VFR Flight Planner

VFR Flight Planner

VFR Navigation Flight Log

Our free VFR Flight Planner is great for both VFR and IFR pilots. This professional, easy-to-use VFR Nav Log comes in an excel spreadsheet template, features automatic calculations and includes printable flight planner sheets.

Overall rating ★★★★★ 4.6 / 5.0 from 7,240+ downloads

$19 USD FREE lifetime-license, no subscriptions.

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VFR Flight Planner

The Flight Planner sheet automatically calculates metrics including your Wind-corrected Heading, EET, Leg Fuel, Groundspeed and Fuel Remaining. Tip: The columns in red perform automatic calculations based on the figures you input in other cells. 

VFR Flight Planner automatic calcualtions
Printable Excel Navigation Flight Log

Printable Flight Log

The VFR Nav Log is a spreadsheet, which means you’ve the freedom to print it for in-flight use. You can also print a blank flight log and use it as a template which you can manually fill in.

Customizable Nav Log

It’s easy to configure the Nav Log to suit your requirements. Rename, modify, add or delete columns, change colours, and much more! This excel spreadsheet is entirely yours to use.

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VFR Fuel Planner

Fuel Planner

Compare and record en-route fuel checks easily with automatic Leg Fuel and Fuel Remaining calculations. The Fuel Planner also displays Minimum Fuel Required, Surplu Fuel and Total Endurance. 

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Sync Nav Log with mobile

Your Navigation Flight Log is compatible with free apps like Google Sheets, and with all changes automatically saved and backed-up in the Cloud 24/7, access and modify your data anytime, anywhere.

Google Sheets is like an online, free version of Excel. Use your VFR Flight Planner online in any web browser, iPad, iPhone or Android device with the free App (optional).

Web Browser access

Logon to the Google Sheets website in your Web Browser and upload your file to access your Nav Log Online – it’s safely backed-up in the Cloud 24/7.

Google Sheets App

iPhone and Android Apps give you free access to your Nav Log spreadsheet on any mobile device – even when there’s no connection.


What is Flying VFR?

When you first learn to fly airplanes, you’ll be trained to fly under Visual Flight Rules (VFR). These refer to a set of rules created by the FAA for flying in Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC). 

VMC describes weather conditions that are generally clear enough to allow a pilot to see where their aircraft is going using visual references to the ground, landmarks and bodies of water while visually avoiding obstructions and other aircraft.

The responsibility for traffic separation lies entirely with the pilot when you’re flying VFR. Because ATC isn’t always required to keep VFR aircraft separate from one another, as a pilot, you need to be able to see in front of and around your aircraft while airborne.

That’s why VFR rules cover visibility requirements and cloud clearance criteria. The regulations ensure that you’ll be able to fly without the risk of crashing into other VFR aircraft.


Due to this need for visibility, there are limitations on when VFR pilots are allowed to fly. For instance, VFR pilots are not authorised to fly within clouds, where you might not be able to see any further than your windscreen. 


VFR and IFR Navigation Flight Log.

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The table above represents the Flight Planner Headings. Headings in Red are automatically calculated. All heading names are customizable. You can also add new Custom Columns.

Why use a Flight Planner?

Our nav log is an extremely useful tool when it comes to preparing for your VFR flights. You can use it to guide your preflight planning, develop an accurate knowledge of your route and key landmarks and seamlessly execute your plan when actually in flight.

It acts as a centralised base of all the information you need for your route in a single, easy-to-access place. That makes it a great tool for filling out a manual paper flight plan, too.

You’ll be able to complete the spreadsheet on your computer, saving you the time involved in filling out a messy, manual form that you might struggle to figure out while in the air. Print out as many copies you need for portable, convenient reference in the cockpit.

Best of all, our spreadsheets perform all the necessary calculations for you, which means you won’t have to worry about unintentional errors or mistakes that might compromise your journey. All of this great functionality – for free.
If you’re a student pilot, the Excel Pilot Logbook VFR Nav Log is a great way to practice using Microsoft Excel for logging flight details. You’ll build up familiarity and experience with a powerful software system that you can also use to put together your most important asset as a pilot – your Logbook.

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Planned Your Flight? Keep It On Record

It’s not just pre-flight planning where the records matter. Any pilot – whether you’re performing recreational flights on the weekend or flying for a commercial airline – needs a good logbook.

Whether you want to apply for a new certificate, ensure you’re remaining compliant or just want to look back over your time in the skies, our professional Excel Pilot Logbook Jeppesen Pilot Logbook spreadsheet is a great way to keep track of your flight times and hours.

Based on the beloved Jeppesen Pilot Logbook, our logbook is compatible with an extensive range of software, including Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel, for both Windows and Mac OSes. It can also be synced with the Cloud, ensuring that you’ll never have to worry about lost records.

Its features include: 

  • Automatic Summaries
  • Currency
  • Customisable Format
  • Limitations Monitoring
  • Unlimited Entries
  • 100% Ownership of your Data

All of this excellent functionality is available for a single, one-time free – no monthly or yearly subscriptions. That’s what makes our Jeppesen Pilot Logbook spreadsheet one of the most affordable digital logbooks out there.

If you’d like more information on our spreadsheets or have any questions, we’re more than happy to help. Just get in touch with us at support@excelpilotlogbook.com and, until then, safe flying.

Disclaimer: unfortunately, the VFR Flight Planner does not automatically measure distance between waypoints.

$19 USD FREE lifetime-license

*You’ll be emailed the download link. By providing your email address, you consent to receive awesome, educational content about our Pilot Logbook Spreadsheet from us.

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