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Now Available - Save 15%
While Offer Lasts!
Enjoy special summer savings with our new package combo's
providing you a 15% discount on each and every product
bundled. NC Software teamed up
Cirrus Elite Corporation and
FlightCentral to provide you these great time limited
offers. We carefully crafted these combo's to bundle
our most popular solutions for our first time buyers.
Whether purchasing your first Logbook Pro and/or APDL
license, or your first binder solution, we have the bundles
to suit your needs. Check them out!
The Cirrus Elite Combo's are perfect for those looking
for their first custom leather binder. Combo deals are
complete with the binder of
your choice and all the "fixins" such as blank pages for
Logbook Pro to print on with tear-away perforations and hole
punches, manual entry pages, notes,
memoranda, and endorsement pages, and our popular Peel &
Stick Endorsement labels. For our new aviators out
there, listen to those of us that have had to back log
thousands of hours, NOW is the right time to start keeping
your logbook with Logbook Pro and Cirrus Elite binders!
For those preparing for your ever most important job
interview, let us help you with our discounted bundles
suited for those pursuing aviation careers. We realize
you may be furloughed and funds are tight, now's the
time to buy, save 15% off today!
FlightCentral is throwing in their Route Browser software
If you haven't seen it yet, you must! It is the
coolest thing...especially when you're tired of nothing but
FlightCentral's Route Browser, turn those numbers into
pictures! See your flight activity over a map, perform
additional analysis, and just plain "have fun" with this
great add-in, directly integrated inside Logbook Pro!
The Fine Print:
-There are no restrictions on purchasing our combo deals.
-No quantity limits or purchasing additional combos at a
-Hurry while this offer lasts!
New Logbook Pro Pocket PC Companion
- Success at Last!
Our first thanks goes out to Microsoft! They
have finally done it right for developers and with their
latest technology for developoers, we have been able to develop a winner
for our Pocket PC users. We built the new Pocket PC
version of Logbook Pro using the Microsoft .NET Framework
version 2 and have been thrilled with the result!
The new Logbook Pro Pocket PC Companion has been topping
the chart of best sellers and it looks like people are
switching to Pocket PC platforms more than we ever
anticipated. We've always been a fanatic of the Palm
OS as it's fast, stable, and just plain works! I'm
happy to report, as an owner of the Dell Axim 51v using the
latest Windows Mobile 5 and ActiveSync 4.1, the Pocket PC is now a top notch
PDA system. We also designed this to support any
resolution and any orientation, Portrait or Landscape, so we
are ready to handle anything thrown our way without having
to change a single line of code!
Since the official release of Logbook Pro's Pocket PC
Companion we've released a few minor updates and as of this
writing we are up to build 1.10.14. We have 1.10.15 in
the works shooting for a mid-June update, and yes, it's
another free update! Have we ever charged for an
One thing I'd like to share is that the way both Logbook
Pro's Pocket PC Companion and Airline Pilot's Daily Aviation
Logbook are architected, updating the application could not
get any easier or safer for you, the user. We totally
isolate the data from the application therefore the update
process is doing one thing, updating the EXE file on the
device with NO risk of affecting your data or registration! So with
that said, keep up with the updates, it's simply a matter of
launching the download which will update your Pocket PC (EXE
file) and that's all there is to it! Keep tabs on our
Info page from time to time or use the built in Software
Update Utility (Start...Programs...Logbook Pro and
sub-folder groups) to check for updates.
We are fine tuning the PDA Wizard for our upcoming (free)
1.10.24 release to remove the delay in the data verification
process. We architected a new way to scrub incoming
data and validating it to meet all of the Logbook Pro
automation features, you'll be happy with the next update
for sure! It just keeps getting better, we hope you
enjoy our efforts to continually refine this popular
Try out our
Logbook Pro Pocket PC software today. If you
haven't gone "Windows Mobile" yet, now is the time!
P.S. Did you know you can check for updates from
within Logbook Pro's Pocket PC Companion? If your
Pocket PC is connected to the Internet, either via
ActiveSync or an Internet Provider, click View...Check for
Earn $10 for each and every new
If you mention Logbook Pro or Airline Pilot's Daily Aviation
Logbook (APDL) to a friend and they in turn purchase from
our online store, we want to pay you! That's right,
each and every person that buys our software as a result of
your referral we want to send you $10 PER PURCHASE!
We thank you and you deserve something for your effort and
helping to grow our community of Logbook Pro and APDL users.
