APDL - Airline Pilot Logbook 4+

Airline Pilot's Daily Logbook

NC Software, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 950 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



FIRST 90 DAYS FREE for new users: APDL is the one and only airline pilot logbook app built by airline pilots for airline pilots. APDL is designed specifically for Part 117 airline scheduled operations with full coverage of 117 regulations. APDL is not only an airline pilot logbook but also provides payroll tracking, comprehensive up to the minute legality calculations with complete 14 CFR Part 117 coverage, duty time management, crew tracking, schedule importing, reports, alerts, data everywhere sync and much more. Export flights easily on APDL.net for quick import into Logbook Pro if desired.

- Payroll tracking and calculator with extensive payroll detail
- Notifications alert you with legality and ready to fly information
- Customizable Status Board view to show relevant information important to you, duty aware
- Instant logging and flight updates with APDL's cloud backed integrations
- Get gate change and equipment change notifications
- APDL Toolkit makes schedule importing seamless with Safari browser integration
- Dark and Light Themes (manual set or use iOS)
- Advanced Commute Tools
- Comprehensive Flight Search for Deadheading
- Extensive legality integration including What-If dynamic legality computations
- Default Rest Facility support
- Exportable reports available in app and on APDL.net. Use macOS handoff to display a report on your device and then open the report in your default browser in macOS
- Latest Available Takeoff Time (LATT) with planned taxi, estimated time enroute, planned taxi in times (add related Status Board widget as desired)
- FAR 1.1 Flight time support
- Color coded legality and projected delay information for real time status
- Duty and rest charts and detail including color coded progress bars
- Schedule and Calendar views for month view duty review and navigation, tap to add duty
- Automatic resume generation
- Data everywhere sync with automatic and included online backup
- Familiar trip sheet format with intuitive information at a glance in the format airline pilots know and love. View gates, turn times, aircraft change indicators, and projected delays
- Customizable Status Board allows you to add/remove widgets per duty phase
- Cloud resources automatically retrieve gates, aircraft, and OOOI data making logging seamless
- Extensive LEG resources for EDCT, diagrams, and more
- Hotel management and van/shuttle departure alerts
- iOS integrated alerts keep you on top of changes and legality
- Use Touch/Face ID for app security
- iOS Calendar App sync
- CrossCheck data validator monitors your entries for accuracy and completeness
- Weather map with planned and actual overlays, tappable endpoints for weather and FAA delay info
- Automatic night calc
- Extensive settings for complete control and customization
- Advanced search
- Data is tied to your airline/employer with archive capability
- On Time performance
- Extensive and informative Payroll and Summary views
- Color coded "lozenges" help to quickly identify status
- Included schedule importer with over 200 supported airline formats, time zone support, and export functionality
- Automatic duty adjustments based on report/release configurations
- View weather forecast in Schedule and Calendar views
- Aircraft photos synced across devices
- EDCT Status Board Widget
- Our robust schedule importer is included FREE
- Share APDL with your friends and crewmembers using the share feature on the menu

Subscriptions do not auto-renew. In-app purchases will be charged to your iTunes Account. Subscription terms and pricing may be found in the My Account area in the app.

Privacy Policy: http://nc-software.com/privacy.aspx
Terms of Use: http://nc-software.com/tos.aspx

APDL is a registered trademark of NC Software, Inc.

What’s New

Version 12.0.0

We are excited to bring you a MAJOR update to APDL for airline pilots. Changes include:


Feature: Expanded Summary selections: Current Month, Next Month, Last 90 Days, Year To Date, Last Year, and Total Time

Feature: "Details to include estimated Net Pay, Retirement Contributions, Taxes, and Deductions.

Feature: "Payroll > Pay Calculator allows you to evaluate changes in compensation based on pay rates, credit, deductions, and contributions.

Feature: "What If" "What If > Pay Calculator allows you to calculate trip pay, estimate adjustments to income, or run multi-year payroll scenarios."

Issues Fixed

- Incorrect 'not acclimated' for some domestic rest situations resolved.

- Create New Duty Period on Calendar/Roster resulting in a crash.

- iOS17 Summary View issues.

- FAR1.1 Flight Time (Active Leg) Represented in Cumulative Limits fixed.

Bug Fixes and Improvements:

- Summary: New Feature, expanded summary selections; Current Month, Next Month, Last 90 Days, Year To Date, Last Year, and Total Time available.

- Legality: New WOCL icon displayed on Trip View when FDP infringes on the window of circadian low.

