AvGas Prices

AvGas has always fluctuated and always will, but as we know, these extreme prices are affecting every aspect of flight.Β  We look forward to the low numbers that keep the wings in the air.Β  Here are the most recent trends:

Date: Alaska NW Pacific SW Central Great Lakes South NE New England
May 16 8.28 6.84 7.29 6.56 5.97 6.33 6.74 6.89 6.92
May 10 8.22 6.77 7.24 6.54 5.93 6.28 6.72 6.83 6.85
May 3 8.18 6.70 7.13 6.40 5.87 6.22 6.59 6.76 6.79
Apr 21 8.14 6.62 7.06 6.30 5.80 6.13 6.47 6.64 6.71
Apr 20 8.14 6.62 7.07 6.31 5.80 6.12 6.48 6.64 6.70

 

To watch these trends yourself, check out the map at GlobalAir:

https://www.globalair.com/airport/region.aspx

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What Do I Get?

The AD Toolbox:

    • Regulatory Library
    • Business Tools
    • Single or Multi-User
    • Web-based, No Disc

FAA Regs and Manufacturer Docs:

    • ADs – Airworthiness Directives
    • TCDs – Type Certificate Data Sheet
    • SBs – Service Bulletins (Incorporated by Reference Only)
    • STCs – Supplemental Type Certificates
    • FARs – Federal Aviation Regulations
    • ACs – Advisory Circulars
    • AMAs – Aviation Maintenance Alerts
    • CARs & CAMs – Civil Aviation Regulations, Manuals & Bulletins
    • Aircraft Registry – FAA Registered Aircraft
    • Accident/Incident (2010 and forward)

Tools, Functions and Features of the AD Toolbox are:

    • AD Reports
    • Logbook Records (LSSR)
    • Work Orders
    • Service Invoices
    • Customer List
    • Parts Inventory Tracking
    • Maintenance Releases
    • Forms – FAA and Custom

New to the AD Toolbox?

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Call (540) 217-4471 or Contact Us and we

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Using the Work Orders Tool

Have you discovered the multi-functional flexibility of the Work Orders tool?

If not, we encourage you to give the Work Orders a try.Β  It’s easy, here’s how:

Step 1:Β  LOGIN and Initiate a Work Order from within an Aircraft Profile:

Either Create New or View to open an existing Aircraft Profile:

Once open, click on the +Create Work Order button.

Step 2:Β  Explore the Work Order entirely, to learn it’s many options:

-Duplicate Work Orders:

Click here to learn more about Duplicating a Work Order

-Converting Work Orders:

Perhaps you’d like to convert just a few Corrective Actions over to a Logbook Record, or to an Invoice?

Click the orange β€œSelect Discrepancies” button.

Next, check off each line that you would like to print:

Click the β€œConvert to LSSR” or β€œConvert to Invoice” buttons.

This will move the Corrective Actions into the Logbook Entry, or the Invoice.

-Sort Discrepancies:

If you are not comfortable with the default order of the Discrepancies, you can determine the Sort Order for each Discrepancy line within a Work Order.

Click here to learn how to Sort Work Order Discrepancies

-Selective Discrepancy Printing:

Are there instances where you need to print only certain Discrepancies from within your Work Order?Β  learn how here:Β  Selective Discrepancy Printing

-Attach Documents to individual Discrepancies:

Would you like to upload an Image or a PDF file to a specific Discrepancy?Β  It’s easy.Β  Click here to learn how:Β  Upload Files to Discrepancies

-Work Orders for Multi-User Accounts:

Do you have a Multi-User account?Β  If so, you can choose which registered mechanic performed the work, from the drop-down list shown in the individual Discrepancy/Corrective Action edit screen.

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Omit and UnOmit ADs in Your AD Reports

Is there ever an occasion where you would like to Omit an AD from being printed on your AD Reports, while not permanently deleting it?

If so, we now offer the option to Omit an AD, and later if you wish, to Unomit it.Β  This keeps it from appearing in your Print out, while still keeping it in your AD Report list.

Omitting, and Unomitting is fairly simple.

  1. Β From the Dashboard, click View to open your AD Report:

2. Click the Omit/Unomit button:

3. Click which AD you would like to Omit:

4. Click the Return to Report button:

5. You can see how the Omitted ADs are marked:

6. When you Print, the Omitted ADs do not appear on your print out:

Would you like to Unomit some ADs that you’d previously Omitted?