We've made it very easy for you and with very little effort;
sign-up, get your code, and spread the word, you can be
making money to cover those heinous gas prices! With
just a few referrals, you've paid for your own software and
then some! So don't be bashful, spread the word AND
tell the new customers (your friends and co-workers) they
too should spread the word and make some money!
Educate them on how to sign-up and earn their $10 referrals
as well. By telling them how to make money after their
purchase eases the "spam" you feel you are doing in giving
them your referral code. Explain the process and they
will be off making money like you!
On the top right of Logbook Pro is a "Refer-a-Friend" menu
button. Click it and you will be taken to a special
web page, assuming you are a registered customer, to simply
provide the information we need to pay you! After you
sign-up, you'll get a referral code which you need to give
out in any way you wish (in good taste of course).
When your referring customers come to our
secure online store,
just below the credit card payment area is a box to enter
referral codes. When they enter YOUR code during their
purchase, voila, you will be sent a $10 check for their
sale! There are no limits, you will be paid at the end
of the month for all of your referral activity. So for
those that write newsletters or post
our brochure on bulletin boards in flight rooms, spread
the word AND get paid for it!
Syncing APDL to Logbook Pro - Using
the new PDA Wizard
Syncing the Logbook Pro PDA Companions
using the PDA Wizard is much simpler and straight-forward,
however, the APDL sync system provides more configuration
due to the advanced flight logging capabilities of the FAR
121 pilot logbook - APDL. Typically, once you set the
configuration of your APDL sync, you won't have to touch it
again, simply click Sync after launching the PDA Wizard and
To sync APDL to Logbook Pro requires first
that both Logbook Pro (PC edition) and APDL are licensed and
activated on your PC. APDL (PDA) must also be
registered for unrestricted use. If you require a
license, you can purchase from our
Sporty's Pilot Shop. If you have SingleSync
installed on your computer, it must be removed as it may
conflict with the new version of Logbook Pro. Also,
you must be using version 6 of APDL, prior versions are not
compatible. If you have an older version, contact
sales for a discounted upgrade to version 6. Prior
proof of purchase required.
Prior to launching the PDA Wizard in
Logbook Pro cradle your PDA. If using a Palm OS
device, perform a HotSync which transfers the necessary data
files to your PC. If using a Pocket PC, make sure it
is cradled and connected via ActiveSync. The PDA
Wizard will do the work in retrieving the files from the
Pocket PC data store.
Depending on the device type; Palm or
Pocket PC, the screen above will only change in the top left
area. If Palm OS, make sure your Palm username is
selected. The Default A/C is used IF Logbook Pro
cannot pair the incoming N-Number to a flight already
existing in Logbook Pro. See
this article on our forums for the way one user handled
this and shared for others to use. If the incoming
N-Number is not found, the Default A/C Type will be used,
which you can change later. Any future sync that
contains this N-Number will lookup the prior entry and
retrieve the A/C Type automatically. You can set the
Field Mapping on the middle right on the APDL specific
fields and how you want Logbook Pro to store them, either in
a custom text field or append to the remarks, or do not sync
if that is your preference.
The top right section provides two options
for how to import your data: By Leg or By LogPage.
By LogPage is the preferred method as it will combine all
flights on the same trip/date into a one line entry.
The reason this is preferred is when you use By Leg it will
take more rows which will cause you to print more pages for
your hard copy logbook. If using a Cirrus Elite
Binder, you may have to purchase additional binders or paper
which you can save money if using By LogPage. AutoFill
will provide the automated field input as configured in
Options...AutoFill (Logbook Pro PC) by entering the Duration
value in the corresponding/selected fields such as PIC,
Cross-Country, etc. If you like the HTML calendar and
other great reports APDL SingleSync used to generate, they
are still available by checking the "Generate APDL Reports"
checkbox. (Note: We are aware of a bug in the APDL
report system and will correct this in the upcoming
The most important part is the Date
Filter, or at least this is the most cause for sync issues.
When the PDA Wizard starts and you proceed to the APDL
Configuration page, Logbook Pro finds your LATEST APDL
flight which is tagged in your logbook data. It will
automatically use this date and sync APDL flights that occur
AFTER this date. If you are back logging flights into
APDL and need to sync in flights that occurred PRIOR to your
last/latest APDL flight that resides in your Logbook Pro
data file, you must change this Date Filter. In the
picture shown above, the default option of "New APDL
Flights" is shown. As you can see, Logbook Pro
is showing us the LATEST APDL record found which is May
25, 2006. (Date Formats are shown and entered in
the Short Date format of your system). Therefore,
Logbook Pro will automatically set the sync date range to
find flights May 26, 2006 or later, in this example.
