Are you working too hard when logging your flights in
Logbook Pro? We see customer logbooks whether for data
entry services, turn-key printing services, or technical
support and notice the often unnecessary custom columns the
customer is using. Custom columns used to add columns
to Logbook Pro such as "ASEL", "Turbine", "Turboprop" etc.
are unnecessary as Logbook Pro already provides this
information for you, you just need to see the Analyzer and
reports and you'll then understand what is automatically
generated that include this information.
Logbook Pro streamlines the logging process as it does
not need all of the redundant columns traditionally found in
paper logbooks. Logbook Pro eliminates essentially the
entire block of "Aircraft Category & Class" found in your
written logbooks. In Logbook Pro you'll first fill out
your aircraft type data in the Options...Aircraft area.
For example, when you add your C-152 you are telling Logbook
Pro this is a Single-Engine Land under 12,500 lbs, not a
complex, retractable, simulator, etc. Then, when you
log your flights all you need to log is your Date, Type,
Route, Tail Number, and Duration. As we are taking
advantage of the power of your computer, Logbook Pro
correlates your Aircraft Type from your logbook entry with
the Duration and can automatically calculate your aircraft
specific columns for you. You'll notice when you run
the Analyzer that you'll see ASEL, AMEL, etc. columns.
But you didn't log them where are they coming from?
Logbook Pro is automatically creating them for you by simply
taking your Duration and A/C Type columns and generating the
traditional columns of information you expect to see.
These columns are also on your reports the very same way.
So don't work too hard in logging flights! I know
you feel guilty in that it "should" take longer to log your
flights but with Logbook Pro it's a click click done!
Your flight is logged! Adding unnecessary columns
clutters your logbook data entry areas and opens the
possibility for mistakes as you may forget to put in a value
for a column It also uses up your available custom
columns that could be used to track other interesting
information. Logbook Pro modernizes the way we log our
flights, hopefully this tip will save you time and allow you
to declutter your modern logbook in Logbook Pro.