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:

 

We hope you will find this new addition useful.  Let us know what you think!

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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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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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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.

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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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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Search for a Single AD

Do you need to search for a single AD?   It’s simple.  Here’s how:

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

2. Type the AD number into the search box, in this format:  18-07-03

3. Click Search:

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4. You can tell, at a glance, which Models the AD applies to, by clicking on the small airplane icon.

5. To VIEW the AD, just click on the blue AD link.

Related Articles:

Add a Single AD to an AD Report:

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

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How to Print

As you get to know the different tools within the program, you will notice there are also a number of ways to print.  We recommend always using the Print buttons within the program, and NOT using your browser’s built-in print function.

Whenever you click a “Print” button, from anywhere in the program, you will notice that the first thing that appears is a PDF view of your document.  From here, you will notice that each browser offers different print tools.  We’ll discuss each one at the end of this article.

Here are the print buttons you will use while navigating the different screens:

AD Compliance Reports  – There are several print option to choose from:

https://zookaviation.com/blog/2019/01/05/how-to-print-an-ad-report/

 

AD Compliance ReportsRecurring ADs Only:

https://zookaviation.com/blog/2019/06/25/print-recurring-ads-only/

 

AD Lists – Once your AD search list results appear, click the Print AD List button:

PrintADList

Logbook Entries – Print one entry, or multiple entries at the same time:

https://zookaviation.com/blog/2020/02/10/print-multiple-logbook-entries/

 

Work Orders – Click the Print Work Order button:

PrintWorkOrder

 

Invoicing:  There are several ways to print, try each of the buttons to see each option:

PrintInvoice

 

IA Activity Report – Click the Print button:

PrintIAActivityReport

 

Your Billing History – Whether you’re on a monthly plan or annual, you can print your transaction history:

https://zookaviation.com/blog/2019/03/22/billing-history/

 

Forms (like Weight & Balance, 337, etc):  Wherever you see the print button, this is the best option to choose.  From here you can directly print the PDF, or even download and save it to your computer.

PrintBtn

Differences in Browsers:

  • Safari:  Print options are at the bottom-center of the page.  Move your mouse for the Print options to appear.
  • Firefox:  Depending on your version and computer set-up, Firefox may automatically download the PDF and display it on your screen.  There are also Add-ons for Firefox that will allow you to Preview your page before printing.
  • Internet Explorer:  this browser is out-of-date, so we recommend upgrading to Microsoft Edge.
  • Edge:  If you’re having trouble with Edge, here’s a helpful article to get your PDF printing straightened out:  https://www.nucleustechnologies.com/blog/how-to-open-pdf-documents-in-microsoft-edge/

If your browser is still not cooperating, consider adding an extension, like this one, by PrintFriendly:

Safari:  https://www.printfriendly.com/extensions/safari

Chrome:  https://www.printfriendly.com/extensions/chrome

Firefox:  https://www.printfriendly.com/extensions/firefox

Edge:  https://www.printfriendly.com/extensions/edge

Internet Explorer (IE):  https://www.printfriendly.com/extensions/ie

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