We’ve heard from many pilots over the years that one of their favorite benefits when moving to a digital logbook is the app’s capability to automatically track the various aspects of pilot currency. This helps you always keep an eye on events like tailwheel landings, night currency and number of recent instrument approaches for IFR in one convenient location.
For those that haven’t made the transition to an iPad app logbook, or are looking for another way to track your flying, we suggest checking out a new app called Flight Currency. This simple but effective $0.99 app allows you to enter each currency event in a single location. Each event currency expiration date is color-coded green or red to allow quick identification of your flight status. The app also has a separate area to track the various aspects of aircraft inspections, VOR receiver tests, and GPS NavData expiration.
Pilot currency tracking:
- Medical certificate currency
- Flight review expiration
- Day and night landing currency, with the ability to separate by single or multiengine airplane, land or sea, and tailwheel airplanes
- Instrument currency, with the ability to add individual approaches, holding or IPC completion dates
Aircraft currency tracking:
- Annual inspection
- 100-hour inspection
- Transponder inspection
- ELT inspection
- Registration expiration
- Altimeter/Static-system inspection
- VOR receiver test
- GPS NavData expiration
The Flight Currency app is available for $0.99 for both iPad and iPhone in the app store.
If you’re looking for a convenient way to help maintain or strengthen your aviation knowledge, consider the Flight Review and Instrument Profiency Check apps. These apps utilize bite-sized video segments and review quizzes to help VFR and IFR pilots review both the practical knowledge areas and flying skills needed to stay proficient and current.