Blank AD Report for Airframe

BLANK AIRFRAME AD REPORT:

At times, we’re asked if a Blank Airframe AD Report can be created and printed.

That is not possible within our system (for Airframe), if there are no ADs to be printed.

However, we have attached a sheet here, if you’d like to manually hand-write on this form.  It is a Blank Airframe AD sheet.

Currently, it is not a digital fill-in style, it is just a blank sheet for you to fill out by hand.  Perhaps sometime later, we will make it fill-able.

Simply click this BLANK AIRFRAME AD sheet to download, save and print.

Though BLANK AD Reports cannot be created for Airframe, they can be made for:  Engine, Propeller and Appliances.  Just run and AD Search for those categories, and you will see a “Create Blank AD Report” button in the Search screen:

 

 

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This oil was in the wrong part of the prop…

Enjoy reading this very informative message from our good friend, Dean Showalter:

This oil was in the wrong part of the prop…

Good morning friends!

This container of oil came out of Aram’s propeller… it’s the propeller from podcast episode 177 and from the previous email I sent out. Check it out:

The reason this is a problem is because there should be an air cavity in the front of this Beech 278 propeller. If there is much oil in the front of the hub, it means the o-ring on the piston has allowed oil to leak past.

And when this happens, the prop becomes “hydrolocked.” In normal operation the piston compresses the air in the front of the prop as the piston moves forward to rotate the prop blades. But if there is oil in the front of the hub, the oil is not compressible, and prevents the piston from moving forward… and the blades can’t rotate, and the prop stays in the low-pitch / high RPM position.

See more pictures and read more of the story here.

Thank you to all who responded to that last email with excellent feedback, comments, and ideas. I appreciate it so much!

And be sure to listen to the podcast this week to hear the full story. Hopefully, Aram will be back in the air in his P35 Bonanza real soon!

Have a great Saturday,

Dean Showalter

Read more of Dean’s articles at AirplaneOwnerMaintenance.com

 

Good News Gold – Flights to Fight Hunger

Flights to Fight Hunger

First Posted: 5/17/2008

LIMA – “It was the funnest time I ever had!” Steven Cotterman, 9, said after his plane ride.”He was a little nervous at first. The plane dipped and he grabbed the seat. It was worthwhile,” said Jim Moneer, who had brought Steven to the airport for his first airplane ride.

The plane rides Saturday at the Allen County Airport were worthwhile for the Northwest Ohio Food Bank, as well. Rides lasting about 15 minutes sold for $15 per person, with all the profits going to the food bank, said Dennis Perry, co-owner of the airport. Five planes flew people over Lima, while many more planes were on display.In addition to raising money for the food bank, Perry said he and co-owner Kim Henkener, who bought the airport eight months ago, hoped to introduce the airport to the public.”You’d be surprised at how many people don’t know where the airport is,” he said. Some people have lived in Lima their whole lives and never visited the airport.”He expected between 2,000 and 3,000 people to attend the airport’s open house. A raffle also was held for a Discovery Flight.”The best way to start is to take a Discovery Flight,” said Scott Keyes, the owner of the airport’s flight school. “It’s a short intro to flying an airplane.”Keyes said it’s one thing to go up as a passenger in a plane, but it’s something different to go up with an instructor.”Then you decide if you want to be a pilot,” Keyes said. “It’s not hard. You just have to enjoy it, do the homework, progress from lesson to lesson.”In addition to completing a training kit for ground school and learning to fly a plane, there are other important lessons related to the plane that need to be learned. One of the most important things an aspiring pilot needs to do early in the process is to pass a medical test, Keyes said. Other topics of study include how to care for the plane, navigation, and weather.”You almost become a weatherman when you become a pilot,” Keyes said.Richard Keller, who has flown since 1988, was piloting a 1979 Cessna 172N Saturday. He shouted, “Clear!” and shortly thereafter began taxiing down the runway with two passengers.”I just love flying,” he said. “I fly for the sport of it, the entertainment. It’s a quick way to get places.”

Source:  https://www.limaohio.com/archive/144705/news-local_news-article_29206ea7-6721-5ecc-b87a-4905fafab6f5-html

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“Good News Gold” is a special section dedicated to sharing inspiring stories, that encourage each other in acts of kindness.  Some articles are “old, but gold”.  Please feel free to share these inspiring stories!

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Advisory Circulars

The AD Toolbox lists Advisory Circulars.

Here’s how to locate them:

  1. From the main Member Dashboard, locate the navigation panel on the left side of your screen.
  2. Scroll down until you see Advisory Circulars.  Click on it to open list.
  3. From drop-down list, click Advisory Circulars.
4. There you will see all the ACs. Scroll down until you see the AC number you’re looking for.
*A quick TIP:  use the “Filter Search” towards the upper right side of the list.  Type in the AC #, like this (43.13) to narrow the list down.

