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We hope you can find all the answers to your questions in our comprehensive FAQs. We have also created helpful videos that can answer many questions about using our apps.

    Check out the Logbook Guide for information on using ForeFlight Logbook.

    You can view the Logbook Guide online or in the ForeFlight app in Documents > Catalog > ForeFlight.


    How do I add Logbook to my subscription?

    Individuals can add Logbook to their subscription by upgrading to one of our new subscription plans, Basic Plus or Pro Plus, or by purchasing it as an add-on to their current subscription. Basic Plus provides the essential ForeFlight features, along with Logbook and Weight & Balance, while Pro Plus adds more advanced features and Synthetic Vision. Please visit our pricing page for more information on our plans and to add Logbook to your subscription.

    Multi-pilot accounts can add Logbook as an add on to our Business Pro plan, which offers advanced features in the app, and expanded capabilities in ForeFlight Manage for fleet administrators. Please visit our pricing page to add Logbook to your subscription.


    How do I import my current digital logbook?

    If you have an existing digital logbook, you can upload it to the app from ForeFlight Web, at plan.foreflight.com Sign in with your ForeFlight account credentials and click the Logbook tab at the top of the page. Follow the instructions on the left to upload your logbook. While a number of different logbook formats can be uploaded, we strongly recommend using the ForeFlight Logbook template provided on that page for the smoothest upload experience.

    This video walks through how to use the Logbook template.


    How do I import my current paper logbook?

    Importing a large paper logbook flight-by-flight can be impractical, especially for a seasoned pilot with thousands of hours. However, there are ways of simplifying the process that preserve the important information without needing to copy every single flight. Take a look at our blog post on using catch-up entries for tips on importing a paper logbook.


    How do I view Logbook experience reports?

    You can generate and export flight experience reports within Logbook, providing an easy way to review details of your flying in a condensed form. In Logbook, tap the Reports menu item and select Experience Report; you can then use the dropdown at the top of the screen to change the date range of the report, and use the Send To button in the top-right to export the report to email or print.

    You can also generate and export FAA 8710 reports in Logbook, which can be used as a guide when filling out an official Airman's Certificate/Rating application.

    You can access these reports through ForeFlight Web by logging in at plan.foreflight.com, clicking the Logbook tab at the top of the page, and clicking the Reports tab beneath that. You can select which report to view using the Report selector in the top-left.


    Is my Logbook data backed up?

    Yes. When "Synchronize User Data" is enabled in MORE > SETTINGS, your Logbook data is automatically backed up to the ForeFlight Cloud. Further, your Logbook is synced across any other devices you have on your account. In the event that you break or lose your device, you will be able to restore your Logbook on another device simply by signing in to your ForeFlight account.


    Why is my currency inaccurate?

    Flight Currency stats in ForeFlight Logbook are calculated based on both flight activity and aircraft data. If your currency types aren’t showing the values you expect, the following steps should resolve the conflict:

  • Check each of your Logbook aircraft for the correct category/class association. A Caravan on floats should be Airplane Single Engine Sea (ASES) and a Citation should be Airplane Multi Engine Land (AMEL).
  • Verify landing counts on your recent flight entries.   
  • Instrument currency is predicated on approaches and holds in your logbook. Verify you’ve logged these within the preceding 6 months
  • Use the “IPC” flight tag to mark a checkride or IPC/ICC that should reset your instrument currency.

  • What are "draft" entries in Logbook?

    ForeFlight Mobile offers several ways to start a Logbook entry based on your planned or actual flight. By default, once a Track Logs is completed, a new draft entry will appear in your list of flights.

    These draft entries can also be accessed in bulk from the Logbook main view.

    Tap a draft entry to review and modify the flight, then tap “Approve” at the top when you’re finished. The entry will now appear with all the other standard entries in Logbook.

    Note: Draft entries are not counted in currency or total time summaries until they are approved.


    Can I log my time in hours and minutes?

    Yes. The default duration format in Logbook is hours and tenths of hours, e.g., 1.3. If you prefer to use hours and minutes, you can set your preference by tapping Settings from Logbook's main page and tapping "Entry Time Format".


    Where are the Complex and High Performance Fields?

    Since each of your aircraft entries contain this information (as well as engine and gear types), there is no need to copy times into a specific complex or high performance field.

    These flight stats can be viewed in Logbook experience reports.


