Pilot eLogbook is an online web service that helps you as a pilot to log your flights quick and easy. It helps you maintain your set of licenses and ratings and gives a fast overview of your currencies. Also, different data representations are available, such as tables and charts.
Q: What are the benefits of using Pilot eLogbook?
The following features are available to improve your log experience:
Quick and easy flight entry.
Detailed overview over all your flights.
Advanced filters to extract relevant data.
Currency of class ratings at one glance.
Data representations: tables, charts, reports.
Logbooks. See your flights in different logbook formats (e.g. Blue FOCA (BAZL), Jeppesen European, Custom) and export to pdf.
Automatic generation of official documents for license renewal, etc.
Accessible from all devices from all around the world.
Your data is stored in Zurich, Switzerland.
We are also gathering feature requests to implement new features according to your needs.
Q: What data does Pilot eLogbook support?
Any relevant information required or proposed by EASA and FAA is supported and can be quickly and easily entered in just four steps:
Block and airborne times.
Landings, route sectors and flight count.
Registration, model, engine type and manufacturer of airplanes
Flight types (VFR, IFR, Y, Z, etc.) and Operational Conditions.
Pilot functions (PIC, Dual, Copi, Instructor) and pilot modes (SP, MP).
The flight entry wizard remembers your choices and draws from actual data bases for aircrafts and airports.
Q: How are my flights listed and can I edit/change them?
All flights are available in table form and can be filtered by any criteria. To edit a flight, directly click on it in the table.
Alternatively, directly display your flights in a logbook format.
Q: Can I see my flights in logbook format?
A: Of course, even more:
there are different predefined logbook formats available, such as the Swiss Blue FOCA (BAZL) pilot logbook or the well-known
Jeppesen European FCL.050. It is also possible to create a custom design and display your data exactly as you want. Additionally, you
can export your flights in these formats to pdf. With this feature, you can even change between logbook formats.
Q: Can I see directly if I am current to fly?
The home page shows your currency for each class rating: alone or with passengers, at night or IFR. Keeping track of your currency has never been easier! On top of that you get immediate info about what is still needed to renew your ratings.
At the moment curreny focuses on SEP and MEP airplane pilots but it will soon be expanded to cover other ratings as well.
Q: How do I maintain my licenses and medicals?
Fill in the (class) ratings, proficiencies and medicals directly into the form. Get informed about expirations and required actions for renewal.
Q: What is all this fuss about statistics and charts?
Let's be honest: flying is not just a thing you do, it's passion! And you want to know what you have done, what airplanes you have flown, how much, which one you have most experience as PIC in and so on. The questions are countless and with Pilot eLogbook you can answer a lot of them:
Charts and histos. The jewel of statistics in Pilot eLogbook they can show you everything about your flights, landings and sectors! Group them by any feature you like, from aircraft to pilot function to flight rules. Compare with previous periods or based on months and days. The possibilities are countless!
You can also see the underlying data in table form or print it as well as the charts.
Q: I want to try the premium features before I commit to buying the subscription. Is it possible?
The code may be used only once per user and remains valid for one month.
Q: I am using the older dektop version of the tool, but I want to switch to the fancy web version now. What to do?
If you have been using the desktop version of Pilot eLogbook, we can import your data in the new web version. Just send us the e-mail address you subscribed with and the two files 'Pilot_eLogbook.mdf' and 'Pilot_eLogbook_log.ldf' from the folder 'Database' of the desktop edition. Feel anyway free to contact us at info[at]uraster.com for further assistance.
Q: My data is already in electronic format but I want to use the Pilot eLogbook web version. Do I have to enter my flight data again?
No, you don't have to enter your data again. Just contact us at info[at]uraster.com with some details about the format you have your flight data in and we will assist you in importing it in Pilot eLogbook.
Q: I am using a paper logbook and do not yet have the data in electronic format. How can I digitalize the data?
If you have only a couple of dozens of flights you can enter them manually. However, we are specialized in importing large amounts of flight data. So if you have a lot of flights in your written logbooks you may be interested in our Expert Flight Digitalization Service. Contact us at info[at]uraster.com and we will make you a personal offer to digitalize your data.
Q: May I bring in my own ideas and wishes for future functionality?
Yes, absolutely. Contact us at info[at]uraster.com to become part of our testing team and receive access to all premium features. What we are asking in return is your feedback about what we can improve in order to make Pilot eLogbook even better.
Q: Why does the application want to know my location?
Its only used to offer you airports nearby when entering a flight. If you are in the habit of entering your flight information immediately after the flight this feature is very useful as you can just choose the arrival airport from the top of the list.
Q: Why do I need to provide my personal information like name, date of birth, license number, etc.?
This information is needed in order to be able to complete official forms which require it. If you don't enter this information, the application will still work but you will have to enter it manually on the official forms generated by the application.
All time calculations are based on block time, so this is the information which is always required and used. If you, however, want to have more details and more control over your flights you can log these additional pieces of data:
Airborne time (default: false): track also your time in the air. In addition to having the information and statistics, this may be important if you want to verify invoices from your club which are based on airborne time. Note that all statistics and data about airborne time are only shown if this option is turned on.
Aircraft counter (default: false): log also the counter of the aircraft you fly. This may be important if you want to verify invoices from your club which are based on airborne time or if the aircraft holder requires the data e.g. for maintenance reasons.
Takeoffs (default: false): in addition to landings you can track and see statistics for takeoffs as well, which are part of some logbooks like the Jeppesen European FCL. 050.
Q: I've been using local time for all my flights and it works perfectly. Why do I have to use UTC with Pilot eLogbook
UTC is the only way you can track flight time correctly between time zones. Granted, if you fly in only one time zone, e.g. central Europe with CET, you can use local time without any problem. But once you cross a time zone line, this will not be the case any more. This is why Pilot eLogbook uses UTC to store all data. You can still enter the flights in local time when they are in your time zone but we urge you to get into the habit of using UTC and it will be a great feature for that trip to another country you have been planning.
Q: Is there a mobile app? Does it use the same data?
We are currently planning the development of mobile apps for iOS and Android. They will use the same login and same data, i.e. it will not matter which interface you use, you will always see the same data.