes after landing. This will allow the tracker to save your flight entirely. 
  • An IFR route, IFPS compliant at the time it is published, might be proposed on some legs. It is only a suggestion, you can perfectly fly your own route. 
  • One flight can only be reported once, for one leg on one tour, even if the leg can fit for 2 tours or more.
  • Flight as a crew of two pilots, with shared cockpit functionality, is permitted on division's tours. However, only the pilot "master" of the connection is allowed to fill a pirep. The second pilot, connected as an observer, will not be allowed to fill a report based on this flight. 
  • Should there is any follow-up or contestation after a leg validation, everything has to be sent only at tour@ivao.fr. Supported languages are English or French. They have to be sent no later than 7 days after leg validation

Specific rules of the Pilot Skills 2023-2025 : A Flight Odyssey Tour

  • An airline was created especially for this tour, not mandatory, you can fly online with the trigram: ODY/Odyssey.
  • All flight must respect flight rules of each airfield, according to the briefing instructions. 
  • Each pilot will have a year (365 days) to perform the 23 legs of the tour, starting from the date of your first report, whether it has been accepted or rejected. 
  • Use of "IVAO France Tracker" is mandatory for all legs. The software and manual are available here
  • All legs must be performed under real weather
  • All legs must be performed at the real time. The simulator must be synchronized with real time. 
  • All legs must be performed in simulation rate 1x. 
  • It is mandatory to disconnect from the network after each leg. 
  • In IFR, flight plan must be IFPS compliant. Route is under pilot's choice. (If the IVAOVA/XXX tag is present, and leads to an invalid flight plan, this will not be taken into account, so you can leave it). 
  • In VFR, the full intergration procedures are expected
  • Some legs are to be performed in a certain time span, or on the same day. Do NOT wait for the validation of your report to continue your mission. Adhere strictly to the mission order!
  • Departure, Arrival and approche procedures shall be reported in the leg report. 
  • All pilots completing the 23 legs will be awarded with the Pilot Skills Division Award :

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