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Logbook Pro PC Edition 1.11.9 Released
Logbook Pro version 1.11.9 is available and is a FREE update for all of our PC edition customers.  As our loyal customers know Logbook Pro has been a great investment as we have not charged a single upgrade fee in over 13 years!  We take pride in the use of our software and we're thrilled Logbook Pro is the standard in the aviation community for electronic logbooks.  If you don't have 1.11.9 installed simply uninstall your existing Logbook Pro software, click the link above and install the newest version.  Uninstall/Reinstall does NOT affect your data or activation so update right away and enjoy the great features and reliability and trust that you have nothing but the best.

Revisions in 1.11.9:
  • NEW: FAR 121 and FAR 135 reports now prompt for an date when running the report allowing pilots to look ahead at their limits or review prior limit data based on the specified date. The default is to generate the limitations based on today's date, however, with Logbook Pro for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android having the option to sync pending flights, airline pilots can use this feature to review limits based on scheduled flying ahead.
  • Changed "My Sync" on the toolbar to "Cloud Sync"
  • Fixed an issue related to pending flights from apps when no Aircraft Ident was supplied. Aircraft Type is required for pending flights to sync into Logbook Pro PC edition. Be sure to check Settings/Schedule Importer if you use the iPhone/iPad/Android app and sync pending flights as set in Settings/Synchronization.
  • Warning period for currency and FAR 121/135 settings in Options/Currency were not being persisted
  • Fixed an issue on the Jeppesen style report (non split-report) when in single-page layout and using a signature image, the image would not align in the signature block properly
  • Fixed an issue with Jeppesen style custom template reports (non split-report) where Flight Simulator column heading would not appear.
If you have any questions about this update feel free to contact us via our Help Desk. If you want to earn commissions when referring your friends or coworkers be sure to sign up for our affiliate program.

If you made the wrong choice and you're not presently using Logbook Pro for your pilot logbook records we would be happy to help you transition to Logbook Pro. We can import most other electronic products and we offer a data entry service if you're still using paper. Click here for a list of our current conversions offered. Electronic conversions are done FREE for our new customers.

Still using an evaluation edition of Logbook Pro? Click here to get your registration code instantly online or click here to buy through our premier partner - Sporty's Pilot Shop.
Major update - Logbook Pro for Android 1.0.5 Released

We're proud to announce the release of Logbook Pro for Android 1.0.5.  We have finally taken this app to the feature complete state and achieved our goals in reliability and stability.  As with any new software product it takes time to iron out the small issues and we have finally done that!  We had an issue that unfortunately affected our International users where you could run the app but after the initial sync it would just shut down and not run again!  Not good!  It is fixed so if you're reading this and you were affected by this issue and you gave up, give it another try.  Download Logbook Pro for Android on the Android Market and we are sure you will be pleased and it will work as everyone that reported this issue was given the pre-release version to verify the fix prior to the public release.

With that said we have a solid app now, stable, reliable, and as with all our Logbook Pro products, accurate!  Go to the Android Market to update your installed app or install Logbook Pro if you have not yet done so.  We are sure you will be pleased, the reviews have been amazing!  Thank you ALL for your outstanding support, patience, and great ideas making this product what it is today.
Logbook Pro for iPhone/iPad 2.4.1 Released
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We are thrilled with Logbook Pro for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad providing you the most stable and reliable logbook for Apple's iOS devices.  We've been hard at working making these apps even better and we're happy to report that we haven't had a single crash report in months!  We have these apps optimized and finely tuned ready for you to enjoy, and they're FREE.

Recently we released a significant update which is version 2.4.0 and then a small tweak for our International customers in version 2.4.1.  Here is the list of exciting revisions:
✔ Improved use of Flight # on calendar and flights screen
✔ Time Calculator is now stored per flight. Each flight has its own Time Calculator as well as a separate Time Calculator is available from the Home Screen
✔ Significantly faster schedule imports
✔ Schedule Importer screen shows more info such as calendar settings, etc.
✔ Duration Calc button is now smart and will calc duration based off of an available OOOI pair if the default calc method pair is not entered
✔ Added "Internal Fields" to bottom of Flight data entry screen which shows the fields stored by the app from the schedule importer such as Flight #, etc. which is used by the app for Calendar integration. User can update this info but it will not sync to Logbook Pro PC.
✔ My Subscription has a new COPY button to copy the Device ID to memory so it can be pasted when purchasing a cloud sync subscription
✔ Time Calculator now has a COPY button to copy the duration value to memory to be pasted as desired
✔ Purging unsynced data now automatically removes entries from calendar, secondary prompt removed
✔ Improved synchronization process
✔ Fixed issue where scroll position would reset to top when viewing a flight and returning to the list
✔ Fixed an issue related to AutoFill and custom fields synchronizing to the PC
✔ Increase connection timeouts for slow/poor Internet connections
✔ Reorganized Time Calc screen slightly lowering buttons to avoid inadvertent tap and also added prompt to confirm clear action
✔ Minor improvements for International users
✔ Overall tweaks and improvements keeping the app in top form
An example of the new Internal Fields on the bottom of the Flight Log screen is shown below.

