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Your Flight Book?

Wed May 07, 2008 3:22 pm

Just wonder what kind of flight book you do have. With flight book I mean a book where you write down some info from your flights. Do you have it in your computer or have you bought a book, and if from where. I am looking for a flight book, because I have made one myself, but I am not pleased with it.
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Wed May 07, 2008 3:57 pm

Logbook is the term  Wink

I don't log FS flights but as for my PPL training I use this beauty:

http://www.transair.co.uk/product4.asp?SID=2&Product_ID=3707



I have a personal backup as well which I keep in an excel document.
 
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Wed May 07, 2008 4:01 pm



Quoting Jamesbaldwyn (Reply 1):
Logbook is the term

he, he. That was the word I were searching for.

Quoting Jamesbaldwyn (Reply 1):
I don't log FS flights

No, I dont mean FS flights.
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Wed May 07, 2008 9:42 pm

In the spotting database I use there is field which I tick for aircraft I have flown aboard in the notes typ field I type the route I have flown on the aircraft and the date.
 
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Thu May 08, 2008 1:44 am

I just made my own log in Microsoft Word and I print out a new copy whenever I need it.
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Thu May 08, 2008 6:53 am

I use an Excel spreadsheet, and I also have a logbook I got from Ian Allan Books many years ago.
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Thu May 08, 2008 11:22 am

I use the back of my diary for the flights taken in that year, which isn't so great as by the end of the year I've almost always lost it somewhere - normally by leaving it in the seat pocket of an aircraft. I also use flightmemory, and in addition keep my own log on my PC of everything taken. Annoyingly each one doesn't tally to the same number, so one day I've got to work back through it all and find the flight I either forgot to enter, or the one I entered twice by accident.  grumpy 


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RE: Your Flight Book?

Thu May 08, 2008 12:03 pm

I used to use a simple lined notebook, but then I tried to (unsuccessfully) change to Excel. After that, I discovered FlightMemory and I've been using it ever since. But soon, before the list gets too big to handle, I will have to write it in my own log book or another word document for my own backup.

I think I've seen one on sale on the on board duty free cart on CX... not sure though.
 
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Thu May 08, 2008 1:06 pm



Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 4):
just made my own log in Microsoft Word and I print out a new copy whenever I need it.

You could send that one to me  Wink
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Thu May 08, 2008 4:39 pm

I used to have one real book whcih I got from my flight school. but I don't use it anymore. For my flights on duty I have an excel file where I put all my flights in and of course for all my flights on duty and private: www.flightmemory.com

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RE: Your Flight Book?

Thu May 08, 2008 8:31 pm

For my flying, I use this one:
http://air-land-sea-products.com/Mer...t2/graphics/00000001/SP-30_Std.jpg

For spotting, I use an online site.

For FSX, I use the in-game log.
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Thu May 08, 2008 9:18 pm

I used to have an Excel file at first, then converted that to an Access database. These days, it's on my own website, sitting in an MSSQL server, with access to it through several ASP-pages.  Smile
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Fri May 09, 2008 3:31 am



Quoting Leskova (Reply 11):
I used to have an Excel file at first, then converted that to an Access database. These days, it's on my own website, sitting in an MSSQL server, with access to it through several ASP-pages.

Make me one toooo ! How do you do MS Access ? I have it on my laptop but I don't know how to work it.

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 6):
I also use flightmemory

I looked at that but I'd have to enter about 800 flights (plus you have to enter multilegs seperately which would make it about 1000 legs to input. Way too much like work.
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Fri May 09, 2008 6:17 am

I bought a log book from a book shop at the Ansett terminal in 1977 in Sydney, from memory it had about 100 pages and about 25 flight entries per page. My first entries were to accuratley log all the flights I had made before that date and lucky for me my good old dad had most of the information. When I started working I started to lose interest because I had about 4 solid pages of F27s with just 6 rego numbers and about a dozen destinations repeated over and over.
When excel came along I transcribed all my flights to annual spreadsheats. I still keep this up to date although now registration numbers are of little interest and the aircraft type and airline I find far more interesting.
I have also made a page that has limited information, just for the fun of it.
I have a list of each main type of aircraft and the last airline and type I flew on and also just the arrival city. This list is updated after each flight and as such the info changes all the time.
For example my 737 entry says " AS 800 LAX" and my A318-321 entry says "UA 319 ORD"
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Fri May 09, 2008 1:15 pm

So how do you make a flight log on excel???
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Fri May 09, 2008 2:10 pm



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 12):
I looked at that but I'd have to enter about 800 flights (plus you have to enter multilegs seperately which would make it about 1000 legs to input. Way too much like work.

Well if you have the data in an Excel spreadsheet then I believe there is a tool on Flight Memory which enables you to upload the data en mass, so you don't have to in-put each flight separately.

Might be worth having a look at.


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RE: Your Flight Book?

Fri May 09, 2008 2:25 pm



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 15):
Well if you have the data in an Excel spreadsheet then I believe there is a tool on Flight Memory which enables you to upload the data en mass, so you don't have to in-put each flight separately

Yes but they want to charge money for the privilege - stuff that.
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Fri May 09, 2008 2:36 pm



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 16):
Yes but they want to charge money for the privilege - stuff that.

Oh right, I wasn't aware that you had to pay for it... looks like someone's a bit tight  Wink
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Fri May 09, 2008 4:27 pm



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 17):
looks like someone's a bit tight

All part of being young and beautiful and thin and gorgeous !

Or did you mean stingy ? Not in the least - I just object to paying for stuff of limited or no value.
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Fri May 09, 2008 7:56 pm



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 12):
How do you do MS Access ? I have it on my laptop but I don't know how to work it.

