Category: ADs (Airworthiness Directives)
How to MANUALLY Create an Aircraft Profile
Need to MANUALLY Add a “Blank” Profile for a unique plane?
Currently, our service only lists Small Aircraft (weighing 12,500 lbs and under) that are TCD’d and have ADs issued to them.
We do not currently list: Sport, Experimental, Large Aircraft, or Military-to-Civilian Conversion Planes, however there is a way to create a blank profile for these types.
If you need to MANUALLY add a plane that has a unique registration, you will first enter it as EXP (Experimental), then you can change the information after the initial Profile is set up.
Let’s begin by starting with a basic Model search. In the Model field, type in EXP, then hit Search:
Below the Search box, you will see the Experimental line. Click the circle, then the “Select an Airframe and Click Here” button:
The next screen is the EXP Profile, where you can change the Information:
Change the Manufacturer and Model. Click Save:
Since the plane is not TCD’s nor has ADs, you can create an AD Report, and add them manually as well.
If you are trying to add a non-TCD’d plane via Aircraft Registry, you may encounter a Notice like this one:
Follow the instructions above.
More questions? Need help? Contact us at (540) 217-4471 9-5 M-F Eastern Time
If an AD appears to be missing…
*Before we get started, let us just say that we try to never miss an AD.
Use the “Scratch Pad” While Reading the AD
Did you know you can use the “Scratch Pad” to record your notes while reading an AD that is listed in your Report?
The “Scratch Pad” is conveniently located to the left side of the AD document, so you can read the AD, and take notes at the same time.
Remember to click the Save & Return to Report button.
You will see that the text written in the “Scratch Pad” will transfer over into the Date/Hrs, Next Due &
How do you know if an AD is Recurring, or not?
Look under the Recurring column of your AD Report:
- Yes* – This means that the AD is recurring but a specific action in the AD terminates the recurring requirement.
- Yes – This means that the AD is recurring.
- If the recurring column is blank, this means the AD is NOT recurring.
These fields can be modified, so you can remove the word Yes or Yes*.
If the field is blank, but the AD is recurring to you, then you can type in the word “Yes” or even state the frequency, such as “100hrs”.
What Can You Get in 1 Click?
With the AD Toolbox Online, sometimes there are some great features that are only just 1 click away!
How to Make a Copy of your AD Report
Do you need a Copy of your AD Report?
“Suggested” Appliances in AD Reports
When in an AD Report, you can view “suggested” Appliances for your Airframe.
How to Update an Old AD Report
Updating an old report with New ADs is easy!
*Note: Updating an Old report will keep your original Report INTACT. The Update function COPIES the old Report instantly, adding TODAY’S DATE to the NEW Report you are currently working on. So you will still have both the original Report, and the NEW updated one you’re working on today.
1. Open the OLD, previous Report
2. On the left panel, click Report Update Options, then click Update with New ADs:
3. A list of newly issued ADs will appear. Check off the ADs you feel apply, and you would like to add. Then click Update My Report button:
4. The NEWLY ADDED ADs will have a GOLD STAR next to them, so they can easily be found:
Have questions? Need help? Contact us at (540) 217-4471 9-5 M-F Eastern Time
Creating an AD Report
Before creating an AD Report for the first time, glance over this Guidebook for some quick tips on navigating the program: