Happy New Year - A Look at
Happy 2009 to all! I hope all of our readers
had a wonderful and safe holiday and you were able to
spend time with family, take some time off, relax, etc.
We took a little time to catch our breath here which is
a good thing as we have a very busy year ahead!
We're hard at work on the next version of Logbook Pro
which is sure to be one of the most exciting and
complete pilot record keeping solutions ever offered.
We are also planning to offer very unique services and
capabilities to cater to our traveling community,
corporate and enterprise customers, and expanding our
PDA services to a broader range of platforms. It
is sure to be an exciting time ahead! For those
that have been with us watching Logbook Pro version 1
grow over the last 10+ years, and especially those that
gave us great feedback for future versions, we are
certain you will be happy with what we have coming.
There is no doubt everyone is feeling the impact of
the economy! Not only here in the United States
but also worldwide and more and more pilots are finding
themselves looking for a job that never imagined
having to look for a job again. Our data entry
staff are busy transposing paper logs into Logbook Pro
for our airline community going through very challenging
times! We can gauge the interviews on the rise
with our binder sales and as of late we have been
selling a lot of binders! We hope our users are
finding great success in their interviewing process and
Logbook Pro is helping you with your applications,
presentation, and getting hired!
I wish all of our users a happy and safe 2009 ahead!
I look forward to chatting with you using our live
support system, corresponding with you via the help desk
or community forums, and listening to your outstanding
feedback to help improve our products to better serve
you. If you have any questions or suggestions,
please contact us and give us the opportunity to assist
you. Thank you all for your business and for
choosing our flight logbook software - Logbook Pro!
President, Owner, and Founder - NC Software, Inc.
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In today's economy and competition in
the aviation job market it has never been more important
to ensure you have every advantage possible for your
interview and stand out from your peers. Most
people interviewing will obviously have the minimum
"numbers" to get to the interview but what will set you
above the rest when it comes to first impression,
showing responsibility and preparation, desire to be
hired, accountability, and attention to detail? We
published a newsletter article in
February 2007 dedicated to those facing the hiring
click here to review the article and absorb some of
the helpful tips we provided for you. We are here
to assist you in any way we can and hope we'll hear back
with your success story.
To further assist you in this process
we offer professional turn-key
services, high quality
leather binders, and of course our
Pro software to help you slice and dice your data to
fill out those complicated applications that are
practically impossible to accurately complete without
Logbook Pro and the powerful Analyzer feature.
We wish you the best of luck in the
hiring process. Rest assured that Logbook Pro is
proven and well known among those conducting your
interview and those hired before you have set the
standard with their Logbook Pro printouts, leather
binders, and professional presentation.
Service - How it Works...
There is no doubt about it, it's painful any way you
look at it when it comes to entering years of data into
any computer program. However, the benefits are
well worth the effort providing you an electronic
record, an indestructible record, a permanent record of
your hard earned and very expensive aviation career.
Additionally, you'll have data analysis capabilities
like you've never imagined such as when using Logbook
pivot-table system with advanced filtering capability.
I'd like to take this opportunity to explain our data
entry service, our hassle free system of helping you get
those paper logbooks into Logbook Pro with the greatest
About two years ago we started this service to help
people who didn't have the desire or time to transfer
years of paper logbook information into Logbook Pro.
In addition, with the post 9/11 aviation downsizing it
also allowed us to flow through money to pilots in need.
NC Software does not profit from the data entry service,
we are simply a conduit between the customer and a group
of United States based pilots volunteering their time
and efforts to do the work for you. They are all
Logbook Pro customers that we've come to know over the
years and who spend a lot of time for a little hard
earned money to handle the daunting task as described
The process starts by first
and inquiring about the data entry service. You
can see the introduction of the service on the bottom of
Logbook Pro Home Page, but the real information
comes after contacting us. We'll send you the
information about our services and include a
contract for your review and signature. You'll
then send us your logbooks or photo-copies of your logs,
the signed contract, and a deposit check for $200 (which
can also be paid by credit card if desired). Your
logbooks remain in the United States, we do not
"offshore" this work. You'll be contacted when
your shipment arrives and we'll inform you how long
until we can begin the job if we haven't already
coordinated that prior to the shipment. We handle
jobs on a first come first serve basis unless the
expedited service option is paid upon which expedited
jobs bump non-expedited jobs in priority. We'll
keep you posted as the job progresses as each staff
reports progress 1-2 times a week into our task tracker
and we'll notify you as well.
The concern most have is obviously shipping their
logbooks. 99% of the time people ship their actual
logbooks, however, we do get a few that photo-copy their
logs and send us the copies instead. We only
request that when sending in photo-copies that you
attach the left and rights so that the staff can read
across a complete row at a time and not have any chance
of misaligning left and right sheets causing inaccurate
data. Regarding shipping actual logs, we use FedEx
and suggest you do as well, of course UPS is fine also,
and indicate signature required so your shipment is
signed for upon receipt and not left unattended.
We'll ship it to you in return the same way unless you
indicate otherwise on the contract. It is also
suggested, and you should do this regardless, to place
your address in the front cover of all of your logbooks
in the extremely rare event the box were to come open
the logbook could then be returned to the owner.
So please be sure to place owner information either in
the logbook itself or on a paper clipped or taped to the
logbook during shipping.
So far we have had no problems and the system has
been working great. It is certainly a simple way
for those that have not yet gone electronic with their
logbooks to do so and also help out pilots in need at
the same time. If you're interested in our data
entry services please
inquire today and we'll get you started.
Submit your requests for Logbook
Pro's next version
We're hard at work on the next version of Logbook Pro
but it's never too late to provide us your input.
We've listened to many of your requests as provided on
Logbook Pro Wish List Forum and also submitted to us
via e-mail. We take information from these inputs
and document them on our task tracker used by the
development team so we typically don't respond to the
submissions on the forum but we do transpose them to our
task tracker and requirements documentation internally.
We continue to invite your feedback and encourage
your suggestions. There are many creative minds
out there but most importantly we need to know what the
software needs to do (functionality) that it currently
isn't doing to satisfy your flight logging needs around
the global user base. We need to focus these
feature requests on software capabilities, not hardware
support. For example, we know people want iPhone
and BlackBerry support, and we hope to provide that in
the not too distant future, but for now we need to know
what you need Logbook Pro itself to accomplish for you.
Are there reports you need? Data analysis
capabilities not yet met with the Analyzer?
Airline Schedule Importer integration and features, etc.
Better PDA synchronization recommendations, etc.
As you come across any ideas, please use our
Logbook Pro Wish List forum as the primary conduit
for your feature requests. If it is something you
want to keep private or you have examples of something
you want to share, please submit a help desk ticket and
send us your information that way. Any way you can
communicate with us is fine, we'll take the inputs so we
can better serve you when the new product releases.
Don't wait and see if it's going to have what's on your
mind, please tell us now so we can be sure to meet your
needs prior to the final release.