Paper Logbook vs Electronic Pilot Logbook

Looking for a modern alternative to your paper logbook?

Eliminate mistakes in addition. Excel is a universally accessible format, editable, and easily customized. Upload it to Google Sheets, and it’s in the cloud and backed up for free. Even if you don’t want to go fully digital (and want to still use your paper logbook), it’s still a good idea to have a backup.


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Features Excel Pilot Logbook Paper Logbook
Price $45 USD one-time fee $10.95 – $29.95 USD / per logbook
Unlimited Entries Yes
Sync between Mobile Devices Yes
View in any Web Browser (using Google Sheets) Yes
Take-off / Landing Currency Yes
IFR Currency Yes
Signatures for Certificates/Endorsements (see our work-around here) Yes
No Subscriptions Yes Yes
No Forced Cloud-sharing Yes Yes
100% Ownership of your data Yes Yes
100% Yours to keep for life, guaranteed Yes Yes
Life-Time Cost (over 40 years) $45 USD $10.95 – $29.95 USD / per logbook

“You can still have a fully functioning electronic pilot logbook, without paying hundreds of dollars each and every year.”

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Enter Previous Experience

Create 1 logbook entry per Aircraft Type then continue logging one entry per flight as per normal.

OR Summarise Experience

Create 1 logbook entry for your total hours, then continue logging one entry per flight as per normal.

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Topics covered: Rules & Regulations, Paper logbook requirements, Verifying calculations, Cost comparison, Backup tips and Future-proofing.

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