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My Sightings

Premium Posted by AltySi on 04 July 2021 - 12:08:42
Local Airport: MAN


Still loving the site, discovering it has started me spotting and the r a 15 year break. I have now entered over 14000 sightings.

I was wondering if there is any way I can protect my data in the event of the website closing down or something like that, just in case, as I have entered some sightings directly into the site.

Regards Simon

Posted by Hitman69 on 06 July 2021 - 07:42:56
Local Airport: MAN


Good point Simon, I am in the same position and being able to back up my sightings from the DB would provide a bit of security in case there were an issue with the website in the future.


Premium Posted by jkphoto100 on 13 July 2021 - 19:56:34
Local Airport: TEB

Add me to the list of folks looking for a backup

Regards, John

Premium Posted by Erazkiel on 15 July 2021 - 12:33:18
Local Airport: GVA

Same thing, if we could download an excel sheet just in case.

Premium Posted by Jens67 on 09 September 2021 - 09:40:40
Local Airport: LUX

I absolutely agree with you guys.

I would appreciate a possibility to print out all my REGs entered after every year is finished !

As a general overview and as well as a backup !!!

Pls advise if possible


Happy landings Jens

Post Edited By Jens67 on 09/09/2021 - 09:42:43
Posted by CMStinson on 23 September 2021 - 01:28:49
Local Airport: RIC

From the point of view of a (hesitant) new user, I am wondering the same thing. Why should I begin to enter my sightings here with no potential for backup when there is a chance that the site will disappear some day, or just suffer a data loss? Where would my records be then?


Posted by R Geering on 24 September 2021 - 21:09:09
Local Airport: MAN

Hi everyone,

It's possible to create your own back-up files if you are familiar with spreadsheets. In my case that means using an Excel Workbook on my PC. It's then a case of highlighting the data from 'My Sightings' (that which appears beneath the sortable headings - max 100 entries at a time), and then doing a simple copy & paste into the workbook (match destination formatting in Excel). Once in place the data is sortable by column (tip - delete column F, which is blank).

Hope this is of help to someone.


Posted by 151734 on 25 September 2021 - 13:38:28
Local Airport: ORK

Way to go Rob, great idea. That will keep us busy for the winter.
Many thanks,

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