Single User or Multi User. What’s the Difference?

When deciding on a subscription, there are several options to choose from. Besides Monthly, Annual and 2-Year, you can also choose between Single User and Multi User.

Single-User is intended for ONE individual and is the most popular type of account, great for:

    • Independent IAs with a workshop and/or those that are mobile
    • Shops or FBOs that have one Primary IA
    • Aircraft Owners
    • Schools where one class instructor oversees and grades individual student’s work.
    • Hobbyists
    • Restoration enthusiasts
    • Non-profit organizations such as Museums, Missionary groups, Remote Medical Rescue agencies, etc

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Multi-User is intended for UP TO 5 individuals, in ONE shop.

The advantages to a Multi-user account is having the option to choose which name appears on the task that is being performed.

You will see a drop-down list of names to choose from in a number of places across the program.  A few are:

    • AD Reports
    • IA Activity Reports
    • Forms Portal (Forms/Checklists  >  +Create New Form)

If there is no drop-down list, this means that the “default user” is automatically placed, but you can easily change the User by clicking the “Change User” button toward the top of the page. A few of those places would be:

    • Logbook Record
    • Weight and Balance Forms
    • 337 Form
    • and more

Also, the additional users can set the receive, or turn off, email notifications for new AD releases:

https://zookaviation.com/blog/2019/03/12/how-to-change-email-notification-settings/

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Please note:  At this time, there is still only ONE sign-in for both SINGLE and MULTI-User Accounts.  We are working on making changes so in the future, there can be different degrees of roles and access, so Invoicing and other areas can be hidden.

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How to I UPGRADE from SINGLE USER to MULTI USER?

If you’re in the middle of a subscription, at this time, we do not have an Upgrade button, so you will need to CONTACT US in order to make the change.

If your subscription has expired, and you’d like to renew and Upgrade, just go to our pricing page and select the new Multi-user Plan.  Be sure to use the SAME EMAIL as your existing account!  This is VERY IMPORTANT!!

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Monday thru Thursday: Open from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday, Saturday & Sunday:  The office is Closed. Calls, voicemails and emails will be responded to within a reasonable amount of time.

 

Search for Engine ADs

If you’re looking to search exclusively for Engine ADs, it’s very simple.

From the Dashboard, go to the left panel and click on AD & TCD Search. That will open a list.

Next, Click on Engine AD & TCD:

Once in the Search screen, type the model digits in to the Model field.  (We suggest leaving the Manufacturer field empty).  Click Search.

You’ll see a Results list appear below (you might have to scroll down to see it). From there you can type into the Filter box to narrow down your search.

Once you’ve found your Engine Model, click the View ADs List (_) link.

If you’re thinking about the Engine ADs within an AD Report, open the report, and click on “Select Engine (Single/Left Engine)”.

Select the engine from the list, or add your own engine.  The ADs assigned to that Engine will be added to your AD Report.  Scroll down to view them.

If it’s a twin, click on “Select Engine (Right Engine)” for the next one, to repeat the process.  Scroll down to view the new Engine ADs you just added.

You can spot the Engine ADs within your report by looking for this symbol:

 

 

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Friday, Saturday & Sunday:  The office is Closed. Calls, voicemails and emails will be responded to within a reasonable amount of time.

Champion Slick Magnetos

A most recent popular topic has been (Champion) Slick Magnetos.

Q:  Is there an AD requiring a 500 hour overhaul?

A:  No.  Most shops “require” one, imposed by their own standards, and those of the manufacturer.  There is no AD requiring a 500-hour overhaul on Slick magnetos.

Q:  Is there any documentation to reference the overhaul?

A:  Yes.  Champion has issued 2 Service Bulletins:  SB1-15 and SB 1-15A.

SB1-15 makes reference to a 500-hour time-in-service warranty period, however SB1-15A makes no reference to the 500 hours.  Be sure to read both documents slowly and carefully.

Q:  Why doesn’t Zook Aviation include this SB in the AD Toolbox?

