Yes it does. AvionLog does automatic backups for first use of the day and last use of the day for the previous few days of use. This is so you can ‘unwind’ errors and mistakes while offline, say when you’re at work.
Long-term backups to Box and DropBox are manually initiated.
Box and Dropbox are cloud storage providers independent from AvionLog. They are both reputable and well known companies. For more information see:
No, you do not have to back up to both, but our terms assume you will use both services and we strongly encourage this.
Many of AvionLog’s features borrow one of aviation’s strongest principles which all aviators are familiar with, system redundancy. Since your pilot logbook is so important we want to keep it as safe as possible so please use both Box and Dropbox.
Essentially yes. Box and Dropbox provide a certain amount of storage for free before asking you to pay. A typical experienced commercial pilot’s logbook when stored electronically is kilobytes of data rather than megabytes. This means you can store many historical versions of your logbook without cost and you can delete old backups. Of course if you use Box/Dropbox to store other files it may push you over the storage limit.
No they are not. Backups to Box and Dropbox are manually initiated. Mainly because you’re now pushing your data outside of AvionLog and we believe you should be in complete control of your data.
To access the Box and Dropbox backup features, while online:
From there a backup can be initiated at any time by clicking the 'Backup Now' button.
Your logbook will be backed up to both services. Be sure to switch on backup reminders.
Yes you can and we encourage you to. You can copy your files outside Box/Dropbox to anywhere you’d like. Please make sure to keep a copy of your backup files in their current location within Box/Dropbox so they will remain accessible within AvionLog.
The time of backup is filed in UTC (Zulu) time.
Find the logbook file you want to delete, swipe left on that file and click delete. This will delete the file from Box/Dropbox.
If not already on it, click on the ‘Flights’ icon on the bottom navigation bar then click the ‘+’ button at the top right corner of the screen.
The flight number feature will to pre-fill departure and destination airfields based on the last use of that flight number. The flight number can be in any alpha-numeric format.
This feature is controlled at: Settings > Display > General - scroll to the bottom and enable the toggle switch for ‘Flight Number Recognition’.
The return flight feature speeds up a flight that returns to your original point of departure. It is accessed by clicking on the ‘fast forward’ button at the top right of the screen after you’ve logged the outbound flight. AvionLog will create a new flight on the same date as landing, swap your departure and destinations airfields, and pre-fill the aircraft and pilots names. It will also toggle the ‘Is pilot flying’ switch (if you’re using it). All you have to do is enter the flight times and your flight is logged.
Like the return flight feature detailed above, the next flight feature pre-fills as much information as possible based on your previous flight but leaving your destination airfield for you to define. The next flight feature is designed for an onward leg rather than a return flight.
The fastest way to enter an airfield is using an ICAO (4 letter) or IATA (3 letter) code. You can also ‘search’ by airfield name. For regularly used airports, making an airfield a favorite will make that airport appear at the top drop down menu when you click on an entry field.
There’s a lot of detail you can store when creating a new person in your logbook. You can search for people you’ve flown with before based on their staff number or their first/last name. You can also make a person a favorite so they appear high up the list when you click on the name field.
Yes, in fact you can choose any one person in your logbook as a default PIC and any one person as a default SIC if you want. For example you can set yourself to be the default PIC or SIC. If you’re flying in a small corporate flight department and you tend to fly with the same colleague a lot you can default them as a a PIC/SIC so their name automatically enters when you start to log a flight. This is done with a toggle switch when you create a person. You can do this at any point as follows:
Our in-app search capability for entry fields such as aircraft registrations, offers as much flexibility as possible with finding what you want. Let’s say your Aircraft registration is ‘A1-23BC’ and you’ve logged it before. You can search any combination of that registration such as ‘BC’, ’3BC’ or ‘A1-2’ as an example.
Finding someone you’ve flown with before is very fast. Use any of the letters in their name for example, to find Jennifer Mckenzie, you could search ‘Mck’ or ‘Jenn" or even ‘er Mc’. If you’ve stored an ID/Staff Number you can find them with that too.
All aircraft registrations, people and airfields can be made a favorite when they’re created by you, or if they already exist, they can be made a favorite by visiting:
You can carry forward flight hours not yet logged in AvionLog by clicking on Data > Historical Flights.
Make as many entries as you need. The philosophy feature of this is similar to a paper logbook. Once you’ve finished a paper logbook you carry your old flight hours totals forward to a new logbook. This feature allows you to do that while preserving some of the data quality to make it more searchable and useable in AvionLog’s Reports functions. You can be as detailed or as vague as you choose when carrying forward your previous flight hours.
