Rosie’s Riveting Recipes

For those who like to cook, you might enjoy these recipes, based on WW II culinary creations, when riveting was job #1 of the ladies, and cooking took on a whole new form.

Rosie’s Riveting Recipes: WW2 Home Front Cooking & Baking

“Imagine the government telling you how much meat or chicken you could buy, or how much sugar or flour you could have. Strange as it may seem, at one time it actually happened. During WW 2, the United States government devised a food rationing program to help insure that every family would have enough to eat. Rosie’s Riveting Recipes gives a glimpse into life on the WW 2 home front. A cookbook and a history lesson in one with more than 180 economical, back-to-basics World War 2 ration recipes with short tales of life on the American home front interspersed throughout.”

Rosie's Riveting Recipes: WW2 Home Front Cooking & Baking by [Gayle Martin, Cynthia Roedig]

Available on Kindle or Paperback, from Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HE24SX6/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0

Merry Christmas 2020

Wishing you the peace and joy of the holiday season!

During the holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our success possible. It is in this spirit that we say thank you and hope you stay safe and healthy. Merry Christmas to you and yours. May your days be merry and bright.
If it is on your heart to give, there are so many missions that serve those in need. If you don’t have a local group, please consider one of our aviation mission friends. Here’s are a few that would be grateful for your contribution:
Wishing you and yours good health and blessings this Christmas season!
Our offices will be closed on Christmas Day and New year’s Day. In case of emergency, leave a voicemail or send an email. Messages will be checked occasionally over the holiday.
Thank you, God bless, stay well and enjoy the spirit of the season!

Merry Christmas from all of us here at Zook Aviation!

✈ Happy Wright Brothers Day! ✈

✈ Happy Wright Brothers Day! ✈
 
On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers took flight with their first powered aircraft in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
 
The brothers took their manned gliding experiments to Kitty Hawk because the mid-Atlantic coast had stable breezes and soft sandy surfaces, perfect for landing those initial tests.
 
The Wrights determined the best location for their initial test flights by writing to the Weather Bureau, now known as the National Weather Service.
 
Joseph J Dosher, who worked at the Weather Bureau, promptly replied with the following response:
 
“Mr Wilbur Wright Dayton Ohio
 
Dear Sir,
 
In reply to yours of the 3rd, I will say the beach here is about one mile wide clear of trees or high hills, and islands for nearly sixty miles south. Conditions: the wind blows mostly from the North and Northeast September and October which is nearly down this piece of land. Giving you many miles of a steady wind with a free sweep. I am sorry to say that you could not rent a house here. So you will have to bring tents. You could obtain frame.
 
The only way to reach Kitty Hawk is from Manteo Roanoke Island N.C. in a small sail boat. From your letter I believe you would find it here like you wish. Will be pleased at any time to give you any information. Yours very respectfully JJ. Dosher”
 
The brothers’ first flight lasted 12 seconds and flew 120 feet. That day, they flew the glider three more times. Wilbur flew for the longest time that day, lasting 59 seconds over a distance of 852 feet.
 
Wilbur Wright testing a glider in Kitty Hawk, Oct. 10, 1902. Courtesy: National Weather Service
 
Once the flights were completed, Orville walked to the Kitty Hawk Weather Office to send a telegraph to his father, telling him about the day’s successes.
 
The telegraph sent by Orville Wright from the Weather Bureau Office in Kitty Hawk. The message informs their father about the successful flights of Dec. 17, 1903. Courtesy: National Weather Service
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Listen to today’s episode of “This Day In Weather History” to hear more about the lead up the first aviation weather forecast, which occurred on Dec. 1, 1918.
 
The relationship between the National Weather Service and the aviation industry continues to be strong, providing daily weather forecasts for 537 airports.
 

My Aircraft: Add an Experimental in My Aircraft

Need to Add an Experimental Aircraft?

To add an Experimental aircraft, to My Aircraft:
1. Login to the Member’s Dashboard:  1) click My Aircraft, then 2) click Create New Aircraft:

2. Type Exp into the model field, and click Search.

3. Click the dot on the right side, then click the Select an Airframe and Click Here button:

 

 

Nothing will exist in the record, so be sure to add all the information you can, such as N# (Tail) and Serial Number, and the Name of the Aircraft:

 

 

 

 

 

 

IS THE PROFILE COMPLETE?

Once you’ve set up the Aircraft Profile, you can do a number of other things, like:

      1. Add a Photo.
      2. Add a Customer.
      3. Create a new, or link to an existing: AD Report, Logbook Entry, Weight Form, 337, ICA Work Order, or Invoice.

 

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Do your exhaust ports look like this? by Dean Showalter

Sharing another great article with you here, from our friend, Dean Showalter:

Hi Friends!

I’m a firm believer in using pressure testing to check for exhaust leaks.

But I wasn’t always.

Years ago, we rarely did more than visual inspections on exhaust systems.

Since that time, I’ve changed my ways… and I’m glad I did.

Check out this exhaust port on a cylinder:​

Before removing the exhaust pipe that was attached here, it didn’t look that bad.

