Popular Downloadable Groups

In this article, you will find instructions to set up commonly used groups (such as IPC or BFR currencies, or Total Jet time, Turbine PIC, etc) and links to download them directly to your LogTen. 

If you need to track Country-specific Limitations, feel free to have a look at our Regional Limits section here.

If you need help with any of these groups or need assistance setting up a different group, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us here, we'll be more than happy to help!


In many places, there may be more than one way to be considered current on something. Take instrument currency for example. In the United States, FAA regulations require you to have six approaches and at least one hold in the last 6 months. However, you can alternatively have an instrument proficiency check (IPC), which then makes you "current" even if you don't have the required number of approaches.

LogTen can handle this quite nicely, to create the group and understand how it works, please read the instructions below. You can also use the link below to download the group directly to your device. 

You can download the finished group in the link below. You can either click on the link or cut and paste it into a web browser to import it into your LogTen.

IPC currency group

Please note that this will download to your iOS (iPhone/iPad) device as 3 independent groups and the "IPC + Instrument" group will still provide the same nested group functions

First, in the main menu of LogTen for Mac choose 'LogTen' then 'Preferences' then 'notes' section of and make sure the "IPC/ICC" checkbox is checked (we will, later, use this field to mark a flight as "Instrument Proficiency Check".

On your iPhone or iPad, open LogTen, select the “Logbook” tab and tap on any flight. Tap: “..." in the top right corner then "Configure Fields”, scroll down to "Notes", tap "Configure Section" and make sure that "IPC/ICC" is turned on.


When creating the Currency Group, and this is important, you will see a "Match any/all of the following criteria". The "any" selection means that they don't have to be on the SAME flight... if it was "all" then you would have to meet all the criteria on the same flight.

If we added the three criteria into the same Group, we would only be able to configure the group to either match all of the criteria (ie: it would look for flights that have 6 approaches and 1 hold and ICC), or match any of them (in this case, it would not be accurate as it would display as current when only one of the conditions are met).  

For this reason, we will create three separate groups that will work in a "nested" fashion. One group will check for 6 approaches and one hold, and the other one for the IPC. The two will be nested into a "parent" group that will match either one, or the other (ie: either the 6 holds and 1 approach, or else the IPC)

To do this:

  • Create a new Currency Group by clicking the "+" button at the bottom left of the Flights tab
  • Name it (for example, "IPC")
  • Set the desired time period; in this case, 6 Calendar Months.
  • Set the criteria to "Notes -> IPC -> is -> [ticked]"
  • Drag this group into your main Instrument group

IPC_Inst_SetupFor your main (parent) Instrument currency group, leave the logic for Nested Groups to be "ANY", optionally rename it to something like "IPC + Instrument", then duplicate (control-click your Instrument group and select Duplicate) your main group, rename it to "Instrument" and move the duplicate into the "nested" location. This will result in the logic being (Group 1) or (Group 2) and show your currency at the top level as whichever group gives you more (longer) currency. You can see on the right what it looks like when finished:


This is what the groups would look like (the main Instrument group AND the copy of the Instrument group are the same)


You can either click on the link or cut and paste it into a web browser to import it into your LogTen.


Need to know when your Biennial Flight Review (BFR) is due?

In LogTen it's easy. In fact, no matter when your flight reviews are due, you can track them in LogTen, and easily keep track of how many days you've got until it's "that time" again.


Quick Instructions

  1. Create a new Currency Group
  2. Name it "BFR"
  3. Set the "Entry is in the last" to "24 Calendar Months"
  4. Set the criteria to Notes -> Flight Review -> is -> [ticked]
  5. Click OK

Shortcut Click on this link to install the pre-configured group! BFR

The Detailed Instructions

Click the "+" icon at the lower left of the main window to create a new Currency Group. Now, in this case, we'll set it up for a biennial flight review, but you can change the time frame as desired.

Now that you have the group, give it a useful name, like "BFR", and set the "Entry is in the last" to 24  "Calendar Months" in the menu.


