With the digitalization of the processes in the examination and licensing system (SBFP-Digital Circle of Licence) from the beginning of this year, there are numerous advantages for both prospective and existing pilots. Thanks to completion of the exam (dExam) with an Ipad, the results are recorded in the system and the results are known at the touch of a button. The same applies to completed flights. With the digital flight logbook "FOCA dLogbook", license holders (powered flight, gliding, helicopter and balloon) now have the possibility to record their flying activities at https://dlog.bazl.admin.ch/ and - after manual approval - to transmit them electronically to the FOCA at the push of a button. Pilots are thus released from the obligation to keep a record in paper form.
FOCA dLogbook- the digital flight logbook
The new, digital flight logbook FOCA dLogbook contains numerous useful functionalities. For example, the entry of flight data, the evaluation of flight hours, the overview of recency, the insertion of signatures and the creation of application forms is easy. An application for the extension of the SEP (land) can be created within a few minutes and without validation by an airfield manager and sent directly to the license office. In addition to the ease of use, transmission errors are virtually eliminated. Last but not least, copying the flight log and sending it by mail to the FOCA is no longer necessary. In order to be able to record entries into the flight logbook independent of the network, the FOCA dLogbook will soon be available as an offline version at no extra charge. In addition, further functionalities for the creation of statistics, synchronization with booking files etc. can be purchased.
dLogbook - the costs
The FOCA dLogbook subscription can be purchased for three years (CHF 30.-), for one year (CHF 15.-) or for three months (CHF 5.-) by credit card payment. Those who would like to get to know the dLogbook without obligation can buy a free trial subscription for one month. Those who prefer the paper form can still record their flying activities in the usual flight logbook.
dExam - digital tabletop exam for flight students
In the past, Tippex and erasers were part of the theoretical flight test, as well as the grid with which the examiner could determine the correct crosses. Although the exam results were clear within a short time, all documents had to be entered into the system by hand. Today, everything is digitalized from A to Z. The keyword is dExam, which means "digital Exam". In the future, the registration and payment process will also be digitized, and the flight schools will have access to the exam results.