But by doing a simple pressure test with a clean shop vac and some soapy water, it became obvious it was leaking.

If these types of exhaust leaks are not fixed, the cylinder flange area can erode, making cylinder replacement necessary.

For this cylinder, the exhaust port cleaned up nicely, 2 new studs were installed, and the exhaust pipe flange was resurfaced and reinstalled with a new gasket.

The result: No more leakage!

For more pictures of the exhaust repairs and other interesting squawks on my friend Tobin’s Piper Cherokee Six, check out the notes for episode 161 of the Airplane Owner Maintenance podcast.

You can see all the pictures and notes here: AirplaneOwnerMaintenance.com/161

Be sure to tune in early on Thanksgiving morning for a special episode…

I’m going to introduce my good friend, Jonathan Brush, who was a huge motivator in pushing me to start the podcast.

And… I’ll share a code for a special price on the “Safety Wire Like A Pro!” video course, that will be available for one week, starting on Thanksgiving Day.

Have a great week Friends!

Dean

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Create a New Aircraft Profile by Model Search

There are several ways to create a NEW Aircraft Profile:

      1. By N-Number Search, or
      2. By Model Search

We’ll show you BOTH methods.

Login to the Member’s Dashboard:  1) click Aircraft Profiles, then 2) click Create New Aircraft:

 

 

 

 

 

To Search by N-Number, click the “Search by N#” button:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type in the N-Number and click Search:   *Click the blue arrow to open the Registry listing:

On the next screen, click the +Add to Aircraft Profile button:

 

 

Alternatively, you can also search by MODEL:  type in the model number, and click Search:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choose the specific model from the list, and tap the Select an Airframe button:

 

 

SERIAL NUMBER FORMAT WARNING:

At times, you may get a Serial Number warning (in red print). All this means is that you need to click the Edit button and change the Serial Number format to match the exact format description, such as this:

 

IS THE PROFILE COMPLETE?

Once you’ve set up the Aircraft Profile, you can do a number of other things, like:

      1. See what Regulations apply, including ADs, Service Documents (SBs), AMAs, STCs, or Suggested Appliances.
      2. Add a Photo.
      3. Add a Customer.
      4. Create a new, or link to an existing: AD Report, Logbook Entry, Weight Form, 337, ICA Work Order, or Invoice.
      5. Not all, but some profiles will also display Aircraft Accident / Incident information.  You can learn more about that here:  https://zookaviation.com/blog/2020/06/23/addition-of-aircraft-accident-incident-data/

That was one way to start a Profile.  Here’s the other method by going directly through the REGISTRY (faster and recommended):

My Aircraft: Create a New Aircraft Profile with the Registry

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Piper AD 20-24-05 Wing Spar Corrosion

Just in case you missed it, we want you to know about Piper AD 20-24-05 Wing Spar Corrosion.

The AD effects these 7 models:

        • PA-28-140
        • PA-28-150
        • PA-28-160
        • PA-28-180
        • PA-28-235
        • PA-32-260
        • PA-32-300

It is Recurring, and is effective Dec 28, 2020.

The unsafe condition is listed as:

“This AD was prompted by reports of corrosion found in an area of the main wing spar not easily accessible for inspection. The FAA is issuing this AD to detect and correct corrosion in the wing root area of the left and the right main wing spars. Corrosion of the main wing spar, if not detected and corrected, could cause the main wing spar to fail with consequent loss of control of the airplane.”

If you feel this AD affects your work, please LOGIN to the AD Toolbox and view the AD here:

https://www.airworthinessdirectives.com/Members/AD/ViewAD/20-24-05

There is a Piper Service Bulletin referenced in the AD;  Piper SB 1304A:

https://www.airworthinessdirectives.com/Members/SB/Piper_1304A.pdf

Here is the link for a different Piper AD, also relating to Wing Spar, but with entirely different models (PA-28-151, PA-28-161, PA-28-181, PA-28-235, PA-28R-180, PA-28R-200, PA-28R-201, PA-28R-201T, PA-28RT-201, PA-28RT-201T, PA-32-260, PA-32-300, PA-32R-300, PA-32RT-300, PA-32RT-300T):

https://www.airworthinessdirectives.com/Members/AD/ViewAD/20-26-16

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Related Articles:

https://zookaviation.com/blog/2019/02/05/piper-pa-28-32-main-wing-spar-corrosion/

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Create a New Aircraft Profile through the Registry

Would you like to create a new Aircraft Profile?

There are several ways to create a NEW Aircraft Profile:

      1. From the Aircraft Registry (preferred and recommended), or
      2. From the Aircraft Profile menu (slower, more steps).

We’ll show you BOTH methods, starting with The REGISTRY:

Go to the Main Member Dashboard > Left Panel > Aircraft Registry > Search by N# or S/N:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type in the N-Number and click Search:   *Click the blue arrow to open the Registry listing:

On the next screen, click the +Add to Aircraft Profile button:

 

Side Note:  – – – – – NO +ADD BUTTON? – – – – –

Occasionally, you may come across a listing that does not offer the +Add to My Aircraft button. This will happen for Experimental and Large (over 12,500 lbs) aircraft.  Click HERE to learn how to add those manually.