  • We specify it in Calendar Months because it will reflect the most accurate representation of when your last Flight Review is about to expire. Remember that the date increment also affects granularity, meaning that if I selected 2 Calendar years, and today was 01-Oct-2020 then the group would match flights back to 01-Jan-2018 because it's looking for WHOLE years. The same applies to months, which is important if you need to track something, say total time within the last 12 months rolling from the first of the month to today.

Set the criteria to use the "Notes" category, then "Flight Review", "is" and simply tick the box to indicate we're looking for flights which have the Flight Review checkbox ticked.

Note: You may need to enable the Flight Review field in order to have it visible and available to select on the appropriate flight(s). Check out our articles on How to Configure your LogTen logbook fields for instructions on getting this enabled on Mac and iOS

That's it, click OK to close the Currency Group editor sheet.

Entering a Flight Review

Now you've got a group to track them, all you need to do is select the flight when the review took place, and tick the "Flight Review" box on the Notes tab.

Now, whenever you have a flight review, just tick the box, and your currency will stay, well, current!

Popular Smart Groups

Like many other things, these groups heavily rely on the Aircraft Types behind properly configured with its attributes (for example, Multi-Engine Land, or Jet). Feel free to ready the Aircraft Type configuration articles for both iOS (iPhone/iPad), and Mac.

Total Turbine Time

This Smart Group will filter and display flights that have been flown in a Turbine-type aircraft.

Download the group here: Total Turbine Time
Turbine PIC Time

This Smart Group will filter and display flights that have been flown in a Turbine-type aircraft, and display the results as your Total PIC Time in those flights:

Download the group here: Turbine PIC.
Total Jet Time

This Smart Group will filter and display flights that have been flown in a Jet-defined aircraft:

Download the group here: Total "Jet" Time

Total Turbo-prop Time

This Smart Group will filter and display flights that have been flown in a Turbo-prop-defined aircraft:

Download the group here: Turbo-Prop Time
Total MEL Time

This Smart Group will filter and display flights that have been flown in a Multi-Engine Land defined aircraft:

Download the group here: MEL Time
Total SEL Time

This Smart Group will filter and display flights that have been flown in a Single-Engine Land defined aircraft:

Download the group here: SEL Time
Complex Time

This Smart Group will filter and display flights that have been flown in a Complex-defined aircraft:

Download the group here: Complex Time 
High Performance Time

This Smart Group will filter and display flights that have been flown in a High Performance-defined aircraft:

Download the group here: High Performance Time 
Tailwheel Time

This Smart Group will filter and display flights that have been flown in a Tailwheel type-defined aircraft:

Download the group here: Tailwheel Time
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  • Hi Romain, It might depend on your regional regulations. Which regulatory agency are you referencing?

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  • Hi Romain. The default group was designed with FAA regs in mind, which may be different than EASA. All these groups are easily adjustable as you need to fit your requirements. To get more info regarding Month vs Calendar Months take a look at the Dynamic Date Range or Fixed date Range section of this article: https://support.coradine.com/hc/en-us/articles/360055061674-Harnessing-the-power-of-Smart-Groups

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  • The instructions only show the manual procedure for Mac version. The download link takes care of it automatically for the iOS version, but it doesn’t tell you how to do it yourself manually. Is it possible to do it manually in the iOS version, and if so, how? Thanks.

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  • Hi jm0045. For the IPC group, it is not possible to create it on an iOS device (iPhone/iPad). The IPC groups requesting nesting smart groups which is only possible on the Mac app. However, nested groups created on the Mac can be used on iOS which is why the link will work on any device. I hope that helps.

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  • Hello, is there any progress on getting this configured from an IOS. While the IPC Currency Group is great to have here, as a commercial pilot there are a number of internal company requirements and other regulators that require similar sort of tracking. Also, when this I configured on an IOS device, it gives a number of nuisance Plan alerts for items that are part of the stacked currency group. As a logbook application, this should be a core feature and it’s disappointing that it’s so lacking. I am forced to use an excel spreadsheet to keep track of these items.

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  • Hi genocchio

    I can confirm that there is progress on having nested groups and folders on the iOS app. Hopefully within this year!

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