Last updated version July 2021


VORTEX LOG - Pilot Logbook

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 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.


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.

How to get started?

  1. Go to
  2. Fill out the registration form. There is not commitment, no credit card numbers, and no hassle. Your information will not be shared.
  3. You will receive an email from to the email address provided. Follow the instructions for gaining access to your account.
  4. Go flying and log your hours.