NC IA Seminar – Refresher Course – Thurs, Sept 19, 2019

The event has ended.  Thank you to everyone who stopped by our table!  It was great talking with you and learning what your AD Research needs are.  We appreciate all the suggestions for product improvement.

Reuben and April Zook, of Zook Aviation
2019 North Carolina IA Refresher Seminar
April and Reuben Zook at the 2019 NC IA Seminar

If you missed the seminar, but would still like to try our online AD service, please sign up for a 10-Day Free Trial here:

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If you have more questions, please Contact Us or call (540) 217-4471  M-F 9-5 EST.

Lastly, a BIG thanks to our hosts, the FAA Greensboro Team:  Tim Hailey, Tim McQuain and Cindy Moon, Jerry Toms and also the Rockingham Community College Wentworth Campus.   Hope to see you all again next year!

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Past Event Information:

The FAAST (FAA Safety Team) and Greensboro FSDO are hosting an all-day IA Seminar Renewal Course on Thu, Sep 19, 2019 – 08:00 EST

The Seminar will be held at:

Rockingham Community College-Wentworth NC Campus, Whitcomb Student Center:   484 County Home Rd. Wentworth, NC 27320

Doors open at 7:00 AM for Registration, Classes start at 8:00 AM, and it is an all day event!

Zook Aviation will be attending the Seminar.  Visit our table for a fresh look at the AD Toolbox Online, and chat with Reuben and April Zook for a personal tour of the online service.

Reuben and April Zook seen here at the VA 2019 IA Seminar at BRCC

Learn more about the Seminar click HERE.

Register for the Seminar HERE if you haven’t already!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Reuben and April Zook of Zook Aviation, home of the AD Toolbox Online

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National Aviation Day

It’s National Aviation Day, and we have a lot to celebrate!

Photo from: NASA’s National Aviation Day. “It’s an exciting time for aviation, with potential NASA X-planes on the horizon and a lot of new technologies that are making airplanes much more Earth friendly. Use National Aviation Day to excite and inspire the young people you know about exploring aeronautics as a future career.” Credits: NASA / Maria C. Werries

Taken from NASA’s Tips, we highlight the reasons to celebrate the day:

“Look! Up in the sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s… National Aviation Day!

Ever since 1939, August 19 (this coming Friday) has been celebrated as National Aviation Day, the legacy of a presidential proclamation first made by Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Selected because it was Orville Wright’s birthday, the decision to revel in all things aeronautical came at an exciting time in aviation history.

Just 36 years after the Wright Brothers flew the first heavier-than-air flying machine in 1903, aviation was a growing – if not thriving – industry in the United States and around the world.

New world speed and distance records were being set, airlines that still exist today were being formed and, as World War II began, both Allied and Axis Powers sought new ways to beef up aviation’s role in warfare.

By 1939, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (N.A.C.A.) – NASA’s organizational predecessor – was 24 years old and already well established with the nation’s premiere aviation research laboratory in Virginia, and a brand new center just approved to be built in California.

Fundamental problems with flight were being solved on the drawing boards and in the wind tunnels of the N.A.C.A., enabling aircraft to fly faster, higher, farther and with more and more cargo and passengers.

Today, with the N.A.C.A.’s research heritage still alive and well at NASA, it can be said that every U.S. aircraft and air traffic control tower in operation today uses some kind of NASA-developed technology.

Post your pictures telling us #WhereIsOrville starting on August 19. Credits: NASA / Marshall Murphy

Tomorrow’s aviation scene will look even more impressive as NASA’s aeronautical innovators refine existing designs and take advantage of new technology to make aviation greener by reducing fuel use and emissions and lowering noise levels.

The nation’s aeronautical research agency also is embarking on a 10-year plan called New Aviation Horizons that will see NASA field a number of experimental aircraft – X-planes – in order to demonstrate 21st century ideas for flight.