Holy Sh**, there is something he don't know.  Wink (btw. there is a Book available: "MS Access for Dummies", might be worth a try)

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 12):
Way too much like work.

What are your little helpers for then ?

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 16):
Yes but they want to charge money for the privilege

Let others pay for you, like every good oligarch does in todays world.
 
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Sat May 10, 2008 7:13 pm



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 18):
Or did you mean stingy ? Not in the least - I just object to paying for stuff of limited or no value.

Agree with you there, a lot of things are woefully overpriced these days. I had to pay £5 for a pint of Guinness the other day... £5!!!!!  grumpy 

Quoting Fiatstilojtd (Reply 19):
What are your little helpers for then ?

Cleaning his abode, arranging his engagements, pampering his every whim and then finally reading him a bedtime story at the end of each long and arduous day of being an oligarch  Wink
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Sat May 10, 2008 7:15 pm

I use a notebook that I got from the Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles. It's black with a Lockheed SR-71 on the cover.
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Sat May 10, 2008 7:20 pm



Quoting B747forever (Reply 14):
So how do you make a flight log on excel???

Ask this again, as I have not got any answer, yet.
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Sat May 10, 2008 7:27 pm

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 20):
and then finally reading him a bedtime story at the end of each long and arduous day of being an oligarch

Especially tonight he will need that together with a violin concert, because according to another database he is sick.

[Edited 2008-05-10 12:27:55]
 
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Sat May 10, 2008 7:46 pm



Quoting Fiatstilojtd (Reply 23):
because according to another database he is sick.

Indeed, I think everyone at www.oligarchs.net is still in shock at this recent development  Sad
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Sat May 10, 2008 8:01 pm



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 24):
Indeed, I think everyone at www.oligarchs.net is still in shock at this recent development  

Yeah, we should all send out our sympathies.....
 
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Sun May 11, 2008 8:39 am

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 20):
Cleaning his abode, arranging his engagements, pampering his every whim and then finally reading him a bedtime story at the end of each long and arduous day of being an oligarch

It's hard work ! Ensuring the universe unfolds as it should really takes it out of one. I need pampering.

Quoting B747forever (Reply 22):
Ask this again, as I have not got any answer, yet.

Like this...

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y256/jgph/Logbookscreenshot.png

Easy.

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 24):
Indeed, I think everyone at www.oligarchs.net is still in shock at this recent development

It's www.oligarch.net - there can be only one !!   

Quoting Fiatstilojtd (Reply 25):

Yeah, we should all send out our sympathies.....

Yes you should ! I have Oligarch Flu, which is like Man Flu only MUCH MUCH worse !! I'm dying here. Woe is me   

[Edited 2008-05-11 01:53:13]
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Sun May 11, 2008 10:10 am



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 26):

That looks great. But it takes time to do that, right??
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Sun May 11, 2008 10:33 am



Quoting B747forever (Reply 27):
That looks great. But it takes time to do that, right??

Only typing in the data takes long - I think I set the .xls up when I had about 350 flights, so it did take a while to input them all, but after that I just update it every time I get home from a trip, it takes no time.

The only tricky bit is getting it to add hours and minutes up - it doesn't do it quite right, because of the rounding.
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Sun May 11, 2008 11:59 am

Hi JGPH1A,

you know that with for example Nokia Intellisync there is a possibility to automatically add the flight to your personal flight log, could save you a lot of your dedicated/valuable time, you only need virtuallythere etc......oops that is Sabre.   

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 26):
Yeah, we should all send out our sympathies.....

Yes you should ! I have Oligarch Flu, which is like Man Flu only MUCH MUCH worse !! I'm dying here. Woe is me   

I meant we should all send out our sympathies with the bacteria/germs - no joke aside, get well. Which bacteria/germs are strong enough anyway to infect the supreme oligarch ?

[Edited 2008-05-11 05:15:08]
 
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Sun May 11, 2008 12:03 pm



Quoting Fiatstilojtd (Reply 29):
......oops that is Sabre.

Wash your mouth out with soap !

Quoting Fiatstilojtd (Reply 29):
Which bacteria/germs are strong enough anyway to infect the supreme oligarch ?

Evil vicious ones ! I'm convinced they are reverse-engineered Romulan macro-viruses sent deliberately as part of an evil plot to snuff out my wondrous, sublime life - I'm hanging on by a thread here !  tombstone 
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Sun May 11, 2008 12:17 pm



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 30):
Wash your mouth out with soap !

I type with my fingers, I have hands, I don't use a pen in my mouth to type on the keyboard, so....

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 30):
I'm convinced they are reverse-engineered Romulan macro-viruses sent deliberately as part of an evil plot to snuff out my wondrous, sublime life

Yeah, that must be one of the disadvantages of not limiting yourself to planet earth but the whole universe.
 
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Sun May 11, 2008 4:00 pm



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 28):
Only typing in the data takes long

True, but I dont have so many flights to type in.
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Mon May 12, 2008 5:27 am

I just use MS Word, that way i can format things to suit myself, i've tried Excel, but it didn't work for me, too hard to cut/paste, move things around
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Mon May 12, 2008 5:32 am



Quoting NorthstarBoy (Reply 33):
I just use MS Word, that way i can format things to suit myself, i've tried Excel, but it didn't work for me, too hard to cut/paste, move things around

But you can't get Word to add up your mileage or your hours - or count things. At least I don't know how you'd do that in Word.
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Mon May 12, 2008 6:04 am



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 34):
or count things. At least I don't know how you'd do that in Word.

Think he have a brain.  Wink
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RE: Your Flight Book?

Mon May 12, 2008 7:08 am



Quoting B747forever (Reply 35):
Think he have a brain.

I work in I.T. - the rule is you have to automate everything, otherwise you're doing it wrong.
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