SELF and My Name showing double

Modified on Tue, 12 Oct 2021 at 09:31 AM

Double Names

CrewLounge PILOTLOG requires all flights to be logged with SELF!  Pilot SELF is hardcoded in the database when you install the software.  Do not add your own name to the Pilot list, do not log flights with your own name!  Instead, always use SELF.

When your download your flight roster or import EFB data, the CrewLounge Airline Interface tries to find your employee ID or your Name on the crew list.  When found, it is automatically converted into Pilot SELF

However, your name may show different on the roster:

e.g. your name is Neil John Armstrong, but you are listed on the roster as ARMSTRONG, Neil

When your Employee ID and your Name cannot be found on the roster, the interface will automatically add Pilot SELF to your flight record.  As a result, you may be listed twice on the flight, as SELF and with {Your Name}.  You will also find "SELF" and "{Your Name}" in the Pilot list.

The same may happen to other pilots. Some colleagues may be listed twice in your logbook database:

e.g. your captain is found twice in the Pilot list, as Anna Leone and LEONE An

How to resolve double names? 

1) On the Tables - Pilot page of the desktop app, press the Merge Pilots button. Select and merge:

Pilot A (SELF)  with  Pilot B {your name}

  • this action removes Pilot B from the database
  • this also copies {your name} to the Roster Alias of Pilot SELF (read further)
  • after this step, your flights will show 2x SELF on 1 flight

2) On the Tools - Help Desk page, Execute the following command  from the Run Action box:


  • this action clears all double SELF registrations on all flights and simulator sessions.  Here are a few examples that illustrate what will happen to your records:

3) Should Function time be logged wrong (e.g. you are captain, but function time was logged as co-pilot), then mass-edit all records and transfer co-pilot time to captain time or opposite.  Read more about mass edit in this solution:

How to mass-edit / mass-delete records

What is Roster Alias?

Insert your roster alias on the Tables - Pilots list in CrewLounge PILOTLOG:

And also online in MyCrewLounge - My Profile:  (login here)

Importing different rosters

In the event that you are import different rosters (e.g. your planned roster and EFB data) and your name is listed in a different format, you can insert two different roster aliases, for yourself or your colleagues.  Separate the aliases with a vertical bar |

e.g. your name is Neil John Armstrong

       you are listed on roster 1 as ARMSTRONG, Neil

       you are listed on roster 2 as N. J. ARMSTRONG

        Name:                SELF

        Roster Name:      ARMSTRONG, Neil|N. J. ARMSTRONG

Logbook Printing

All logbooks are default printed with Pilot SELF.

By selecting "Print my name instead of SELF" on the Logbook - Logbook Format page, the logbook is printed with {your name}, which is the name from your CrewLounge AERO user account.

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