COMMENTARY / CONTRAILS
Looking Through My Logbooks
A record of an aviation life
TUCKED AWAY IN A drawer, or a box, or carried with us on every flight
is something that all pilots from Lindbergh to the newest Young
Eagle share. A pilot logbook. Logbooks may be utilitarian records
required to meet FAA requirements for training and currency, but
for some, they can be so much more.
Early pilots recorded their flight time in minutes. Perhaps the
flights were so short that minutes were a better representation of
their experience. By the time I made my first
entry, tenths of an hour were the accepted
means of keeping track.