- Legality: 117 Augmented is automatically selected if schedule FDP exceeds unaugmented limits when no additional crew member is selected. Note: We recommend '117 Unaugmented' as the default for Settings > Regulation Type and using the Automatic regulation type for all Legs for the best user experience.

- Legality: 'Unacclimated' shown on the FDP data row in Trip View when applicable. Tapping the FDP data row will display the Legality Detail view. Legality Detail view has expanded theater and acclimation information.

- Legality: Improved logic to handle theater changes close to the meridians. Validated legality with the latest FAA clarifications. The green 'Legal' status message now displays the related regulation abbreviation.

- Legality: FDP Extension lookback and Extension Used UI updated for clarity.

- Legality: Incorrect FDP Extension Available during augmented operations.

- Commute: missing Home base airport issue.

- Reserve Categories: Issue with editing and viewing.

- Photos saved under Settings > Aircraft Types can viewed in Search with the following key words: Image, PNG, JPG, PDF or Document.

- Menu access to Flightinfo.com Community from the Main Menu to share information related to airline pilot operations. Share the passion of aviation together.

- Check Schedule improvements for airline issued iPad devices

- Deadhead flagged as Augmented duty.

- Commute From "No Flight Found" fixed.

- Improvements to Commute Information to include all trips within the next 30 days. To Reset Commute Information, Toggle Commute from Settings > Airline > Commute to OFF, Clear Commute Info, and then back to ON.

Changes to bring to your attention:

Change 1: Green 'Legal' Status Lozenge now reflects the regulation subpart used (117 UNAUG, 117AUG, 117 SPLIT, etc.). The label tracks how we show Part 91. It will also improve the transparency of how 'Automatic" is working.

Change 2: When APDL displays theater, acclimated, and last acclimated local on the Legality Detail View and the Legality Report. Tapping on the Trip View FDP row will open this view.

Change 3: WOCL Icon - When an FDP period intersects the window of circadian low, we now show a ( WOCL ) icon preceding the FDP window. If there is a legality issue with the WOCL or WOCL rest, it changes to red. 117.27 Consecutive night time operations information is directly viewable on the Trip view versus diving into Legality Detail. This improvement should help reduce support questions about WOCL.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
950 Ratings

950 Ratings

LDSReader ,

Great app for airline pilots but needs more reports

This is a great app that provides many conveniences and tracking to help you keep out of trouble when getting close to a time-out. I like the automatic scheduler update, and the auto pulls to record push, out and in times.

I really like the dashboard screen which provides the next show time, gate, and even route. It also provides the TAF for the departing and destination airport. It’s a nice glimpse for the next flight.

I would rate this app higher if it had better reporting. Reports like creating the 8710 report. Reports by aircraft, and .CSV exports for expanded reporting capability into Excel.

Cl65 aviator ,

Good, but could be better

It’s a bit convoluted at the moment. It’s hard to say whether it’s the fault of how overly complicated part 117 regulations are, or whether it’s the design of the app. Right now, it’s pretty difficult to just come up with a simple latest wheels up time. Also, the section to keep track of pay is of no use, since it has been horribly inaccurate for me. As a portable log book though, once I finally figured out how to sync with logbook pro, it works really well. If they come up with an easy button to sync with Logbook pro, it’ll be perfect for me.

The other bells and whistles are nice, but it’s almost trying to do too much. It’s a bit of a Jack of all trades, master of none situation. If I’m getting close to my drop dead time, I end up wasting so much time trying to interpret what this app is telling me so I usually just give up and use the ALPA 117 calculator instead. A lot of that could probably be solved by reading up or browsing the forums, but honestly we shouldn’t have to do that with a smartphone app. Focus on making a simple user interface before adding features and this will end up as the best logbook/part 117 tracker out there.

ForestSwallow ,

Doesn’t live up to the promise

Split duties have to be hand built. Tedious process that takes too much time for those who are scheduled for multiple split duties in their schedule. The Part 117 compliance check doesn’t recognize that split duties can be fit back to back to fit within 6 calendar days (5 nights in a row), so it flags it as a 117 violation. There should be an override for the user to double check flagged duty limits and allow the user to clear it as good, just in case the app’s algorithm is unable to account for circumstances the programmers couldn’t anticipate.

Overall not as intuitive or user friendly as it should be. You’re going to have to watch the videos and read the material to learn how to use it, but instruction videos and reading material isn’t comprehensively outlined, so you’ll spend a couple hours using google to search for an answer, only to finally realize that the reason you can’t find the answer is because the app isn’t capable of performing the function you thought it could or ought to able to do.

Last, this doesn’t synch to logbook pro automatically and you’ve got to use a data file to transfer. A company should be able to synch between its own apps.

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