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?
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!
  • Type a date, a year+month, or a year in the paging area of your flights table to quickly jump to the page containing the specified time.
  • Click a column header to sort your flights by that header.  Click it again to reverse the sort.
  • Initialize a flight by uploading a GPX or KML file in the "Times and Telemetry" section for new flights.  Press "Autofill" to initialize the flight.  Autofill also works if you provide engine times and airports in the route field.
  • If you want to embed a public (shared) flight, you can add additional items to the URL for the public page: "show=" followed by the following: map, airports, details, pictures, separated by commas.  E.g., "show=map,pictures" to show only map and pictures but not details.
  • If you use the RSS feed, it is Currency by default.  Add "&t=1" to the URL to get totals instead; add "&HTML=1" to get an HTML version (rather than XML)
  • The page to view public flights uses a static map by default (cheaper to use, and most of the time has all the needed functionality), but if you want a dynamic map (that you can pan/zoom/click) add "dm=1" to the URL.
  • Add "night=yes" to force a night mode view to your session; "night=no" turns it off.  I haven't fully tested this; it's primarily for the mobile apps.
  • Use "!" as a prefix or suffix when searching for airports.  E.g., "ABC" means "flight had ABC in the route," but  "!ABC" means "Departed from ABC" (i.e., route began with "ABC") and "ABC!" means "Arrived at ABC" (route ended with "ABC").
  • Add "path=1" to the url on the Visited Airports page to draw the great-circle paths representing your flights.
  • Make up a tag like "#SCENIC" or "#NOTEWORTHY" or "#GREATBURGER" or similar and just put it into the comments for the flight to decorate it with a custom category.  There's  Nothing particularly magical about the hashtag ("#") but it helps to avoid false positives when searching.  So you can find all of your "noteworthy" flights by searching for "#NOTEWORTHY".
  • Everything in a comment after "///" will be displayed on screen but will not be printed.  Great to combine with the tag suggestion above.
  • When typing in comments, type a "[" followed by a FAR required for a rating or a training maneuver (e.g., "[61.87" or "[slip") to see auto-completions of said required maneuvers.  You can separate multiple words with a hyphen (-).  E.g., "[short-landing" to see completions for short field landings.
  • You can specify a price-per-hour in the private notes for an aircraft using the notation "#PPH:xxx#", where "xxx" is the price.  E.g., "#PPH:72.50#" means 72.50 an hour.  (Notice that - like all monetary values - this doesn't specify a particular currency; it's assumed to be in your locale's default, so in the US this would be $, in most of Europe it would be €, etc.; just be consistent.)  If you press "Autofill" (website only), for an aircraft that has a price-per-hour then the system will add the Flight Cost property to the flight, using (in priority order based on what's found) elapsed Hobbs time, elapsed tach time, or total flight time.
  • If you record the properties "Lesson Start" and "Lesson End", then autofill can fill in an estimate of ground instruction given or ground instruction received.  Specifically, if the duration of the flight is less than the duration of the lesson itself, then the remainder of the lesson time is presumed to be ground instruction, and if you logged Instructor time then it's assumed to be given and if you log Dual Received, it's assumed to have been received.
  • If you put "VORCHK" in the comments for a new flight, then a VOR check will be added for the flight's aircraft on the flight's date, and everything after the "K" up to the next whitespace character will be added as a maintenance record note as well.  E.g., if you create a new flight in N12345 on Oct 6 2022 and add "VORCHK-SEA-PAE-4Deg" to the comments, then N12345's last VOR check will be set to Oct 6 2022 (unless it's already set to a later date) and a note "SEA-PAE-4Deg" (indicating two VORs with 4 degree error) will be added in the maintenance notes.  Only works if you provide a note, and only for real, registered aircraft.
  • If you use the METAR property on the website, type an ICAO code for an airport and it will show autocompletions from the past several hours for that airport.
  • (Lots more to come as I remember all of the numerous tiny features here-and-there)


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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