Side Note: – – – – –  SERIAL NUMBER FORMAT WARNING: – – – – –

At times, you may get a Serial Number warning (in red print). All this means is that you need to click the Edit button and change the Serial Number format to match the exact format description, such as this:

IS THE PROFILE COMPLETE?

Once you’ve set up the Aircraft Profile, you can do a number of other things:

      1. Add a Customer.
      2. Create a new, or link to an existing: AD Report, Logbook Entry, Weight Form, 337, ICA Work Order, or Invoice.
      3. Upload a Photo of the Aircraft.
      4. See what Regulations apply, including ADs, Service Documents (SBs), AMAs, STCs, or Suggested Appliances.
      5. Not all, but some profiles will also display Aircraft Accident / Incident information.  You can learn more about that here:  https://zookaviation.com/blog/2020/06/23/addition-of-aircraft-accident-incident-data/

That was one way to start a Profile.  Here’s the other method by going directly through AIRCRAFT PROFILES (it takes a bit longer, with more steps):

Create a New Aircraft Profile by Model Search

As an extra, here is the step-by-step My Aircraft Guide Book to get you started:

MyAircraftZookAviation

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Converting, Importing, Transferring External Documents

Customers often ask: “Can you import my Reports from XYZ into your system?”

Whatever you prefer to call it:  “converting, transferring, or importing”, we do NOT currently offer that service, however, there is a work around, IF you still have the digital versions of your external documents.

What’s the work around?  Have you ever used the Copy & Paste functions on your keyboard?  If so, this should be fairly simple for you.

If you still have access to the digital version of your external documents, open TWO Windows:

      1. The AD Toolbox, and
      2. Your external documents, whether it be via browser, or opening a PDF, Word or Excel window.

Create a New document within the AD Toolbox (can be a Logbook Entry, AD Report, Weight & Balance Form, etc).

Copy the data from the external document, and Paste it into the correct field in your new AD Toolbox document.

If you don’t know how to Copy & Paste, here’s a quick intro, using keyboard functions:

On a PC:

Copy is:  CTRL C

Paste is:  CTRL V

See the source image

On a Mac:

Copy is:  Command C

See the source image

Paste is:  Command V

See the source image

Give this a try and let us know how it’s worked for you.  Copy & paste is a great tool, no matter what you might be working on.  We hope this helps get your external records moved over.

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THIS is Why we do Annual Inspections

THIS is Why we do Annual Inspections, an article by Dean Showalter:

Good morning aviators and friends!

I’ve got a good one for you this week… check out this picture, and be as surprised as I was when I found it last Monday 🙂

Yep, that trim cable pulley is broken. And yep, the cable is sawing into the bushing… after removing the pulley and bushing, I discovered the cable had worn a groove completely through the bushing and was even cutting into the bolt inside the bushing.

Here’s how I found this broken pulley:

It’s a Piper Cherokee Six… a really nice one, actually.

Imagine I’m standing on the right side of the tail, in front of the stabilator.

There’s a small inspection panel on the side of the tail… the ELT is mounted just inside.

The hole is just big enough for me to reach my arm inside.

When I inspect these Pipers, one thing I like to do is reach my arm inside this access hole, up and slightly forward to the two trim cable pulleys in the picture above, and make sure I can rotate them with my fingers. And that’s what I was doing with this airplane.

Most of the time, the pulleys rotate easily, and everything is fine.

Not this time.

This time, my fingers were “seeing” something out of the ordinary.

In fact, of all the many Pipers I’ve ever inspected, this was the strangest thing I’ve ever seen in this particular location.

The question is, how did this happen?

I’ve been trying once again, to be an “airplane detective,” and figure that out.

Did the pulley stop rotating, and the cable cut into it over a long period of time?

Maybe.

But I don’t think that was the whole story, and here’s why:

When I turned the trim system to one extreme of its travel, the right cable turnbuckle was about a foot away from the pulley.

But when I turned the trim system to the opposite extreme of its travel, the left turnbuckle moved right up against the pulley bracket.

I think perhaps this contributed to breaking the pulley.

Something was not correct with the stabilator trim system rigging.

So in this case, it will be important to not only install a new pulley, a new bushing, and a new bolt, but to also rig the trim system according to the maintenance manual instructions.

And when that is accomplished, I don’t think that pulley will ever break again.

Sometimes, annual inspections can feel redundant, and we might occasionally wonder if it’s worth it.

I just want to say, “It’s totally worth it!”

Your precious cargo (your family and friends) are counting on you for a safe flying experience… and annual inspections are one of the best ways to catch potential issues before they create an in-flight problem.

Have a great week friends!

Dean Showalter

P.S. You might wonder, will that trim cable need to be replaced?

Amazingly, I don’t think so… I examined it closely, and did not find even one broken wire strand… (if I found even one broken strand, I’d replace it, but the cable appears to be in good condition.)


If you’d like to read more of Dean’s articles and listen to his educational Podcasts, visit:  http://airplaneownermaintenance.com/

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