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Pilot logbook entries

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Hi,

I’ve been searching online trying to find info on recording aircraft registration in a pilot logbook. Is the entire registration supposed to be recorded (ex, CGxxx, or just Gxxx)?

I recently purchased a new logbook after finishing my PPL to re-write in a logbook with more columns like the . Professional Pilot Logbook. In my original logbook I’ve always recorded the registrations as Gxxx, but noticed several CPL students including the C which I figured was a given.

When I referred to the CARs it states the aircraft registration as a mandatory item (when used in pursuit of licences/ratings). I guess technically including the C is correct, but is this required or more just overkill?

When going over the CARs on logbook entries I also noticed that entering the departure airport is also mandatory. This was one of the main reasons I switched log books since my original Hammond Aviation log book omitted the Depart/Arrival/Intermediate flight route columns.

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Until you make a switch to flying non-Canadian aircraft, I don't think anyone would find fault with leaving the "C" off the registrations. If they do, a note added to the first, or last, page in the book with a statement that "all flights in this book were conducted in Canadian aircraft" and leave it at that.

When/if you start flying aircraft from other countries, you'll want to start using the full registration. The UK uses G as the prefix like we use C, so your older entries may confuse someone who only looks at your logbook in passing. They have five-digit registrations too, so a four-digit starting with G should still make them look closer, but you never know...
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I nevet really understood why people abbreviate callsigns and airport identifiers. You are in aviation. The majority of pilots will at some point fly internationally. But even for the local flights around the block, your registration starts with a C. It is even worse with people just giving the last 3 digits.

Anyway, rant over.
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This thread is very valuable. I used to think I worried a lot about insignificant details.
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digits_ wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:09 pm
I nevet really understood why people abbreviate callsigns and airport identifiers. You are in aviation. The majority of pilots will at some point fly internationally.
Depends on your exposure to aviation. Some of us who will only ever be Private, GA pilots (and there are a lot of us) may fly internationally but vanishing few will do it in a foreign aircraft. Even those who do, will likely not cause any confusion... The airport identifiers written in for departure and destination points will probably correlate to let you know what the right prefix is on the registration.
But even for the local flights around the block, your registration starts with a C. It is even worse with people just giving the last 3 digits.
Oh, then you really don't want to be around when I abbreviate my calls to ATC as just my last two letters. Which nobody has a problem with 98% of the time.
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This thread is very valuable. I used to think I worried a lot about insignificant details.
Me too, but not anymore.
Now let's discuss whether it should be Cxxxx or C-xxxx.
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Or what about CF-xxx vs C-Fxxx on vintage aircraft?

What if you wrote CF-xxx in your logbook and they repaint the plane with C-Fxxx!!!
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trey kule wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:28 am
Me too, but not anymore.
Now let's discuss whether it should be Cxxxx or C-xxxx.
Definitely Cxxxx lol, I’m already tight on space just using Gxxx, adding a C and - would ruin me.
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I’ve never put the “C” in the registration in my logbook in my 15000 hrs of flying and it’s never been an issue. I’ve only flown Canadian registered planes but if you also fly in the UK or France where they use a G or F then I could see doing it.
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up to you. i have an electronic book and i use C-F or C-G. I've flown US planes so those are Nxxx, but I see guys just use 1234AB too. overall it doesn't really matter.
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