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 do you decide what to add as flight properties?
How do you make money with MFBStaging if it's free?

Getting Started

Are there any tutorials for using MFBStaging?
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 MFBStaging?
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.

Printing

How can I print my logbook?

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?
The short answer is: any way you like.  MFBStaging breaks up what you put in the Route field at anything that is not a letter or a number, so you can use spaces or dashes or anything you like to separate airports.

MFBStaging supports ICAO, IATA, and FAA codes.  So London Heathrow can be either LHR (IATA) or EGLL (ICAO).  In the US, the FAA code and the ICAO code for an airport are usually identical except for a leading "K", so the "K" is generally optional.  E.g., San Francisco can be either "KSFO" or "SFO".  Maui airport, though, which is OGG in both FAA and IATA, is actually PHOG in ICAO (not KOGG), but KOGG will work as a synonym.

As a logbook rather than a flight planner, MFBStaging has a strong bias towards airports over navaids.  This means that it has a much more comprehensive set of airports (including many airports that are no longer in existence, or have new codes alongside their old codes) than navaids, but navaids are still in the system.  So, for example, "SFO" means San Francisco International Airport, not the SFO VOR.  You can, however, explicitly direct MFBStaging to use the navaid by using an "@" prefix.  E.g., "@SFO" means the San Francisco VOR.

Other tips:
  • You can do an ad-hoc fix by doing @(Latitude)(N/S)(Longitude)(E/W). E.g., @40.69N74.045W is the Statue of Liberty, and @33.857S151.215E is the Sydney Opera House.  In the mobile apps, you can press and hold the "+" button next to the route field to generate this based on your current position
  • "=>" as a path separator has a special meaning: this says to stop connecting the dots.  E.g., A-B-C-D means you departed A, then flew to B, then to C, then to D, and they will all be connected.  But A-B=>C-D means "You departed A and flew to B.  Somehow, you then departed C and flew to D (i.e., there is a gap between B and C)."
  • 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").
My airport isn't in your database

Developers

Can my website or app work with MFBStaging?
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 MFBStaging 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 iPad is wifi only. Can I use (or import from) an external GPS?
Troubleshooting Android
Why is the landing count wrong?

Printing

In print view, some pages are spilling across multiple sheets of paper

Tips & Tricks

Formatting your comments.
How can I control the sort order for multiple flights on a single day?
Mobile Apps - Data Entry
Too much clutter!
Website

Training

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

 
 
 
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