Our spreadsheet has been around for over 14 years.
It all started with
a Trial Flight — 2007
Excel Pilot Logbook® began as a fairly rudimentary spreadsheet with a single sheet for logbook entries – something simple enough to SUM hours while I was a student pilot working towards my Private Pilots Licence.
After I initially struggled to find a full-time flying job, I got settled into the industry and I decided to “treat” myself by buying a subscription-software app to log my hours.
This was expensive. And frustrating. Why? Because it never worked properly and it was costing me $$ every month on an already-limited GA salary.
I went back to my home-made spreadsheet.
Over the years, my requirements changed from simply tracking VFR single-engine flying to eventually monitoring my IFR currency and Flight/Duty hours.
In order to match these growing needs of professional flying, my spreadsheet grew in complexity.
This, coupled with my role (at the time) of managing a remote Charter operation, other spreadsheet tools – Aircraft Load Sheet & Maintenance Logbook – came to fruition .
I continued to delve deeper into developing macros, advanced functions, pivot tables and complex codes with the spreadsheet eventually evolving into the current Excel Pilot Logbook we have today.
What’s my motivation? I want to go up against other Logbook Apps in the market, as they charge so much with their subscription models and I think it’s pretty unfair. It simply doesn’t need to be that expensive – after all it’s just a logbook…
If you’re like me and share similar frustrations with other logbook solutions, then get on board with Excel Pilot Logbook.
Anyway, that’s my story. I’d love to hear yours. Get in touch on the Live Chat or send me an email.
Tried and Tested
With thousands of Pilots using our spreadsheet over the last 14 years, it’s fair to say that Excel Pilot Logbook is truly tried and tested. We have made countless refinements to our spreadsheet, implemented numerous feature requests & enhancements and picked up any bug fixes along the way.
When you download Excel Pilot Logbook – you know you can trust the history and reputation of an enduring product like ours.
MEET OUR TEAM
Kia Ora, I’m an Airline Pilot based in New Zealand. I have a background in Charter flying, Instructing and love Aerobatics. Holder of an Airline Transport Pilots Licence (ATPL) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation (BAv). Founder of Excel Pilot Logbook.
George keeps the place running when Max is out flying. While George can’t answer questions directly on our Live Chat, he can take your message and pass it on. He also sends out Do’s & Don’ts after receiving a new order, along with handy tips and tricks for new customers.
Advanced EXCEL SPREADSHEETS
We design extremely complex Excel spreadsheets for crime analysis, so I have hundreds of hours of Excel work under my belt. Now that I’ve started ground school for private pilot training, I was going to quickly slap together a flight log sheet that replicated the functionality of a paper log, and also tracked the things I cared about.
When I found your sheet, however, I realized that I didn’t need to.
You’ve done an excellent job creating a clear, intuitive interface and visualizing important information in an accessible way. I pulled it into Google Sheets, not only because I wanted to keep it in the cloud, but also because I wanted to track a couple of things related to my training separately (e.g. hours with a CFI).
I was very impressed with how clean and elegant your formulas are.
An effective spreadsheet is a thing of beauty. You’ve done a fantastic job! If you want a quote from me that you can use from marketing, feel free to use anything from this e-mail.
C. Joshua Villines
The Human Intelligence Group
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