Tired of filling out and managing your pilot and maintenance logbooks? Check out AOPA Expo exhibitor Aircraft Logs.Com. Using Aircraft Situational Display to Industry (ASDI) feeds from FAA flight tracking data, Aircraft Logs will automatically generate an electronic logbook containing information from each of your trips made on an instrument flight plan. This lets you keep track of your pilot currency without the bother of making written entries in a conventional logbook.
Maintenance tracking is also available through Aircraft Logs. All of your maintenance logs are scanned and turned into an electronic format, then stored on Aircraft Logs’ password-protected Web site. As inspections come due, and airworthiness directives and service bulletins are posted, you are alerted via warning flags. Similarly, squawks can be monitored from onset to resolution.
Both the pilot and maintenance logs are integrated so that times and expenses can be tracked. Maintenance signoffs can also be done electronically, if your fixed-base operator or maintenance shop is given access to your account.
Electronic storage provides more security than paper logs, says the company, and eliminates the risks of mailing valuable maintenance logs. Users of mobile devices such as PDAs and Smartphones can now access AircraftLogs no matter where they are, recording new flights from their handheld devices. They also can check pilot currency or review the maintenance status of an aircraft on their account.
Pilot electronic logbooks are available for $8.95 per month. Pilot and maintenance tracking logs for various types of airplanes are available for the following prices: single-engine piston: $30 per month; multi-engine piston: $39.95 per month; single-engine turboprop: $49.50 per month; twin-engine turboprop: $64.95 per month; and twin turbine: $84.95 per month.