NewswireToday - /newswire/ -
Carson City, NV, United States, 2010/04/29 - Pilot eLog is a robust, feature-rich, cross-platform electronic logbook for private pilots. The main logbook screen is uncluttered yet provides a wealth of information to the pilot without having to go to other screens for primary information.
SHEALD, Inc. has released version 2.2 of Pilot eLog. This is a complete ground-up rewrite of the program for commercial release. The program contains 17 different professionally designed reports and endorsements, online links to FAA and FAR reference sites, includes complete text to many logbook- related FAR's, and provides immediate viewing of day, night and instrument currency plus BFR and medical expiration dates. It is available in native versions for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.
Donald Ryan, President of SHEALD Inc, is an avid general aviation pilot, member of the AOPA and a member of the Civil Air Patrol. After significant time and research seeking a viable straightforward, intuitive electronic logbook, he decided to develop his own that would be fully cross-platform compatible. Ryan states “pilots should have an easy to use cross-platform logbook program. Most programs on the market are way too complex. The logbook is a basic pilot function and should be something that is familiar and easy to use, yet powerful enough to provide advanced features.”
The main logbook screen acts as the central information center providing key information to pilots at a glance – no need to drill through countless menus or windows. The top half of the screen shows the most recent logbook entries -- just like a paper logbook. The lower section provides summary totals and currency information. The currency and date expirations are clearly color-coded to visually alert the pilot well in advance of expiration without the need for annoying pop-up windows.
Total flight time is recorded using either Hobbs Start/Stop time or as a direct entry. Log entries incorporate extensive error checking to keep logs accurate. Accelerator keys make data entry fast and painless. Pilots can begin their logbooks from any point in time, record historical totals, then begin using Pilot eLog for entries going forward. Recording of a new endorsement, rating or BFR check ride automatically updates BFR expiration information. The system automatically tracks Day, Night and Instrument currency and keeps this information visible on the main screen at all times.
Logbook data is stored locally on the pilot’s computer, not someone else’s server. Built- in backup and restore functions ensure long-term data integrity.
About Pilot eLog
Pilot eLog is the ultimate pilot’s logbook. It is fully cross-platform compatible with native versions for Mac OS X and Windows. The user interface is the same on both platforms and the logbook data file can be moved freely from one platform to another.
About Sheald, Inc.
Sheald, Inc. (sheald.net) is an intellectual property innovator and think tank. The founders are avid pilots and active members of the Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association and the Civil Air Patrol. Pilot eLog is distributed through SHEALD Development LP, a subsidiary of SHEALD Inc.