MyFlightbook Frequently Asked Questions

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

General

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 can I print my logbook?
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 can preview your data below prior to import.  Nothing will be imported until any errors are addressed, but don't be afraid to upload what you have and see how it looks.

  • 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”.

  • Safari on iOS (iPhone/iPad) seems to be resource constrained and has trouble with importing more than about 40 flights (rows in the spreadsheet).  If you have a laptop or desktop, everything (including Safari) seems to work fine.

  • If your data contains non-English characters, make sure you save your data in Unicode or UTF-8 format.  Otherwise, these characters may show up as "?".

  • 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.

  • Import is easiest if you already have all of your aircraft loaded in your account.  You can bulk import aircraft in the Aircraft section of the site.

  • 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, just let us know; we can bulk delete your flights for you.

  • Importing from ForeFlight or LogTen Pro: MyFlightbook can now import data that is exported from these 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: 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".

Accounts

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

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?

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

Developers

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

General

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?
Troubleshooting Android
Why is the landing count wrong?

Tips & Tricks

Formatting your comments.
I have multiple flights on the same day, but they're not sorted correctly
Mobile Apps - Data Entry
Website

Training

Can my instructor endorse my logbook?
Can my instructor sign a flight?
Will the FAA accept signatures on MyFlightbook?

 
 
 
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