Duties behave much the same as flight hours.
AvionLog has an extensive database of airports. Due to storage space we do have to use some discretion for which airports are in the app. Also you may be flying from an unlisted airport such as a private strip or an unlisted helicopter landing site. To compensate for this AvionLog has the ability to add a new airport.
There are two ways you can add an airport to AvionLog, while adding a new flight, or directly into the airports database.
Latitude and Longitude must be in decimal format. There are websites that can convert hours, minutes and seconds lats and longs to decimal.
To allow night time calculations from an airport ensure timezone data is entered.
A mobile airport is typically a ship or aircraft carrier but can also be used if you want an airport without entering latitude, longitude and other geographic data such as timezones. Just beware that AvionLog won’t know where this airport is and so can’t calculate night flight time and flight distances.
Firstly, activate the signature field on your flights page by:
You can now scroll to where the signature field is, usually at the bottom of the page and click to sign the flight. Ensure you can ‘Edit’ the flight by clicking ‘Edit’ at the top right corner of the screen.
Yes. We want you to really get to know AvionLog. That’s why all features are available to you during your free trial.
No! Your free trial starts from your first AvionLog flight not your previous flights. Flights you’ve already done can be uploaded to AvionLog so you can see the full functionality of the app.
For pilots flying more than 700 hours per year the 6 month trial is the best choice. For pilots flying less than 700 hours per year the 350 hour option gives the best opportunity to try AvionLog for free.
We put no limit on the calendar period that you can try the app for, even if it takes you a decade to fly 350 hours. This trial is ideal for student and private pilots.
How many hours can you log in 6 months? As many as you can fly. There are no flight hours limits to the AvionLog 6 month free trial period.
They don’t. Flight hours are what matter. All other types of logbook entries do not count towards any free trial hours limit.
You can run your AvionLog free trial on as many devices as you want. We take great pride in our sync capability so run AvionLog on as many iOS devices as you want and watch our sync keep your pilot logbook up to date on all your devices.
After your trial period ends you will be offered the opportunity to upgrade to AvionLog's yearly subscription. If you decide not to upgrade, you will no longer be able to enter new flights, but you will continue to have access to all of your old data including the ability to end, generate reports and to export that data from the app.
No you won’t. All the output features of AvionLog remain operational. Our philosophy is that your data is always yours. As such you can always output your data however you want.
At present AvionLog supports import from the following sources:
More import options are to come. If your requested import option is not supported, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.
Due to the way some aircraft and airfield codes work you may have to give AvionLog a bit more information. Click each aircraft, choose or search for the correct aircraft and click ‘Match’. If there’s no match, create the aircraft in your local database by clicking ‘Update Existing’.
The AIMS website can be customized by airlines and have additional security features fitted that we cannot cater for within the app. To allow for this, by downloading the AIMS Logbook report as HTML and importing it, AvionLog can read the HTML directly and fill in your logbook.
This could be done periodically and takes a couple of minutes to complete.
In the LogTen Pro app navigate to Reports > Exporters.
From LogTen export the following files to your email or a files folder. It’s easiest to email the files to yourself:
Note: Ensure all data is exported. A common error is using a custom date range. Make sure the date range is for all data.
RepeatStep 3 for all the files you downloaded in step 2.
Note: If you were already in this screen and don’t see the uploaded files, navigate out and back in.
Drag and drop the green labels next to the correct file you uploaded from LogTen.
AvionLog will now ask you a few questions about your LogTen data to match to our database particularly for any unknown airports or aircraft. Usually it’s just a slight difference in the way we match data. To match to an aircraft in the AvionLog database choose match and find the aircraft. To create a new aircraft in the database, choose Update Existing.
Your LogTen Pro logbook data should now be imported into AvionLog. Happy flight logging!
This option is for mccPILOTLOG and CrewLounge PILOTLOG
First you need to export your data from mccPILOTLOG or CrewLounge PILOTLOG:
Ensure you export your times in UTC.
To import your files to AvionLog:
First you need to export your data from Garmin Pilot Log:
To import your files to AvionLog:
Export from ZuluLog
In ZuluLog navigate to Pilot Logbook > Flight Preferences > Viewer Preferences and set:
In ZuluLog navigate to Pilot Logbook > Flight Preferences > General Preferences and set Date display format to:
Export your logbook and aircraft list files.
