VortexLog is updated on a daily basis to keep it free of errors and fresh in innovations. The idea came about when I was a student pilot and my CFI mentioned that when looking for a job, any job, in aviation, it is a hassle to look for and precisely combine your flight time. So keeping an organized logbook can really save anyone some major headaches.
Some Things you can do
One of my favorite features is that all numbers are constantly added up for me. Every 6 months I add up all my numbers in the back of my paper logbook. With VortexLog all I have to do is select the time period I need to add up (example Jan-Jun 2009), one click and all my hours are there - minus the calculators and fingers.
I'm a Sunday pilot, I fly when the sun shines bright and my pocket has cash in it. Last year I was going to take my friend and his parents up for a tour flight of the Hawaiian Islands. The day before I received a Recency of Experience warning in my inbox from VortexLog.com. This warning (which I created myself) said that I hadn't flown a single engine airplane in over 90 days and that I needed to complete 3 touch n' goes before taking passengers up. It's amazing how time goes by because I was sure I was current. Sure enough, it had been 90 days, needless to say I was a little rusty but did okay in the end.
VortexLog online pilot logbook continues delivering on reliability and ease of use by providing a means of storing your flight data online, an aesthetically pleasing interface, and many avenues of feedback. You as a pilot know that awareness is synonym with safety. Awareness of your flight experience is my #1 mission to you.
There are many great electronic pilot logbook apps out there that can do a lot of cool stuff. VortexLog keeps it simple and serious, so we try to stay away from a lot of online practices that a pilot doesn’t really need when it comes to a logbook. Simple doesn’t mean flimsy – you will quickly find how powerful many of the features can be during different aspects of your career.
We’re not trying to re-invent the wheel here. The logbook interface is strangely familiar to all pilots; but you can add, remove, and edit most of its elements to fit your needs. Keeping in mind that personal minimums are usually higher than those provided by aviation agencies, VortexLog does not come pre loaded with any recency of experience standards. You create your own!
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