This service provides pilots at all levels with reliable and quick access to their logbook from any device with an internet connection. The thought of a pilot with over five hundred hours and no backup to their logbook should disturb anyone. Many pilots have many valuable hours logged in their logbook with no backup of any sort. If that logbook gets lost or stolen, it is virtually impossible to track down total hours and prove them. It would also be absolutely impossible to find out the statistics about the lost logbook such as cross-country time, night time, dual received.
FAA provides pilots with an unbeatable backup system. Our databases get backed up to more than five file servers all over the world every morning at 3:00am!
We can also save you time and money keeping your current flight requirements a click of a mouse away. For example, many pilots pursuing the commercial pilot's license out must meet certain criteria such as Solo cross-country. With Columbia Tristar you can easily find out your current status of any criteria and find out where you are at.
One of the most traitorous things a pilot can face is before an FAA check ride or a Flight interview. Having to go though your logbook and find out things such as "total time in a Cessna 152 at night" or "total night time PIC, cross-country in a multi engine airplane" can take hours and will likely to have calculation errors. With us these types of queries can take seconds and will be 100% accurate. One question commonly asked in a job interview is "how accurate" is your logbook? Wouldn't it be nice to say "it is 100% accurate"?
The interface and database was very carefully designed making sure that the logging of hours will not be as repetitive as logging hours in a conventional logbook. For example, in SA you will never have to fill out:
We will not make you enter in your Total time or Multi-engine time fields since it knows that total time must be the sum of day + night and it knows that a Boeing 737 is a multi-engine airplane and will know that multi-engine total = total time of the current flight.