MyFlightbook has long tracked your progress towards the flight experience requirements of various ratings (113 of them at last count!). But inevitably there are some that are useful to track but that are too narrow in application for me to create. Over the years I've had a few requests to allow for custom ratings progress.
Today I've taken that feature out.
You can create your own custom ratings on the Training->Ratings Progress page, by selecting "Custom Ratings/Progress" from the top drop-down. When you do this, you'll see an expandable section where you can create your own rating progress.
A bit of terminology in this context:
- A Milestone is a specific criteria to meet. For example, "40 hours of dual instruction received in a tailwheel airplane".
- A Rating here is not really a privilege per se, it's simply a term for something to achieve when you've met all of the specified criteria. A rating is really nothing more than a named collection of milestones.
Notice in the image above where it offers a space to fill in an optional longer description or notes; I'll show below where this appears. For this example, I'm going to put in "This is an insurance requirement, not a regulatory requirement". Click "Add a new rating" to create the rating and it will be available from the drop-down that contains the available custom ratings:
Notice where the note appears. But alas, this isn't very useful yet: it has 0 milestones. Let's create them.
You'll notice at the bottom of this screen that there are no milestones yet. As we add milestones, they will appear there.