Fast Flight Logging With AvionLog

You've got better things to be doing, especially in a busy cockpit, than spending an endless amount of time making flight entries into your logbook app. We work diligently to ensure AvionLog works as fast as possible, and with the tools you need, to ensure your logging is seamless, and we're always developing more.

Keeping it on the Page

Flight logging on one page using slide up windows.

You'll notice that logging is fast and smooth.

To achieve this, all flight logging is kept on one page, even if you have a new aircraft tail number/registration, aircraft type, person or airfield to add.

A database of ~15,000 airfields and ~1,000 aircraft means that entering a new type or unknown airfield is rare, but if you have to, slide up windows guide you through.

Flight Number Recognition

An innovative feature of AvionLog, flight number recognition is ideal for any pilot that frequently flies the same routes.

Useful tip: Even if there is no formal flight number associated with the city pair you're flying, for example corporate pilots and flight instructors, you can still assign your own flight number or code, eg. DFWJFK to quickly fill your departure and arrival airfields.

Enabling Flight Number Recognition In Your Logbook

To enable flight number recognition go to Settings > Display > General, scroll down to the 'Flights' sub-heading and enable 'Flight Number Recognition'.

Next, go to Settings > Display > Flight Editing Fields and Order, and search for 'Flight'. You will see the Flight Number field. Make sure it is enabled.

Fast Flight Logging with Flight Number Recognition

How Does Flight Number Recognition Work?

Each time you log a flight using the flight number recognition feature, AvionLog looks back at your logbook to determine if you've flown that flight number before. If it finds that you have, a 'Flight Number Match' pop-up box is displayed asking if you want to auto-fill the airports. Select 'yes' and even the shortest action like entering your departure and arrival airfields is taken care of.

Next Flight & Return Flight

Next flight and return flight feature to pre-fill your next flight

Are you used to flying multi-sector days and logging quickly while on the go?

If your answer is yes, you'll be pleased to know that we make it easy for you with our 'Next Flight' and 'Return Flight' features.

These are automatically enabled and can be accessed by clicking the fast forward arrow at the top right of any flight entry page.

How Does It Work?

The 'Next Flight' and 'Return Flight' features work by using some of the flight data from the page you're on and pre-filling your next entry.

The 'Return Flight' Feature Will Assume

1. The date is the same date that you went On Blocks on your previous flight, the PIC/P1 and SIC/P2 remain the same,

2. The 'Is Pilot Flying' switch will toggle, assuming you're alternating flying duties and are flying multi-pilot or you haven't selected to always be pilot flying in Settings,

3. The departure and destination airfields will swap,

4. The aircraft type and registration will remain the same.

'Next Flight'

The next flight feature uses the same assumptions with one exception, the 'To' (arrival) airfield is not pre-filled. It assumes an onward flight to a new destination.

If something has changed, maybe an aircraft or crew swap, any pre-filled entries can be quickly changed.

Night Flight Time Calculation

To keep your electronic pilot logbook fast to use AvionLog will automatically calculate the time spent operating at night. It does this for flights operated locally or cross-country.

How the Night Time Calculation Works

For cross-country flights AvionLog calculates the sunrise and sunset times along the great circle route between your departure and destination airfields. It's likely you didn't fly the exact great circle route so be sure to check the actual entered time is correct.

For local flights (where you takeoff and land at the same airfield), AvionLog calculates the sunrise/sunset time at that airfield and assumes you stayed in the circuit.

For added convenience, if you have selected the 'Is Pilot Flying' switch to on, your takeoff and landing will be logged as day or night appropriately.

Night time calculation

Calculating your night time flown when operating as or with a relief crew can be annoying. To simplify this, our relief time factor has a tool for you to select the segments you've operated. This will give you a good estimation of the time spent at night.

Relief night time tool

Additional Features to Enhance Logging Speed

It's the little details that make a world of difference. There are a range of other settings and capabilities to make your logging even faster. We'll run through a quick list of them here. Getting in to the app and experimenting with the features is the best way to see how powerful AvionLog is as an electronic pilot logbook.

Search Capabilities

Search icon

To make finding anything like aircraft, people, and airfields quicker, a search algorithm has been incorporated.


Search for people by typing any part of their name or even their staff number (if you decide to enter that).


Airfield search prioritizes 3 letter IATA codes, 4 letter ICAO codes and then names of the airport making them incredibly fast to enter.


Aircraft registrations you have previously used will be displayed when you type any part of it e.g. N12345 could be found using 345 or N123.


Any person, airfield, aircraft type or registration can be saved as a favorite. By doing so, when you search for that item during your logging, they will be at the top of the list.

Flight Signatures

Sign your flights

When designing AvionLog, the ability to sign flights was always high up the priorities list.

To protect the signature, once a flight is signed it becomes locked. Unlocking that flight to edit the signature will delete it. But not to worry, if you do this accidentally AvionLog's automatic in-app backup and cloud backups will solve that for you. Signatures are also synced to any other devices you're using the app on.

Comprehensive Settings

The beauty of using a pilot logbook app is being adaptable to the way you log. Make use of our full range of settings options to do things like:

1. Set yourself as 'Self',

2. Define name formats,

3. Define date formats,

4. Log in HH:MM or decimal and change at any time,

5. Set yourself as 'Always Pilot Flying',

6. Choose distance units of Miles, Nautical Miles or KM,

7. Completely customize the order of your log entries on the flight logging page,

iPhone and iPad Settings

Default PIC/P1 & SIC/P2

Any person, including yourself can be set to be the default PIC/P1 or SIC/P2. Tap to add a new flight and there you are, already filled in.

Default Aircraft

Particulatly useful for corporate pilots, an aircraft registration can be set as a default. This will also cause the aircraft type to be pre-filled.

Multi-Crew Time Auto-Fill

Our aircraft database is pre-loaded to recognize if an aircraft is multi-pilot. If it is, anytime you log that aircraft type the Multi-Crew Time field entry will be automatically filled. Of course, there are times when you might want to change if an aircraft logs as multi-pilot or single pilot. Under Data > Aircraft you can toggle if an aircraft is multi-pilot.

Plus so much more...

Our Pricing Keeps Things Simple

While providing an electronic pilot logbook app packed with great features, we also believe in keeping it simple.

One of our greatest features is our transparent pricing policy. No multi-level pricing plans and no hidden fees. With AvionLog you get the whole app with all features included for one simple price. Get the iPhone and iPad apps with Live Sync between your devices at no extra cost. See our fixed price level for your region in your local App Store.

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Logging your First Flight With AvionLog

See how to get started logging your first flight and watch some of these great features in action. If you have any further questions whether AvionLog is the right pilot logbook app for you, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to assist you.

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