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FAQ

This is an abbreviated Safelog pre-Sales, general orientation FAQ.

  • If what's below doesn't answer your questions, please visit the more comprehensive Safelog Knowledgebase / user FAQ.
  • and if you still have concerns or questions, we're standing by to help you via our helpdesk.

If you haven't tried a free demo of Safelog yet, we warmly invite you to do so. Sign-up is pretty much instantanous and you can access almost all of the system's feature in demo mode, albeit with a limited number of flights. Checking out the system in trial mode is a great way to undertand Safelog and to directly answer questions you may have.

Q What is Safelog?
A

Safelog is a powerful and flexible electronic pilot logbook system. It's used daily by thousands of pilots in nearly 100 countries worldwide. Some pilots use it as their only pilot logbook while others use it in conjunction with a traditional paper logbook. It is highly customizable and compatible with all major regulatory environments including FAA (USA), EASA (Europe, etc), CASA (Australia), Transport Canada, and many more.

Unlike other eLogbook products, which are unalterably tied to one or two electronic platforms, Safelog is an open, flexible, extensible system that works on many systems. For example, we have Safelog clients for:

  • Microsoft Windows PC
  • Apple Mac
  • iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
  • Android phones and tablets
and we also have this web-based portal, SafelogWeb.com (which you can log into from any device that has a web browser, including for example a computer at a hotel, flight school, of FBO where you might not ordinarily be able to insatll your own software). Safelog users are welcome to use any or all of the Safelog client programs - your logbook data will seamlessly synchronize between as many as you have. This means security, redundancy, availability, and most importantly, future-proofness. Once you have a Safelog subscription, there are NO additional synchronization or usage fees. You simply install the app or software on the device of your choice, enter your username and password, and your data will be synchronized down to the new device and you can start using it immediately. You can use just one of the Safelog client programs as your eLogbook or you can use them all- it's completely up to you.
   
Q What is SafelogWeb?
A

SafelogWeb (this website) is a web-based pilot logbook system which is accessed through www.SafelogWeb.com. By 'web based,' we mean that you access SafelogWeb through the web browser on your desktop computer, laptop, or portable device.

Since it is a web-based service, there is no client or app software for you to install. Rather, you just log into the website and your data is there. Of course, you can install our Mac, PC, iOS, or Android client apps/software on your program if you'd like, but if you're in a place like a hotel where this is impractical or if you just don't want to deal with installing softawre, SafelogWeb works great too. Some people use the Safelog system for years without ever logging in to SafelogWeb.com. Some use only SafelogWeb.com. It's really totally and completely up to you.

As a practical matter, SafelogWeb (or rather, our back-end server farms that are the engines behind the whole Safelog sytem) also serves as the "synchronization hub" for your logbook data. So, for example, let's say you have Safelog on an iPad and on your PC. When you log a flight on your iPad and then click 'synch', this will cause the new flight to be sent to our SafelogWeb servers. Then, when you start Safelog on your PC and click synch there, it will recognize that the new flight has appeared and will grab it down and add it to your PC logbook.

   
Q Do I need to be connected to the Internet to use Safelog?
A

As a day-to-day, thing, no, you do not need to be connected to the Internet to use Safelog. For example, you can go on a 2 week trip to a place where there is no Internet access and use the Safelog PC, Mac, iPhone/iPad, and/or Android apps to log flights and do common logbook tasks just fine. One of the great things about our apps is that they are quite fully featured complete logbook environments in their own rights. That said, once you get back from your trip and back to a place where you have Internet, you'll probably want to 'sync' your logbook as this will help ensure the security, reliability, and security of your data and also allow any new flights and changes that you have made to your logbook to make their way to any other Safelog devices and portals that you may use.

That said, there are some features of Safelog that do occasionally require Internet access. These are generally more 'rare' features that are not required for daily logbook use. Additionally, use of our SafelogWeb.com browser-based portal of course requires you to be online. Please note that synchronizing between Safelog devices occurs via the Internet. For example, if you have Safelog on your PC and your Phone, data synchronization between the two will occur via the Internet, not via a direct cable. This has been the world standard for most 'networked' apps for a long time now as ths allows you much more flexibility (such as, you don't have to have a cable or have your PC and phone, or two PCs, or two PCs a Mac and an android device, etc) all in the same place to synchronize them.