Internal Fields

Download your FREE update by going to the App Store on your device and then tap UPDATES. If an update is not available tap SEARCH and type in Logbook Pro to download your app today.
Cloud Sync - Where are we going with this?
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Cloud Sync is our innovative system for synchronizing data between our apps (iPhone, iPad, Android) and Logbook Pro PC edition.  As you may not realize, Apple does not allow developers to sync apps via cable/iTunes so we have to come up with an alternative method to synchronize our data.  Some have dealt with messy pairing of device to computer over WiFi network, or who knows what, we were not going to make you suffer like this!  When developing our first iPhone app release we pioneered a cloud sync system to take the pain and suffering out of synchronizing your apps so you can spend more time flying than fiddling with your computer!  Other sync methods have also proven less than reliable, our cloud sync system is 100% reliable!  As we say "it just works" and that's exactly how it is.

We enjoyed our newest Android app customers posting their reviews citing their amazement with our cloud sync system and we thank you for the great feedback and we are thrilled with your remarks.  We're also glad we can bring your these apps free and keep costs to a minimum.  Buy one cloud sync universal subscription and enjoy all your free apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android phone, Android tablet all for one low subscription to sync.

Some ask about getting all of their data between PC and apps.  Yes, that is the plan, but for now we wanted to walk before we run and make sure we have all the right pieces in place as this infrastructure is quite complex, and expensive nonetheless.  It's not always a great idea to have your complete logbook on a device and we're not going to put your or your data in a position where there could be a problem.  We wrote a parody on this announcing "Logbook Pro Watch Edition" a few newsletters ago.  Click here if you haven't read it.  We have it right and we have achieved our goals and we're ready to take this to the next level.  In fact we've been developing our cloud infrastructure the past five years so you're just now seeing the beginnings of what we've been working on.

With our next round of applications we are planning on data anywhere - full synchronization!  So those that ask about full sync, yes, it is coming, rest assured.  That is the plan.

As you may also know we offer another cloud service called cloud backup.  This is separate from our cloud sync system where you can click "File..Backup to Cloud" from within Logbook Pro 1.11.9 and instantly save your Logbook Pro backup to our cloud backup system.  Sleep soundly at night knowing your data is backed up safely off site also for a very affordable annual subscription starting at just $19.99 for an entire year.  Click here for more details.

We're thrilled you like what we've been delivering backed by our reputation of reliability and accuracy.  We take great pride in the quality and innovation of our products.  We are flattered when we see our competitors copy our ideas and follow in our footsteps.
The Commander Binder, Got Yours?

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Years ago I went to Cirrus Elite to help come up with a high capacity solution for our distinguished pilots with a lot of flight time to show.  While it's neat to have a stack of logbooks; it's a far better solution to have ONE logbook that has all your information.  Less to keep track of, less chance of misplacing or losing, and a far better presentation of your flying career.  And more cost effective as well which is top priority in this economy.

We came up with the Commander series binder which holds approximately 250 pages of the Cirrus Elite heavy bond pre-drilled paper.  At 25 lines per page that's over 6,000 flight log entries you can hold in this binder!  High quality leather, personalizable with your name, the Commander series binder is a perfect fit for any professional or career aviator.  Multiple rings prevent lost pages due to tear outs and binders are backed by Cirrus Elite which is known for the ultimate in customer service and quality. 

With the new retirement rules causing a potential large turnover next year, NOW is the time to get your logbooks in order.  Interviews are picking up and far too frequently come with very little notice.  Don't be caught off guard, have your hit and run interview kit ready to go and moments notice!  You never know when a job opportunity will come available.

Click here to buy your Commander series binder today.
Development Road Map Update
We've been busy cranking out updates and we have a few new things in the works and we're continuously evolving our road map of what's ahead.  As you know we recently added Logbook Pro for Android to our software inventory but there are obviously other platforms out there we don't support and I'm sure you want to know if and when?  And of course what about APDL?

