allout wrote:Microsoft Excel.
Used nothing else ever since my paper log books were stolen from my car 22 years ago.
Is this acceptable when the occasional glance by an instructor is required? I have about 100 flights to transfer from Excel to my paper log book, and I'd really rather not if it's not necessary!
I have an Excel logbook, in addition to my paper logbook.
Easily accessible for schools to check, CAA have had printouts from it many times signed by me as "I certify that this is a true copy", they've never had a problem with it. It certainly does the adding up and determination of important numbers much more accurately and quickly than I can do.
Printed onto A3 in landscape format, it works out about a page per 100hrs.
There are various templates easily found if you ask around, but I found it really satisfying to write my own. And of course it's easy to backup, have accessible via a USB drive or web server for anybody who needs to check it.
But I'm not giving up my paper logbook, with signatures, notes and crossings-out. I am sticking with both.
Incidentally when I did my CPL/IR in FAAland a couple of years ago, the people there really weren't happy about the use of an electronic logbook. The Americans like paper !
I am Spartacus, and so is my co-pilot.