A:  Every service document (Bulletin, Letter, Alert, etc) must be directly AD-Referenced for us to include it on our site.  Since there is no AD for the 500-hour overhaul, we have no method to attach the Service Bulletin.  So, we’ve included it here on our blog for your convenience.

To access the Service Bulletins, click the images below:

Champion Slick SB1-15
Champion Slick SB1-15

 

 

Champion Slick SB1-15A
Champion Slick SB1-15A

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helpful Links:

Cessna Owner – 500 Hour Magneto Inspection:

The 500 Hour Magneto Inspection

Aviation Pros – Champion Recalls Magnetos:

https://www.aviationpros.com/engines-components/aircraft-engines/piston-engines-parts/news/12438456/champion-aerospace-recalls-all-4300-and-4700-series-slick-magneto-distributor-gears-with-copper-electrodes

Champion – Slick Magnetos:

Slick Magnetos

Champion – Technical Support:

Technical Support

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Friday, Saturday & Sunday:  The office is Closed. Calls, voicemails and emails will be responded to within a reasonable amount of time.

Happy Independence Day

American Flag

Let’s continue to shine our brightest as we celebrate our country’s Independence Day and thank those who fought for it. Have a safe and Happy 4th of July weekend! 🇺🇸

Our offices will be closed the entire weekend, and will resume regular business hours on Monday July 6th.

Addition of Aircraft Accident Incident Data

In an effort to continually improve our service, we have recently added Aircraft Accident / Incident data (from year 2010 forward).

This will allow you to see if there was ever an event that may have compromised the structural integrity of the aircraft, and it can also be very useful during a pre-buy inspection.

If you’d like to see where to access this information, either open an existing “My Aircraft” record, or create a new record.

Upon opening the record, you will see a box on the right side of the screen referencing this data, but only if there was an accident or incident related to that specific aircraft:

When you click on the VIEW button, it will take you to a more detailed screen.  Occasionally, there will be a map associated with the record, so you can see where the event occurred.  The map is zoomable, and movable:

Data included in the Accident / Incident report will be:

  • Date:
  • Location:
  • Lat/Long:
  • Airport:
  • Aircraft:
  • Air Carrier:
  • Category:
  • Amateur Built?:
  • # of Engines:
  • Purpose of Flight:
  • Phase of Flight:
  • Weather Condition:
  • Aircraft Damage:
  • Injury Severity:
  • Fatal Injuries:
  • Serious Injuries:
  • Minor Injuries:
  • Uninjured:
  • Accident Number:
  • Investigation Type:
  • Report Status:
  • FAR Description:
Another way to view the REPORT only is by searching through the left navigation panel.  You can search by:
  • Aircraft
  • Non-TCD Aircraft (experimental/sport)
  • N-Number  (tail/registration)
  • Date Range
  • State
We hope you will find this new addition useful.  Let us know what you think!

 

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Friday, Saturday & Sunday:  The office is Closed. Calls, voicemails and emails will be responded to within a reasonable amount of time.

Save Save Save

The Value of Save:

Saving frequently helps reduce loss of data.

Most of our documents do not have auto-save.

While working, we encourage you to click the green save button often.

When you make changes in a field or box, then click away, the box will turn YELLOW.  That is an indication and reminder to SAVE your changes.

Clicking the green SAVE button often is the best way to ensure that your work remains intact.

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Friday, Saturday & Sunday:  The office is Closed. Calls, voicemails and emails will be responded to within a reasonable amount of time.

Improved Logbook Multi-Page Print Layout

Thanks to our frequent users who alerted us to mis-alignment issues for the Logbook Multi-Page Print Layout!

Seems the multiple print pages were not fitting correctly onto the paper, so we got to work and reset the alignment.

If you stopped using them for this reason, we ask you to please give them another try and let us know how it works out for you.

If you still experience print issues, please let us know.

If the labels just don’t seem to fit your sheet, our best suggestion is to try your computer’s “Fit to Page” option, which allows you to change the size of the zoom.  Be sure to test on a plain piece of paper first, before loading your sticky label sheet!

