In this Newsletter:
▪ Sun 'n Fun 2005
▪ Visit our Booth at Sporty's - May 14th
▪ Logbook Pro 184.108.40.206 Released
▪ Speed Logging - Tips for both PC and PDA Logging
▪ Do you use EasyLog?
▪ Are you prepared for disaster?
▪ Treo Fever II
▪ Earn $10 for Every Referral
Sun 'n Fun 2005
Congratulations and my hat's off to all those
who participated in this years Sun 'n Fun annual Airshow
event. If you have never been to a Sun 'n Fun mark
your calendars and be sure to go to this incredible event
next year! Sun 'n Fun represents the true spirit of
aviation and reinforces the passion of aviation within us
all. This year was my first visit to Sun 'n Fun in
Lakeland Florida and I was absolutely impressed. The
professionalism of all the volunteers, the smoothness of the
entire operation, the fantastic demonstrations, the
impressive displays of new aircraft, many of which showing
off the new Garmin 1000 glass cockpit, and so much more.
I believe my common phrase during the Airshow was "that's
just not right!" The Decathlon demo, the Stearman, the
formation flying, and all the acro inches off the runway!
The flying demonstrations went from "keeping you on your
toes" to nostalgia with the warbirds flying overhead in
large formations. As a pilot with mostly fan time, you
know, the spinning mechanisms on the aft part of the
aircraft, it was great seeing the history of aviation before
So once again, thank you to all those who put
together this wonderful event, those that donated your
priceless flying, the volunteers who make an event like this
possible, and the aviation community for coming together at
events like this. Visit the
Sun 'n Fun web
site to view information about this years event and save
to your favorites so you can stay tuned for the next Sun 'n
Visit our Booth at Sporty's - May
|Saturday, May 14,
2005 Rain or Shine
10 am - 3 pm
Clermont County / Sporty's Airport (I69)
Mark your calendars and come visit the
greatest aviation superstore, Sporty's Pilot Shop on
Saturday, May 14th,
here to view more information about the event. I
look forward to meeting all of you so please stop by the NC
Software booth as we'll have a few goodies to give away.
Bring your prospective Logbook Pro customers as well as we
have a few goodies for our prospective customers.
I'll see you there!!!
Logbook Pro 220.127.116.11 Released
Logbook Pro 18.104.22.168 is now available for
immediate download. This is a minor update after
receiving great feedback from our customers. We also
wanted to get in a few refinements in preparation for the
mass CD production for the upcoming Sporty's event as well
as update our graphics to fall inline with the new web sites
coming out soon. Version 22.214.171.124 is a free update and
is highly recommended as always to stay updated with the
latest version of Logbook Pro for accuracy and reliability.
For those using 1.9.7.x or earlier, download
the latest version from our
Uninstall Logbook Pro prior to installing the 126.96.36.199
version (data and registration are not affected when
uninstalling). For those using 188.8.131.52 or later, the
automatic update system will automatically download the
update and inform you when it's ready to install provided
the background update system has not been disabled.
You can check for updates at any time by clicking Online...Check for
Updates within Logbook Pro.
The following information outlines the
improvements in 184.108.40.206:
- CrossFire Client series of PDA
Companions updated against latest runtime engine
- Pocket PC warning message when data
file not found updated to reflect updated documentation
- PDA Wizard enhanced adding the option
to enter the PDA Companion license code at end of
- ActiveSync note to ensure "Pocket
Access" is checked in ActiveSync Options area to ensure
Logbook Pro's data remains synchronized
- Installation's updated to use new
Microsoft MSI version 3 installer technology for more
reliable installs and patch updates
- Resolved an issue after synchronizing
APDL data and currencies using "Total Landings" as an
item were not calculating properly
- Removed block from backups to CD-R(W)
"optical media" which remains unsupported as a backup
medium from within Logbook Pro. Backing up to
optical media requires a lock by DirectCD to function,
but again is not supported. Backups must be made
to the local hard drive or floppy drives, non-optical
- Added new dialog to process
background updates allowing the option to backup your
data file prior to install as well as cancel out of the
update and be reminded the next time Logbook Pro runs
- Other minor enhancements and branding
with new graphics
- See the full list of revisions
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maintain the latest version on disk.
Speed Logging - Tips for Both
PC and PDA Logging
one likes to sit at the computer when it's nice outside and we
typically fly when the weather is nice. Wouldn't you
rather be out at the barbeque grill or spending time with
family or throwing the frisbee/ball for rover the mutt
instead of logging your flights? As much as we enjoy
your company at the terminal in front of Logbook Pro we
realize there may be better things to do with your time.
Logbook Pro was designed to allow the most rapid flight
logging without sacrificing accuracy. Here are a few
things you may not be aware of that's built into Logbook Pro
to streamline the flight logging process:
Automatic Duration Calculation:
Go into the Options...Flight Log area of Logbook Pro and
you'll see a section in the middle right where you can
specify automatic Duration calculations. Options
for calculation are: Takeoff to Landing, Out to In, or
Autofill: Visit the
Options...Autofill section of Logbook Pro and you can
specify, by Aircraft Type, fields that will receive the
Duration value automatically when the Duration changes.