Earlier this year we intended to move forward with Logbook Pro for Microsoft's Windows Phone platform (Windows Phone 7).  With the domination of iOS (Apple) and Android, Windows Phone 7 has had a difficult time gaining market share.  Microsoft just released their "Mango" update to Windows Phone which is a significant update, almost a rebirth of the product which finally brings it up to speed, where it needs to be to compete.  However, we are heavy into our next major PC release and that is our priority effort from this point forward so we are deferring Windows Phone support until after the PC vNext is released sometime in 2012.  We also have to watch to see if Windows Phone 7 will gain traction, which I think it will.

Blackberry is a great platform but is on the decline.  I don't have an optimistic feeling for the future of RIM/Blackberry especially as they don't cater to the developers like Apple, Google, and Microsoft have.  For this reason we are going to have to sit back and watch to see what happens with Blackberry as we don't have the resources to invest at this time in a potentially declining platform.

WebOS as you know is now a dead product as HP has been going through quite a bit of change/controversy.  Someone else may pick it up, it would be a shame to see the Palm legacy die off but with Apple/Google/Microsoft dominating the market it's a tough sell.

APDL:  It is amazing the passion our airline community has for this product and we hear you, and please hear us, APDL is not dead, it is far from that, we just can't discuss it at this time!  Catch my drift?  Good things come to those who wait - please be patient!  For those that have used our iPhone/Android apps you may not have noticed that we have clearly stated in the App Store/Android Market product descriptions that this product does NOT replace APDL.  Airline pilots - you may not know this but we have two completely separate lines of products:  APDL and Logbook Pro.  The Logbook Pro app has a lot to help airline pilots and many have found it sufficient for their needs and have replaced APDL with our iPhone/Android apps with schedule importer integration, FAR 121/135 features, and great reports and lookback information at your finger tips with the seamless cloud sync system.

Our PC product is still the most reliable, accurate, and trusted logbook bar none.  People using other products need a photographic memory as some notable products are notable for their unreliability, crashes, and data loss!  We would never stand for that in Logbook Pro.  With that said, we have been working years on our innovative new PC product and we're making great headway.  We are on target for our 2012 release.

We have another secret project in the works we hope to announce in late October.  Stay tuned!!!  As you can see we are hard at work providing you, our great customers, great logbook solutions.  This is our full time business, this is not a hobby or basement project.  We look forward to your continued feedback and feature requests which help shape this road map and the products we provide you in the end.  Thank you for your continued support.
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Using another e-Logbook? We'll convert you to Logbook Pro FREE
Does your e-Logbook vendor still have a pulse?  Are they still interested in providing you the latest and greatest and best possible logbook solution or have they gone AWOL?  When is the last time your e-Logbook was updated?  Are they gouging you AGAIN by charging you exorbitant fees to upgrade to a new version?  It's time to move to the defacto standard in e-Logbook -- Logbook Pro!  We haven't charged an upgrade fee in over 13 years; you are not a dollar sign to us, you are family here!  We want you to be using nothing but the best and we want to make it affordable for you.  Our pride is use of our product, not the size of our bank account.

We will gladly convert your "other" electronic software logbook for you at no charge.  This is a FREE one-time service for new customers.  Simply send us a zip file of your current logbook data and we'll verify we can convert it, if so, we'll ask for your Logbook Pro PC edition registration code to proceed with the conversion and we'll complete the conversion for you.  We welcome you to Logbook Pro and hope you enjoy our wide range of software for general aviation and airline pilots, our Cirrus Elite binders, and other add-ons to make flight logging fun and useful.  Logbook Pro is the leader for ease of use, quality and support, data analysis and reporting, and free upgrades for over 12 years now!  It's time you made the move.

We have a Knowledgebase of conversions which is only a list of our most common conversions.  Contact us even if you're product is not listed and we'll gladly see if we can convert your data.
Did you know Logbook Pro has an Import Wizard that can import just about any comma (CSV) or TAB delimited file? If your logbook product has an export feature, most likely you can make the transition yourself. Click here for details on the Import Wizard which is functional even in the Eval of Logbook Pro.

Using a Mac?  No problem.  Click here for details on how to run Logbook Pro on a Mac.
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Logbook Pro PC Edition 1.11.9
Logbook Pro Universal App for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad 2.4.1
Logbook Pro for Android 1.0.5
Logbook Pro Palm Companion 1.10.5
Logbook Pro Pocket PC Companion 1.10.16
Airline Pilot's Daily Aviation Logbook - Palm OS 6.0.4
Airline Pilot's Daily Aviation Logbook - Pocket PC 6.1.4
FlightCentral Route Browser 2.2
Airline Schedule Importer 8.4.4
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