To import your files to AvionLog:
With newer import processes there may be times when certain fields are not imported to AvionLog. This data is stored in a viewable field called 'Unmatched Import Data'.
You can view this field by activating at Settings > Display > Flight Editing Fields and Order.
When this data is included in a new version release you can manually activate an import. See 'Update Tools' section later in FAQs.Note: Please feel free contact us for further help with import.
AvionLog is built with your syncing needs in mind. You can move your logbook and individual flights across your devices in any one of the following three ways:
We use a cloud based solution to keep your data in sync, therefore we need a way to identify you on the server and on all the devices you want to sync between.
Live Sync has a lot going on behind the scenes. By using a concept of "last change wins" sync is able to reconcile issues when two pieces of data might be competing. While being efficient, this approach however isn’t always perfect. There are a few, very rare cases, where a flight may not sync across.
There are a few ways to get data restored on all your devices:
If live sync doesn’t work after doing the steps above, use the backup feature to bring your logbook on all devices up to the same state. Note: It may help to disable sync while going through this process.
While you have internet access choose the device with the correct logbook data and
All your devices should now be up to the same correct state. If required re-enable Sync.
Yes. You need a WiFi or cellular data connection on each device you want to manually sync with.
To start, AvionLog requires that you have enabled at least one backup location, e.g. Box and/or Dropbox. You can then choose one of these as the location where a ‘sync’ file accessible to all devices is placed.
Just like the backup capability and other AvionLog features we believe in the aviation industry principle of multiple redundant systems. Manual sync relies on your Dropbox or Box account and you taking some of the actions. Think of it like this, our live sync technology is like GPS, it works great almost all of the time but it’s not perfect (just yet). Manual sync is like a VOR backup, it’ll get you there but with just a bit more work.
There are so many ways pilots use their logbook data that AvionLog has been designed to put your flexibility first. To achieve this, there are several report types you can produce with a large set of criteria possibilities.
AvionLog can generate the following report types:
To add any new report, select the Reports Page on the bottom nav bar, then click the + button in the top right corner.
Now select the type of report you’d like to produce.
To add a favorite 'Logbook PDF' report:
On the reports page, your chosen Logbook PDF option now appears as a ‘FAVORITE LOGBOOK’. Note that you can choose as many favorites as you want.
Move to the step below to create a PDF output.
Tap on your chosen logbook and select your date range, Preset or Custom, and select Create Report. Your logbook will generate.
You can then touch the sharing button to email, message or otherwise share the resulting PDF file with yourself or another person.
To delete a favourite Logbook PDF report, swipe left on it and click delete.
You can add that logbook back as a favorite at any time (see How do I add a favorite ‘Logbook PDF’ Report For The First Time?).
A ‘Standard Report’ is a breakdown of your flying hours within the criteria you have set.
For example, let’s say you are a Boeing 757 pilot and have flown as both Captain and First Officer. You want to know how those breakdown individually and get a quick run down of night flight time, instrument time etc, you could very quickly achieve this using AvionLog’s Standard Report feature.
Another example would be to make a ‘Total Time’ Standard Report which is a useful breakdown of your logged flying.
To add a standard report:
Note: Some properties you enter a value ‘less than’, ‘greater than’ or ‘equal to’. Click the = symbol to change that option.
Once you’ve entered a value select ‘Save’ in the top right corner and click on your report to view it.
Limit, Target and Rolling reports are there to help you keep track of your flying limits and targets both in the short and long term.
Limit reports are great for tracking a limit in a fixed period of time, say 1000 flight hours in a calendar year.
Target reports are great for tracking when you might make a certain target, say 2000 flight hours on your latest aircraft type.
Rolling reports are ideal for tracking limits like FAR 117 and EU OPS flight time restrictions such as 900 or 1000 hours in a rolling 12 month period or 100 hours in a 28 day period.
To add a Limit/Target/Rolling report:
To track your FAR 117 or EU-OPS limits:
There may be times that you want to move flight times from one field to another, for example, a PDF logbook you’re producing may show ‘Actual Instrument Time’ as opposed to ‘Instrument Time’, which you’ve logged. In AvionLog you can log both.
To move times to a new field:
Note: Please backup before you perform this action.
During an import process, especially if it is new, there may be times when AvionLog doesn't capture certain data. This data will be stored in a viewable field called 'Unmatched Import Data'.
When a new version is released and this data can be captured, go to Settings > Update Tools. Choose the import type to complete and click 'Finish Import'.
Note: Please backup before you perform this action.