SkyLog Pilots Personal Logbook Software was first published in 1996 it
was the brainchild of Andrew Sowerby Project Manager Advanced Network
Systems for a global telecoms company and avid pilot holding CPL with
CAA and FAA Instrument rated pilot Charles Strasser OBE, the original
publisher of Navtor flight planning programme, saw the software, liked
it, helped to develop it further and set about marketing it to private
After long negotiations and amendments of the programme, SkyLog became
the first and only computerised pilots log book accepted by the CAA and
subsequently the JAA.
During 1996 the interest from Professional pilots was escalating with
many requests for extra functionality to cater for the rigorous work
loads experienced by many in the scheduled and charter industry, this
led to the introduction of SkyLog Pro which included the duty hours
monitor which has been so successful in helping busy commercial pilots
keep on top of their duty hours. A unique feature of auto day/night
apportionment of any flight was also added.
In 1998 Instrument rated pilot Ian Rosewell joined the marketing team
and SkyLog Services was formed with the sole aim of raising the profile
and expanding the distribution of SkyLog Software which is now
available on-line and from major aviation product retailers.
SkyLog software is under constant development to ensure that it is
always compliant with changing regulations the most recent of which was
the move from CAA to JAA specification.
We embrace new technologies as they reach a critical mass and SkyLog
now interfaces with Palm (OS3), Pocket PC, iPhone/iPod/iPad (Skylog
Pro) and Android (Skylog Pro) devices, and we are keeping a careful
watch in the emerging PDA/Phone technologies so that when the time is
right we will announce our compatibility.
At SkyLog we never stand still, to stay in front we constantly evaluate
new trends and technologies, refining our product to keep it in the
number one position for logbook software.
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