Adding existing hours to foreflight logbook ?

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  1. scott a franco

    scott a franco Filing Flight Plan

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    I am using foreflight logbook for all my flights right now, since it is pretty much automated.

    However I don't feel like entering 30 years of paper logbook entries into foreflight. Has anyone found a way to just enter the flight totals to foreflight, total time, pic, night, etc, so that it reads the current accurate totals? Ie., I want to enter starting values into foreflight.

    Thanks,

    Scott Franco
    San Jose, CA
     
  2. jssmith.lh

    jssmith.lh Pre-Flight

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    I added one N number of each aircraft type and put the totals for that type against that N number. If anyone wanted to see something specific like a long cross county I'd have to go to the paper logs, but that doesn't happen very often.
     
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    Just make one entry with the right numbers. It won’t sort out complex, tail wheel, etc. if you do it this way of course.
     
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  4. scott a franco

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    So I couldn't find a way to delete this post. I figured out the answer after posting it, which is to add a fake entry that has the total time from the paper logbook, ie., a 900 hour flight!
     
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  5. scott a franco

    scott a franco Filing Flight Plan

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    Yea, you guys are faster than I am :)
     
  6. Stan Bergey

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    But does the big starter entry get you the breakdown of flight times, multi, retract, day, night, x-c, PIC, etc? One of the cool things about an e-log is the instant breakdown of flight times for the 8710-1 form for a checkride application.
     
  7. mandm

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    Log all of your hours as one flight? Sometimes for insurance you might want hours specified for aircraft type too.
     
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  8. Pinecone

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    Not FF, but I use Safe Log Pro. It asks for a starting hours entry. It is broken down to TW, Complex, Retract, etc, if you enter it that way.

    When I originally started using an electronic log book (AeroLog Pro a long time ago), I entered all my old flights. I just did a page or two each evening in front of the TV.

    I still have a starting entry, as I lost my first log book. :(
     
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    I added all of mine over a several week period. I started in 1983, but didn't take it back up until the 90's. It took me a while.