I have a regular logbook but I also use the one on foreflight. After I finish my commercial and CFI and start building hours as a CFI or part 135 gig is it necessary to continue logging stuff in my paper logbook or will the e logbook suffice for future 121 interviews? And how does one print the logbook from foreflight? Thanks
I’m not familiar with ForeFlight’s logbook, but I don’t see a reason why you’d have to continue to log your flights in a paper logbook AND your e-logbook, other than to have a backup.
I would, however, transfer your flight time in your paper logbook over to your e-logbook. I believe you can transfer totals or transfer each individual flight, line-by-line. Up to you.
I recently had interviews with 2 regionals and they were both impressed with my printed & bound digital logbooks. The recruiters said it makes it easier for them. I transferred all my previous entries line per line.
While not necessary, I still keep a paper logbook.
- Backup, as Tory mentioned. I’m still using the free desktop application of MCCPilotLog that doesn’t have cloud backup
- I printed my logbooks up to 2018 and wanted to present my 2019 flights in my interviews. I didn’t want to have 1-2 loose sheets of paper
- I’m OC and like to crosscheck. While using a digital logbook lessens the possibility of errors, I think it also introduces a new one, typos!
Those are just my personal reasons for keeping both.
Stupid question… how did you carry over your instructor endorsements and their signatures? Or did you just present the electronic logbook printout and brought the paper copy for backup?
My original logbook is a bit of a mess in the first few pages as my CFIs before ATP (or I for that matter) didn’t really fill it in consistently with one color (it’s blue and black randomly), and I really want to get it cleaned up for when I’m ready for my interviews.
Where did you get your e logbook printed and bound? Thanks
The endorsements are printed on the ebook for and you should keep the paper as backup. Thing is elogs have become so commonplace that I’ve never heard of anyone being ask and wouldn’t expect it unless there’s something that doesn’t make sense.
There are a number of companies who do really nice printing and binding.