That’s a lot to celebrate any time of the year, but especially on National Aviation Day. So how can you get in on the party in the sky? Here are some ideas worth taking off with:

Print this “NASA’s with you when you fly” flier to help you identify the NASA-developed technologies on board an airplane.

1. Show us “Where is Orville?”

Thanks to aviation, we can fly anywhere in the world, and so can Orville the Squirrel, NASA Aeronautics’ official mascot. You can help us show how Orville gets around by downloading his picture, printing it and then taking a selfie with Orville wherever you are. There’s even a spot where you can write in the location. The place doesn’t have to be aviation-oriented, but a few pictures of Orville at an airport or next to an airplane would be fun. Once you have your image, share it on social media and include #WhereIsOrville in your post. Downloadable Orville Sign and Full Instructions

2. Remember that NASA is with you when you fly.

Heading to an airport soon? See an airplane flying overhead? Next time you do either, think about NASA. Why? Well it might not be immediately visible, but every U.S. aircraft and air traffic control tower in operation today use some kind of NASA-developed technology. It’s true.

Modern airplanes are filled with the results of NASA research. A great example is “winglets” – the vertical extensions at the tips of some wings invented by NASA during the 1970s that reduce drag, fuel use and noise.

Another example can be seen on the jet engines powering Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. Those sawtooth-shaped edges near the engine’s exhaust nozzle are called “chevrons.” They help cut noise in half at cruising altitude by adjusting air flow at the back of the engines.

Want more? If you can, sneak a glance at the cockpit on your next air trip. See all the electronic displays? They make up what’s called a “glass cockpit.” NASA did early testing on using the displays to replace heavier and outdated dials and gauges.

Dozens of more examples are hidden throughout the airplanes, airports, and control towers that exist to keep air travel moving through the National Airspace System in a way that reduces delays and is as Earth friendly as possible.

Print this NASA technology “checklist” and take it with you!

3. Follow what we’re doing to transform aviation.

NASA’s aeronautical innovators are working to transform air transportation to meet the future needs of the global aviation community. Sounds like a big job, right? It is and there are many ways in which NASA is doing this. Improving an airplane’s aerodynamics, reducing the amount of fuel used by airplanes, making airplanes of all sizes quieter, decreasing the amount of harmful emissions released into the atmosphere, working with the Federal Aviation Administration to improve the efficiency of air traffic control – the list could go on and on.

To stay current with all the news, bookmark the NASA Aeronautics home page, follow us on Twitter @NASAaero, and “like” our NASA Aeronautics Facebook page.

4. Watch an aviation-themed movie.

There’s no shortage of classic aviation-themed movies available to watch in whatever format (Blu-ray/DVD, streaming online, in the theater, etc.), from whatever source (Red Box, Netflix, your own library, etc.), and with whatever snacks (popcorn, nachos, Sno-Caps, etc.) are your favorite. We dare not attempt a comprehensive list because we wouldn’t be able to satisfy everyone’s tastes, but a few NASA aeronautics staff favorites include Jimmy Stewart’s “The Spirit of St. Louis,” Disney’s “Planes,” the documentary “One Six Right: The Romance of Flying,” and the recent National Geographic IMAX spectacle “Living in the Age of Airplanes.” (Check out some science, engineering and math activities in this educator resource guide NASA produced for the film.)

5. Explore the science, tech, engineering and math of flight.

Is your child curious about how things work? Does she or he like to work with tools and build things and organize friends to get things done?

We have a large selection of hands-on activities that you could download and work on yourselves with your children about the history of flight, parts of an airplane, the principles of flight, propulsion, and the airspace (weather, noise, pollution).

See full list of activities.

6. Visit your local science museum or NASA visitor center.

Exhibits about aviation and on how an airplane flies are popular staples of local science museums. Check out your local science center to see how they handle aviation, and even if they don’t, it never hurts to spend some time learning about science. And if you live within a short drive of Norfolk, VA; Cleveland, OH; or San Francisco, CA, you might consider checking out the visitor centers associated with NASA’s Langley Research Center, Glenn Research Center, or Ames Research Center, respectively. These major NASA field centers play host to the majority of NASA’s aeronautics research. (NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, the fourth of NASA’s aeronautics centers, is located within the restricted area of Edwards Air Force Base, CA, so they do not have a public visitor center.)