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Logbook Entry with Company Name & Logo Option

LOGBOOK Entries are one of the most popular tools within our service.  A recent improvement is the addition of the option to include Company Name and Logo when printing.

Here at Zook Aviation, we tend to call the Logbook Entries by the shortcut of LSSR, meaning Logbook Service Sticker Record.  Whatever you call your Logbook Entries, here’s how to create a new one:

  1. Open an Aircraft Profile (or create a new one):

2. Click Create LSSR button:

3. Once you’ve created and filled out your new Logbook entry (or LSSR), be sure to click the green SAVE button before printing!

4. When you’re ready to Print, select any option you like.  Below, we’re highlighting the new option of including Company Name and Logo on the 8-1/2 x 11″ sheet:

As you can see in the sample below, the Company Name and Logo are included on the print outs:

Some folks cut off the blank portion of the paper and adhere it to the logbook by whatever means they choose, typically glue or tape.

Also, a number of our customers save two copies.  One for the customer, and one for themselves.  You can download and save the PDF to your computer, if you’d rather not have paper around.  But, if you prefer paper, consider using a 3-ring binder.  We’ve heard this is a popular method, as opposed to the small logbooks.

Give it a try and let us know what you think.  Your feedback is appreciated!

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Print Multiple Logbook Entries at the same time

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Multi-User List Added to Invoicing

If you have a Multi-User account, then you may have noticed that throughout the program, the list of your User names will appear in certain places, such as:

      • Logbook Record
      • AD Reports
      • ICA Forms
      • W&B Forms
      • W&B Rev Forms
      • Weight with CG
      • 337
      • Work Orders

Now, you will also see the User List available in the Invoices.  The selected name appears on the Invoice under “Written By”:

This feature can be helpful to larger shops with an “Admin” person assigned to creating Invoices.

To change that User, open the Invoice, click Edit Invoice:

Click the drop-down list under “Invoice Written By“, and select the name you want from the list.  Be sure to click SAVE!

We hope you find this new option useful.  Let us know your thoughts.

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Parts List: Enter Amounts in Correct Format

We’ve had a number of questions for Parts that fall under a $1.00 amount.

If you’re only listing the Part as a few cents, be sure to always include a zero (0) ahead of decimal point (.) so your end result appears something like this:

0.25

0.50

0.75

Always put a zero before the decimal point, and the amounts should work for you without any trouble.  For example:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you don’t, you will see errors, like these:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hours Fields Added to Work Orders

Due to popular Customer Request, we’ve improved the HOURS fields in the Work Orders.

Previously, the HOURS line was just a text field, where you manually entered the title and times in by hand.

Now, the titles are all set up, and you just have to type in the times.

 

For printing, you have the option to include the hours, or print without hours.  You will see a few different buttons at the top of the Work Order.

Here is a printed Work Order that includes the HOURS:

We hope you find this new option useful.  Let us know your thoughts!

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“My Aircraft” Re-Named as “Aircraft Profiles”

Due to popular Customer Request, the “My Aircraft” portions of the service have been re-named as “Aircraft Profiles“.

You may notice that the URLs (web address) will remain the same, but the user interface, and navigation buttons will now say “Aircraft Profiles“.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aircraft Profiles List Page:

 

Here, you will see Aircraft Profiles in the “Customize My Dashboard” page:

We hope you find these changes easy to adjust to, and we welcome your feedback.   Please let us know if you need help, or have any questions.

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Changes to the Member Dashboard

Change is rarely a welcomed thing, but is necessary at times.

  1. Your Account PROFILE has been moved. It used to be on the right side of the Dashboard, and now it will be a small link in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
  2. WHAT’S NEW has also moved, from the top to the Dashboard over to the right side.  These are the multi-colored tiles that list the New ADs, SBs, FARs, TCDs, and ACs.
  3. Customizable Dashboard (to some extent).  Choose what you want to see most.  For example: if you use Work Orders, but not Invoices, you can remove that panel from your Dashboard.

To Customize your Dashboard:

Click the link at the top right that says “Show/Hide/Order“.

This take you to the Customize My Dashboard page.  It allows you to move the center display sections around in whatever order you like.

What are the sections?  My Aircraft, My Reports, My Forms, My Work Orders, My Invoices.

You are accustom to seeing “My AD Compliance Reports” as the top section.  Now, at the top with the new Dashboard changes, “My Aircraft” is at the top by default, but you can change that, and put “My AD Compliance Reports” back to the top if you like.

For Example:  you can mark My Reports as number 1, and move My Aircraft to number 2, if you like.

Check the boxes to remove any section you do not want to see.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We hope you find these changes easy to adjust to, and we welcome your feedback.   Please let us know if you need help, or have any questions.

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