If you had to pick the single most misunderstood aspect of aircraft ownership, logbooks would certainly be at or near the top of the list. All owners know they have to have them, but few understand their responsibilities as it pertains to maintaining those records and how those records may affect the operation of your aircraft.
If you want some interesting reading, look up AC-43-9C. This document, titled “Maintenance Records,” offers some insights as to the FAA’s position on record keeping. The following are paragraphs four and five:
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