7. Take an introductory flight lesson.

Pilots will tell you there is a wonderful sense of freedom in flying, not to mention the incredible views and the personal sense of accomplishment that comes from mastering the skills required to fly. At the same time being a pilot is not for everyone – but you won’t know unless you try! Most general aviation airports in the nation have a flight school that offers an introductory flight lesson at a discounted price. Many airports have flying clubs that will introduce you to flight. You also might check to see if there is a Civil Air Patrol in your area. And if you want a taste of flight without leaving the ground, computer desktop flight simulators such as Microsoft Flight Simulator X or X-Plane 10 are popular choices and can get you into the virtual sky in short order.

Paper airplanes are effective, inexpensive ways to get kids to experiment with aerodynamics. There are many free designs online or try creating the look of one of our future X-planes.
Credits: NASA / Lillian Gipson

8. Build an airplane

Why not? It doesn’t have to be big enough to actually fly in – although homebuilt airplane kits are available if you have the money, time and perseverance to complete the job. Putting together a smaller plastic model kit of one of the world’s most historic aircraft can be just as rewarding and just as educational, especially for younger kids who might be thinking about a career as an engineer or aerospace technician. In fact, many astronauts will tell you their love of aviation and space began with putting models together as a child.

Another idea: Grab some LEGO bricks and build the airplane of your dreams, or perhaps one based on real NASA work like one of our possible X-planes.

Or make it easy on yourself, fold a paper airplane and shoot it across the room. Sometimes simple works best. There are many free, fold-able paper airplane designs available online.

9. Visit your local library or download a NASA e-book.

Aviation-themed books, whether fact or fiction, are all over the shelves of your local library – literally. That’s because there’s no single Dewey Decimal number for aviation. A book about aviation history will be in a different section of the library than a book about how to design an airplane. And fictional books such as the Arthur Hailey classic “Airport,” or autobiographies such as Chuck Yeager’s “Yeager,” are off on yet another shelf somewhere else. Don’t hesitate to ask your reference librarian for help. And when you get back from the library, or while still there, jump online and check out the NASA e-books you can download for free.

Get excited again about aviation! There are some really cool things happening. Watch this short video.

NASA’s “Accelerating to New Aviation Horizons” Video

Last Updated: Aug. 6, 2017 Editor: Lillian Gipson”

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Manually Edit Registered Owners in Form 337

By popular request, you now have the ability to modify the registered owners directly within Form 337.  (Previously, changes had to be made from within your “My Customer” list.)  It’s easy!  Here’s how:

  1. Either start a new Form 337, or Open an existing Form 337.
  2. When the Form opens, you will see section 2 is where the Owners are listed.  Click in the Owners field and begin your edit.

3. Be sure to hit the SAVE button when you’re done!

4. If you’d like to Save it as a PDF file, or Send it to your Printer, click the Print button.  This is what your Form 337 will look like:

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Invoice Summary by Month, Quarter and Year

If you’re looking for a quick way to view the Totals for your Invoices, it’s easy to view them by Month, Quarter and Year.

Go to “My Invoices“.  Click the “Invoice Summary” button:

Select the Year, then click the “Get Summary” button:

The result is a list of your Invoice Totals for the Year you selected.  Next, choose Quarterly, Monthly, or Parts Summary if you want to narrow your search down further:

Your Summary will appear as:

Quarterly – Invoice:

Monthly – Invoice:

Monthly – Parts:

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FAA’s Guidelines on Getting ADS-B Equipped

“SEE and BE SEEN!”                                                  
Read the FAA’s guide on getting ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) equipped.
 

