Logging Flight Time

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I am a new regional f/o and I am looking for advice on how to log time in my logbook. Do you do a seperate line for each flight or for each day? How do you log instrument time and approaches. When I go for interviews down the road what do they want to see? Any opinions or advice would be great.
 

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First, I steal one of those little note pads from the hotel room, along with all of the available pens.

I then write my flight number on the bottom of the pad, attach it to the yoke to help me remember who I am when speaking with ATC, and at the end of the leg I write my flight time on it.

I repeat this all over again on another piece of the hotel scratch pad.

Do this for every leg for the entire month.

At the end of the month, I take a giant industrial strength stapler, and staple all of these little sheets of paper to the inside cover of that months Hustler, Playboy, Men's Health etc.

Then during your interview you can just pull out your stack of favorite magazines for the interview committee.

It worked for me.



On a serious note, I use an electronic flight log.
 

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I have logbook pro and I log each flight separately on that program and print it out in a very clean and neat binder. I log it by the month in my hand written paper logbook, in case someone needs to see endorsements or just doesnt like the printed one.
 

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Stifler's Mom said:
First, I steal one of those little note pads from the hotel room, along with all of the available pens.
I do the samething except I use the ACARS paper.


I log my time by tail#. Everytime I fly a different tail, I use a new line. ~instrument time and only log the approaches I fly (or push buttons for). I also write in the captain's name, flight# and trip#.

I've even heard people say they log the time by the month.

Just reference FAR Part 61. If you log it by that, it's legal and should be good for any interview.




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Ditto logbook pro. I update the logbook at the end of the month by importing the CSV file from our companies online schedule. The only thing you need to do is keep track of IMC and approaches flown.

-Brett
 

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It's easier to just make it up as you go along. If your next prospective employer wants 2000 hrs, then that's what you give him. 4000 hrs PIC; BAM...so be it!

Before all you panty bunchers get on my case...I'm just kidding. Day by day works for me, you can always put the legs in the remark column for each day.
 

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start on logbook pro asap, it'll make life alot easier IF someday anyone starts hiring again...
 

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Dont log instrument for every .006 for some wispy cloud you go through at FL 350 with the autopilot on. It's stupid and interviewers WILL pick up on it!
 

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If people log one line for a month how do they log approaches? Also, how do you determine how much IMC, just estimate?
 

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I log each flight. . .

just a personal preference. I keep track of my approaches and IMC time.

As far as estimating instrument time. . .I usually note that right away. I fly a turboprop so I find that I do log a lot of IMC from cruising in the lower flight levels.
 

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If people log one line for a month how do they log approaches? Also, how do you determine how much IMC, just estimate?
i have not logged an approach in three years. that what pc checks are for
 

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Here's my strategy:

Starting a trip I bring a little notepad that notes:
Flight Time
Block Time
IMC
IAP
Day/Night

When I get home I go on ScrewTrac and compare the block times and throw all the numbers into the BIG BOOK.

Each leg btw.
 

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Dont log instrument for every .006 for some wispy cloud you go through at FL 350 with the autopilot on. It's stupid and interviewers WILL pick up on it!
Easy there buddy. Every cloud you go through is.1. Didn't your instrument instructor teach you anything?
 

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Easy there buddy. Every cloud you go through is.1. Didn't your instrument instructor teach you anything?
[the proverbial can and worms]

I've heard this from several pilots but can't seem to get an associated FAR/AIM reference. Does this mean if I'm in and out of clouds the entire length of a 1.2 hour flight and I fly through 15 clouds, I can log 1.5 hours of IMC?

*Question not meant to be taken seriously*

-Brett
 

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I use one of those little trip log books to keep track of each leg. For my regular and electronic logbook I do daily total with legs flown in the remarks.

One advice, before you leave your current company get your log book in order since you won't have access to your company schedule afterwards.
 

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[the proverbial can and worms]

I've heard this from several pilots but can't seem to get an associated FAR/AIM reference. Does this mean if I'm in and out of clouds the entire length of a 1.2 hour flight and I fly through 15 clouds, I can log 1.5 hours of IMC?

*Question not meant to be taken seriously*

-Brett
You can log IMC time anyway you please my man. I have yet to hear of any individual getting hired over another due to his superb IMC time.
 

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Crew log book for the day to day,who you flew with, aircraft..etc.....at the end of the month total up the month and make an entry in your master logbook.I number the crew logbooks and make a ref in the master log if you want a specific.
 
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