BlackBox Aviation Systems has announced the public beta availability of the pilot logbooks portion of BlackBox, an aviation data manager for general aviation. BlackBox is a cloud-based digital record management solution for general aviation that frees pilots from the burden of recording and protecting paper records, while allowing them to keep their paper records up-to-date effortlessly.
BlackBox Aviation Systems was founded by two pilots, Matthew Hale and Madhav Reddy, who simply wanted to make a product that would make flying faster, safer and easier – so they could use it.
“I was amazed at the technological gap in general aviation,” Hale said. “I can go to Google maps and look at photographs of my parent’s farm in Kansas. Flying there, I can listen to virtually any song in the world on my iPad while tracking my progress on a digital chart. Then when I land, I have to handwrite everything into pretty much the same logbook that the Wright Brothers used. That doesn’t make any sense.”
So Hale built a company to fix the problem.
BlackBox builds its products based on three premises: security, convenience, and comfort. BlackBox ADM is cloud-based, runs on the world’s most reliable servers, and uses bank-level encryption to protect customer’s data in transit. “You will never have to worry about losing your logbook again,” Hale says, “If you do, just log in to BlackBox and order a new one.”
The product’s convenience is met by an iPhone app and soon, support for direct connectivity to users’ aircraft. Hale continues, “I wanted the ultimate in convenience no matter what I was flying – that’s why we built an app that makes recording flights a snap. In the future you’ll also be able to directly link your aircraft to BlackBox, giving you access to high-quality flight data and high-resolution engine performance data. The possibilities to make flying faster, safer and easier are huge.”
What if a pilot is a little weary of new technology? After all, paper logbooks have been around a long time. That’s where the comfort of BlackBox comes into play. When pilots sign up for Blackbox, they can order a hard-cover, personalized logbook to keep on their bookshelf. BlackBox automatically mails pilot their logbook pages at the end of every quarter. “The pages slide right into our specially-designed logbooks. Check your computer, your iPhone or iPad, or your bookshelf. It’s all there, no matter what happens.” Hale says.
For more information: BlackboxAviation.com
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