 

There is a deadline of:  January 1, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

FAA’s site on ADS-B Interactive Map, Equip Info and Quick Links:

https://www.faa.gov/nextgen/programs/adsb/

 

 

Starting January 1, 2020, you must be equipped with ADS-B.  Out to fly in most controlled airspace. Learn More.

 

There’s a General Aviation ADS-B REBATE Program the FAA has made available.  Here are the Steps to go through to Claim your Rebate.

https://www.faa.gov/nextgen/equipadsb/rebate/

Be sure to follow the Checklist to follow the requirements.  All actions MUST be complete before claiming your Rebate:

https://adsbrebate.faa.gov/RebateClaim.aspx

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Download the Android App here:

 

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.airportnetwork.ADSBVR

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If you need more information, please visit the FAA’s website for further details, call (202) 267-8790 or email them at: adsb@faa.gov.

Use the “Scratch Pad” While Reading the AD

Did you know you can use the “Scratch Pad” to record your notes while reading an AD that is listed in your Report?

The “Scratch Pad” is conveniently located to the left side of the AD document, so you can read the AD, and take notes at the same time.

Remember to click the Save & Return to Report button.

 

 

You will see that the text written in the “Scratch Pad” will transfer over into the Date/Hrs, Next Due & MOC (Method of Compliance) fields in your AD Report.  You can make changes to your notes at anytime, just remember to hit the SAVE button!

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Mobile Device and Cross Platform Compatible

Did you know?  … the AD Toolbox Online is Mobile Device and Cross Platform Compatible

We’re often asked:

      • “Does it work on an iPad or Tablet?”
      • “Can I use it on a Mac?”
      • “Do I have to dedicate a specific Computer to it?”
      • “Can I use it on my Phone?”
      • “In the Office, Shop, Truck or away from Home?”

The AD Toolbox Online is mobile compatible, works on any device, any operating system (OS), and anywhere there is an internet connection.

      • Mac or PC
      • Phone, Tablet, Laptop, Desktop
      • Android or Apple

Through any Internet connection:

      • Wifi
      • HotSpot
      • Satellite
      • Land Line / Hard-wired Cable

And on any Browser:

      • Chrome
      • FireFox
      • Internet Explorer
      • Edge
      • Safari
      • and others

You do not have to dedicate any particular device to the use of our online service.  Just login to the website and you have instant access to your records, anytime, anywhere, on any device!

Sign-up for a 10-Day FREE Trial and give it a spin:

AD Toolbox Online 10-Day Free Trial

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Recurring ADs

How do you know if an AD is Recurring, or not?

Look under the Recurring column of your AD Report:

      • Yes* – This means that the AD is recurring but a specific action in the AD terminates the recurring requirement.
      • Yes – This means that the AD is recurring.
      • If the recurring column is blank, this means the AD is NOT recurring.

These fields can be modified, so you can remove the word Yes or Yes*.

If the field is blank, but the AD is recurring to you, then you can type in the word “Yes” or even state the frequency, such as “100hrs”.  Be sure to click the green SAVE button!

If you want to view only the Recurring ADs, click the orange “Show Recurring Only” button.  When you are finished viewing them, you can go back up to the same button and click “Show All” to get back to the full Report.

If you’d like to Print Recurring Only, here are the instructions:

 

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Print Recurring ADs Only

If you’d like to Print “Recurring Only” ADs, first, click the “Show Recurring Only” button:

Next go to Print Options, then choose your preferred layout:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The PDF will show only the Recurring ADs:

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If you are planning to “Print by Category” and separate out your Report by Airframe, Engine, Propeller and Appliances > go to Print Options, then choose Print By Category:

 

 

 

 

 

 

      1. Choose the Category:  All, Airframe, Engine, Propeller, or Appliance.
      2. Click the Recurring Only check box.
      3. Click the Filter button
      4. Select the Print Layout you prefer (Dynamic is recommended).
      5. Click Print.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You will see that only the Recurring ADs will be printed.

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