It’s easy, just go through the same steps as above, but click the white Unomit button to return it back to your Report.Β  It will also re-appear when printing:

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Duplicate Work Orders

Would you be interested in duplicating your Work Orders, to save time and re-typing?

If so, it’s as simple as the click of a button.

Locate the Work Order you wish to duplicate, and click View to open it:

Next, click the Duplicate Button:

You will see in the Status field, it will say:Β  “Duplicate of _ _ _ _”.

You can change the wording in the Status field to Indicate whatever Status your Work Order is in, such as:Β  “New, Open, In Progress or Complete”.Β  You can type anything you like into the Status field:

*Please note:Β  at this time, if you have Parts Inventory turned ON, the duplication process will NOT copy any Parts over to the duplicated form.Β  Parts will need to be added to the duplicated Work Order, by hand:

However, if you have Parts Inventory turned OFF, the Parts WILL copy over to the duplicated form:

Give the Duplicate function a try, and let us know what you think.Β  We appreciate your feedback.

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Selective Discrepancy Printing

Selective Discrepancy Printing

Are there instances where you need to print only certain Discrepancies from within your Work Order?

If so, there is the option to do so, in a fairly simple way.

First, open the Work Order you want to print the discrepancies from.

Click the orange “Select Discrepancies” button:

Next, check off each line that you would like to print:

Click the “Print” or “Print w/ Hours Fields” button to preview the document:

You will see that only the Discrepancies that you selected appear in the document:

From here, you can use your Browser’s Print function, Save or Download the PDF to your computer.

*Some browsers, such as FireFox, will automatically download the PDF to your computer.

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Perhaps you’d like to convert just a few Corrective Actions over to a Logbook Record, or to an Invoice?

Click the orange “Select Discrepancies” button.

Next, check off each line that you would like to print:

Click the “Convert to LSSR” or “Convert to Invoice” buttons.

This will move the Corrective Actions into the Logbook Entry, or the Invoice.

RELATED ARTICLES:

Sorting Discrepancies within a Work Order

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Sorting Discrepancies within a Work Order

Would you like your Work Orders Discrepancies to sort in a way that keeps them in order?

Now you can, in just a few simple steps.Β  It’s easy, here’s how:

1. Locate and click View to open the Work Order you want to change.

2. Click the Change Discrepancy Display Order button:

3.Β  At the left, type the numbers in the order you would like the Discrepancies to appear.Β  Click Save, then click the Return to Work Order button:

You will then see each discrepancy line in the order you assigned.

It’s easy to change again, just click the Change Discrepancy Display Order button again and re-sort to your liking.

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Before our built-in sort order became available, we did have some Customer self-created sort order suggestions that work quite well:

If you precede your text with a number,

NUMERIC, two digits, such as:

01.Β  Discrepancy 1 description here

02.Β  Discrepancy 2 description here

03.Β  Discrepancy 3 description here

and so on.

Or ALPHA NUMERIC, two digits, such as:

01a.Β  Discrepancy 1a description here

01b.Β  Discrepancy 1b description here

02a.Β  Discrepancy 2a description here

02b. Discrepancy 2b description here

and so on.

Feel free to experiment and name each line as you’d like.

RELATED ARTICLES:

Select Discrepancies for Print, or Conversion to Logbook Entry or Invoice

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Not getting New AD Emails? Auto-Spam May Be Why!

Were you once receiving New AD Email Notifications from us, but don’t seem to be lately?

It’s possible that AUTO-SPAM is the culprit!

If you’re not familiar with the concept of Auto-Spam, it’s fairly simple to understand, but not so simple to reverse.

Each email provider (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc) has their own security system in place.Β  They decide when an email could be a threat, and they act accordingly, typically marking it as spam, or bouncing it out entirely, so you never even see the message.

What triggers these providers to block, bounce, or mark emails from us as Spam?

    • Message ignored, rarely or never opened
    • Message frequently deleted, without ever having been read

When messages (from us or someone else)Β  stack up in your inbox, your provider is paying attention.

THEY decide that if you are not interested, it’s highly possible that these ignored message are spam, whether it is true, or not.

Here’s what our email may look like, if it makes it through:

If you use GMAIL:

Go to your Spam folder, locate the email from us, click the checkbox and click “Not Spam“.

Or, open the message and click the “Report not spam” button (at top):

When you click “Report Not Spam”, the email is automatically placed back into your standard Inbox.