It is in general possible to synchronize your Safelog logbook from most Internet connections. In a small number of cases, we have found that as Safelog uses certain encryption techniques to safeguard your data, the Internet censoring systems of a select few countries (Middle-East, etc) may at times not allow Safelog (or other secure system) synchronization to happen. While this is doubtlessly an inconvenience (as are the rare times when our server farms are temporarily unavailable due to technical or network reasons), with Safelog you're actually in better shape than you would have been had you been using one of our competitors with their far less capable "thin client" apps because with Safelog even offline you will still be able to use most logbook features offline until perhaps you next visit a palce with more permissive Internet policies. While the number of users so affected by such issues are few (we have for example worked with the government in UAE to try to make sure that Safelog services work normally there), we note this just as a testament to Safelog's power and robustness given all sorts of situations.

   
Q How do I sign up for an account?
A

Click on the sign-up link at upper right and follow the prompts. You are welcome to try it out, free. You can be logging in just minutes from now.

   
Q What are the limitations of the demo version?
A

With very few exceptions, the demo version is exactly the full product, except that you are limited to 10 flights only.

By the way, if you are trying a demo account, you can even try it on multiple devices simultaneously to see how the synchronization works. For example, you can sign up for an account on SafelogWeb.com, log a flight here, and then download the Safelog iOS or Android app from the respective app store. In the app, enter the SAME username and password that you did in SafelogWeb for the demo and your data will synchronize nicely.

   
Q If I subscribe, do I have to re-enter my data?
A

If you subscribe, the ten flight demo limit will be lifted from your logbook and you can continue using it from there. Your username (email address), password, and data will remain unchanged, thus allowing you to continue logging and flying without interruption.

   
Q Does Safelog track currency?
A

Absolutely. There are multiple built-in FAA, EASA (JAA), and other currency alerts and reports and you can further create customized rules based on your needs.

   
Q How much does it cost?
A

Safelog - Great Value!

Safelog costs less and does more than any competing logbook system. Safelog licenses are sold by the year; most pilots purchase multiple-year subscriptions as this gets them the best price. Compare our prices with those of any of our serious competitors and you'll find that our pricing is highly competitive. We can offer such great pricing as we have a large, loyal, and constantly growing user base. With your Safelog subscription, everything is included except for a few bespoke professional services*: unlike our competitors we do NOT charge for data synchronization, specialized database usage, updates and uprgrades, "platform fees", "cloud fees", or any of the other stuff our competitors nickel and dime their customers with. With Safelog, there are no hidden fees whatsoever and you get access to ALL of the Safelog platforms (web, PC, Mac, Android, iPhone/iPad, etc) with your subscription.

It's possible to buy a Safelog subscription via any of our apps or services - for example, you can buy a new subscription or extend your existing subscription from the official app stores / app markets within our mobile apps. No matter where you purchase your subscription, you'll be getting the same thing. That said, the price of a subscription varies a bit depending on where you buy it due to currency, tax, and app store pricing policy issues.

In general, however, pretty much all users will get the best price via our SafelogWeb.com Portal. That is, go to SafelogWeb.com, sign up for a free account (or sign in to your existing trial account), and then click on the 'My Account' screen to purchase a paid subscription.

Current pricing** for Safelog subscriptions via SafelogWeb.com is:

Subscription LengthPrice
1 year$49.99
3 years$139.99
5 years$199.99
10 years$399.99
Lifetime$549.99

If you have any questions whatsoever about pricing or related issues, we're happy to help via our online helpdesk. Thank you again for your interest in Safelog and we hope to welcome you as a user soon!

* The vast majority of Safelog users happily use our system on a standard subscription and never need or want any additional bespoke / personalized services. A small number of our users and corporate clients request or require from us highly personal services for which we naturally are obliged to charge professional (typically hourly) rates. Such cases are rare and include (but are not limited to) things like customized logbook analysis, data entry services, and custom programming / technical services.

** Pricing subject to change without prior notice. Taxes/VAT and fees for certain payment types may be extra and are as determined by our merchant reseller partner Digital River / SWreg, an industry leading firm speacializing in ensuring that the transactions that go through them are secure and reliable.

   
Q What about reports and printouts?
A

A full range of flight experience and approach reports are available through SafelogWeb. This ensures that you can always get up-to-the minute reports wherever you are. This is particularly helpful, for example, if you're on the road and want to print out a copy that is current as of your latest flight of your recent flight experience. When trying a demo of SafelogWeb, be sure to check out the 'printing and reports' tab. There are many powerful, good looking reports and printouts there that you can access in numerous formats, including PDF, MS-Excel™, MS-Word™, and others.

