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)?

MyFlightbook  supports a variety of training devices.  A training device is just another aircraft that you can use for a flight.  You'll log any approaches as normal (and landings, if appropriate), and typically would then log the time in the Ground Sim field (on the main flight form).  You'll often also log some simulated instrument time as well and, for appropriately certified sims (usually full-motion) under appropriate procedures, you can actually even log total time.

So what you'll need to do is add a sim to your account.  You do this as you would any other aircraft, except that when you add it, there is an option to specify that it is training device rather than being a real-aircraft.  

MyFlightbook doesn't care about specific FAA certification levels or full motion; it just needs to know how to treat approaches and landings.  

There are 4 levels of training devices on MyFlightbook from which you can choose:
  1. Uncertified (think Microsoft Flight Simulator);
  2. ATD;
  3. FTD or Sim where you can log approaches but not landings; and
  4. Sim where you can  log landings (typically full motion "Full Flight Simulator" or FFS).

You can add the sim using the model of aircraft being simulated (e.g., Boeing 737), or using the sim manufacturers (e.g., Redbird or Frasca); which you choose is entirely up to you.

MyFlightbook will consider the designation of the training device when computing things like currency and progress towards ratings.  See the notes on currency for more information.

Tip: if you use an ATD that has "AATD" in its model name, or put the word "AATD" into the comments for a given sim session that uses an ATD, the ATD will be treated as an advanced aviation training device for purposes of computing 61.65(d) experience; otherwise, it will be treated as a basic aviation training device (BATD).
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?
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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