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News

7.7.2017 – Version 1.42 is out. It brings support for Prepar3D v4 logbook files. See this forum post for more details. As always in the past, it might take day or four (it is Friday…) before the updated installer is available in the store you purchased through. Changelog and DEMO are updated below.

23.5.2017 – Recompiled the 1.41 version to fix a bug at Pilot Templates. See this post at the forums. The DEMO installers are also updated.

19.5.2017 – Version 1.41 released. Download updated installer from the store you have purchased FS Logbook Editor at. The DEMO version and the CHANGELOG, which you can find down there on the page near the Download section, have been updated as well.

27.4.2017 – Just uploaded the new version – v1.40. This one brings support for additional airport data, such as airport name, city, country and state. These data can be imported from supported flight simulators. Now export to KML file – to view flights in Google Earth is possible, since FS Logbook Editor will know airport location when airport data are available. You can download the new DEMO below as always. Also see the CHANGELOG (the link is also below within Downloads, as it is there for a couple of years now). And last, read the updated Documentation.

Not all features requested within the survey has been implemented, but the development is not over yet. It took a little bit more work than I originally thought to make the current changes, but I believe that I can build feature updates on them (hopefully). As I wrote in the forums, I tried not to make this a “new” major version with new purchase, and it is not. Since there were not any “sale” since Christmas, consider the following 14 days (if there is no major issue with this version) a “sale”, as I plan to raise the price of FS Logbook Editor a little bit. So last chance to get it for current price for those of you who don’t have it and would like to.

Being busy programming and with life, I did not notice that Sim-Planet is down. So anyone who bought FS Logbook Editor via this shop, please contact me at admin@mouseviator.com for the update. I will need some proof of purchase, such as a print screen from Paypal or confirmation of payment from bank.

30.1.2017 – Thanks to all who responded to survey. Please see this post at forums I just made: Next update. The survey is still opened BTW.

11.8.2016I would like to ask you, the users of FS Logbook Editor, to help me decide which way to focus FS Logbook Editor future development. Please take a short survey here. Please be honest and do not send it more than once just to push features you would like to have implemented.

4.11.2015 – Version 1.32 released! Again, DEMO version and Help file have been updated. It might take a day or two until the new installer is available at the store you purchased from.

23.5.2015 – Version 1.31 released! The DEMO version and Help file has been updated. As with previous updates, it might take day or two since the new version is available at the store you purchased at.

20.1.2015 – Version 1.30 released! Download the demo and/or see the updated Help document below. The list of features and image gallery have been updated. The new version should be available through the store you purchased at shortly. Try out the new features with the DEMO (you can, even your previous DEMO version expired!).

16.11.2014 – Another update is in development. For some info, please read here.You can now buy FS Logbook Editor also at SimPlanet.

3.8.2014 – Version 1.15 released. The links for Help file and DEMO version was updated. See Downloads.

3.7.2014 – Version 1.10 released. The links for Help file and DEMO version was updated. See Downloads.

Introduction

Flight Simulator Logbook Editor (FS Logbook Editor) is a small program to edit – as the title implies, logbook files created by Microsoft® Flight Simulator X (mainly), Microsoft® Flight Simulator 2004, Lockheed Martin Prepar3D® and X-Plane 10/11®.

What logbook? What is the logbook, you ask? Well, for aviators, the amount of hours flown is important, as it is on of the main indicators of their experience. So every pilot keeps track of his/her hours in a “logbook”, which is basically a paper or electronic list of all flights that aviator flew. For flight simmers, this logbook is created and written to automatically every time they run one of the simulators mentioned above. Information like departure airport, destination airport and of course flight times are automatically logged.

I can edit logbook records right inside Flight Simulator more or less, why should I need FS Logbook Editor? You are right, you can edit the records right in the flight simulator, but doing so feels a little clumsy to me, not much “user friendly”. It works fine to change one or two things from time to time, but it is not much “joy” for some more detailed logbook management. One example is, say you want to keep only “serious” flights you did inside the logbook. This would require you to go through all the records and delete all “test”, “tweak”, “whatever tuning” flight records. If I would have to do all of this in flight simulator interface, I would rather not do it at all. And FS Logbook Editor can do more than just those simple edits.

Features:

