It would be great to have a pilot logbook for solo. This would allow us to track our offline flying progress (ie: hours ,etc) , help us better understand what areas we need to improve on and also provide a “resume” for those who want to join a VA or apply for a position to instruct/mentor other IF pilots:
Some data that could be included are:
- Total jet hours (jet airliners & fighter jets)
- Total turboprop hours (Dash 8 & C-130)
- Total GA hours (everything else)
-Total Day hours (Flying that occurs during Sunrise, Noon or Sunset time settings)
-Total Night hours
-Total # of Landings (Touch and Go’s count as a landing. Only touchdowns that occur on a runway surface count. If possible, it would be great to not count a landing that results in the aircraft running off the end of the runway as this is an unsafe landing: insufficient stopping distance, a go-around should have been initiated.)
-Total # of Takeoffs (A successful takeoff is an event that results in the aircraft getting airborne before departing the runway surface).
Total # of ILS approaches
Total # of Visual approaches (Non ILS approaches: Many approaches in IF have a GPS generated glide slope. For this metric, these would be considered visual approaches along with traditional visual approaches that use PAPI/VASI lights or no lights at all).
-Total # of Crashes
-Total # of Flights (A takeoff to a landing = 1 flight)
- Average landing force (measured in G’s): This will give us an idea if on average, our landings are safe
(1 G or less) or hard/unsafe.
- Best Landing (Lowest # of G’s)
- Hardest/Most unsafe Landing (Highest # of G’s)
Feel free to comment, thanks.