*GMAIL explains more about how their Spam works here:Β  https://support.google.com/mail/answer/1366858

If you use YAHOO:

Go to your Spam folder, locate the email from us, open it and click “Not Spam” (at top):

When you click “Not Spam”, the email is automatically placed back into your standard Inbox.

*YAHOO explains more about how their Spam works here:

https://help.yahoo.com/kb/SLN28056.html

So what happens if your email provider completely rejects our message and bounces it out?

That means:

    1. You never know we tried to send a message.
    2. You are marked as “bounced” and we are notified.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Initially, if you are marked as Bounced and we are notified, then we must flag your account as bounced, and halt further messages from reaching you.

WHY?

After so many bounces, our own email provider detects something is wrong and reports us for sending spam, even though it is not, and flags us, possibly to the point of shutting our service down.

Now that is bad news for everyone.

As a preventative from possibly being shut down, we must halt future messages from going out, to those providers who have either marked us as spam, or bounced our email back to us automatically.

WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT?

Go into your Spam folder, locate our message, and mark us as “Not Spam”.

*But, it doesn’t stop there.Β  If you would be so kind as to let us know you’ve done this, we will then turn your notifications back on, and hope it reaches you, the next time a New AD is issued.

One final effort would be to addΒ  support@airworthinessdirectives.comΒ  to your Contact List, so we are considered a “safe” sender.

Thank you!

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How to Inactivate and Reactivate a Customer

If you’d like to Inactivate a Customer, instead of deleting them entirely, it’s a fairly simple process.Β  Here’s how:

  1. Click on My Customers
  2. Locate the Customer and click the View button.Β  (*If you have a long list of customers, we suggest typing their name in the Filter Search, to locate them faster):

3. In the Customer screen, locate and click on the green Active button:

*Changing status to Inactive will retain the customers records, but this customer will no longer be allowed to be attached to Aircraft, AD Compliance Reports, Work Orders and Forms.

They are now Inactive.

If you wish to later Reactivate the Customer, simply click on the Inactive button:

*Changing status to Active will allow this customer to be attached to Aircraft, AD Compliance Reports, Work Orders and Forms.

They have now been reactivated.

If you would like to permanently DELETE a Customer, click here to learn how:

https://zookaviation.com/blog/2018/08/14/how-to-delete-individual-customers-from-your-my-customers-list/

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Changes to the Logbook Entry Tool

Did you notice some differences when working on a Logbook Entry?

We’ve made a few changes in appearance and layout, for the purpose of what is called WYSIWYG, meaning What You See Is What You Get.

The screen is now arranged to look as close to your final print out as possible.

A few changes you will notice are the placement of the buttons, which are now on the left side of the screen .Β  There are quite a few buttons:

1. PRINT, for the small sticker labels. (We recommend one sheet of 4 labels, size 3-1/2″x5″, such as those by Avery 5168 (Laser) /8168 (Inkjet):

2. SAVE, allows you to save your changes.Β  We encourage you to click Save quite often:

3. And a toggle button, between size SMALL LABELS (5168/8168) VIEW (size 3-1/2″ x 5″) and FULL PAGE VIEW, to display what an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet looks like.Β  Click the buttons to toggle back and forth between small labels and full page:

When you are in the SMALL LABEL layout, the screen will display a small box to emulate a 3.5 x 5″ sticker label (such as Avery 5168/8168):

Click PRINT and select which location you need your label to print on:Β  Top Right, or Top Left, Bottom Right or Bottom Left:

*Only the first 11 rows will print. If you need more room, we recommend you use Full Page View.

When you’re in the FULL PAGE layout, the box will appear larger, to emulate an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet:

Remember, you can trim the page down to fit into the logbooks.Β  Click PRINT and select which style you prefer:Β  Auto-Expand (recommended), or Single Page.

*We recommend you use Auto Expand print option so that your data will not be truncated. Use of single page print option will truncate your data after 53 lines.

To make your Company Name/Logo appear/disappear, go to Account Options in My Profile.

*Most customers print on regular paper and tape the trimmed down Full Page sheet into their logbooks, however, if you want to Print on a sticker sheet, Avery makes them:

Laser – Full Sheet 8.5″ x 11″ Sticker Labels – Avery 5265

Inkjet – Full Sheet 8.5″ x 11″ Sticker Labels – Avery 8165

You can always search for and buy the “off brand” as well, usually at a lower cost.

Would you like to Print MULTIPLE Logbook Entries?

Click HERE to learn how:

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

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