For example, if you have C-172 in Options Autofill to
automatically enter PIC and SOLO, anytime a flight log
entry is made for C-172, when the Duration is changed,
the PIC and SOLO columns will automatically have the
Duration value entered as well.
Double-Click Auto-Entry: (Single-Tap
for PDA Companions) Now I bet you didn't know
this one... Start a new flight log entry and enter
the standard information such as Date, Type, Ident,
Route, and Duration. Now go to other time columns
(PC version) and double-click in the cell, for example
Cross Country. Notice Logbook
Pro will automatically enter the Duration for you.
If it's a custom counter column, a "1" will be entered,
and so on. The same functionality is on the PDA
Companions where simply tapping in a field will set the
Duration value (once the Duration has been specified) or
a "1" for counter type columns.
Recent Entry Recall:
Logbook Pro remembers the last information entered for
common columns such as Date, Type, Ident, and Route.
Tabbing across columns in a logbook session will
automatically recall the last item entered. The
Date column can be set to today's date by pressing "T"
on your keyboard, or the prior entered date by pressing
"P" on the keyboard.
These are just a few of the efficient methods
built into Logbook Pro to make flight logging easy, fast,
and accurate. PDA Companions can take a matter of
seconds to log a flight as well incorporating Autofill and
Single-Tap Auto-Entry as described above. I hope you
learned something new in this months tip section.
Happy Flight Logging...
Do you use EasyLog?
It has come to my attention that EasyLog, a logbook program
available to Delta Airline pilot's, is being phased out the
end of this year. I cannot confirm this information or
the sources, however, over the past few weeks several have
inquired about importing EasyLog data to Logbook Pro for
YES! EasyLog can be easily imported to
Logbook Pro. Create a zip file of your EasyLog DB
folder and e-mail the ZIP file to
firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll take your EasyLog
data and export it to a TAB delimited data file and return
the TAB delimited data file to you for use with the Logbook
Pro Import Wizard. First time exports of third party
data is free with proof of Logbook Pro purchase. Include your
Logbook Pro order number and we'll export your EasyLog data
typically within 24 hours. It takes all of 10 minutes
Are you prepared for disaster?
There is no worse e-mail then
hearing about someone losing years of data due to a
computer crash, virus, stolen PC, etc. I've heard them
all and I cringe when I ask "do you have a backup" and the
answer is no. Logbook Pro has a built in backup system
which can automatically create backups when closing Logbook
Pro or on a set schedule. View the Options...Backup
area to configure. You can also create backups at any
time by clicking File..Archive..Backup.
It is highly recommended to
create backups frequently and store a copy "off-site" such
as at a relatives home, safe deposit box, wherever.
Computers are not immortal and something will go wrong when
we least expect it! Be diligent with a disaster plan.
Think "what if this computer got stolen, what would I do?"
Are you prepared?
A common inquiry we receive
is in regard to backing up to CD-ROMs such as CD-R, DVD, or
CD-RW, etc. Logbook Pro does NOT support backing up to
optical media. It "may" work if DirectCD has a lock on
the optical drive but this backup media is not supported.
Backups must be made to the local hard drive, a network
drive, or floppy media. You can copy the .BAK file (a
compressed copy of your data) to a CD-R(W) or any other
media after the backup
has been created using your favorite program such as Nero, Roxio, DirectCD, etc.
So please help us help you!
Backup backup backup! There is no worse support ticket
then "help - 911 - emergency" and there's nothing we can do
to help you out!
Treo Fever II
In last months Logbook Pro newsletter I
discussed the Palm Treo 650 PDA Phone. However, in
all the excitement I failed to provide a link to purchase a
"must have" which is the desktop charging cradle. I
also suggest checking out the Bluetooth Jabra BT 250 headset
that works great with the Treo 650 as well. I'll
include a picture and link to that product for those
I stumbled across information that announced
a software update available for the Palm Treo 650's.
You can get the software updater from
Learn more about the Treo 650 from PalmOne. Click
the images below to learn more about the accessories and
order direct from Amazon.com.
Earn $10 for Every Referral
appreciate all of the great referrals to Logbook Pro and we
want to make sure we are compensating you for your efforts.
At the top right of Logbook Pro is a menu item "Refer-a-Friend"
which allows you to register for a referral "promotional"
code (if Logbook Pro is registered). Click this button
and provide a few details (US customers only) and refer your
friends, co-workers, crew mates, students, instructors, etc.
about Logbook Pro. Jot down your referral code and
when they order have them enter the referral code on the
last screen of the order process where the credit card
numbers are entered. They will see a "Promotional
Code" box where they enter YOUR referral code and you
will be paid $10 for each and every purchase, paid out
monthly. It's that easy, just spread the word; and in
just a few referrals, your Logbook Pro is paid off! Keep
referring and pocket a few extra dollars to spend as you
*Referrals are not retroactive and can only
be paid out when the referral code is used when placing an
order. United States residents only.