11th Dec 2010, 21:51
Can't find the answer though Lasors or searching pprune, so hope someone out there can help:
I completed around 70hrs flying at university on SEP types, logging it all in a small (A5-ish) Pooleys log book.
I then completed an (f)ATPL course and recorded all those hours in the school-issued Pooleys massive professional logbook.
I'm going to continue flying in an LAA aircraft, but don't want to clog up the cosy cockpit by taking the bigger logbook everywhere and looking Walt-ish with a logbook emblazoned with "Aircraft Operating Crew"!
Am I allowed to keep two logbooks on the go at once, using the original little one for the fun SEP flying, and the larger professional one for my training and commercial flying?
Thanks in advance
11th Dec 2010, 22:16
Nothing to stop you. It is only a legal requirement to log your flying time....nothing says you cant keep it in two different logbooks. If you have to submit your logbooks to CAA for a new licence or rating etc then you simply send of both books. Its up to them to decifer it. I keep one book for GA flying/instructing etc and a bigger JAR Pro logbook for my day job.
Genghis the Engineer
12th Dec 2010, 16:12
I used to keep my "posh" professional logbook at home, and took a small cheap one everywhere with me - I'd copy it up every week or so - and lost one or two of these little logbooks over about ten years, which was no more than a mild irritant.
Nowadays, I just keep the PLOGs and copy up from them. Regardless of whether I look pretentious or not, my 21 year old logbook is too precious to take around to airfields all the time. It lives on a bookshelf and stays there, with an electronic backup somewhere else.
Not sure if its the rightmove forum To post but vere goes,
I just finished my 1st logbook (poolys fcl logbook) and have brought the jeppeson pro fcl 1080 now, what i cant figure out is how to carry my hours froward from 1st logbook as the jeep book has no column to enter previous experience, also once that's done should I start the new entries in my logbook and then count hours from scratch and add to total previous to get my total time.
4th Feb 2011, 11:50
I have the same jepp logbook. I didnt bother starting it with the totals from my previous logbook already added. No need to. Just start a new running total if thats easiest for you. If you ever have to submit your logbook hours to CAA i.e. for ATPL issue then all you need to do is submit both books. Your total hours etc will be filled in on the application form. If they need to rake through your logbooks to cross check then thats up to them. If you want to start it with the totals already added, then nothing wrong with that either, its entirely up to you!
It is only a legal requirment to record your flying hours. It doesnt say any where that you must start a new book with the hours totalled from previous.
4th Feb 2011, 14:20
the jep book has a row along the bottom for previous hours
4th Feb 2011, 14:31
Also got a space in the back pages for totals prev. years on the pilot record pages.
21st Jun 2011, 13:50
Is there any formal requirements for pilot log book? I started as a glider pilot and had simple log book that is not even in English... I am finishing my CPL studies now and I am a little worried if some airline will request a copy of it. How will airline react when I send copies?... Should I get fancy Jeppesen style one? If I get one what to do will all those flight hours???
BTW I write all my hours in MS Excel file with similar columns like in Jeppesen log book where I do all calculations ect. I find a lot of easier this way! After everything is calculate and rechecked I just rewrite to paper. Can I use this electronic version as a proof and don't care about the paper one? If some proof of flight hours is required I can print some pages of even send complete excel file!!! Will it be excepted?
Genghis the Engineer
21st Jun 2011, 21:32
Depends upon country, but certainly here in Britain there's nothing to stop you creating a logbook that has all the right headings for the flying you do/have-done in Excel, and sending a printout of this to the CAA with the pages certified as "true copy".
Check the national regulations in whatever country you are hoping to issue your licence.
20th Feb 2012, 11:10
hello, can any one answer those 2 questions about how to fill log book :-
1- let say that total time is 3.2 .. and (1.2 is actual instrument time which included in 3.2) .. so my question :- to fill underneath total time [ 3.2] and underneath actuall instrument [ 1.2] ... Or total time [ 2.0] and underneath actual instrument [ 1.2 ] ?? which one is correct !!
2- how can i log flight simulator time while there is no column for flight simulator in my log book !
thanks in advance
Genghis the Engineer
20th Feb 2012, 15:25
Re-label some columns not otherwise in use. With a little care, you can cover everything that matters to your flying.