The ACG Ranking System

ACG are not hung up on ranks, calling each other ‘Sir’ nor jumping through hoops in order to climb a virtual ladder which has little bearing on real life. The ranking system is a uniform and only has relevance in providing pilots online with a guide to who should be in charge of any group at any given time, and even then it is pretty laid back. The system is based on what somebody brings to the group and demotion occurs as easily as promotion.

All new pilots come in at the lowest grade (Sergeant in the RAF, Serzhant in the VVS and Gefreiter in the Luftwaffe) and all ranks are decided and approved by the commanding officer of the unit. This could be by recommendation from lower ranking pilots but will usually results from a commander observation over time. They will stay at the lowest grade until they show that they are active with the group and all this involves is getting involved and being a regular pilot. They do not have to be online all the time but always come into Teamspeak when flying to join up with squadron pals, weekly would be fine. Only if the pilot is clearly advanced then he may be directly promoted to Officer rank and avoid all of the NCO ranks. This is purely by decision of top brass/high command where all of the advanced qualities of an experienced virtual pilot are demonstrated. Always consider that ACG is an historical group and we try to maintain an historical balance in the ranking system so if someone is above you and doing their job you may find your route blocked, it may take extra efforts! If you are rank bothered then please don't be, it's just a part of our immersion, besides, officers are expected to do extra stuff, or they are demoted. Promotion is based on:

  • Squadron Involvement
    • Campaigns
    • Regular online flight
  • Flying Improvement
    • Training (attendance & completion)
    • Skill (takeoff, landings, navigation & formation)
    • Combat tactics & K/D ratio
    • Shooting accuracy
    • Flight leadership
    • Communication
  • Contribution
    • Website (design, articles & graphics)
    • Server (coding & mapping)
    • Training (provision & instruction)
    • Recruitment

Officers’ ranks are reserved for members that contribute to the group apart from flying. Always consider that ACG is an historical group and we try to maintain an historical balance in the ranking system so if someone is above you and doing their job you may find your route blocked, it may take extra efforts. If you are rank bothered then please don't be, it's just a part of our immersion and should give an indication on the member's ability and responsibility (assignments).

See below for the complete list of ACG ranks.

Demotion

Such a harsh word, don’t take it like that here. In some other squadrons the situation can occur where somebody attains a high rank and then disappears from the group for long periods. When they return they keep their rank and officialdom, which pisses other people off. In ACG you may lose your grade for going AWOL - don’t expect to keep it if you’re not going to be about. This keeps the system fresh and ensures that the people contributing to the group are provided with the responsibility - this goes all the way to the top. Pilots who go missing will be contacted by email just to find out what they are up to, the consequences ranging from absolutely nothing to removal from the group - but we do like to keep our pilots!

List of ACG Ranks

Non-Commissioned Rank

Royal Air Force Soviet Air Forces Luftwaffe
Leading Aircraftman
(Not in use)
No Equivalent Gefreiter
Senior Aircraftman
(Not in use)
Рядово́й Aвиа́ции
(Private)
(Not in use)
Obergefreiter
Technician
(Not in use)
Eфре́йтор Aвиа́ции
(Efraitor)
(Not in use)
Hauptgefreiter
Corporal
(Not in use)
Mла́дший Cержа́нт Aвиа́ции
(Junior Sergeant)
(Not in use)
Unteroffizier
Sergeant Pilot Cержа́нт Aвиа́ции
(Sergeant)
Unterfeldwebel
Flight Sergeant Cта́рший Cержа́нт Aвиа́ции
(Senior Sergeant)
Feldwebel
Warrant Officer Cтаршина́ Aвиа́ции
(Sergeant Major)
Oberfeldwebel

Commissioned Ranks

Royal Air Force Soviet Air Forces Luftwaffe
No Equivalent Mла́дший Лейтена́нт Авиа́ции
(Junior Lieutenant)
No Equivalent
Pilot Officer Лейтена́нт Авиа́ции
(Lieutenant)
Leutnant
Flying Officer Ста́рший Лейтена́нт Авиа́ции
(Senior Lieutenant)
Oberleutnant
Flight Lieutenant Капита́н Авиа́ции
(Captain)
Hauptmann
Squadron Leader Mайо́р Aвиа́ции
(Major)
Major
Wing Commander Подполко́вник Авиа́ции
(Lieutenant Colonel)
Oberstleutnant
Group Captain Полко́вник Авиа́ции
(Colonel)
Oberst