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 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.

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?
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?
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
If a page of your logbook contains a lot of information, then something has to give: something must be removed from the printed page to allow it to fit on a single printed page, or the data has to spill onto the next piece of paper.  MyFlightbook does not make decisions to exclude data on your behalf, so by default, it spills in this scenario.  Details for this are discussed here and here.

But there are a few ways you can keep things tight and avoid spillover:
  • Simplest: use "continuous" mode, which dispenses with per-page sub-totals.  Per-page subtotals are truly pointless in the electronic world (they exist only to facilitate human computation; computers don’t make math errors).  If you do that, you can ignore the remaining suggestions.
  • On the Layout tab, switch the “Make/Model/Variant Display” to ICAO only.  That will switch from, say, “C-172 S, Cessna Skyhawk SP” to simple “C172”, reducing word-wrapping in that column and giving more space for other fields, which in turn reduces word wrap in those fields.
  • You can turn off “Repeat previous page totals in subtotals for each page” – that will save a significant amount of per-page space.
  • You can also exclude some properties from display that are consuming space.
  • You can adjust margins or page size, or reduce the number of flights per page
  • Finally, if you have long comments, you can use "///" to suppress printing of them.  Everything in a comment after "///" will be displayed on screen but will not be printed.

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 MyFlightbook?

 
 
 
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