I would like to take a moment out of your normal reading to introduce a little project of mine, the NPPL (National Private Pilot Licence) Electronic Logbook.

The tl;dr is that as a private pilot myself as well as a programmer, I wanted a quick and easy way to keep track of my currency requirements, especially as I plan to fly more than one class of aircraft.

Flying is one of life’s great joys, but keeping track of your hours and currency requirements, especially if you fly multiple types, most certainly isn’t.

NPPL Pilot’s Logbook tracks your flights, works out hours flown and tracks your currency status, leaving you free to do what you love most… Fly!

This is an early version, and I’d love to hear your feedback (especially if you’re a pilot yourself), check it out and let me know what you think!

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Over on GitHub I have just open sourced a PHP web and web services framework which I’ve been making use of to build a lot of projects recently.

Initially, it was built for a single project but I’ve ended up using it for many other things, and I thought it might be useful to the Open Source community.


  • Pluggable
  • Light weight
  • Sophisticated events system
  • Abstracted database layer
  • MVC architecture
  • Virtual pages
  • Object/Metadata based data model

Its designed to have much of its functionality carried in plugins, many of which I will release a little bit later just as soon I’ve had the time to tidy them up a bit!

Anywho, its available under the MIT licence and hopefully it’ll be useful to you!

» Github Project Page (Core Plugins, Extra Plugins)