I’ll cover this here though because this will probably be a frequently asked question. ACG expects members to show up for campaign missions, as participation is the main requirement to be a member. That said, that doesn’t mean that we are bereft of common sense. If a member can’t make it because of other commitments they have at that time, they inform their squadron leader/squadron adjutant about it and that’s ok. Most squadrons have an absence thread for this purpose. I missed our last mission because I was helping my brother in law replace my car’s alternator for example.
As for after action reports, those are also required because we do not count anything using the in game scoring screen. If we could we’d probably disable the scoring screen as being anti-immersive. Everything that your pilot does in ACG is tracked through AARs, so without one it’s effectively like you didn’t fly the mission. For example we will use my last one which can be found below:
Now, I’m a good typist and like to write, so I’ll point out my AARs aren’t typical. As the AAR itself notes, all of the text there is optional. What isn’t is everything else. In other words, where you flew from, the aircraft you flew, did you destroy anything, were you killed, etc. Many members fill out that only and nothing else. That’s up to the individual.
These two things are what is expected of all ACG members. So, TL/DR if you can show up on Sundays routinely and fly with us, and fill out a synopsis of what you did afterwards that can take as little as a minute or two to fill out, you can qualify to be an ACG member.