    What are "Flight Tags" in Logbook?

    Flight Tags are tags used to track important one-time events. At this time, the available tagging choices are:

    1. Checkride

    2. IPC

    3. Flight Review

    If you have a suggestion for other flight tags that you would like to have available in your logbook, please email the Pilot Support Team at team@foreflight.com.


    How do I log cross country time in Logbook?

    Logging of cross country time is a heavy topic in the aviation community. Regulatory needs vary based on the category of aircraft, the type of operation you fly for, and many other variables.

    ForeFlight Logbook gives you the power to track your cross country time as you see fit.

    We recommend using the Cross Country and Distance fields consistently for all flights, then adding custom fields as needed.

    For example:

    Cross Country: Log the time for all point-to-point flights.

    Distance: Track the total route distance (ForeFlight Logbook calculates this for you).  

    Custom Fields: Add a “XC > 50nm” field for FAA training requirements.


    How do custom Logbook fields work?

    We know pilots use ForeFlight in a wide variety of operations. In order to make Logbook simple to use for all pilots, we left out a number of fields that we thought would be better suited as custom fields. Here’s how you can add custom fields to your logbook to track just about anything:

  • From the Logbook main page, tap Settings    
  • Tap “Configure Fields”, then “Add Custom Field” at the bottom
  • Name the field, e.g., “Autorotations”
  • Select a field type, then tap “Close”
    • Text - Letters and numbers, e.g., Skydive 1
    • Numeric - Decimal, e.g., 1.3  
    • Hours - Duration in decimal (or hh:mm based on your settings). e.g., 1.5 (or 01:30)
    • Counter - Whole numbers only. This type provides a +/- “stepper” on input.
    • Date - YYYY-MM-DD format. e.g., 2002-01-02
    • Date and Time - A time of day, e.g., 1430 (we suggest using UTC/Zulu in all fields of this type)
    • Toggle - An “on/off” or “yes/no” field.


    What is the difference between Aircraft Type, Make and Model in Logbook?

    Throughout the years, pilots and instructors have used many different standards to identify the type of aircraft flown in a logbook entry. Your earliest entries may refer to “PA28,” “Archer,” and “PA-28-181”...all for the same tail number. ForeFlight Logbook aims to standardize this more, which is why aircraft entries have three different identification fields:

  • Type Code - Here you can enter the aircraft’s flight plan code.
    • The code can be found at this page on duats.com
    • Type Code may cover multiple models, such as “M20P” for Mooneys
    • Consistency with this field will yield the best reporting later
  • Make - This is the aircraft’s manufacturer.
    • “Pilatus”
    • “Cessna”
    • “Embraer”
  • Model - This field allows you to track specific models and variants.
    • 172N
    • Twin Otter (Floats)
    • Ovation      


    How can I best use ForeFlight Logbook with my students?

    As a Flight Instructor, you may have already developed a process for documentation. ForeFlight Logbook aims to make your “paperwork” easier by consolidating this process in digital form.

    Flight Signatures - After creating/reviewing your student’s Logbook entry, Tap the Add Signature cell. This will start the process that allows you to add your comments, sign, and lock the entry. Note that the lines below your signature are not locked - thus, you’re verifying only your comments and the specifics of the flight. This allows your student to manage their own separate comments and custom fields.  

    Endorsements - To authorize your student to solo, take a checkride, etc, tap Qualifications from the Logbook home screen, then tap the ‘+’ button to add a new endorsement.

    You have the option to craft your own endorsement, or use one of ForeFlight’s pre-fill templates by tapping “Lookup”. Since this text may be changed, verify its content before signing the endorsement.


    How are certificates and ratings organized?

    Following the FAA structure, an airman certificate is the top-level qualification in ForeFlight Logbook. Separate certificates are issued for pilots, flight instructors, and other types of airmen.

    A rating specifies the types or operations or aircraft for which the certificate holder is authorized. Each rating must be attached to a specific certificate in ForeFlight.

    For example:

  • Private Pilot (Certificate)
    • Airplane Single Engine Land (Rating)
    • Instrument Airplane (Rating)
  • Airline Transport Pilot (Certificate)
    • Airplane Multi Engine Land (Rating)
    • CE-525 (Rating)

    You can verify your certificates and ratings at https://amsrvs.registry.faa.gov/airmeninquiry/