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Logbook Battle Royale!

All right friends, it's time for what you've all been waiting for: The Logbook Battle Royale!

If you're a pilot, you need to keep your own logbook. End of debate. Questions?

Not convinced? Check out this page addressing some of the reasons why it's important to keep a logbook.

Why Keep a Logbook?

If you're a pilot, you need to keep your own logbook. End of debate. Questions?

Truthfully though, here are a few reasons that you should be keeping a logbook:

  • Airline applications. When you apply to an airline, they want to see your logbook. Yes, most will accept a jumble of military records and mangled hardcover logbooks from when you got your private pilot license. However, wouldn't you rather be able to present your interviewers with a clean, sleek stack of paper?

AviationBull's First Podcast Guest Appearance

It's been almost a year, but my guide for converting military logbooks to civilian standards is still one of our more popular articles. Based on follow-ups from that article, I'm preparing an in-depth evaluation of the most popular electronic logbook apps on the market.

Preparing for the Logbook Battle Royale

Update 8 Nov 16: It's on! Click here to read the full Logbook Battle Royale!

Digital Charts & AFD for Free (No Kidding and No Strings)

I don't know about everyone else out there, but I'm not a fan of paying $8 or $9 a piece for sectionals and other publications that expire every few months. The worst is when I'm taking a long cross country flight and have to buy pubs that I'll probably only ever use on that trip. Thanks to ever-improving technology and some much appreciated support from the FAA, we now have some options in these situations.

We can now download digital copies of Sectionals, IFR Low Enroute Charts, Airport/Facility Directories and more for free from the FAA's own website!

Weather Humor

If you're a geek like myself you've no doubt hear of the comic strips found over at XKCD. It's quintessential nerd humor and I can't stop reading it! So I had to share the following link to my fellow pilots... seems like this always happens to me.

XKCD Weather Humor

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