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.
  • You will preview your data before anything is imported.  Don't be afraid to upload what you have and see how it looks.

  • The order of the columns does not matter, but every column must have a unique header, and no header can be blank.

  • If a flight does not have data for a given column, that’s fine, just leave it blank; it will be assigned a default value, unless the data is required.

  • Excel will often try to convince you not to use CSV format.  Save it in CSV anyhow, ideally using the file format “CSV UTF-8” (especially if you have non-English text).

  • Flights are matched to aircraft by the full tailnumber, so be sure to include your country-code prefix (e.g., "N" for US-registered aircraft) - on each aircraft and in each flight that references it. You can use "SIM" for a training device (you'll still have to identify the certification level and model to be used) or "#" for an "anonymous" aircraft. (e.g., for a C-172 without specifying a particular registration).  Adding a “Model” column will help MyFlightbook suggest a proper model to use for a sim or an anonymous aircraft.

  • If you need to import a 2nd time, please follow the instructions for bulk-editing in the FAQ or else you will get duplicate flights.  If you do accidentally get duplicates, you can bulk delete your flights from the Account section of your profile.

  • MyFlightbook can now import data that is exported from other logbooks such as ForeFlight or LogTen Pro with minimal manipulation on your part.  These programs both enable custom fields, however.  In the spreadsheet to be imported, the headers for these are in the form "flight_customxxx" for LogTen Pro, or a data type in brackets followed by the name of the field (e.g., "[Hours]Night Vision" or "[Text]My Custom Text Field") for Foreflight.  Since these fields are, by definition, defined by you and thus not standardized, MyFlightbook doesn't know how to interpret them.  If you rename them according to the appropriate matching name, it can be imported properly.

  • Importing from CrewTrac, or other apps that abbreviate tail numbers: MyFlightbook now can read CrewTrac data.  However, CrewTrac often abbreviates aircraft identifiers.  If this is the case, you will want to add "aliases" for each of the aircraft you want to import.  To do this, add a tag to the private notes for the target aircraft in the form "#ALTxxx#", where "xxx" is the alias.  For example, if you fly N123XY and CrewTrac reports that simply as "123", then in the private notes for N123XY, you'll want to add "#ALT123#" to indicate that "123" means "N123XY".

  • If you get an error about no Date column being found, see this FAQ entry.

  • MyFlightbook now supports import of schedules from Leon.  If your company uses Leon, go to this page to set up access; you can then import flights from the Import page.


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!


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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