I won’t be starting training until, at least, this summer. I’m a hyperactive planner and I keep looking at all the details of what I’ll need and what will happen (which is why I love this group, and may also contribute to my gravitating towards aviation). I got to thinking about logbooks. I’ve read opinions of electronic versus paper. There are pros and cons to both. I’m old fashioned and like the idea of a nice leather book, but my handwriting sucks. On the other hand, I have an innate fear of the “cloud” going down and my electronic log disappearing, or that I won’t be able to access it because of a technical glitch at an important moment.
What do y’all suggest for the new/upcoming student? The instructor on my intro flight said I could count that towards my hours and offered an endorsement. If I go “paper book” which one is the best? Just wait for the student logbook to come with the ATP package? Or go big and get the professional one that I’ll use for the first 10 years of my career? Or… just wait till I start training and do the electronic log?
Thanks for your thoughts and experiences.
P.S. As I said in my initial post, aviation is a second career for me. As I’m typing this, I’m in a deposition (my client is being deposed by the other side), and I just finished a federal court hearing right before. I so much more enjoy the thought of flying than whatever it is I’m doing now.