FLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2519 times:
This has probably been posted 100s of times...nonetheless, I'll ask.
I'm 17 and I have decided to start a logbook, as in the one that the pilots fill out for me with information such as cruise altitude, etc...
My questions are:
1) What do I put in the logbook?
2) I know many put "feel free to thumbthrogh" but since I have nothing to thumb through, what should I put as my intro?
3) Should I make it into a binder?
4) who do I ask if I do not see the captain?
FOLLOWUP: When do I ask?
A/C rego, flight no., date, departure/arrival times and runways, route length, cruise altitude and maybe the actual route (i.e. waypoints, SIDs, STARs, etc.). Basically any info you want to keep track of!
Quoting FLAIRPORT (reply 0): 2) I know many put "feel free to thumbthrogh" but since I have nothing to thumb through, what should I put as my intro?
Explain how you're an enthusiast and you keep a detailed log of your flights. Not much more to it than that.
PapaNovember From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 473 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2458 times:
I would include a section that involves the individual captain also, like asking them to rate their landing. Maybe the Captain's name, how long he's been flying, how many hours does his logbook have, etc.
Q330 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1460 posts, RR: 23 Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2449 times:
Quoting PapaNovember (reply 4): I would include a section that involves the individual captain also, like asking them to rate their landing. Maybe the Captain's name, how long he's been flying, how many hours does his logbook have, etc.
I dunno, rating their landing may be a sensitive topic. But you are right about the details of the captain; I overlooked that. In fact, I'd suggest requesting the names of the whole flightcrew.
FLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2444 times:
ok, now...how do I put this onto 1-2 pages MAX?
Here is what I've got...it's going to look funny on the screen, but i had it formatted differently!
jetBlue 26 FLL-JFK
DISCLAIMER: I am using suggested fields for my logs...if you do not feel it is in my best interest to have any part or all of this information, please leave it blank. I understand completely the climate this industry is in right now, and I will not feel offended if you leave anything out! Also, feel free to correct any information that I mistyped or miswrote!
Flight number: JBU026
SCHED DEP (local time) 0715am
ACTUAL DEP (local)
SCHED ARR (local) 0945am
ACTUAL ARR (local)
Aircraft type: Airbus A320
Aircraft reg #:
Please see next page for more!
jetBlue 26 FLL-JFK
Time in flight:
Weather en route:
ONE MORE PAGE!
jetBlue 26 FLL-JFK
Captain: First Officer
Years flying/with B6: Years Flying/With B6:
Hours logged: Hours Logged:
Thank you for a great flight and thank you for taking the time to fill this out. You were a great crew and I hope to fly with you again! Once Again, thanks
PapaNovember From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 473 posts, RR: 2 Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2411 times:
Man, that's a lot of stuff. Most of the first page you could answer yourself, right? Gate numbers, departure/arrival times - I would switch the questions around so that they are in chronological order from boarding to deplaneing. You fill in what you can during the flight (gates, times, entertainment, food, etc.) and ask the captain to fill in the stuff about runways, flight path, cruise speed and the like.
I would lose the disclaimer too. Make it seem a bit more innocent and I would think you shouldn't really need it. Those who act guilty, usually are!
Birdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3708 posts, RR: 52 Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2096 times:
how about a logbook that also includes your boarding passes, stickers, luggage tags and similar items? I've started a scrapbook 2 years ago and I'm almost half through it. Each flight has about 2 full pages, depending on the amount of comments and material...
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