With Buzz reaching Salta—and after a few rounds of congratulatory beverages—we have the Clutch Cargo Andean Airways final tabulations. PRB compiled the numbers and we asked Mizz Nellie to do the back office calculations.
The scoring system rank orders each pilot from best to worst on our five categories: (1) Number of airports serviced (maximum 27); (2) Cargo carried (total, in pounds); (3) Fuel used (total, in pounds); (4) Time (only time over the 27-hour allotment counts); and (5) Maintenance Points. For each rank order, we assign a number of points that reflect the pilots' performance from best to worst. Then we add the rank orders across the five categories to product a total "Rank Order Points." The pilots with the lowest score (the pilot who finished near the top of the rank orderings over the five the categories) is the winner.
For a category with a clear rank ordering, then things are straightforward—the best gets one point, the second two points, and so on. This was the case for Fuel usage. For ties, we "share" the rank ordering among the pilots with the tie score. The extreme example is Time. Sixteen pilots finished within the allotted time of 27 hours. Those sixteen pilots share the average of rank orders 1-16, or 8.5 points. The pilot who modestly exceeded the limit finished 17th and got 17 points. Note that there are many ties in the other categories.
On the maintenance side, Mizz Nellie excused three pilots for single momentary violations of the altitude restriction, assuming the pilots were using the older-style autopilots. This allowance is built into the rules.
The final standings are presented below. You can look at the details by going to the spreadsheet located here: CCAA Final Tabulation. On this site, you can see how the pilots rank ordered both overall, and (by looking at the appropriate tabs) within the subcategories for Airports, Cargo, Fuel, Time and Maintenance. Note that the winner was not necessarily the fastest, or the most fuel efficient, or the biggest cargo hauler.
The Winner is...
Congratulations to Austin (salt_air) for a wonderful job. Your piloting was exemplary and your overall engagement made the event fun for all of us. Mizz Nellie Richards will be contacting you with your lavish prize...a nod of her approval.
(The summary tabulation is shown in the next post on this thread.)