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Pilot Log Book

Post by kingsak » 20 Oct 2009, 17:16

I have been seeing people wondering about personal log books.
I know of a very good shareware log book and I will post the link
to it - if allowed.
Im NOT endorsing nor am I affiated with it in any way. It's just
something that I found while surfing the web.
Ability to have multiple logs with all the customizable stats that
any pilot would ever need. Includes graphs, full flt. stats etc....
I will post it here if that is allowed. If not maybe PM me.
I will check back here later to see if I'm allowed to post the link.
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Re: Pilot Log Book

Post by caps1237 » 20 Oct 2009, 18:32

Sure, you can post it! As long as its not a VA, links like that are allowed.
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Post by kingsak » 20 Oct 2009, 19:15

OK then here it is!
http://www.forpilots.com/logbook/

I know there are others and there's always msExcel, but I've found nothing that compares to this. (Freeware/Shareware)
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Post by Samuel Arnold » 20 Oct 2009, 19:23

I've just been using a Word table for my personal logbook.
I tried in Excel, but it doesn't want my little airline logos. They always disappear when I close it.
The only problem with Word is slow load times compared to Excel and it doesn't have the features.

It would be good if someone could post an example of an Excel logbook so we can see how it's done. :wink:
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Post by RatherBFlyin » 20 Oct 2009, 20:08

I had small airline logos that I could put into my Excel logbook, but I couldn't figure out how to get them to populate automatically based on the flight number I entered. I had to add them in manually.

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Post by Aaron Robinson » 20 Oct 2009, 23:22

Not hard...

http://www.simairline.net/upload/flight_history.xls

It's quite easy to make it complicated and have it auto-calculate flight lengths, automatically fill in details, etc.
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Post by sanins192 » 20 Oct 2009, 23:47

That is a pretty cool application. I like it how you can track the number of flights you have made in recent months, although it is limited and would require a lot of work to get all flights imported. It is the same story with a lot of these online trackers. Excel is very versatile and all sorts of graphs / charts can be made from the raw data.

I tried to get a specific image to appear in a cell when another cell read 'British Airways', for example, but never worked out how to do it. I'm sure there is a way of doing it if you check on Excel message boards.

I still think one of the best flight loggers / trackers is this one: http://arm.64hosts.com/

It has many airlines on it already, but they can be removed and personal flights can be added. The interactivity is a nice function and allows you to filter flights for specific airports.
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Post by DMM200 » 21 Oct 2009, 01:36

There's one on Nick's personal site that is very much similar to the logbook used here. I don't quite know what it's called or how to get it, however.
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Post by FJ flyer » 21 Oct 2009, 05:15

DMM200 wrote:There's one on Nick's personal site that is very much similar to the logbook used here. I don't quite know what it's called or how to get it, however.
I don't think Nick uses anything special for his site, just a table, logos and the details of his flights.
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Post by Samuel Arnold » 21 Oct 2009, 10:00

Aaron Robinson wrote:Not hard...
http://www.simairline.net/upload/flight_history.xls
It's quite easy to make it complicated and have it auto-calculate flight lengths, automatically fill in details, etc.
That's fine if you want to just have the facts.
But I want the nice layout and the logos that we have on our SA.net logbooks.

You can see a shot of my Word logbook here: http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/tt15 ... ogbook.png
Or the whole logbook file here: https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AXVI ... 6ZDM&hl=en
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Post by Northwestdc9 » 28 Oct 2009, 05:21

FJ flyer wrote:
DMM200 wrote:There's one on Nick's personal site that is very much similar to the logbook used here. I don't quite know what it's called or how to get it, however.
I don't think Nick uses anything special for his site, just a table, logos and the details of his flights.
Back when the new roster system was coming online, I grabbed a copy of the code from Ali and with his and Aaron's permission, used the source code to generate my own custom version. Try entering all that data the first time. Took AGES.

Pain in the rear to update, at this point, that's a rarity.
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