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?
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 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?

MyFlightbook adds to your totals any flight for which you have a non-zero value in the Total Time field.  This is because for some simulators, under some circumstances, you are entitled to do so.

But in general, the rule that MyFlightbook follows is to defer to your judgment; so if you log it, the assumption is that it should count.

Stated another way, if it shouldn't count towards your total time, you should leave the Total Time field for a flight blank (0).  Typically, you would put the time of the simulator training into the "Ground Sim" field instead.

Category/class time (e.g., ASEL, AMEL, etc.) in MyFlightbook is defined as the subset of Total Time flown in that category class.  So there is, by definition, no way to include something in your totals and NOT have it count in the category/class time.  Stated another way, if you're entitled to log the 2.5 hours of full-motion Boeing 777 time as total time, then you are also entitled to log it as AMEL time (and AMEL/Boeing 777 time).

Regardless of the above, you can see your total sim time or your total real-aircraft time, by searching based on aircraft characteristics; there is an option to restrict to just sims or just real aircraft.

Note that many ratings have total time requirements and allow sim time to credit towards those minimums.  In general, MyFlightbook respects this automatically.  But if a rating expresses a requirement like "500 hours total time, of which 40 hours may be in a simulator", this does *not* say that the sim time can be logged towards total time.  Rather, the correct way to read interpret this is that (a) your total time in a real aircraft must be at least 460 hours, and (b) the total time in real aircraft plus total time in (appropriately certified) training devices must exceed 500. 

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?
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'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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