(included in FLTDUTY editions
serial numbers after #2875 from Jan 2009)
24 HOUR CLOCK User selectable
default time of day display. There is now an option for having
the time entries for duty and on call display in either a 24 hour
clock (08:00, 16:00) or the previously standard AM/PM notation (8:00
AM, 4:00 PM)
SINGLE PILOT ACCESS Single
Pilot security access cannot alter his training records. The
Pilot Records section is available for viewing and for making
reports, but all the text boxes have been locked so the pilot cannot
modify or delete his training or personal items.
LOGBOOK PRINTOUT In the PLUS
Editions there is now a feature to have all the days with flights
reported (which should duplicate the pilot's personal logbook
entries..) along with a "Time on Types" summary if
desired. Good for reporting currency and experience to date or
in the prevoius 12 months, for insurance.
NEW FOR 2010! RESIZE
for Table and CARs Text. You can drag the edges of the main
form (or click Maximize) and have the Table and the CARs text expand
to fill the space both vertically and horizontally on the
screen. You still need to use scroll bars for some Table
selections, but more of the screen is used for the display. (After
serial number #2893.)
NEW FOR 2010!
TRAINING RECORD WARNING appears on the Main Screen with a flashing
graphic Pilot Records button caption when there are next due dates
close or past in the information you've entered in the Pilot Records
training or licensing section. This will flash to get your
attention on the command button right side of the screen and
progressively slow to disappear in case you are not going to change
the info this session. (After serial number #2894.)
NEW FOR 2011! There
is no more limit on the DATES AVAILABLE in any pilot record during
any one session. You can select (or type) dates earlier than
Day 1 of the record in the Entry Date box and the range of available
dates will extend, preserving your existing data. You can
select (or type) dates past the previous limit of 120 days into the
future and there will be blank Entry Dates available with your chosen
default settings long into the future. (After serial number #2900.)
NEW FOR 2011! The
"Next Due" dates for "same as 90 days" option is
now adjusted to allow the extra month on the initial test only.
Subsequent renewals done within 90 days of the 1st day of the 13th
(or 7th.. or 25th..) month will be calculated ahead for 12 months
(or 6 months.. or 24 months) only.
All the FLTDUTY Editions are
written in Visual Basic 6.0 and therefore require Windows 95 or later
environment with access to the Windows Registry and Windows shared
files. This usually means operation on a PC, or a Mac with
FLTDUTY is not a spreadsheet
program, nor is it compatable with Microsoft Excel on PC's or
PDA's. Data is stored in comma delimited text files arranged by
date in sequence from Day 1. Files can be opened in Notepad
however most fields are Boolean (1's or 0's) or Text and cannot
easily be interpretted by other applications. (I can sometimes
convert your old files from Excel to FLTDUTY format if you decide to
purchase and need seamless conversion from an Excel based system you
are currently using.)
FLTDUTY is a stand alone Windows
application with a graphical user interface in the familiar Windows
format. The program is not designed to be installed on a server
although many users have done this and operate successfully with some
attention to management of data entry to avoid simultaneous file revisions.
FLTDUTY will only work if your
Windows Regional Settings are set to English (Canada). There
are formatting and date convention issues with French (Canada) and
even English (United States) will not work.
The current version of FLTDUTY XLS
is Version 2.05. This was issued in the summer of 2005 (in
response to CBAAC #0241) as a free update to all registered users and
has been the current issue since. The current CARs Amendment is
2011-1 but no changes have required new code in the FLTDUTY
calculations for several years. My update #05-002 includes some
minor glitch fixes and refinements as we go. Serial numbers are
currently in the 2900's. Earlier versions are probably still
accurate and will give good service. Transport Canada will be
looking for version 2.05 at audit time. Some improvements have
been made to accommodate the Windows Vista environment after serial
number #2850. Registered users can update for free by
contacting me directly for a download.
The Licensing Agreement implicit in
each sale of FLTDUTY allows the registered company user to make and
distribute copies of the software for pilots or remote operations for
"in house" use. Pilots on assignment away from the
head office may carry copies of FLTDUTY on laptops or even install on
other base desktops to keep their records current. Some sort of
centralization and update procedure needs to be in place so all
copies have current information. Support, Help and Updates will
be available through the company office copy.
The PLUS Edition with aircraft time
on type records, flight time validity tracking as well as the
expanded training records section is the newest variation. All
copies of FLTDUTY can be upgraded at any time for the difference in
the initial price.
Here are the variants and
FLTDUTY XLS Basic Edition
The Basic XLS monitors pilot flight
duty, flight and rest times and you can keep information on medicals,
PPC's for up to 4 types, IFR and exam renewals and recurrent training
for 6 items. It will tell you when you approach a limit and
apply the relevant CARs for any type of operation to apply the least
restrictive limits available.
The Basic XLS sells for $249.95
FLTDUTY PLUS Expanded
There is an add-on available to the
Basic XLS version called PLUS which expands the Pilot Record section
and allows for additional and more flexible initial training,
recurrent training and aircraft specific training for up to 7
types. This offers a more comprehensive capability for training
records for large operations.
You can record the aircraft types
flown during the duty in the PLUS Edition and develop pilot total
time on types records.
The PLUS Edition also has the
ability to track recurrency flight items (like night recurrency or
IFR) and warns you when a validity limit is approaching.
The PLUS edition with expanded
Pilot Records costs $549.95
FLTDUTY PRO Database Edition
There is also a PRO version which
includes all the Basic features plus a database for maintaining
aircraft movements and activities which can be queried for various
sorts of analysis over any period desired.
This requires Journey Logbook type
entries along with the duty time entries. PRO uses an Access
Jet database for the aircraft journey log entries as well as the
comma delimited text files for the pilot schedules and duty
times. Other Access programs may be able to use PRO data from
entries other than the duty time schedule.
This feature is not suitable for
maintenance or component time tracking.
The PRO version sells for $399.95
If you want both add-ons, the
PRO/PLUS edition is $649.95
FLTDUTY SP Single Pilot Editi on
There is a Single Pilot version
which includes the Basic XLS features but is limited to a single
pilot record. Also available with the PLUS features upon request.
The Single Pilot version for
individual pilots costs $79.95
Fees and Subscriptions
There are no ongoing subscription
fees but following a CARs amendment that affects the calculations I
can replace your CD ROM for a $50 handling fee in lieu of the normal
free download patch.