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Friday, Saturday & Sunday:  The office is Closed. Calls, voicemails and emails will be responded to within a reasonable amount of time.

 

Customer Credit on Invoice

Has your customer made a deposit, or a partial payment on a bill?

Wondering how to record the credit on an Invoice?

Currently, we do not have a dedicated payment section on our Invoicing forms, but there’s a quick work around that will display your Customer’s payment, whether it’s a Deposit, Partial Payment, or is Paid In Full.

Open the Invoice, scroll down to the Misc section, and click the blue +Add button:

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Type in a Description for the Payment.  You can type anything, such as Deposit, Partial Payment, or Paid In Full.  Use your own words.  Be sure to use a NEGATIVE dollar amount in the Cost field, typed like this:   -375.00    Click Save:

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You will see on the Printed Invoice that the credit appears in the Totals section at the bottom:

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You can always edit the Invoice later to make changes or additional payment lines.  When the Customer makes their final payment, you can reflect the payment by either changing the existing Misc line, or adding a new Misc line.  Remember to type in a NEGATIVE amount, which will appear as a credit.

There is a button at the top of the Invoice that allows you to watermark the page with “Paid in Full”:

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Friday/IA Seminars, Saturday & Sunday:  The office is Closed. Calls, voicemails and emails will be responded to within a reasonable amount of time.

100 Hour Annual Inspection Checklists

Are you looking for a comprehensive 100 Hour / Annual Inspection Checklist?

If so, we’ve got you covered.  We currently offer a checklist for both Single and Twin Engines, with plans to expand and add other Checklists:

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Both lists are in accordance with 14 CFR Appendix D to Part 43.

What are some unique features of our checklists?
  1. Mechanic and IA Initials for each line item, and IA Sign-off when complete.
  2. Has a Pass/Fail Column.
  3. Room for Notes at the end of each section.
  4. Twin-Engine Checklist has Columns for Left and Right.
  5. Miscellaneous Section at the bottom of the form
  6. *UPDATE*:  The heading area at the top, and release area at the bottom are now fill-in.  Download and Save the Checklists to your computer first, then start typing!  (Eventually, we will make the entire form fill-in, and possibly linked in with the My Aircraft profile.)

Simply Login to your account and go to the Forms / Checklists section.  There you will find printable versions for Single and Twin Engines.  Keep checking back as we gradually add more lists, including Helicopters and Gliders.

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Have a suggestion for a checklist?  Contact Us and let us know!

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Friday/IA Seminars, Saturday & Sunday:  The office is Closed. Calls, voicemails and emails will be responded to within a reasonable amount of time.

 

 

 

Serial Number Specific AD Report

You can create an AD Report that is Serial Number specific.

Page 11 of the My Aircraft guidebook shows that from within your aircraft profile, in My Aircraft, just click on the blue button, towards the center top of the page, that says “Create Report“.  This will initiate a new Report.

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Once your new Report opens, you will see a column on the left side of the AD list, called S/N Guide.  Under this column, you may see:  All, Yes, No or even a blank space.  Below explains each one:

All – means that the specific AD applies to ALL serial numbers for that specific Model or Series, as specified or generalized within the AD unless N/A by year built.  You have the option to delete this AD from your report.

Yes – means the AD applies to your specific serial number.

No – the AD does not apply to your serial number, as stated in the AD.  You have the option to delete this AD from your report.

Blank – usually appears beside an AD that is superseded.  You have the option to delete this AD from your report as well. 

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From this point, you can delete any AD you wish, including any that are marked with a NO, that are blank, or if you feel that an AD in the ALL category does not apply to your specific model, as written in the AD, then you can delete those as well.  We leave that up to you.

If you have deleted an AD in error, you can always add it back to your report by following this method:

https://zookaviation.com/blog/2020/01/30/how-to-add-a-single-ad/

Also, please note that Serial Number specific applies ONLY to Airframe, and is not a current option for Engine, Propeller or Appliance.

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Friday/IA Seminars, Saturday & Sunday:  The office is Closed. Calls, voicemails and emails will be responded to within a reasonable amount of time.