Info and Concepts
When a new flight crew member joins the organisation we need to enter at least the previous twelve months flight times so we can accurately calculate a rolling 365 day period to ensure that no limits under CAO 48.1 are exceeded. This can be achieved by entering the pilots total times as at the end of the month thirteen months prior to the current month. As an example if a new pilot was being setup on 12/04/2017 we would go back to the end of March 2016 and enter the total flight times as at that date for each class or type of aircraft. Then we would make entries by aircraft class or type for the last day of each month up until the end of March 2017. Further entries can then be made to capture the last 7 days of flight times. It’s important to note that if the pilot is close to any calendar limits it is advisable to enter the times to the exact date rather than the end of the month.
This greatly depends on how the pilot has kept this information to date, some pilots will have the flight times broken down by aircraft type and others will have the flight times broken down by aircraft class. Either way we can enter the data to continue counting forward and monitoring the times against the relevant regulations.
The previous flight history details are entered from within the newly created crew record. Open the crew record from the Flight Crew menu and click the ‘Startup Log Book Values”
- Open the crew member account from the Crew Register table view and click the Startup Log Book Values to begin data entry.
- Click the add a new line icon to enter the first record which should be the total flight time as at a date twelve months earlier than today.