Another thing I started doing was turning on the procedures (I think thats what it’s called) from the drop down tool bar. I noticed that when I followed all of the procedure steps when trying to take off from VNLK it got stuck on the one saying to “taxi to the active not to exceed a maximum of 15 kts”. I tried taxiing back and forth, onto the runway, stopping g short, tried various speeds. It would not advance to the next stage even after I took off. And like the rest, I had 0 for a takeoff there. I think using the procedures tool will at least help see if I am going to get credit. If it acknowledges that I took off and then tells me to depart to cruising altitude or something like that then I get credit for the takeoff. I tried letting the copilot takeoff from VNLK but that ended tragically for all on board.
turn on taxi assist if you don’t have it already.
i had the same issue personally, but found the taxi assist was sending me to the other end of the runway. i made my there, and the objective didn’t change until i actually pulled unto the runway and rolled a few feet past the taxi assist pointer.
I did a flight today, 3 hours long, and the logbook worked. I had the objective window open. The objectives are very strange, they update at weird times, and get stuck on weird objectives. For example, the objective reads “Climb to cruise designated altitude” on an IFR flight, where ATC has given me an altitude, when I am flying at that altitude, for the ENTIRE FLIGHT. It’s only after I am on approach for landing that the objective changes to “slow down, lower gear” etc.
After landing I taxied to the parking spot with the flag guy. When the flag guy’s hands were in an X, I stopped the aircraft. The objective never updated. When I cut the fuel supply, THE FLAG GUY VANISHED! I turned off all lights, closed both fuel valves, turned off the mags, and finally turned off avionics. That brought me to the end screen, and I got credit for the flight in my log book.
Very unintuitive behavior.
The problem with Taxi Assist is that I am trying to complete several of the achievements that must me completed without using any assists. If I have the taxi assist on I won’t get credit for the achievement.
I have the same issue. I just landed after a ~4:15 A320 flight from Paris to Tel Aviv. It logged it correctly and I even got the post flight logbook window. A flight earlier today from Sofia to Paris logged time and take off but I didn’t get the post flight report or landing credit which is how most of my flights seem to get logged. It seems to be about 1 in 20 flights that the logbook actually works properly.
Probably the safest way is to ensure that you only fly between towered airports. Even without the taxi markings, when you are handed to ground, and you request taxi to parking, it should spawn the marshal’s at your parking spot, you now just need to find it, with the pushback tug, and the marshal holding batons. It would be helpful here if they gave you the parking spot/stand to use, as you could use an external tool like LNM to find it easily. This number is shown in the UI if you have the taxi way assist on, but you are not informed by ATC in voice/text. The other way is to use the camera drone to have a scout around for where they are waiting, if it’s a very large airport.
Actually, with hindsight, maybe an un-towered airports would be even easier. You don’t actually need to find a parking spot at those, and just need to taxi off the runway enough to trigger the ATC dialogue to announce you are clear of said runway. If you then park, and shutdown, it should trigger the landing. No need to find a parking spot, even if there is one.
When I tried the Job Shadow achievement both Palm Springs and Phoenix have towers with ATC. I let the co-pilot park since a YouTube video suggested that as a way of ensuring you get parked in an official parking space. Regarding non-towered airports I always taxi off the runway and announce that I am clear. I then taxi to where there are other planes parked or to where I’ve seen one parked in the past. It used to be that once I turned off all electronics and batteries the window would pop up for the log book entry. I rarely get it to pop up anymore although I do have more success at a towered airport. If u could find a grass runway with a tower it might increase my odds of completing the On The Green achievement. I was trying every grass runway I could find in Ohio which amounted to landing in some farmer’s field.
The objective at that point should be “End Flight”, sometimes with “Turn off engine” below that, or words to that effect. Sometimes it doesn’t show that objective, but the window title still shows “End Flight”, but I haven’t deduced why that is. While approaching the parking spot, they will guide you in, slowly crossing their batons. When in the right spot, or moving very slowly they should point one at their head. Then you should park, kill the engine, and they disappear as you cut the fuel.
Sometimes they won’t cross their batons, and they remain pointing straight up. Sometimes they don’t point one to their head, but still vanish. But if you at least get that far, it will usually log okay.
Not logging on my machine as well. Seems it was after the last update…just saying…I know many have said same!
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I logged this with Zendesk maybe 2 months ago. For me at least, it’s a known issue. Don’t press Continue, as it will only ever log the last leg of your flight that you return to the main menu on. Continue effectively ensures all flights before that are forgotten.
Vote on this issue here… it is well known and has been discussed for many weeks.
It happens to me few times too.
MSFS’s log is different then the real log and it log only last take off and landing if you don’t go back to the main menu.
For example OP fly from A to B without going back to main menu and continue from B to C you loose A to B.
Correct way to do it A-B, main menu, B-C, main menu, C-D… Pain in the behind!
Oh if you fly A-B-C without shut off at B and continue to C and end flight there you will get a AC log with 2 take off and 2 landing.
Below is a log of all the steps the steps followed at a towered airport, to ensure both a take-off, and landing, are recorded correctly. If one or the other is not, then it is likely you are stuck at one of these steps, and the next did not trigger for some reason.
Cold & Dark.
Choose pushback if wanted.
Request taxi clearance.
Engine started, fuel shut-off valve opened.
Taxi to runway.
Tune to tower.
Request take-off clearance.
Enter runway, and line up.
Raise nose and life off.
Stay in line with runway
Frequency change approved.
This one only seems to appear if you have an actual plan loaded.
Request landing clearance.
Follow guidelines, and land.
After landing and pulling off the runway.
I just made a Logbook issues thread for the upcoming Q&A with Asobo
Feel free to vote if you think the logbook needs improvement.
Somebody already mentioned that some time ago … but “Crashing” an aircraft after (during) landing seems to be the most reliable way to get the flight logged.
I tried it today and it so far was reproducible.
All smooth landings + taxi + park have been ignored.
The three where I did … smooth landing + full throtte + pull up + rotate left and crash on the wing or roof … all got logged. So I at least can book the flight duration. Obviously … the landing is counted as “zero”.
So now to me it increasingly feels like the actually “internal” flight trace (log) works … but there is a bug in the final “commit” into the log. Only certain actions (e.g. like “crash”) guarantee such a “commit”.
So from now on I will happily crash on all final destinations. Buckle up!
I was able to get my logbook to record my takeoff, landing and flying time correctly at a non-towered airport (Casa Grande, AZ from Tucson, AZ). I kept the objectives window opened. After I landed it said to end flight. I picked an empty spot between some other planes. There were no parking Marshall’s to be found, just a bunch of guys walking around doing nothing. I turned my key off, turned all my avionics off then killed the batteries. Once I did that, it popped up the window for my logbook. Usually I would hit Continue at this point so I could go in and make sure everything was shut off. This time I just hit the option to go back to main menu.
Even at airports with an active tower you can’t always get access to the correct ATC options. Sometimes it’s completely blank.
When planning a flight I always go from parking spot to parking spot but often the game forgets this info and I can’t assign a new parking location.
When people are planning their flights that do log are these purely A to B with no waypoints in between?
I’ve noticed more failures when you have waypoints.