ForeFlight, the creator of a popular electronic flight bag app for the Apple iPad and iPhone, announced the availability of a logbook component that lets pilots log flights, track hours, review currency, and perform other record-keeping functions manually or electronically.
ForeFlight Logbook “is seamlessly integrated into the ForeFlight app,” adding simplicity, utility, security, and the capability to present a pilot’s recent experience at a glance, ForeFlight said in a news release.
“ForeFlight Logbook goes well beyond the basics, with automation for flight entries based on our automatic flight logging system, encrypted instructor signatures and endorsements, real-time syncing across iPhone and iPad, and automatic backups that regularly snapshot your logbook,” said Tyson Weihs, ForeFlight’s CEO and co-founder. “Pilots that adopt ForeFlight Logbook will get more simplicity, utility, and security than was ever possible with paper.”
ForeFlight Logbook uses recorded Track Logs, ForeFlight’s built-in flight data recorder, to create draft logbook entries, eliminating the need for pilots to manually enter basic information such as the date, total flight time, and route, ForeFlight said.
The pilot can review the entry, add details, and tap to save the flight to the digital logbook. Custom fields provide flexibility to capture and track additional information.
A color-coded dashboard shows a recent flight experience summary, allowing a pilot to ascertain, for example, if he or she has met recent experience requirements for IFR flight or for carrying passengers at night.
Pilots can export a flight experience report and use it to complete forms for insurance, aircraft rental applications, job applications, and other informational purposes, ForeFlight said.
The product also supports digital endorsements, giving flight instructors or examiners the ability to sign endorsements in the app, using a finger or a stylus. A database of endorsement templates is included, adding efficiency while still allowing customization.
Logbook endorsements and digital signatures “are locked and stored in the ForeFlight Cloud for safekeeping,” ForeFlight said.
ForeFlight Logbook is available with ForeFlight 7.5 as part of ForeFlight’s new Basic Plus and Pro Plus plans, or as an upgrade to the Business Pro plan for multi-pilot accounts. For more information visit the ForeFlight website.