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Online Store updates
Have you seen our new
Store Home Page? We hope you like the new and
informative home page to our secure online store with a new
Browse popup as shown above. Hover your mouse over the
browse button (don't click) and you'll see a popup window
that you can navigate by expanding/collapsing the tree of
links and find exactly what you're looking for at any time.
We tried to keep it concise and in major groups to help keep
the list of data to a minimum. For a full
directory (site map) actually "click" the browse button
and you'll be taken to a more comprehensive listing.
Information management and presentation is a continuous
effort. We know time is limited and you need to get
in, find what you need, and get out. We have a lot of
information to help educate you on our products and try to
balance the presentation with the amount of information.
When visiting our
Logbook Pro site,, you may find three separate navigation
areas, as depicted by the callouts in the image below.
The top navigation toolbar for main area navigation. A
sub-toolbar to switch between different product sections.
And an area navigation bar that you can click for different
topics with the area. We hope you find the
organization of our web sites intuitive, or as intuitive as
it can be with the amount of information we make available
to you. We welcome any
any time, so if you have suggestions for improvement, please
share your suggestions.
Are we victims of marketing hype? People camping
out days before the release of a new "gadget" - have we gone tecno'crazy? It is interesting to see, from a business
perspective, what aggressive and effective marketing can do.
People don't know much about the iPhone, yet feel they
"must" have it! Apple does a great job in the
"presentation" department, that's for sure, and we all can
learn from that. The iPhone does look like a neat
device, and sure enough, the questions started rolling in
"does Logbook Pro run on the iPhone?"
We don't want to be leading customers on, keep you
hanging on a thread with a glimmer of hope -- we like to be
up front, honest, and straight with you at all times.
Logbook Pro does not run on the iPhone nor do we intend to
support it. It runs the MAC OS which we don't support,
but more importantly, the iPhone is classified as a "closed
device." This means they do not allow applications to
be developed for the iPhone. However, they do allow
"things" to run inside the Safari browser, which obviously a
web page is not going to be sufficient for what we do in
Logbook Pro on a PDA, whether our
Logbook Pro PDA Companions or our
Daily Aviation Logbook software for airline pilots.
We hope some day Apple will open their doors to the
developer community, but they feel the best way to stay
secure is to keep a close hold on what runs on their
So although June 29th will always be known as the day the
iPhone was born, it may even become a national holiday as
crazy as it was, but no, we're not going to be able to
accommodate this new fangled cell phone, sorry! You
can certainly get your iPhone if you can't resist the
temptation, you'll just need a separate PDA to act as your
PDA as the iPhone is strictly a phone/multimedia device.
Route Browser v2 discount ends July 11th
FlightCentral is offering their newest version of Route
Browser with Google Earth support to everyone at upgrade pricing of just
$19.95. Normally sold for $29.95, Route
Browser can be purchased by everyone at the discount price
for a limited time; offer expires
July 11th, 2007. After July 11th the
upgrade pricing will no longer be available even for prior
customers. This is your last chance to get Route
Browser upgrade pricing. And remember,
you do not have to be a version 1 customer to get the
upgrade pricing, FlightCentral made the upgrade pricing
available to EVERYONE for a limited
time. Get your license now by
How to check your logbook for common errors
Did you know that Logbook Pro can check your entire
logbook for common data entry errors in a matter of seconds?
One of the most common errors when logging flights is
entering flight times that exceed the actual duration flown.
Logbook Pro will catch this during normal data entry if "FAR
Error Checking" is checked in the Options...Flight Log area,
however, if you imported your data OR if you changed your
duration after the fact to a lower time, you could end up
with Solo, PIC, etc. that is longer than you actually flew!
As shown in the image above, click the button with a
lightning bolt and this will launch the quick error check
system. If an error is found it will stop and
highlight the error that needs to be fixed. However,
if you have a column hidden, it may not be readily visible
what the error is, be sure to unhide hidden columns and/or
reset the layout (far left toolbar button has a Reset Layout
option when clicked).
Logbook Pro is powerful in that there is a lot of
information you traditionally had to log in separate columns
such as ASEL, AMEL, etc. in your written log, you do not
need to be logging this in Logbook Pro. That's why the
columns aren't there. If you added a ASEL, AMEL, or
any aircraft category & class type column, please read this
newsletter article on "overlogging." You're
working too hard, adding redundant data, and setting
yourself up to make mistakes. The more numbers you
have to enter, the more opportunity for error.
AeroLog, FlightLevel, SafeLog, EasyLog...upgrade to Logbook
We recently read a story about a pilot using one of the
above mentioned products and found himself locked out of his
logbook for failing to pay a renewal fee. He was using
his logbook software and didn't know that if you don't pay
your dues, your data is theirs, you have no access to your
logbook data! Now wouldn't that be scary? Not to
worry, Logbook Pro is yours to keep, there are no renewal
fees, no subscription dues, there are no timeouts or locks
that you could find some day that you no longer can access
your data. With Logbook Pro, you pay once, use
We've imported just about every logbook product on the
market, and even products no longer on the market!
