Although the requirements for airworthiness information on an aircraft are clearly stated in Title 14 CFR; excessive and unnecessary information is the most common violation of these requirements. When too much unimportant information is incorporated into the aircraft’s logbook, it makes finding the important information that much more difficult.

Adding to this issue is the fact that many A&Ps and other maintenance personnel don’t really know just what is required to be retained in an aircraft’s logbook and/or permanent record in the first place.

Information required by Title 14 CFR and vital to the aircraft’s airworthiness is therefore often found to be:

* Haphazardly placed in any number of different areas in the record.

* Missing or never placed into the record to begin with.

* Buried in a massive amount of additional information that is unnecessary.


The objective of this course is to better understand the problems created by excessive and/or unnecessary information in an aircraft logbook. What information is required to be included in a logbook; is vital for the aircraft’s Airworthiness; and how this information is crucial in valuing an aircraft for sale.


This course will benefit A&P Technicians and Students, Repair Station Inspectors, Repairmen, and anyone needing a better understanding of what is required to be in an aircraft’s logbook and/or permanent record.

Course Instructor

Bruce Spaulding Author

Bruce is a twenty-year veteran of the US Armed Forces where he worked on various military and civilian aircraft, eventually earning his Airframe and Powerplant License. Upon retiring from the military, Bruce began instructing at a well-known Aviation School teaching various courses on aircraft documentation, records management, and logbook discipline. While working in the US Military, and even after-words as an A&P Instructor, Bruce continues to consult with various Part 91, 125 and 135 Operators on the proper management and administration of aircraft records and documentation. With a drive to teach both beginning and seasoned aircraft maintenance professionals in the care and handling of the important documents we use every day in business aviation, Bruce joined The Foundation for Business Aircraft Records Excellence as its primary Instructor for BAR’s Educational Courses on Business Aircraft Documentation and Recordkeeping.

Excessive or Unnecessary Information Course

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