FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Am I allowed to keep my record in digital format only?

This answer applies to pilots with a licence issued by the Federal Office of Civil Aviation FOCA.

Yes. The Federal Office of Civil Aviation FOCA officially audited and approved capzlog.aero Premium. This means you do not have to keep a paper logbook anymore if you choose to keep your flight records with capzlog.aero Premium.

Please note that this is not the case for other software and tools, home-built Excel sheets or the like.

What is the difference between the FOCA dLogbook and capzlog.aero Premium?

The FOCA dLogbook covers the minimum requirements for electronic recording of flights. With capzlog.aero Premium you get all FOCA dLogbook features, as well as additional 40+ premium features for a true paperless experience. You find more information about their differences here.

What is the price of the FOCA dLogbook and why are there higher prices on the web site of capzlog.aero?

The FOCA dLogbook and all its features are included in the price of capzlog.aero Premium. If you want to only use the FOCA dLogbook, you can choose between 3 months (CHF 5.-), 12 months (CHF 15.-) and 36 months (CHF 30.-).

capzlog.aero Premium includes all features of the FOCA dLogbook and offers additional features like currency/recency overview, auto-import from OPS and reservation tools, licence view and rating monitoring, statistics, charts and many more.

To find out whether these additional features are of use to you, activate your free 30 day trial and get to know capzlog.aero Premium. The pricing can be found here.

Is there a mobile App?

A mobile App is being developed for Android and iOS and will be available soon. The App synchronises your existing flight data with our servers when you are online and provides offline support.

As with the Web App there will be additional features available within the app for users who have activated capzlog.aero Premium.

Submit your email here to be among the first to be informed when our brand-new app for iOS and Android becomes available.

Can I record airplane, helicopter, sailplane and balloon time?

Yes. Every account has one digital pilot logbook for each category.

What is Auto-Import and how can I benefit from it?

The Auto-Import fetches your flights directly from schools, clubs or airline operators and continually imports them into your capzlog.aero Premium logbook. No more need to enter data manually, you just receive a notification and confirm the data.

Can I import flights from a file or other electronic sources into my capzlog.aero logbook?

Yes. We do import data from CSV/Excel files, also generated from other tools, for users of capzlog.aero. This service is offered for free to users with a capzlog.aero Premium subscription or trial.

You can send the files with flights and simulator sessions to this address for import.

Please note that based on the workload at the time of your request it might take some time to complete the import.

How do I switch from paper to the digital logbook?

It is recommended to digitalize as much of your flight experience as possible.

Alternatively, you can make use of initial values and record your data on your own. Just pick a date, enter the totals up to this date as initial values and start recording later flights. This can be repeated (e.g. year by year) until all flights have been entered.

Can I digitalize my paper logbook?

Yes. capzlog.aero offers a digitalization service. Please contact us for more details.

How is my data processed and stored?

Your data is processed and stored with the highest level of care in Data Centers in Switzerland and backed up regularly under the regulations of the GDPR. Your data is not sent to or accessible by anyone (including authorities) except with your permission or if required by law. For more information, see our Data Protection Declaration.

May I record multiple legs as one entry?

Yes. capzlog.aero strongly builds upon the EASA regulations which do allow such batch records in exactly specified cases. Just use the flight marker "Series of Flights".

AMC1 FCL.050 (f): "[...] provided that if an aircraft carries out a number of flights upon the same day returning on each occasion to the same place of departure and the interval between successive flights does not exceed 30 minutes, such series of flights may be recorded as a single entry."

Can an instructor sign my flight and simulator records?

Yes. Flights and FSTD sessions can be signed by instructors or examiners directly on tablets or smart phones. Just select the records and either collect the signature directly on your device or invite the signatory by email to sign the records later on their own device.

How to record a flight whose first takeoff was on water while the last landing was on land?

For aircraft that can be flown with class ratings (SEP/MEP), the flight time is to be split to equal parts (breaking odd numbers of minutes towards land ratings) while landings and takeoffs are assigned as actually performed. The same rules apply to flights from land to water.
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Which pilot function time do I have to log on training/check flights?

For exam flights such as Skill Tests, License Proficiency Checks and Assessments of Competence that are supervised by an examiner the pilot may log:

  • PIC Time, when the result of the exam is passed
  • Dual Time, when the result of the exam is failed

For flights that are supervised by an instructor such as Refresher Trainings and Training Flights the pilot shall record Dual Time.

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How to record flight time correctly on enlarged flights?

When a flight is operated by an enlarged crew, the following rules apply:
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Joining IFR during a VFR Dual flight

During a VFR formation flight the instructor decided to join IFR due to a rapid change of weather. The instructor had to take over controls and finish the flight.

We refer to the point in time of changing to IFR as PiT JOIN.

Record two separate legs, the first one from the actual departure airport and at actual departure times to ZZZZ at PiT JOIN, the second from ZZZZ at PiT JOIN to the actual arrival airport at actual arrival times. This example assumes a flight with one takeoff and one landing, the second part flown by the instructor under IFR. Note that the student has to record the second leg with the special capzlog.aero pilot function "Other" that allows to record flights without any times, landings or takeoffs counting towards any kind of totals.

In this situation the recorded entries do not have to follow the standard definition according to AMC1 FCL.050 Recording of flight time (g) "Flight time is recorded".

Leg 1 Route Times Pilot Function Flight Rule Takeoffs Landings
Instr Actual DEP - ZZZZ Actual DEP - PiT JOIN Instr. on Pilot Seat VFR 1 0
Student Actual DEP - ZZZZ Actual DEP - PiT JOIN Dual VFR 1 0

Leg 2 Route Times Pilot Function Flight Rule Takeoffs Landings
Instr ZZZZ - Actual ARR PiT JOIN - Actual ARR PIC IFR 0 1
Student ZZZZ - Actual ARR PiT JOIN - Actual ARR Other IFR 0 0

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