Pilot Logbook Resources
This page contains articles and downloadable resource files that are useful when organizing your logbook, especially when preparing for an airline interview. Begin with “Logbook Best Practices for Airline Interviews”.
NOTE: Some resources, while not airline-specific (and not necessarily required), are in a format favored by certain carriers. These are noted, for example, as “UAL” OR “SWA”. The company designation merely means we have received positive feedback from that company’s interviewers.
If a logbook was lost, stolen or destroyed, it is a good idea to draft an Affidavit to document the loss. Include this Affidavit with your logbooks presented at an interview. This document is in Word format and should be modified to suit your situation.
See our step-by-step instructions for converting your pilot logbook into a complete presentation package for an airline interview. This model has won many compliments from interviewers across the aviation world.
If you are not transcribing each flight from your old logbooks, consider using the “bulk entry” method. This provides a cumulative logbook that is easier to review. We are providing a number of samples demonstrating how different pilots approached this problem. You determine the amount of granularity to include. When preparing for an interview, consider the hiring company’s interests. At a bare minimum, separate PIC and SIC time.
Generated from Safelog software (http://www.dauntless-soft.com/products/Safelog/), this summary was used successfully at a recent UAL interview. It follows the data collected on www.Airlineapps.com. Positive comments were received on the content and layout. Excel and PDF formats are available here. (Excel file may need a bit of formatting cleanup.) Drop it under your Summaries tab in your logbook binder. Thank you! to the new UAL pilot for sharing it.
PDF format of file above. Summary follows the data collected on Airlineapps.com.
This is an excellent example of a comprehensive summary. Generously contributed by one of our creative pilots using CrewLounge software, he generated each summary, then assembled them into a single file for printing and inclusion in his logbook. (If you are using another software program, it will likely have similar reports).
This Flight Summary is a popular format for SWA interviews. It can be used in addition to other summary reports from your software program, or used by itself. Drop it under your Summaries tab in your logbook binder.
Display your flight certificates and endorsements in a neat, clean table format. Position it under a Certificates/Endorsements tab in your logbook binder, together with copies of those documents.
This Flight Career Milestone table acts as a “Table of Contents” to your logbook report. Insert it in front of your logbook printout. Use this Example 1 if you have transcribed your paper logbook entries, line-by-line, into your electronic software and your electronic logbook is cumulative and complete. Otherwise, see Example 2.
This Flight Career Milestone table acts as a “Table of Contents” to your logbook report. Insert it in front of your logbook printout. Use this Example 2 if you have NOT transcribed your paper logbook entries, line-by-line, into your electronic software OR you have carried forward your time using “bulk entries.” If you transcribed all paper logbook flights and your digital logbook is cumulative and complete, choose Flight Career Milestone table Example 1 instead.
Document all logbooks being presented at an interview using a Logbook Inventory Table. Insert your paper logbooks and this Table into your Paper Logbook Pocket (included with the Basic and Interview packages).
This Master Table of Contents lists all the key documents you are including in your Logbook Binder. Modify as necessary.
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