February 1999 Issue

Computer Logbooks

For managing those tedious columns and rows, AeroLog III gets our vote as the top value, with Jepp’s FlightLog as second choice.


During those first few hours of flight training, when it was still iffy whether you’d be better off to forget flying and buy golf clubs, you probably got some gruff advice on logbooks. From an FBO counter selection of exactly one, your CFI probably grunted, “Here, buy this.”

Each page completed and carefully totaled thereafter was its own little milestone and it’s great fun to flip back through those pages, no matter how far down the airway you’ve traveled since.

Paper logbooks aren’t treasured, however, when you’re filling out the application for the private or instrument checkride and you just can’t get the subcategories to add up to the totals. The odd misplaced dec...

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