Make an Appliance or Component Only AD Report

If you’d like to make an Appliance or Component-Only AD Report, it’s fairly simple, here’s how:

From the Member’s Dashboard, on the Left Panel:

    1. Click AD & TCD Search.  That will open a list.
    2. Click Appliance AD
    3. In the upper right hand corner, click the blue +Create Blank Report (No ADs) button.

When the blank report opens, first click the Edit Heading link to change the name of the Report:

Delete the existing words in the Manufacturer and Model field that say “BLANK REPORT (Manufacturer and Model is editable)” and type in your own title.  It can be whatever description of the Appliance or Component that you want.  Click Save:

For this Example, we’ve typed in:  Magneto – Bendix S20 / S200

Now, Add your Appliance AD (or ADs), here’s how:

On the left side, click Add ADs/Service Documents which will open a list, then choose Add Appliance AD:

Next, 1) locate the Filter Search towards the upper right side of the list, and type in whatever you’re looking for.  You can type “magneto” or “bendix”.  Here’s we’ve typed “S-200” which narrowed our search and showed us those AD titles containing “S-200”.  2) Check off the ADs you want to add to your report. 3) Click the Add button:

The final result is an AD report that only includes the Appliances (aka Components) that you need:

 

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

 

Happy Independence Day

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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.

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.

 

It is also best practice to avoid using the “back arrow” in your browser.  Please use the Toolbox or Dashboard link in the upper left hand side of your screen:

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

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

Missing ADs

If an AD appears to be missing…

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*Before we get started, let us just say that we try to never miss an AD. 

1. Before contacting us, run a Single AD Search and look for the AD number that you think is missing.  Here’s how to run a Single AD Search:

Member Dashboard > Left Panel > AD & TCD Search > Single AD Search

http://zookaviation.com/blog/2020/04/17/search-for-a-single-ad/

This is an example of how to correctly type the AD number in the Search field:   18-07-03

If we list the AD, then it is in our system and can be added to your report by the methods below.

2.  If the Report is old, it may be time to Update With New ADs.  Here’s how:

http://zookaviation.com/blog/2018/09/05/update-an-old-ad-report/

3.  You may need to add an Appliance AD.  Have you tried the Suggested Appliances tool?  If not, it’s easy to check to see which Appliance ADs apply.  Click below to learn how to check for Appliance ADs:

https://zookaviation.com/blog/2019/02/26/how-to-add-an-appliance-ad-to-your-ad-report/

4.  If you want to add an AD to your report that does not apply specifically to your model, but you need it in your report, here is how to Add a Single AD to your Report:

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

As stated above, we try to never miss an AD.  If you have tried all the above steps, and still feel an AD is missing from our system, please Contact Us and we will work to resolve your concern.

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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.

Edit Shipping Rate on Invoice

Filling out and Invoice and need to change the Shipping Rate?  It’s easy!  Here’s how:

1. Open the Invoice and towards the top left side of the screen, click on the Edit Invoice button:

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2. Change the Shipping Rate, then click Save:

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You will see that the Shipping rate is now updated on the Invoice.  You can now Print and Download to your computer.  Once it’s Saved to your computer, you can attach it to an email and send it to your Customer.

Related Articles:

How to View the Total for all your Invoices, by Year

Invoice Summary by Month, Quarter and Year

New Quote Status for Invoices

How to Add a “Flat Rate” to a Service Invoice

Sales Tax on Invoices

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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.