Here's a sample of the printouts that we provide:

  • Cover Pages
    • Cover Page - Portrait
    • Cover Page - Landscape
  • Totals/Graphs
    • Totals Grid (Log Fields x Dates)
    • Totals Grid (Log Fields x Operating Capacities)
    • Totals Grid (Log Fields x Handling Roles)
    • Totals Grid (Log Fields x Log Fields)
    • Totals Grid (Aircraft Types x Dates)
    • Totals Grid (Aircraft Types x Operating Capacities)
    • Totals Grid (Aircraft Types x Handling Roles)
    • Totals Grid (Aircraft Types x Log Fields)
    • Totals Grid (Individual Aircraft x Dates)
    • Totals Grid (Individual Aircraft x Operating Capacities)
    • Totals Grid (Individual Aircraft x Handling Roles)
    • Totals Grid (Individual Aircraft x Log Fields)
    • Totals Grid (Aircraft Characteristics x Dates)
    • Totals Grid (Aircraft Characteristics x Operating Capacities)
    • Totals Grid (Aircraft Characteristics x Handling Roles)
    • Totals Grid (Aircraft Characteristics x Log Fields)
    • Totals Grid (Composite Characteristics x Dates)
    • Totals Grid (Composite Characteristics x Operating Capacities)
    • Totals Grid (Composite Characteristics x Handling Roles)
    • Totals Grid (Composite Characteristics x Log Fields)
    • Totals Grid (Operators (Log) x Dates)
    • Totals Grid (Operators (Log) x Operating Capacities)
    • Totals Grid (Operators (Log) x Handling Roles)
    • Totals Grid (Operators (Log) x Log Fields)
    • Totals Grid (Operators (Aircraft) x Dates)
    • Totals Grid (Operators (Aircraft) x Operating Capacities)
    • Totals Grid (Operators (Aircraft) x Handling Roles)
    • Totals Grid (Operators (Aircraft) x Log Fields)
    • Graph Printouts
  • Career Summary Reports
    • Overall Summary
    • Overall Summary (by Date)
    • Overall Summary (by Aircraft)
    • Medical Certificate Reports
    • Career Milestone Reports
  • Logbook Printouts
    • Safelog Logbook View
    • Detail Mode Printout (prints images/scans/signatures)
    • FAA (USA) Logbooks
      • Basic FAA Logbook
      • ASA-SP-10 Inspired FAA Standard Log
      • ASA-SP-10 Inspired FAA Standard Log (one page)
      • ASA-SP-10 Inspired FAA Standard Log (one page low rows)
      • ASA-SP-10 Inspired FAA Standard Log (one page, low rows, no gridlines)
      • ASA-SP-30 Inspired FAA Standard Pilot Logbook
      • ASA-SP-30 Inspired FAA Standard Pilot Logbook (one page)
      • ASA-SP-30 Inspired FAA Standard Pilot Logbook (low rows)
      • ASA-SP-30 Inspired FAA Standard Pilot Logbook (low rows, no gridlines)
      • ASA-SP-30 Inspired FAA Standard Pilot Logbook (one page, low rows)
      • ASA-SP-30 Inspired FAA Standard Pilot Logbook (one page, low rows, no gridlines)
      • ASA-SP-INK Inspired FAA Standard Pilot Logbook *
      • ASA-SP-40 Inspired FAA Standard Pilot Logbook *
      • ASA-SP-6 Inspired FAA Standard Pilot Master Logbook
      • ASA-SP-57 Inspired FAA Standard Pilot Logbook *
      • Jeppesen-inspired FAA Private Pilot Logbook
      • Jeppesen-inspired FAA (FAR-FCL) Professional Pilot Logbook (Portrait Mode Only)
      • Jeppesen-inspired Universal FCL Pro Pilot Logbook
      • Jeppesen-inspired Universal FCL Pro Pilot Logbook
      • Jeppesen-inspired Universal FCL Pro Pilot Logbook (Green BG)
      • Jeppesen-inspired Universal FCL Pro Pilot Logbook ("Handwriting" Font)
      • Jeppesen-inspired Universal FCL Pro Pilot Logbook (Green BG, "Handwriting" Font)
      • Jeppesen-inspired Universal FCL Pro Pilot Logbook (Single Column Flight Route)
      • Jeppesen-inspired Universal FCL Pro Pilot Logbook (Single Column Flight Route, Green BG)
