Pilot Partner Blog


Software Addresses Dismal Flight School Failure Rate

June 27, 2017

Austin, TX

Pilot Partner - CFI DashboardAirlines, aircraft manufacturers, and many other industry insiders are concerned with the quality of flight training options, especially in light of pilot shortages. An upgrade to a popular app may provide a solution to some of the biggest problems that plague the industry.

Industry insiders have reason to be concerned about the quality of training. Jamie Beckett of General Aviation News reports that 80% of student pilots drop out of training before receiving their pilot certificate. Swayne Martin of Bold Method, cites “lack of structured training” as the primary reason for the dismal dropout rate. Continue Reading » “Software Addresses Dismal Flight School Failure Rate”

Software Helps Pilots Navigate Complex BasicMed Requirements

BasicMed Tracking for Pilot PartnerIt’s unusual for pilots to be happy with a rule change from the FAA. But the new BasicMed rule change that went into effect on May 1, 2017 has many of them celebrating. And some are also a bit confused. The contradiction can be summed up in two quotes.
“Much of the general aviation community is ecstatic about BasicMed,” AOPA President Mark Baker said of the new alternative to medical certification.


“I read about the other things that I had to do to fly under BasicMed and I had the overwhelming feeling that if I were doing this for real I would just go get an FAA medical because that would be less trouble.” Said Richard Collins in the Air Facts Journal.

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Free Aircraft Maintenance Tracker Facilitates Safer Flying for GA Pilots

Austin, TX (April 11th, 2017)

Pilot Partner News!
This article has been seen across aviation AND mainstream media!

Lower fuel costs and reduced purchase price of many general aviation and business aircraft, particularly older aircraft, combine to make it a great time for general and business aviation pilots to acquire or renew their flying credentials and spend more time in the air for business or pleasure this spring and summer.

The good news for general aviation pilots – fuel costs are down, and a check of Controller or AvBuyer magazine will show that aircraft prices are still at all-time lows and look to remain so for quite some time. “Market Dynamics . . . are keeping downward pressure on much of General Aviation.” Noted Fletcher Aldredge on AvBuyer.com. Continue Reading » “Free Aircraft Maintenance Tracker Facilitates Safer Flying for GA Pilots”

Free Aircraft Maintenance Tracker

Pilot Partner has released the Free Aircraft Maintenance Tracker feature inside of it Pilot Logbook application.  This is a great tool for an Aircraft Owner, Flying Club or Flight School to keep track of the Maintenance and Inspection status of their aircraft.   Using the Aircraft Setup wizard you can enter all of the required information to get an accurate status of your aircraft in relation to the required inspections.

And this is a Free to Use for All of your Aircraft!

Through a graphical display, you can see when your Next Annual Inspection is due, how many hours are on your engine and each cylinder plus track any other item you want.  You can even load any reoccurring Airworthiness Directives into the Maintenance Tracker and and never be caught by surprise when something is due.

Get started at:  https://pilotpartner.net

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Converting to an Electronic Logbook

If you are like many pilots, you have a thick paper logbook full of years of flying.   You may have seen many different electronic pilot logbook options available, but feel it won’t work for you.  You just have too many years of flying to worry about entering all of that data into a computer.

Getting started with a pilot eLog is easier than you think.   This guide will break it down into some basic steps: Continue Reading » “Converting to an Electronic Logbook”

Extended Free Trial for CFIs

Pilot Partner is now offering Flight Instructors an extended 6 Month Free Trial of Pilot Partner & the CFI Dashboard.   The normal free Trial is 60 days.

How to Claim Extended Free Trial

areyouacfiWhen you sign up for your free trial of Pilot Partner, you will be asked if you are a Flight Instructor.   If you say yes, you will need to enter your CFI Certificate # and your CFI Expiration date.

This will automatically enable the extended free trial and enable the Pilot Partner CFI Dashboard. Continue Reading » “Extended Free Trial for CFIs”

Aviation Training Dashboard

New Way to Track Student Training

The Aviation Training Dashboard is a new way to track a student’s progress through a training program.  Whether it is a Private Pilot or Instrument course, the Training Dashboard makes tracking the skills required simple and easy.

You can even create your own custom training program or use this dashboard to track any progress you want. Continue Reading » “Aviation Training Dashboard”

Changing How CFI’s Log Student Flights

Pilot Partner CFI Dashboard

Spring of 2016, Pilot Partner release the new CFI Dashboard as a tool integrated into the Electronic Pilot Logbook App.   This allows a Certified Flight Instructor the ability to link their eLogbook to their student’s eLogbook.   Seems simple enough, but what does this actually do for the student and the instructor? Continue Reading » “Changing How CFI’s Log Student Flights”