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Old 9th Mar 2011, 10:40
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MCC pilot log is a great program. Data entry is easy and the support excellent.
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Old 9th Mar 2011, 11:16
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Logtenpro gets my vote too. Easy to use and customise and support is excellent too.
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Old 13th Mar 2011, 00:21
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Logten Pro

Got a Question, how you guys start? i have like 10000 hrs i really don't feel to start from day one , i just made stamp the last paper logbook, is i start from there, i am legal?
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Old 13th Mar 2011, 00:32
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Got a Question, how you guys start? i have like 10000 hrs i really don't feel to start from day one
At least you have 10,000 hrs on paper. That's gotta be a major bummer if a person logged all this flight time only to have it end up getting wiped after an unfortunate incident with a cafe latte

(I've have lost a laptop exactly that way once )
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Old 13th Mar 2011, 10:36
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Thats why you keep your notebook backed up, very easy on a mac with timemachine, automatic backup at least once an hour. Another good idea would be something like mobile.me or dropbox.

Anyway, the advice from coradine is to put in a flight for each type of flying you want to keep separate and put in the total of all hours done that way in that one flight iirc. Apart from that ask in their support forum, very helpful replys pretty soon after every question. Or just browse their website, a lot of usefull info there as well.
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Old 14th Mar 2011, 04:05
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Post eLog - Electronic Logbook for Pilots

Have anybody tried eLog?

It is free! lots of features and great support from the guy who created the program. He is an active pilot and always willing to help. He has helped me personally on a couple of occasions when I had a problem or even a suggestion for a new feature.

Worth a try! but it is not available in pocket version (ie. phone, etc)
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Old 14th Mar 2011, 04:29
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my vote is for Logten pro ...
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Old 14th Mar 2011, 07:26
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I use logshare, online, some don't like the fact that it's 50US/year but the weather services that come with it come in handy from time to time and I don't mind the minor expense considering it's available anywhere and no "real" risk of losing the record (theres a function to backup as a file on your pc which I put on a flash disk once a month), also keep my Jepp logbook up to date.
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Old 14th Mar 2011, 19:14
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Thumbs up for LogTen Pro

I have been using LogTen Pro since version 3 (now on version 5) and find it a very complete and usable electronic log book. It is not cheap ($99 for the desktop software and $40 each for the mobile apps) but I believe it is worth every penny. Coradine offers a trial version of the desktop software, limited to 40 hours of flying but it will give you an idea of what the software is capable of.

I have the iPhone and iPad versions also and find them great while on the road. Syncing between the mobile versions and the desktop version is quick and painless and is performed wirelessly.

Like all software it has some issues, usually associated with a major upgrade, but the software support team at Coradine are very responsive and helpful and major issues once identified get fixed promptly.

When I decided to go to an electronic log book I too was not thrilled by the prospect of transferring some 13,000 hours from my paper logbooks so I decided on the bulk aircraft entry idea. I did this for each aircraft type I flew and while it did take some time to sort through the data I did end up with a total time that was reasonably accurate. Over time I grew to dislike the generalizations I had to make in order to make the bulk entries work (not logging individuals I had flown with, no accurate destination info, bulk night and instrument times etc)

Since then (over a year ago) I have been slowly replacing the bulk entries with accurate daily entries. Yes it has taken a long time and is not yet complete but I am much happier with the results. I usually try to make use of my time sitting in hotel rooms on the road to do the data entry and make a point of trying to do at least 2 months worth of entries at a sitting.

Hope that helps, good luck with your decision.
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Old 16th Mar 2011, 04:05
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Plus 1 vote for LogTen Pro.

If you do decide to transfer your existing paper logbook to an electronic format (on a light by flight basis), a numerical keypad speeds up the process vastly. Some desktop PCs have them but if not, or you're using a laptop, you can pick up a USB keypad on amazon for less than a tenner.
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Old 6th Jun 2011, 21:27
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I'm using mccPILOTLOG, very nice software. Excellent helpdesk service. Waiting for the Android app.
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Old 6th Jun 2011, 22:21
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Another recommendation for MCC Pilotlog

I'll add a recommendation for MCC Pilotlog. The guys are very receptive to requests for new functionality and respond quickly to any questions/problems.
They didn't have my airline interface initially, but a quick e-mail and a couple of days later the program was updated to allow me to download flight data.
Likewise, I wanted to be able to print in my logbook format, so sent them a scan with dimensions and the next update had my logbook format included.

Looking forward to the Android app which is due in the next couple of months.
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Old 13th Apr 2012, 18:57
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My two pence worth...

... hi, hope you don't mind me shilling my wares on an old thread, but I've been working on a little side project to scratch an itch and I'd really love some feedback on it:

Download Latest Version | NPPL Pilot's Logbook

It's an early version, but I'm hoping with your feedback to make it the best electronic logbook software available (certainly, more up to date than many!)

Hope to hear back soon!
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Old 17th Apr 2012, 10:55
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Another vote for MCC. Like the free upgrades.
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Old 17th Apr 2012, 13:29
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My vote goes to ...

mccPILOTLOG!

All the features you need, no annual fee, free upgrades and great helpdesk support. And just 39 ONCE for the PRO version (unlimited license)

And you can try/use the standard edition for free.
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Old 21st Jul 2012, 00:51
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Hello mapkyca,

I have downloaded your logbook to give it a try. I did not pay for the registered license, not sure if that unlocks any additional functions.

I could not find any airfields in the database, are these to be entered manually ? Do you track any currencies, certificates and flight hours limits ?
Are you planning any mobile app for Android or iPhone ?

Allow me to say that you still have a long way to go to become [the best electronic logbook software available (certainly, more up to date than many!)] as you say. In its current form, most logbook softwares out there (including freeware) offer many more functions, but you stated this is only an early version, that sounds fair.

Currently Coradine Aviation - LogTen Pro Pilot Logbook for Mac (for Mac + iPhone/iPad) and mccPILOTLOG (for PC + iPhone/iPad + Android) are probably the best value for money.

I run Mcc Pilotlog on my Android.
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Old 21st Jul 2012, 19:32
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Log books

When I was growing up in the aeroplane business a log book was just that. Not a software file. Also given the status and importance of such a book you completed it with a fountain pen and never a biro. Such behaviour was just part of personal and professional standards and showing a proper respect for aviation. Hey ho.
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Old 21st Jul 2012, 19:48
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I would grant that there is something real about a paper, well written, well filled out professional logbook. I am guilty of not doing so in the past, I guess as no one cared to look at it or give it any credence. I have changed that now and fill it out as something that should be representative of myself and my profession, however disillusioned I might me with it....
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Old 22nd Jul 2012, 18:30
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That makes two of us - well done!
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Old 22nd Jul 2012, 19:10
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mcc pilot log downloads stright from aims. as i get home click download it goes to aims and fills in my logbook, totals everything , even gives me sector pay, time limit ect.
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