Whether you’re a veteran pilot or just starting (or looking to start) flight school, you’ll need a pilot logbook to track your flight time and experience. The logbook is an often overlooked accessory, but it’s something that you’ll be carrying with you for a long time. You’ve got some great options, though, so check this list before you get stuck with a paper booklet again:
1. The Standard Pilot Log. At 110 pages, this industry standard for over 30 years from Aviation Supplies and Academics (ASA) is a great option. Hard cover, 9 x 5.5 inches. Other sizes, colors available.
2. Jeppeson Pilot Logbook. A smart looking and scuff-resistant hard bound logbook allows 520 entries and has “easy on the eyes” green pages that resist ink bleed-through. Dimensions are 8 x 5.25 inches.
3. Antique Leather Pilot Logbook. For those pilots who want something less ordinary – and who want a logbook that showcases their flying adventures, this is the book for you. The exquisite hard cover is true leather and is smyth sewn in the tradition of fine English bookbinding. It is meant to last as a family heirloom. Dimensions are 9.8 x 11 inches.
4. ASA-SP-10 Pilot Logbook. Then again, there’s the starter book. It’s hard to beat the cheap price of this logbook and it is fully functional. It does have a paper cover and only 16 pages, but it may nonetheless get a student pilot through flight training.
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