This article covers getting started with SOARIZON's logbook and flight logs feature. There are further links to the 'how to' guides to help you get the most out of this essential operational compliance tool.
To aid compliance with the latest UAS Operations Regulations SOARIZON includes a comprehensive logbook feature that has been developed to ensure that your UAS Operating Organisation maintains all the right records for the minimum of effort. All records are stored securely within SOARIZON for the duration of the statutory retention period and can also be quickly exported so that they can be shared with regulators.
Introduction to the Personal and Organisation Logbooks
SOARIZON provides two variants of logbook, a personal logbook and an Organisation logbook.
Every individual account holder has a personal Logbook which is accessible from the 'My Logbook' menu item at your home screen. As you would expect the individual logbook stores all the flight log records for all the flights that have been logged for you. So if you fly for multiple organisations then the 'My Logbook' page will display a consolidated logbook of all your flights.
Every SOARIZON Organisation has an organisation logbook which is accessible from the organisation home-screen.
This logbook includes all flights across all missions and projects within the organisation.
How to Guides for Logbook and Flight Logs
Follow these links for how-to guides and demo videos:
- How to Create a Manual Flight Log
- How to Edit a Manual Flight Log
- How to Delete a Manual Flight Log
- How to view a Logbook
- How to Export a Logbook
Aviation Regulations Source Documents
The SOARIZON Logbook feature has been developed as an aid to regulatory compliance. The following regulations were used to derive the acceptable means of compliance requirements for the Flight logs and the exported Logbook file.
- EASA Easy Access UAS Regulations (AMC1 UAS.SPEC.050(1)(g) Responsibilities of the UAS operator)
- UK CAA CAP 722 (B3.1.5 Record keeping)
These two regulations are almost identical and the flight log and logbook export have been devised to support both regulations equally.
A key aspect of using SOARIZON is the regulated requirement that "records should be stored for 2 years in a manner that ensures their protection from unauthorised access, damage, alteration, and theft". SOARIZON supports this requirement by ensuring that:
- All Flight Logs and records are stored within your organisation so that they are access controlled to active members of your SOARIZON organisation.
- All records on SOARIZON benefit from a continuous real-time backups and are retained for as long as the account is active.
- If an account no longer becomes active SOARIZON records are retained for a minimum period of 24 months.