      • Gleim-inspired Pilot Logbook *
      • ProFlight Student Pilot Logbook *
      • Sporty's-inspired First Flight Log *
      • Sporty's-inspired Pilot Flight Log
      • Sporty's-inspired Senior Pilot Flight Log
      • Sporty's-inspired Mini Flight Log
      • Sporty's-inspired Sailplane Pilot Logbook
      • Peter Pauper-Inspired Pilot Logbook
    • Canada (TC) Logbooks
      • Canadian Pro Logbook
      • Canadian Pro Logbook w/ Day/Night TO/LDG
      • Canadian Pro Logbook (6 Customizable)
      • Canadian Pro Logbook (9 Customizable)
      • Culhane-inspired Logbook
      • Culhane-inspired Pro Logbook
      • CPS-inspired Medium Logbook
      • Hammond-inspired Student/Private Logbook
      • Hammond-inspired Professional Logbook
      • Hammond-inspired Professional-Wide Logbook
    • EASA / JAA Logbooks
      • EASA JAR-FCL 1.080 Logbook (14 Custom Fields)
      • EASA JAR-FCL 1.080 Logbook (13 Custom Fields)
      • ASA-SP-6I Inspired Int'l Log A
      • ASA-SP-6I Inspired Int'l Log B (customizable Name of PIC)
      • ASA-SP-6I Inspired Int'l Log A (Exact Version)
      • ASA-SP-6I Inspired Int'l Log B (Exact Version)
      • ASA-SP-EASA Inspired Standard FCL-Compliant Pilot Log *
      • ASA-SP-30I Inspired Logbook
      • AFE-Inspired EASA Pro Log
      • AFE-Inspired EASA Pro Log (5 Custom Fields)
      • AFE-Inspired EASA Pro Log (Alternative Layout)
      • AFE-Inspired EASA Pro Log (Alternative Layout w/ Dep/Arr)
      • AFE-Inspired EASA/CAA PPL Log
      • AFE-Inspired EASA/CAA PPL Log (one page)
      • AFE-Inspired EASA/CAA PPL Log (low rows)
      • AFE-Inspired EASA/CAA PPL Log (low rows, no gridlines)
      • AFE-Inspired EASA/CAA PPL Log (one page, low rows)
      • AFE-Inspired EASA/CAA PPL Log (one page, low rows, no gridlines)
      • AFE-Inspired EASA/CAA PPL Log (with Route 'Via' Field)
      • Jeppesen-inspired EASA-FCL (EU-FCL 0.50) 1.080 Logbook (14 Customizable Fields, Day+Night TO+LDG)
      • Jeppesen-inspired EASA-FCL (EU-FCL 0.50) 1.080 Logbook (Block On/Off, 14 Customizable Fields, Day+Night TO+LDG)
      • Jeppesen-inspired EASA-FCL 1.080 Logbook (12 Customizable Fields, Day+Night LDG)
      • Jeppesen-inspired EASA-FCL 1.080 Logbook (Block On/Off, 12 Customizable Fields, Day+Night LDG)
      • Jeppesen-inspired EASA-FCL (EU-FCL 0.50) 1.080 Logbook (Fixed 18 Rows Per Page, 14 Customizable Fields)
      • Jeppesen-inspired EASA-FCL (EU-FCL 0.50) 1.080 Logbook (Block On/Off, Fixed 18 Rows Per Page, 14 Customizable Fields)
    • United Kingdom CAA (UKCAA)
      • CAA CAP 407 Aircrew Logbook A
      • CAA CAP 407 Aircrew Logbook B
      • Pooley's-Inspired Pilot Flying Log
      • Pooley's-Inspired Non-JAR (Non-EASA) Commercial Pilot Log
      • Pooley's-Inspired EASA Part-FCL Personal Flying Log *
      • Pooley's-Inspired Balloon/Airship Pilot's Log
      • Pooley's-Inspired Glider Pilot's Log
    • France (DGAC) Logbooks
      • France (DGAC) Carnet de Vol Classique
      • France (DGAC) Carnet de Vol Nouveau
      • FFA Carnet de Vol *
      • Carnet de Vol Cépaduès *
      • Carnet de Vol "Conforme EASA" *
      • Carnet de Vol Pilote d'ULM
    • Switzerland (BAZL/FOCA) Logbooks
      • Swiss Logbook A
      • Swiss Logbook B
      • Swiss Simulator Logbook
      • Aero Club Switzerland Private Pilot Logbook
      • Aero Club Switzerland Glider Logbook
    • Czech Republic / Czechia
      • PilotStyle Logbook 1.080 *
    • South Africa CAA (SACAA) Logbooks
      • South African CAA (SACAA) Pilot Logbook
    • UAE GCAA
      • UAE GCAA Pilot Log *
    • India DGCA
