When using the mobile apps, the "date" field might often be filled in with a stale date - typically the date that you last flew.
I'm occasionally asked why this is and asked to change it so that it always defaults to "Today". Unfortunately, there's no perfect solution here: optimizing for one scenario actually makes it worse for others, and I've always come back to the same conclusion that it would be the wrong behavior, for two main reasons:
- Setting a flight start, engine start, or block-out time will all adjust the date field to be consistent. So, for example, if I last flew on April 21st, then the date-of-flight will probably still say April 21. But if I press “Tap for now” on block out, it will set it to whatever “Now” is locally (April 23, as I write this)
- You can press-and-hold the date field to set it to "today".
- If you want to clear the form for a new flight, you can always do a “Reset” (tap the action button on the lower toolbar and you’ll see the Reset option), and that sets the date to Today