FLAIRPORT
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Logbook Question

Wed Mar 02, 2005 11:58 am

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?
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RE: Logbook Question

Thu Mar 03, 2005 8:52 am

Hey,

You looking to keep a log book of your flight sim flights??

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RE: Logbook Question

Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:03 am

no real flights.....
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RE: Logbook Question

Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:06 am

I have a friend who keeps a log by using one sheet per flight and handing it to an FA to give to the captain.

Quoting FLAIRPORT (reply 0):
1) What do I put in the logbook?


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.  Laugh out loud

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RE: Logbook Question

Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:52 am

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.

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RE: Logbook Question

Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:43 am

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.  Big grin 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.

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RE: Logbook Question

Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:21 pm

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
MY SEAT:
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)


DEPART gate:


ARRIVAL gate:


Aircraft type: Airbus A320


Aircraft reg #:


Aircraft name:



Please see next page for more!


jetBlue 26 FLL-JFK
Departure runway:


Arrival Runway:


Time in flight:


Cruise Altitude/Speed:


Route:











Weather en route:











ONE MORE PAGE!
jetBlue 26 FLL-JFK
Comments:


















Signatures
Captain: First Officer

Rank: Rank:

Years flying/with B6: Years Flying/With B6:

Hours logged: Hours Logged:

Crew:










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
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RE: Logbook Question

Fri Mar 04, 2005 11:26 am

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!
 
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RE: Logbook Question

Fri Mar 04, 2005 3:49 pm

I'm not that extreme, I just log my Day and Night Hours, as well as Route and aircraft type and date.
 
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RE: Logbook Question

Fri Jun 17, 2005 11:14 am

Hey Flairport,

Since it's been almost four (4) months since you started this thread....how's the log book coming along? How many hours have you accumulated?


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RE: Logbook Question

Sat Jun 18, 2005 1:15 am

Flairport,

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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RE: Logbook Question

Wed Jun 29, 2005 9:14 pm

I use an Excel spreadsheet - works pretty well, and can tot up the mileage and hours.

eg.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y256/jgph/LogbookScreenshot.jpg
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RE: Logbook Question

Tue Jul 12, 2005 7:33 am

My logbook has always been my pride and joy. But I only keep basic info such as aircraft type and registration, under the rather basic following format:

Sabena/19.11.1996/SN0553/BRU-JNB/B747-329M/OO-SGC
Comair/24.11.1996/BA6409/JNB-CPT/B737-236A /ZS-NNG
Nationwide Airlines/26.11.1996/CE0715/CPT-JNB/Bac 1-11-4/ZS-NUJ
Air Botswana (Exec.Aerospace)/27.11.1996/BP0302/JNB-MUB/HS-748/ZS-NNW

A few hundreds flights logged now, always trying to have interesting aircraft types and routings. All aircraft enthousiasts should have a log book.

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