The AFK (Away from Keyboard) Check option allows the VA to maintain some control over pilots who set the autopilot and walk away from the computer. Once the aircraft reaches 10,000ft, kACARS will select a random number of minutes for the first check point. Once this point is reached (X number of minutes), a message box is displayed for the pilot to confirm. The pilot must click the "OK" button on the message display to acknowledge that he/she is at the keyboard. The number minutes that the message box is active is without the acknowledgement is counted. The total number of minutes AFK and the number of AFK attempts is then logged into the flight log and transmitted with the other PIREP data.