System Requirements

Operating System:

  • Windows 7: If you have MS Access any version will work. For Stand Alone you need an updated version of Access Runtime, included with V6.7 CD.
  • Windows Vista: If you have MS Access any Logbook zip version will work. To use the Stand Alone version with Vista you must have version 6.2 or later.
  • Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000 or XP. If you're currently using an Excel spreadsheet, the Access program is much more efficient and will run faster.
  • MAC users: If you use bootcamp, Parallels or other virtual machine you can
    (1) install and run the Stand Alone version or,
    (2) install MS Access and use the zipped version.


  • Stand alone version does not require any additional software!
  • The Access (zip) version is an .mdb and requires Access 2000 or later, part of Microsoft Office Professional. Access 97 can use Logbook version 4.7.
  • MS Word is required to use linked data to Instrument Check and FAA application forms.
  • If you are updating your Access program just download the newest update.  You may be asked if you want to convert your database, which is referring to your data tables.  Click Yes.  None of your data will be affected.
  • If you don't have Access on your home computer buy the Stand Alone version or talk to your IT people at work. Many companies (including the Navy) have licenses which extend to home computers which are used for work purposes.
  • To Hot Sync from your PalmOS 3.0 PDA you will need SmartLists To Go from It will run on Handspring, Palm or Sony handhelds.
  • If you are using a Windows PDA see the help file to use an XLS spreadsheet to import data.

Install Options


Drive Type:


Personal computer

Local (c:)

  • Recommended. 
  • Defaults to c:\Logbook\
  • Vista users: do not install in "Program Files" folder
  • Install to any folder such as “My Documents”
  • Logbook sub folder will be added to drive\folder you select

USB Drive


  • Program must be installed on a computer.
  • Logbook folder can be moved to a USB drive and used from there

Network Computer

Local (c:)

  • You usually need Administrative privileges to install.


Local (d:)

  • Many networked computers have a local drive which does not require Administrative privileges.  Same as using Personal Computer local drive above.


Network drive (shared s: or personal z:)

  • Not Recommended, although can be used.
  • Slow program response typical
  • Must have Administrator priveliges to install Stand Alone version. 
  • Recommend Access Version (zip) to personal drive.
  • Slow network connections or network interruptions may cause loss of newly entered data or lockup.