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is there a good way to include endorsements/signatures into an electronic logbook/spreadsheet?

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is there any way to include handwritten signatures effectively into an electronic logbook format?

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    Gary Moore on Jul 25, 2016

    I write out the endorsement on a blank 3×5 index card – sign it (or have it signed if you are the student) – snap a picture of it with my cell phone and attach the image to the electronic logbook (I use Safelog).

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  2. Kris Kortokrax on Jul 30, 2016

    Take a look at AC 120-78A which was issued in June, 2016. It deals with electronic record keeping and electronic signatures. One of the acceptable electronic signatures is a digitized image of a handwritten signature. Sounds kind of like what Gary suggests. There would need to be some method to assure that the signature could not be removed (according to the AC).

    There are other methods outlined, one of which is a digital signature.

    Even though the AC is in the 120 series, it states that it applies to Part 61 and pilot logbooks as well as other applications.

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