Logbook Pro has a powerful import system allowing you to
import just about any data as long as it contains the
minimum data (common when logging a flight) and has column
headers on the top row, data rows for all rows below.
We've imported Jeppesen FliteLog, Mentor Plus, FlightLevel,
SafeLog, EasyLog, you name it, we've imported it.
Why move? Ask yourself these 10 questions to see if
you made the right decision:
- Is there a renewal fee such that if I don't pay my
logbook will be locked out?
- Can I print my data in a layout such as a Jeppesen
- Will I be able to print my data in a clean and
concise format for a checkride/flight review or a job
- Is the software continuously improved? In
other words is the company active with the product?
- Do they have a public discussion forum so I can see
what other customers have to say about the product?
- Do they have Palm and Pocket PC support for logging
flights while away from my computer?
- Do they have binders available for their printouts
so I can bind my printouts in a presentable format?
- Is there any third party support, i.e. other vendors
promoting and growing the logbook product?
- Is it sold by other aviation stores?
- Is your logbook data online only with no method of
capturing it should the web site go down?
It's okay if you may have made a bad decision in your
logbook purchase, we can help you correct that, don't worry.
But be sure that when shopping for logbook software you're
not just going for the cheapest price tag but are looking at
the entire package. If you want to right your wrong
and make the switch, we'll do your import for free!
Just send us a message via our
help desk, zip compress your logbook data file(s) and
send us the zip file, or if the logbook product has an
export option, export to TAB or CSV format and send us that
information as well. FlightLevel customers, send us
your backup (.BCK) file and that's all we need. We'll
welcome you with open arms and an exciting future ahead.
Welcome to Logbook Pro!
the word and get paid for doing so
We appreciate all of you helping to spread the word about
our software that helps you manage your aviation record
keeping. We don't want such efforts to go unnoticed or
without proper compensation, so treat yourself a little,
affiliate program and get paid for spreading the word.
No! You do not have to have a web site which is a
common question we get asked. When you sign up to
become an affiliate you'll gain access to an area to create
referral links. You can simply take this specially
formatted link (URL) and e-mail it to your friends.
"Hey Bob, I use this software to log my flights, here's the
link." When Bob visits our site using your specially
crafted URL, if Bob returns to buy something from our online
store within 30 days, you get paid a commission on whatever
Bob buys! It's that easy! You'll also find neat
functionality in the affiliate system such that you can
write Bob again: "Hey Bob, now that you're a Logbook Pro
customer you can get paid to spread the word." When
Bob signs up to become an affiliate using a link you created
directing him to become an affiliate, you'll get commissions
on Bob's leads! So there are great ways to actually
get Logbook Pro for free by simply becoming an affiliate and
spreading the word! You'll pay off your Logbook Pro
purchase and then some!
Click here to read a recent newsletter article on our
Click here to read the affiliate program announcement
you have a hard copy backup of
Do you trust your PC? If your entire aviation
career is in bits and bytes, you may want to take a moment
and think disaster preparedness. Hurricanes, lightning
strikes, theft, wild fires, there are far too many ways to
ruin our day! We have to plan for the worst so we can
recover with minimum loss, losses that can hopefully be
replaced. However, if your logbook is sitting on your
computer with no off site backup (neighbor, relative, etc.)
you are risking the inevitable, even if something simple
such as a fried computer, natural disaster not required!
Things to help prepare for disaster:
- Have a diligent backup plan. Backup
frequently, maintain an archive of backups, hard disk
storage is plentiful these days and cheap to add more,
even 300 GB external hard drives that plug into a USB
port! Thumb drives and CD-R(W) media make it easy
to copy over .BAK files and store at a friend or
- Print out your logbook! Convert those
invisible bits and bytes into black & white! You
can export flight log data to PDF, save those files as a
backup as well, but more importantly, keep a bound
logbook for safe keeping. We offer
everything you need to make this happen from leather
binders to blank page inserts, and even manual entry
pages to handwrite logbook data while away for entering
into Logbook Pro upon return
- Set reminders in your PDA or Microsoft
Outlook, whatever you use for your personal information
manager, to remind you when it's time to create a backup
or switch out a backup off site, update your printed
logbook etc. We are all very busy these days, part
of your disaster preparedness is setting reminders to
update information, backup data, switch out outdated off
site backup data, etc.
Nobody wants to have these types of disaster happen, it's
not like we all have enough free time to redo things we've
already done, or spend more money that's unnecessary!
We hear the nightmares far too frequently, mostly fried
motherboards, no backups that can be recovered, house fires,
you name it. Be prepared, be able to recover with
minimal loss in a time of crisis.
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