One of the critical benefits of having your logbook online is that it gives you very rich ways to analyze your flying data. Today I'm going to discuss 6 different ways (and refer to two others!) that you can slice and dice your flying to gain insights, answer questions, or demonstrate experience. I'll discuss this in the context of the website, but most of this functionality is also directly available in the iOS or Android apps.
- Read the footnotes! I specifically disallow a lot of "combination" values like "night PIC" because I can compute them.
- As with totals, this form is also search-sensitive. So if you, for example, log a lot of Microsoft Flight Sim time (doesn't count towards ratings) or want to segregate, say, your military time from your civilian time, you can do the appropriate search to include only the relevant flights and the form will update.
Rollup By Model
Rollup By Time
This can be a quick way to view your totals for particular time periods. It is, of course, also search sensitive.
Or, I can group by model of aircraft and show the average so I can see which models I've flown more or less than average:
Other Data Analysis
Better still, if the data does include latitude/longitude/time information, you can click on a sample and see on the map beneath the chart where you were when that particular event occurred.