June 9, 2009
Each time I fly I always make a point of writing about the most recent flight here on MyFlightBlog.com. In addition to tracking my time on the blog and in my logbook I also update an electronic copy of my logbook using the Logbook Pro software. For the most part the software has been great and provides some great reporting functionality to let me total up hours by month, year or query by aircraft type. One feature though that it was missing was some sort of social integration.
That is where Jetrecord has come to the rescue. Jetrecord says their service "is to pilot logbooks what Flickr is to photo albums. Log your flights online and share them with friends and family." They recently setup a process to take a file exported from Logbook Pro that will populate your Jetrecord account.
I recently served as the test project for this new process and it worked flawlessly. I can now view and share my flight experiences more easily through Jetrecord. If you are logging time I highly recommend you give Jetrecord a look.
October 14, 2008
In August friend and fellow pilot Rod Rakic launched an online social community for pilots and aviation enthusiasts, myTransponder.com. The site is meant to be the place for pilots, aircrews, air traffic controllers, instructors and aviation enthusiasts to connect and share their passion for flying. The site is still in it's beta stage but there are already more than 500 pilots that have signed-up for an account and built their myTransponder profile. Several influential aviators have also joined the community including Max Trescott, Greg Brown, Tom Haines and Jason Miller to name a few.
I am excited about the prospects of myTransponder for a few reasons. First of all it has been a great way to meet several new pilots. Secondly it is a great place to get aviation advice or to talk about the next great aviation destination.
The site's tagline is "myTransponder makes aviation more social", trying to be true to that mantra I am now planning a Midwest fall fly-in to socialize in person with some fellow beta testers. We are targeting Saturday, November 1 with the following Saturday as a rain date. We plan to fly-in to Janesville, WI for breakfast or brunch at Kealy's Kafe.
Let me know if you are interested in joining us for this fly-in or if you would like an invite to the MyTransponder.com beta.