APDL - Airline Pilot Logbook 4+

Airline Pilot's Daily Logbook

NC Software, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 911 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



FIRST 90 DAYS FREE for new users: APDL is the one and only airline pilot logbook app built from the ground up specifically for Part 117 airline scheduled operations. APDL is not only an airline pilot logbook but also provides 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.

- 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
- Automatic Schedule Importing for FLICA users
- 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

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 11.1.0


- Manual Autofill fixed and improved. Better reporting of what was updated for each phase of flight.
- Long press on Me or None in Crew Master List Picker issue resolved.
- Repeat Settings Checklist popup removed.


-New Feature: Searching for a crew member: the crew can be selected as the current active leg CA or FO on the Crew Details page.
-New Feature: From Leg > Crew and Leg > Crew > Crew Picker long-press displays a summary of crew data and the option to select or deselect crew from the edited leg.
-New Feature: Added 121.439 Recent landing experience to Legality Detail, Summary, and Alert view. For alert view use (recall) to see your recent landing expire date.
-New Feature: iPad in landscape menu is always displayed
-Updated search menu item. Now at the top of the main menu. Tapping search display's a modal view, allowing you to return to your previous screen.
-Updated alert view and status board with pull to refresh controls.
-Updated layout for APDL Toolkit Safari Extension.
-Updated Logbook (iPad) View updated log page formatting.
-Updated Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) airport.
-Update United Airlines, Inc. in Airline Database.
-Added support for Breeze Airways and Swift Air
-Improved Calendar Sync in iOS 15.
-Improved weather information on Statusboard
-Improved AutoFILL to include aircraft information TAILS
-Improved new user workflow EULA, Onboarding, Settings Checklist, What's New, and Notification Prompting
-Improved Split Window Support, fixed Add Duty Blank Trip when in split view.
-Fixed Logging in and out of multiple accounts or sample mode.
-Fixed Add Duty Period from Trip view.
-Fixed missing flight numbers when flight is closed out on Trip View.
-AutoFill window to locate missing flight information.
-AutoFill when manually selected from Leg Editor will display what changed in the leg in the section footer. Autofill will not change data while editing a leg.
-Airline Picker segments for International and All shows sections data.
-Extended timeouts to improve the reliability of the Check Schedule and Import Trip features.
-Updated graphics.
-Overall stability improvements.

We strongly recommend that after installing APDL 11.0 go to Settings > Setting Checklist to review your airline and application settings.

Thank you for choosing APDL - the one and only logbook solution for airline pilots built from the ground up for 14 CFR 117

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
911 Ratings

911 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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