  • Supports Flight Simulator 2004, Flight Simulator X, Lockheed Martin Prepar3D® ,X-Plane 10 and X-Plane 11 logbook files.
  • Allows all basic editing operations: add, edit, delete.
  • Join two or more records into one record.
  • Merge logbooks.
  • Append logbook to another logbook.
  • Calculate basic statistics.
  • Repair corrupted binary logbook files to some extent. (Flight Simulator X sometimes does not save logbook correctly and hangs due to this next time you start it. You can fix this with loading logbook into FS Logbook Editor and saving the logbook again without the need to delete the whole logbook)
  • Save logbook as Flight Simulator 2004 text formatted logbook (.log), Flight Simulator X binary logbook (.bin), Open-Document spreadsheet (.ods), Comma-Separated Values (.csv) file, X-Plane 10/11 text formatted logbook (.txt) ,FS Logbook Editor XML file (.fslex) and Keyhole markup language file (.kml) – to view in Google Earth.
  • Export flights to Google Earth.
  • Define and calculate certain personal minimums.
  • Define pilot certifications and see which ones you are eligible for.
  • Compute pilot statistics (hours flown per aircraft, aircraft category or user aircraft category, takeoffs and landings per aircraft, aircraft category, user aircraft category, per airport, city, country and/or state, distance flown per aircraft, aircraft type or user aircraft category).
  • Customizable pilot statistics output via templates.
  • Multilingual support and easy to translate. (FS Logbook Editor supports Czech and English for now, but places no restrictions to be translated into another language).
  • Supports custom templates for saving logbook as Open-Document Spreadsheet (.ods).
  • Display airport data such as airport name, city, country and state. These data can be imported from Flight Simulator X, Prepar3D, X-Plane and from Navigraph database.

Supported operating systems: windows_logo_small Microsoft® Windows.
Supported languages: Czech, English (Documentation is ONLY in English for now)
Latest release: 1.42 (7.7.2017)

Requirements

FS Logbook Editor was written using Java and thus requires it to be installed on your system (min. version 1.7). But to make your life easy as possible, the required version of Java Run-time Environment is packed with FS Logbook Editor, so it will work even if you have no Java installed. If you have newer version of Java, FS Logbook Editor will use it. As for system specifications, there are no specific requirements other than minimum screen resolution of 1024×768. Any average computer of today should handle FS Logbook Editor well.

Legal notice

Attention please, FS Logbook Editor is NOT free. If you like it, you have to BUY a license to use it and agree with End User License Agreement (EULA) – all the stuff you would have done when buying another software. You can download and read the EULA below. You have to accept the EULA during installation in order to complete the installation process. By doing so, you hereby agree that you have read the EULA and you agree with what’s written in it – so make sure you have actually read it. You can also download a DEMO version of FS Logbook Editor which you can use for 15 days counting from the day you installed FS Logbook Editor. The DEMO version contains all features but displays a welcome dialog with each start.

Downloads

Here you can download FS Logbook Editor EULA, Help file and/or DEMO version. All of these should provide you with enough information in order to make decision if you want to buy license for full version of FS Logbook Editor or not.

Update (7.7.2017):

  • The DEMO version was updated to version 1.42You can try FS Logbook Editor version 1.42 DEMO even if you had DEMO of previous version installed!
  • Help file was updated to reflect changes in version 1.42.
  • See the CHANGELOG.

You can use the DEMO version of FS Logbook Editor for 15 days counting from the day you installed FS Logbook Editor. The DEMO version contains all features but displays a welcome dialog with each start. After the time period of 15 days has passed, you have to remove FS Logbook Editor DEMO from your computer and if desired, buy a full version.

Buy FS Logbook Editor

If you want to buy FS Logbook Editor, please go to one of these sites:

  • FS Logbook Editor at SimMarket
  • FS Logbook Editor at FlightSimStore
  • fs-pilotshop-40
  • FS Logbook Editor at PC Aviator

You should be able to download latest version via your account in these stores. If NOT, contact me via the email written below in Support paragraph.

Gallery

In the gallery below you can view screen-shots of most FS Logbook Editor windows.

Support

Should you have any questions, problems, suggestions regarding FS Logbook Editor, please go to the forums here: forums.mouseviator.com.
Try to find answer here or create new topic. You can also write directly to me at: admin@mouseviator.com, but the forums is preferable since it allows us to “share” the issues and resolutions. Either way you use, I will do my best to help you.

Newly you can also use the “live chat” in the lower right corner of the screen. You can leave question even though I am not always “on the wire”. I will answer as soon as possible. No registration! (If I’m online, otherwise you have to enter the email so I have “where” to answer).

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  • James W Johnston

    After the downloads of 8/15 & 8/17 my logbook ceased to record. MS Support informed me my program was running perfectly – problem had to be in software. What happened?

    • Mouseviator

      Hi,

      sorry to hear that. No one reported that so far and it did not happen to me either. But that’s probably not the information you are interested in, so…

      The only reason that comes in my mind right now is, didn’t you save logbook for FSX as the one for Prepar3D v2?

      There is probably some corrupted record inside the logbook. When this happens, you will not see new records inside FSX logbook view even though they are usually present in the logbook file. That already happened to me (by FSX crash or after editing logbook inside FSX). Opening the logbook in FS Logbook Editor and saving it again should result in all records being saved correctly however.

      Check the Log tab inside FS Logbook Editor after opening and saving the logbook for any errors (You may need to press the Show Log button to see all messages).

      To help you troubleshoot, can you please write me what simulator you use (I suppose FSX) and what version. I gues you have the latest 1.15 of FS Logbook Editor. Also, if you can provide me with your logbook (Logbook.bin file) so I can take a look if there is something unusual, that would help a lot. You can send me these on admin@mouseviator.com.

    • Mouseviator

      Hi James,

      did not get any reply from you. I am just curious if you managed to solve the problem? Please let me (us) know here if the problem persists or not.