Iím a huge proponent of electronic logbooks. Every one of us trusts banks to manage our money electronically. We vote electronically. The list of things that are accomplished without the use of ink and paper is endless, and skydiving logbooks could easily be one of those things. But using the audible however, is not the way to go. There are a number of reasons that this can be inaccurate.
I would propose that USPA look into the creation of a standardized electronic logbook that would be used industry wide as the only acceptable form. There are a number of these that already exist for the iphone/ipad that could be copied or purchased from their creators. The one I use personally even has an option for electronic signatures.
Another reason to consider electronic logs is the fact that they can be backed up remotely. Copies can be made and saved on standalone devices (i.e. icloud) that allows for data to be recovered in the event of an ooops. This canít be done with pen and paper books. This is too easy to not consider.
(This post was edited by Deisel on Jan 27, 2012, 2:14 PM)