ForeFlight, creator of the award-winning and most widely used flight planning and electronic flight bag app for Apple iPad and iPhone, announced the availability of ForeFlight Logbook. Logbook is seamlessly integrated into the ForeFlight app, making it easy for pilots to manually and automatically log flights, track hours, review currency, record certificates and ratings, receive electronic instructor endorsements, and generate experience reports.
“With ForeFlight Logbook, we wanted to deliver an app for pilots that makes recording flights simple, provides currency information at a glance, simplifies experience reporting, and never loses a logbook entry,” says Tyson Weihs, ForeFlight’s cofounder and CEO. “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. Pilots that adopt ForeFlight Logbook will get more simplicity, utility, and security than was ever possible with paper.”
ForeFlight Logbook automatically uses recorded Track Logs, ForeFlight’s built-in flight data recorder, to create draft logbook entries, eliminating the need to manually enter basic flight information like date, total flight time, and route. Pilots simply review the entry, add desired details, and then tap to save the flight to the digital logbook. Custom fields offer flexibility to capture and track any additional information the pilot needs.
A color-coded dashboard includes a recent flight experience summary where pilots can see their activity at-a-glance. For example, they can check if they are current for IFR flight or for carrying passengers at night. Pilots can export a flight experience report that can be used for completing annual insurance forms, rental applications, job applications, and more.
ForeFlight Logbook also supports digital endorsements allowing instructors and examiners to sign endorsements in the app using their finger or a stylus. A database of over sixty endorsement templates derived from FAA Advisory Circular 61-65E eliminates the need to type endorsement text, while still allowing the customizations necessary to complete an endorsement. Logbook endorsements and digital signatures are locked and stored in the ForeFlight Cloud for safekeeping.
Logbook data is automatically and securely stored in the ForeFlight Cloud and seamlessly synchronizes across all devices on a customer’s account. ForeFlight’s servers regularly backup the logbook when changes or additions are made, delivering a new level of security and assurance for digital pilot logbook data. Customers can use ForeFlight’s website to upload and import logbook entries saved in one of many different supported formats.
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 foreflight.com/logbook.