MyFlightbook Frequently Asked Questions

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


Can I bulk edit my flights?


  1. Choose "Download" from the Logbook tab.
  2. Download the CSV version of your logbook.
  3. Open the CSV in Excel or your favorite spreadsheet
  4. (Optional but encouraged): delete any rows from the CSV file that correspond to flights you are not changing.  This will both improve performance and reduce the possibility of inadvertent edits.
  5. Make your edits.  Be sure to do this only in columns that are described here; the sheet that you are working from includes some columns that are for information only ("Flight Properties", the hh:mm formatted time fields, and a few other fields) and will be ignored on re-import. 
  6. IF YOU HAVE any all-numeric tail numbers, double check that the spreadsheet hasn't re-formatted these as dates or to remove leading zeros!
  7. Save the file as CSV (Excel will go out of your way to try to convince you not to do this, but it has to be CSV)
  8. Re-import the file, checking that each flight gets an "update" icon and NOT an "add" icon .  If you see an "add" icon, STOP, or you will get duplicate flights!
The critical thing here is that you start from a file that you download (step 2 above), do NOT start with a fresh file. The reason is that when you download the CSV, it will add a column called "FlightID" which is the unique identifier (assigned by MyFlightbook - you can't assign this!) for each flight. When you re-import, the FlightID enables the imported flight to match to an existing flight.  Without the FlightID, import will create new flights, which will lead to duplicates.
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 do you decide what to add as flight properties?
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.


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


How can I choose which image is displayed for an aircraft?
How can I delete or update an aircraft?
How do I change the tail number for 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?
Tips for editing aircraft

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


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


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?
Why does the math seem to be slightly off?

Mobile Apps

Can I use the mobile app off-line?
How do I update or delete an aircraft?
I add a new flight but it doesn't show up
My app isn't detecting takeoffs/landings - why not?
My app won't install (iOS or Android)
My iPad is wifi only. Can I use (or import from) an external GPS?
Troubleshooting Android
Why is the landing count wrong?


How can I print my logbook?
How can I save my printing preferences for future use?
In print view, some pages are spilling across multiple sheets of paper
Tips for making a printed logbook look great
Why are the flights per page only approximate?

Tips & Tricks

Formatting your comments.
How can I bulk delete flights?
How can I control the sort order for multiple flights on a single day?
Mobile Apps - Data Entry
My authorities want the ability to track edits to a flight. Can I do this?
Tips for searching
Too much clutter!


Can my instructor endorse my logbook?
Can my instructor sign a flight?
I did my long cross-country, but it's still showing as incomplete. Why?
I'm an instructor - can I view, add, or edit flights in my student's logbook?
Will the FAA accept signatures on MyFlightbook?


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