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.

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Description
File Type
BEST PRACTICES FOR PILOT INTERVIEWS (Read Me First)

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.

Bulk Entries (for adding carryover time from old logbooks) – Examples

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.

Career Summary (airlineapps.com format)–Excel

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.

Career Summary (airlineapps.com format)–PDF

PDF format of file above. Summary follows the data collected on Airlineapps.com.

Career Summary (Sample – Comprehensive)

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). His interviewers at [Major Carrier] are sure to be impressed.

Career Summary (SWA)

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.

Certificate History Table

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.

I scored a big interview! Now what?

Congratulations!! You received an invitation to interview. What’s next? Put your best foot forward and stand out from the crowd.

LogTen Jeppesen 27 Report (Bug Fix)

Custom report to fix bug in Jeppesen 27 Pro Pilot Report (corrects data truncation)

Milestones Table – Sample 1 (Sequential)

The most commonly used career milestone table, it organizes your milestone events in sequential (date) order.

Milestones Table – Sample 2 (Multiple Logbooks)

This Master Table of Contents is useful for pilots bringing multiple logbooks to an interview. It lists each logbook and its contents.

Milestones Table – Sample 3 (Military)

Pilots with a military flying career may consider using this model.

Milestones Table – Sample 4 (by Flying Category)

Career milestone table that organizes your milestone events by type of flying (e.g. Part 121, Part 141, etc.)