Digital Port Book

Everyone is familiar with the paper logbook still used at most aerodromes. Often you have to go all the way to the top of the tower to get your flight logged. With Aviatize Portbook, you can bring your airfield into the cloud and offer convenience to pilots landing at your airfield.

Digital Port Book, CAA-compliant

In order to meet the requirements of CAAs around the world, the Aviatize portbook has closely mimicked the behavior of a paper portbook. This means that the digital logbook is only writable when you are on the airfield. If you’re far away, you can’t write in the logbook. This is obviously to prevent cheating with the logbook, and it shouldn’t be a nuisance as you’ll be on the airfield anyway when you’re flying. However, the remote view is enabled, so you could even allow the CAA deputies to remotely inspect the logbook if they wanted to. As a further measure to prevent cheating, lines cannot simply be deleted from the system, but are digitally crossed out.

Assign a duty officer to the aerodrome

The current Duty Officer, initially, the DAC or Commander who opened the aerodrome, may assign someone who has been authorized by the Aerodrome Commander to act as Duty Officer. If the new duty officer is not a DAC, then the duty must be reassigned to a DAC to close the aerodrome at the end of the flight day. Any duty change or update to the aerodrome opening session information will be tracked to ensure compliance with your local CAA.

Opening and closing of an airfield by a DAC

The Airfield Commander may assign the role of Deputy Airfield Commander to anyone eligible. They may then open and close the airfield on his behalf. The DAC who opens the airfield immediately becomes the current Duty Officer. The current Duty Officer can set the currently active runway and update aerodrome or NOTAM information in the system.