If necessary, click the Date Filter drop down and set the
date as desired. Realize that if you set the dates
such that it falls within a range overlapping data that has
already been sync'd into Logbook Pro from APDL, Logbook Pro
first purges all APDL flights that have been sync'd
in that fall in the same date range. This prevents
duplicate rows of data from coming in from APDL. If
you previously sync'd APDL then changed information in these
rows once in Logbook Pro, you will have to make the changes
again as remember, they will be purged first.
BACKUP your Logbook Pro data file (File..Archive..Backup)
prior to performing a sync as a suggested practice.
BACKUP is free, use it frequently!
Syncing APDL or any of our PDA products is quite simple.
As we learn every aspect of our aircraft systems, this
article is designed to help you understand a little more
about the PDA Wizard system so you can better understand the
process and the impact of the various user configured
settings. If you have any questions, please post on
or submit a
support ticket for assistance. As always, review
the available resources such as listed on the
Thinking about moving to Logbook Pro?
Are you currently using another electronic
logbook product, whether from another vendor or a self-made
system? We can import just about any other flight log
out there, yours or theirs! Take advantage of over 9
years software logbook experience Logbook Pro offers and
enjoy all of the reports, features, custom leather binders,
currency systems, airline and charter features, and so much
more! Simply submit a
help desk ticket
and send us a zip file of your data file(s) and we'll
review the data and see if we can import it for you.
If we can, this process is FREE once you are a
registered customer. We'll ask for your Logbook Pro
order number and then complete the process within 1-2
business days. The first step is to check if your
existing program has an export feature. We prefer
COMMA (CSV) or TAB delimited files if available.
Welcome to Logbook Pro and rest assured
you will never have to switch logbooks again!
find answers to common questions
As Logbook Pro has been out over 9 years
now, most questions have already been asked. Although
we have been through several iterations of web sites and
forum software, we are now established and have great
resources at your disposal to find your answers quickly.
It also helps us out if you try to find your answers from
the resources we provide as every question we have to answer
takes away precious development time from the other
thousands of users awaiting new features, bug fixes, etc.
Here are the resources available to help
answer your questions:
- First and foremost, the product
documentation. Within Logbook Pro you can click
Help...Contents or view the
online. APDL and Schedule Importer products
include a PDF document for you to read and/or search
using Adobe Reader.
These PDF's are also available
Search our forums. Our community forums
contain not only valuable questions and answers from
other users but also our Frequently Asked Questions
forum where we post how-to's to assist you with
questions we think may come up. We use a powerful
forum system with great search functionality.
Search our Knowledgebase (KB). Not long ago we
launched a new help desk system to allow easier
communications with NC Software. This system also
allows you to review your correspondence at a later time
should you need the answer to a prior question. We
transferred a lot of the Frequently Asked Questions from
the forums as well as created new KB articles for you to
read and help you with use of your software.
- When submitting a new help desk
ticket our systems will try to suggest the answer to
your question from the Knowledgebase automatically.
Please review the suggested articles based on the
submission of your inquiry.
We don't want you to NOT ask questions,
that's part of your software purchase, free support.
However, if you can help us and research your issue before
asking, you are only going to benefit from our time saved as
we can use that time to develop your future software.
We put a lot of effort into documentation and online
resources, please take advantage of them. Thank you
for your effort in help us help you.
Note: If purchasing from Sporty's
Pilot Shop, please do not expect technical support from
them. Sporty's is only a reseller of our products and
we ask that any "how-to" or usage questions be directed to
our free support services. The people at Sporty's are
very nice and will do their best to answer your questions,
but please let them do their sales work and leave the
technical side to us.
The new CD's are here, get 1.10
We have a lot of updates on the new
CD-ROM's from the new Logbook Pro 1.10 release which
contains updates for Windows, Palm OS, and Windows Mobile,
to APDL and the Schedule Importer as well as
various other goodies we ship on our CD's. For only
$9.95 you can order a Software CD-ROM and take the pain out
of downloading and updating. Click the
button above to purchase a Software CD-ROM today.
For our new customers, you can add the
Software CD to your purchase for an additional $9.95
available both from
Pilot Shop. Great for a hard copy backup of your
Logbook Pro & APDL Version