Handmade by Fiona Ritchie for Sparrowhawk
Pilots who want to protect their Pilot Logbook in a in an heirloom quality logbook cover emblazoned with their initials within exclusive pilot's wings.
Please note: the logbook cover pictured was made to fit the current NZ CAA logbook introduced around 2013 (CAA 1373). Pilot's logbook covers can be made to fit your logbook and arrangements can be made to send your logbook to your overseas destination. Please advise the size of your logbook on your order.
The custom made Pilots Logbook Cover pictured is finished in Smooth Finish Mahogany, laser engraved with Sparrowhawk's pilot wings and the pilot's name, and handstitched in a Butterscotch thread. The "How it is Made" below describes how Fiona made this item. You can select your leather finish, and stitching colour above.
Other images, such as squadron insignia, or aircraft images, may be laser engraved at an additional cost.
How is it made?
The handmade Pilot's Logbook Cover is made from hand finished, full grain, vegetable tanned, "raw" leather (russet). The leather is cut to an approximate size for the front cover, and the two keepers for the logbook. The logbook cover is sent for laser engraving. The keepers and covers are fitted, the corners shaped, the edges bevelled, and stitching lines grooved around the perimeter and edge of the spine The leather is cased and an edge groover used to create the lines on the keepers. A protective coating is applied to the inside of the leather. Then several coats of dye are hand applied to the outside of leather. The colour on all pieces is then sealed, waxed and polished. The front cover is sent for laser engraving. On return, the keepers are fitted to the cover, and the stitching holes around the perimeter are punched through, 3 at a time with a stitching chisel tool and rawhide mallet. Next, the three parts are hand stitched using Irish Linen waxed thread in a two needle saddle stitch. All the outside edges are burnished. Finally, a finishing wax and polish is applied.
Genuine hand finished leather (vegetable tanned, full grain leather), hand stitched with 4 ply waxed Irish Linen thread, laser engraving.
The measurements will be rounghly, 15 mm wider than your logbook and 25 mm higher than your logbook. Please advise the dimensions of your logbook (Width, when closed, Height, and spine Depth) in the "Instructions" section of your order. We will add on the additional allowances above when we make the pattern for your logbook cover.
We have the current NZ CAA logbook introduced around 2013 (CAA 1373) and the older NZ CAA logbook pictured.
Other / International Pilot Logbooks:
Sparrowhawk Leather can also make genuine leather logbook covers to fit your older Pilot's Log, or Logbooks from other Aviation Authorities (other jurisdictions / countries) including CASA pilot logbook covers, NZ CAA pilot logbook covers, FAA pilot logbook covers, ANO pilot logbook covers, ANO pilot logbook covers, JAR-FCL pilot logbook covers.
Sparrowhawk Leather for pilots can hand make genuine leather pilot logbook covers to fit ASA pilot log books (ASA SP-6, ASA SP-57, ASA SP-40, ASA SP-301), Jeppesen pilot logbooks (Jeppesen Pilot Log Book JS506048 / 10001315, Jeppesen Professional Pilot Log Book JS506050 / 10001795, Jeppesen FAA Pilot Logbook, Jeppesen European Pilot Log Book 10002140), Pooleys pilot logbooks ( Pooleys PPL Logbook, Pooleys JAR - FCL Pilot Logbook / Pooleys Personal Flying Log, Pooleys Technical & Journey Logbook / Pooleys Technical Logbook, Pooley's (non-JAR) Commerical Pilots Logbook, Pooley's Glider Pilot Logbook), Transair Pilot Logbooks (Transair JAR Private Pilots Logbook, Transair JAR-FCL Professional Pilots Logbook), CAA CAP 407 / CAA Personal Pilots Logbook, FAA Pilot Master Logbook, ATC Pilot Logbook (Australian Aviation Theory Centre ATC Logbook.
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