How it works


Your logbook records are stored safely in the PILOTLOG main database located on the CrewLounge Cloud Server.  This database contains all records and a copy of all images (pilot pictures, endorsement signatures, expense notes, etc).  


From there, your records are synchronized towards the local database, installed on each device that runs CrewLounge PILOTLOG, mobile or desktop.  The local database enables you to using the logbook app off-line, when there is no internet connection available.


Synchronization between the main and local database is automatic.  Whenever you add, edit or delete a record on any of the devices, the changes are automatically synchronized with the main database on CrewLounge Cloud, and from there further to all other devices.  This includes also any images.








CrewLounge Cloud Main Database


You can look-up the number of records and total hours stored in the main database through My CrewLounge - My Database.  (login here)



Reset Database


Before you reset your database, you must first determine what exactly you want to achieve.  The following samples may help you with determining the best course of action :



I - My Device got stolen / My Hard Disk got broken


No stress, your logbook records are safe. You do not need any backup!    


Simply install the CrewLounge PILOTLOG application on your new device, and insert your CrewLounge AERO account.  That's it !


All database records and all images will automatically sync from the main database to your new device.  On initial start, it may take a bit of time (several minutes) for the data to be downloaded.



II - Need to delete multiple records


Use the Mass-Edit function on the Flights page or the Tables page to mass-delete records from the desktop.


The records are deleted from the desktop local database.  The delete-command propagates automatically to CrewLounge Cloud to delete records from the main database.  And from there it continues further to all other devices.



III - The Local Database on my device is missing some records


On the device that does have the missing records, go to the Sync Cloud - Reset Database page and force a new upload from the device local database to the cloud main database.  Next, sync the device where the records are missing.


On the device that is missing the records, you can also force a new download from the cloud main database to the device local database through the same page.



IV - The Local Database on my device is completely messed-up


Login to My CrewLounge - My Database to verify your total hours, as stored in CrewLounge Cloud.  If the records in the main database are healthy, you can clear the records from the local database as follows :


Mobile Phone / Tablet :

  • delete the entire app 
  • download and install from the application store
  • on restart, the mobile app will automatically sync all data from the CrewLounge Cloud main database


Desktop / Laptop :

  • a re-install is not needed
  • use the "Clear ALL records from this computer" function on the Tools - Start-Over page
  • on restart, the desktop application will automatically sync all data from the CrewLounge Cloud main database



V - I want to reset the entire database


To start-over completely, you must erase the records from the main database and all local database.  Proceed as follows :


Mobile Phone / Tablet :

  • delete the entire app 
  • download and install from the application store
  • do not restart the app until you have first erased all records from the CrewLounge Cloud main database


Desktop / Laptop :

  • a re-install is not needed
  • use the "Clear ALL records from this computer" function on the Tools - Start-Over page
  • do not restart the desktop application until you have first erased all records from the CrewLounge Cloud main database


CrewLounge Cloud :

  • login to My CrewLounge - My Database (login here)
  • press the CLEAR DATABASE button in the PILOTLOG frame 


You can now start-over with logging new records.  Or, you can import your records from another logbook, including your migration from mccPILOTLOG.  You find the steps and some images in this solution article.



  Video Tutorial  


The following Video Tutorial guides you through the following functions :


  1. How to clear the entire database and start-over
  2. How to delete a single flight record
  3. How to mass-delete a bunch of flight records


(video to be delivered)