MyFlightbook Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some commonly asked questions about MyFlightbook. Contact us if your question is not answered here.

General

Can I bulk edit my flights?
Excel download isn't displaying dates correctly
Excel refresh isn't working
How can I get more HH:MM columns in the CSV download?
How can I print my logbook?
How do you decide what to add as flight properties?

You can read more detail about how properties work here.  In the interests of keeping the list of properties from exploding (it's already over 600 properties!) we generally try to add properties that meet one of the following criteria:

  • It is something that gets totaled. E.g., Number of ILS approaches, carrier landings, or hours spent in a particular role would fall into this category.
  • It is something that needs to be identified programmatically for things like currency computation. Examples of this include flight reviews or new ratings or various night-vision properties.
  • It is something that someone would typically use on multiple flights and where it thus makes sense to have a standardized way to record it and search for it. Pay rate, soft-field landings, or First Time to an Airport would fall into this category.

Most other things - e.g., introduction to a particular procedure - are best handled as simple comments in the flight. MyFlightbook does not try to cover all elements of a given curriculum/syllabus.

If you believe that you have something that should be included as a flight property, please contact us.

How do you make money with MyFlightbook if it's free?

Getting Started

Are there any tutorials for using MyFlightbook?
Can I bulk import telemetry (GPX, KML, etc.) to my flights?
I have lots of hours - is there an easy way to import them into MyFlightbook?
I have lots of hours on paper, is there an easy way to set my starting totals?
I imported my flights twice and now I have two copies of each flight.
I tried to import a spreadsheet but it tells me I have no "Date" column
Important tips for easy flight import.

Accounts

How can I delete my account?
Why do I need an account?

Aircraft

How can I delete or update an aircraft?
How do I handle amphibs and planes that are part time on floats?
I added an aircraft, but it changed the model I specified. Why?
I fly lots of aircraft that are the same model (e.g., an airline pilot).
I have too many aircraft in my list - can I remove aircraft I no longer fly?

Airports and Mapping

How do I include a VOR/NDB/etc. in my route of flight?
How do I log airports?
My airport isn't in your database

Developers

Can my website or app work with MyFlightbook?
I'm a developer - is there any way to help?

General

Can I merge flights?
How do I change the date format?

Logging Time

Does MyFlightbook track duty time per FAR 117?
How can I log CFI or SIC Time?
How can I log high-performance/tailwheel/turbine/complex time?
How can I record a combination property?
How can I record my multi-engine (or helicopter or other) checkride?
How can I record Solo Cross-Country, Dual Cross-Country, or PIC-Cross-Country?
How do I log ground training/instruction when I didn't fly?
How do I log simulator time (ATD/FTD/Simulator)?
How should I log cross-country time
My simulator time is being included in my totals (or SEL/MEL time). Why?
Why am I seeing my Seneca time contribute to high-performance totals?
Why aren't my landings or takeoffs counting towards my currency?

Mobile Apps

Can I use the mobile app off-line?
How do I update or delete an aircraft?
My app isn't detecting takeoffs/landings - why not?
Troubleshooting Android
Why is the landing count wrong?

Tips & Tricks

Formatting your comments.
I have multiple flights on the same day, but they're not sorted correctly
Mobile Apps - Data Entry
Website

Training

Can my instructor endorse my logbook?
Can my instructor sign a flight?
Will the FAA accept signatures on MyFlightbook?

 
 
 
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