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Old 03-03-2021, 12:39 PM   #1  
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I'm in the process of completing my first airlineapps.com application and I have a question about the flight times. I have over 30 years of paper logbooks of mostly recreational flying, in addition to my training time and my CFI time. My question is this- how detailed do they really want us to be for purely recreational flying? Ie. 11 hours in a 182, 9 hours in a Cherokee, etc etc? Do they really want to know that I had 46 hours in a PA-38 while training for my private in the 1980s? Or are they really more interested in recent experience and types with 100s of hours.

Can I lump all of it in to "misc. single engine recreational flying" and just break out the big stuff like training time, CFI time, multi engine time and the like? If I have to break it all down this is going to take weeks!
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I'd answer the question as written. Shows attention to detail and you took the time to do it right. It sounds like you're looking for a shortcut and that's how it'll look to HR.
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I'd answer the question as written. Shows attention to detail and you took the time to do it right. It sounds like you're looking for a shortcut and that's how it'll look to HR.
Agreed. I had the same issue as the OP. I'm retired MIL but I also have small amounts of flight time in many GA aircraft. I put all my flight time in an excell spreadsheet so it was easy to format the spreadsheet to conform to my MIL and civilian logbooks. It's a one time investment of effort. Once you have the spreadsheet complete it's easy to filter the data to answer the questions. Especially handy if you apply at multiple airlines since they all want the data parced differently. You might also ask around about all of the logbook apps out there. I've never used one but I've heard good things. Best of luck!
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Old 03-03-2021, 01:58 PM   #4  
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Yeah, I transferred my logbook en masse.

If you use logbook pro, it has reports that match airline apps' categories.

You'll want some kind of e-logbook, to save some of your sanity when applying and updating multiple airlines.
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Old 03-03-2021, 04:32 PM   #5  
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You guys are right, I am looking for a shortcut, or at least looking to avoid a bunch of busywork if it ain't necessary.

I'll bite the bullet and start transferring to electrons. All the 20-something CFIs I work with think I'm old school for still using a paper logbook anyway. They may be on to something...

In other news, I am looking for a good logbook program that runs on Mac OS.
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As usual HR is over emphasizing something completely asinine then convinces you it shows “effort” and “attention to detail”.
Yes sir, I did have 1.7 hrs in a Pa32 in 2004 days of which 0.4 at night.
Thank you for noticing.
Now tell me about a time you were asked to do something completely irrelevant and pointless....?
Well, now that you mention it.
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