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The flight log book module lets you store all your flights directly in where2fly, analyze and search for it. Select comfortably from one of the existing landing places, or set your place directly on the map. You can add numerous attributes, such as flight duration, flight type, wind conditions, weather, your impressions of the flight, and a comment. All flights are stored in the local database, so you can directly call statistics. The data can be exported via Excel interface. And all at a price that is less than the papery flight log.

The user manual below will show you all functions of the flight log book illustrated with many pictures.

Main Menu

You access the flight logbook using the tab Flight book at the bottom of the screen. If you do not have purchased this optional module, you can do this with More - Options - Modules through an in-App Purchase.

On the main page of the flight logbook, the following actions are available:

Profile

First, you should enter your profile.

Enter your name, and store your pilot number (optional).
You may register several gliders. From the list of gliders, click at the action menu at the top right. Now, enter the data of each glider. The field Air time can be used to enter a base time, that you already have flown with your glider, and which will be added to the number of hours enter in this flight logbook. Thus, in Statistics you will find the total air time of your glider.

Register flight

After you have defined your glider, you begin with the acquisition of a new flight.

Overview of your flight

This is the overview page for a flight. You see the date, time, flight number, information about your launch and landing, as well as your flight and your glider. Select the date and (approximate) time for the start of the flight. Note that the date menu includes two options:
  • Date & time: with the week day, month, hours, minutes. Useful if the date is close to the current day.
  • Date: by day, month, year. This view is likely to detect an ancient day (eg if you want to re-capturing your log book).

Launch

First, you may register your launch.

Available for registration of the launch is the starting place, the starting conditions, how you rate your launch, and a comment.

Your starting place, as well as the landing site can be determined in various ways. We pay special attention to an intuitive and rapid detection of the place.

  1. Search Name: Use the two buttons 1 and 2 to search for the starting place by name and country.
  2. Country: There you are around a hundred countries with over 9000 start and 3500 landing sites available.
  3. Close to: This button shows you all start or landing places next to your current physical position.
  4. Near landing / launch site: Button 4 is particularly useful to select a starting or landing in the vicinity of the other. This is different from the option (3), where the physical position will be used to list the nearby places.
  5. Show on map: With the map option (5), where2fly will depict your currently selected launch or landing site on the map.
  6. Define new place: Option 6 is useful to define your own place> The procedure is described in section New launch site/landing .
  7. Details : Shows the details to the selected starting or landing place.
  8. Delete selection: Should you want to change your take off and want to define it through the map, then delete the currently assigned place, to let the map stay at the current position.

 

Landing

Now its time to define your landing. Again, you have a lot of attributes you may define.

Flight

You should at least register the flight time, to allow where2fly to calculate the use of your glider, and to determine the time for maintenance of the lines. Do this either with the quick entry bar at the top, or the text field below.

More attributes, such as the type of flight, your companion (whether solo or biplace), weather, wind, satisfaction, .... up to the parameters from your GPS device can be stored, and are then used in the statistics.

Statistics of a flight

At the upper right of the flight page, you can click on the statistics button to get information about the flight.

Note that there is also a global statistics covering all your flights at Statistics .

Advanced Actions

New, copy or delete

On the summary page of a flight, you will have the opportunity this flight (with the chosen landing place) to copy. Or you create a new entry, which then covered only the date and flight number is increased. In addition, you can also delete flights.

My flights

There are many ways to list your flight and to navigate through them.

On the main page of the flight logbook, you may select My flightsem> to get a listing with all your flights. You can sort the list by flight number either ascending or descending, ie. the latest flights at the top or at the bottom.
Tip: Swipe your finger horizontally on the flight detail page to move to the next or previous flight.
Your flights can also be accessed on the detailed pages of the launch and landing sites. Answer the question:
  • When was I already at this launch site?
  • Were there any special conditions at the start, that I should consider this time?
  • How was my start, my flight, my landing in each case?

New launch site/landing

Virtually all landing places of many countries are included in where2fly, which can be directly used for the flight log. Nevertheless, there is certainly one or the other take off or landing place (planned or not ;-), you'll use. You may define any location on the map as your landing or launch site, following this procedure:

Click this symbol at the registration page of the launch or landing. Then the map is displayed, which you can zoom and move until the desired location is circled with the cross hairs. Now click on this pencil at the bottom left to set this position as a starting or landing field in the log book. Give a name for the new place.
Your newly defined site will now be displayed on the map, and is assigned to the current flight. You can edit this place by using the Edit item in the action menu of the detail page. So you can change the name, the automatically determined altitude, or give a comment to this place.

Import & Export

Your complete flight log book can be exported as a CSV file. There are three different formats to choose from:

  1. Flight logbook summary
  2. Flight logbook detail
  3. Export (raw data)

The summary contains all the essential attributes of your flights. The detailed form includes almost all data collected for each flight. This is useful to process the data on your PC or Mac, using Excel or any other spreadsheet. The third form has the same content as the second, only here the data is encoded so that it can be processed by machine. This format should be used to backup and restore your flight log book. All three files are stored as CSV format. Commas are used as separators, and double quotes as a field boundary. The default character set is UTF8. You can change this in Options - General setings - CSV encoding .

Send by email

The exported CSV file can be sent either by mail, or be synchronized with iTunes.

Sync with iTunes

To synchronize the data with iTunes, you must connect your iOS devices to your PC / laptop.

  1. Then you see your device in iTunes
  2. Now click on the top menu bar on Apps.
  3. Then you can find at the bottom of the list of apps where2fly paragliding
  4. and then the documents available. Copy and paste from there the file with the flight logbook to your hard drive (this is possible with drag and drop, or with the Save button).

import fllght logbook

You can import your previously saved flight logbook at any time in where2fly. So you can with a new IOS device or restore the data after a data loss. Go as follows:

  1. Copy the exported logbook where2fly-Flightbook-Export.csv into iTunes. Follow the picture above, with points 1 to 4, but copy the file from the hard drive into iTunes.
  2. Sync your device with iTunes
  3. Click in where2fly at Flight book - Import & Export - Import (raw data)
  4. Confirm the way where2fly should deal with existing entries with the same flight number.
    • Skip: flights with the same number are not overwritten.
    • Overwrite: all existing flights with the same flight number as in the CSV file will be overwritten without asking.
    • Confirm Overwrite: Again, existing flights will be overwritten. But a confirmation is required for each flight.

Statistics

The statistics is one of the most powerful features of the flight log. Besides the use your glider, you can list your flying hours, previously used start and landing areas, most flights, and top scores can be calculated. Further, there are several statistics to find data entry errors. These can be found at Data quality .