Adding a new entry

Adding a new entry

First open the logbook screen by clicking My logbook in the My account page. This page lists all the entries in your logbook.

To add a new logbook entry, click the + Add entry button. To edit an existing entry, click the entry shown under the Date column.

The form is organised into sections as follows.

Aircraft

  • Registration. Type the aircraft registration. As you type the app suggests registrations from your previous entries.
  • Type. Set the aircraft type. This is completed for you if your logbook already contains the same registration.

Departure

  • Place. Places you have entered many times before are available for quick selection. But if the location is not listed, choose Other and type the name.
  • Date and Time. Set the date and time of the start of the flight. Usually this is when the engine was started or "brakes off".

Arrival

  • Place. As for departures, places you have already entered are shown for quick selection. If the destination is not listed, choose Other and type the name.
  • Time. Set the time the flight ended. Usually this is the time the engine was stopped or "brakes on".

Pilot

  • Holder's operating capacity. Select your operating capacity for the flight. Usually this is PUT for a training flight, or P1 if you were pilot in command.
  • PIC name. If you were pilot in command this field is filled in for you as "SELF". Otherwise, type the name of the pilot in command.

Landings

  • Day. If your landings were carried out in the day choose Day and type the number of landings in the box that appears.
  • Night. If any landings were carried out in night conditions, choose Night and type the number of landings at night.

Times

The times section is used to record flight time and is flexible in that you can record time as PIC, Dual or create a new time recorder. Instructors will normally record time under PIC and "Instructor". Using this method means unused columns are not displayed on the main logbook list, which helps to declutter the table. But it also allows greater flexibility because a new time recorder can easily be created. This can be used to create columns for pilot function time and condition time.

  • Which logbook columns are you entering time for? To record time under an existing column, select the column by placing a checkmark in the appropriate column name. If the column is not listed, choose Other and see later for instructions about how to define a new time recorder.
  • PIC / Dual Time. Each time recorder behaves the same way. It has a shortcut option to simply record the total flight time in that column. Since this is the typical case, you will usually choose Equal to the flight time. However, if you need to split the flight time, choose Other and type the duration for that time recorder under Time.
  • Create new time recorder(s). If you chose to create a new time recorder in your logbook, this field will appear. You can create more than one time recorder at once. Just type the name of the column, followed by the equal sign, followed by the time in hours:minutes. For example, to create a new column for recording instructor time, use the following as an example:
        Instructor = 0:55
    This records 55 minutes of instructor time.

 

You can edit anything in your logbook without affecting any previously entered flight details: the information is not used by the flight school and is yours to use as you wish.

Mathew Waters Tue, 19/04/2016 - 19:34