      • India DGCA Pilot Log
    • China CAAC
      • China CAAC Pilot Log
    • Hong Kong CAD (HKCAD)
      • CAD 407 Logbook *
    • CASA Australia Logbooks
      • Australian Pro Pilot Log
      • Australian Pro Pilot Log (Dep/Arr in Details)
      • Australian Pro Pilot Log (Dep/Via/Arr in Details)
      • Australian Pro Pilot Log (Totals "Arrows", Column Numbers at Bottom)
    • New Zealand (NZCAA) Logbooks
      • New Zealand CAA 1373 Pilot Logbook
      • New Zealand Pilot Logbook
  • Currency and Career
    • Custom Currencies, Limits, Rules
    • Airline Application Helpers
      • Airline Apps (tm) Ready Data
      • Pilot Credentials (tm) Ready Data
      • US Airline Pilot Key Totals (JetBlue, etc.)
      • FedEx Pilot Application Totals
      • UPS Pilot Application Totals
    • FAA (USA) Currency
      • FAA Form 8710-1 / IACRA (Most Pilots and Instructors)
      • FAA Form 8710-10 / IACRA (Examiner Pilots) *
      • FAA Form 8710-11 / IACRA (Sport Pilots) *
      • FAA Form 8710-13 / IACRA (Remote Pilots) *
      • FAA Part 61 (General) Currency
      • FAA Part 61 NVG Night Vision Goggle Currency
      • FAA Part 117 Currency
      • FAA Part 121 Currency
      • FAA Part 135 Currency
      • FAA Turbine Night Currency 61.57(e)
    • FAA (USA) Checkride (Practical Test) Readiness Analysis
      • FAA Recreational Pilot - Single Engine Airplane
      • FAA Recreational Pilot - Helicopter
      • FAA Private Pilot - Single Engine Airplane
      • FAA Private Pilot - Multi-Engine Airplane
      • FAA Private Pilot - Helicopter
      • FAA IFR Instrument Rating - Single Engine Airplane
      • FAA IFR Instrument Rating - Multi-Engine Airplane
      • FAA IFR Instrument Rating - Helicopter
      • FAA Commercial Pilot - Single Engine Airplane
      • FAA Commercial Pilot - Multi-Engine Airplane
      • FAA Commercial Pilot - Helicopter
      • FAA ATP Airline Transport Pilot - Single Engine Airplane
      • FAA ATP Airline Transport Pilot - Multi-Engine Airplane
      • FAA ATP Airline Transport Pilot - Helicopter
    • Transport Canada
      • Transport Canada (TC) Currency and Limitations
    • EASA / CAA / Europe
      • CAA Form N-27 (English)
      • CAA Form N-27 (English/Dutch/French)
      • EASA (JAA) Block Time Limits
      • EASA (JAA) Duty and Flight Time Limits (ORO.FTL.210)
    • UK CAA
      • UK CAA Currency and Limitations
    • France DGAC
      • France DGAC Currency and Limitations
    • South Africa (SACAA)
      • South Africa (SACAA) Currency and Limitations
    • UAE GCAA
      • UAE GCAA Currency and Limitations
    • DGCA India
      • DGCA India Currency and Limitations
    • China CAAC
      • China CAAC Currency and Limitations
    • Hong Kong CAD (HKCAD)
      • Hong Kong CAD Currency and Limitations
    • CASA Australia
      • CASA Australia Currency and Limitations
    • New Zealand (CAANZ)
      • New Zealand (CAANZ) Currency and Limitations
  • Airport and Approach Reports
    • Airport Report
    • Airport Report (Old Style)
    • Airport Summary Report
    • Airport Compact Report
    • Approach Report

* Special conditions apply. In some cases a similar or equivalent report/printout exists in our system though the exact item might not be available. Find the report listing in SafelogWeb.com for specifics

This list is regularly being updated. Furthermore, if you're interested in a report that you don't see listed, please contact us and often we'll be happy to add it.

   
 

Further questions? Please visit our helpdesk www.dauntless-soft.com/helpdesk. We will be expanding this FAQ over time.