Search for Engine ADs

If you’re looking to search exclusively for Engine ADs, it’s very simple.

From the Dashboard, go to the left panel and click on AD & TCD Search. That will open a list.

Next, Click on Engine AD & TCD:

Once in the Search screen, type the model digits in to the Model field.  (We suggest leaving the Manufacturer field empty).  Click Search.

You’ll see a Results list appear below (you might have to scroll down to see it). From there you can type into the Filter box to narrow down your search.

Once you’ve found your Engine Model, click the View ADs List (_) link.

If you’re thinking about the Engine ADs within an AD Report, open the report, and click on “Select Engine (Single/Left Engine)”.

Select the engine from the list, or add your own engine.  The ADs assigned to that Engine will be added to your AD Report.  Scroll down to view them.

If it’s a twin, click on “Select Engine (Right Engine)” for the next one, to repeat the process.  Scroll down to view the new Engine ADs you just added.

You can spot the Engine ADs within your report by looking for this symbol:

 

 

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Champion Slick Magnetos

A most recent popular topic has been (Champion) Slick Magnetos.

Q:  Is there an AD requiring a 500 hour overhaul?

A:  No.  Most shops “require” one, imposed by their own standards, and those of the manufacturer.  There is no AD requiring a 500-hour overhaul on Slick magnetos.

Q:  Is there any documentation to reference the overhaul?

A:  Yes.  Champion has issued 2 Service Bulletins:  SB1-15 and SB 1-15A.

SB1-15 makes reference to a 500-hour time-in-service warranty period, however SB1-15A makes no reference to the 500 hours.  Be sure to read both documents slowly and carefully.

Q:  Why doesn’t Zook Aviation include this SB in the AD Toolbox?

A:  Every service document (Bulletin, Letter, Alert, etc) must be directly AD-Referenced for us to include it on our site.  Since there is no AD for the 500-hour overhaul, we have no method to attach the Service Bulletin.  So, we’ve included it here on our blog for your convenience.

To access the Service Bulletins, click the images below:

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Champion Slick SB1-15

 

 

Champion Slick SB1-15A
Champion Slick SB1-15A

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helpful Links:

Cessna Owner – 500 Hour Magneto Inspection:

The 500 Hour Magneto Inspection

Aviation Pros – Champion Recalls Magnetos:

https://www.aviationpros.com/engines-components/aircraft-engines/piston-engines-parts/news/12438456/champion-aerospace-recalls-all-4300-and-4700-series-slick-magneto-distributor-gears-with-copper-electrodes

Champion – Slick Magnetos:

Slick Magnetos

Champion – Technical Support:

Technical Support

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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:
Another way to view the REPORT only is by searching through the left navigation panel.  You can search by:
  • Aircraft
  • Non-TCD Aircraft (experimental/sport)
  • N-Number  (tail/registration)
  • Date Range
  • State
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.

 

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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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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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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Weight and Balance Forms

Did you know we offer Weight & Balance forms, as well as Revision forms?

Our W&B forms do the calculations for you, saving you time and potential mistakes. Need to make a Revision? No problem!

You can make a new form, view, edit, duplicate, convert, print, or download/save it.

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There are several different ways to access the Weight & Balance Forms. 

1. From within an Aircraft Profile, in “My Aircraft“:

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Login now, go to your My Aircraft list, and create a new, or link an existing W&B form.

2. Another way is from the left panel, on the Dashboard, under Forms:

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Login now to create new, view and edit existing reports from the My Forms link.  Use the Filter Search, using keywords (like weigh, or rev) to narrow the list down.

3. A third way is in the middle section of the Member Dashboard.  There is an area just for Forms:

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Login now to create new, view, or edit existing reports from the My Forms area on the Dashboard.  Use the Filter Search, using keywords (like weigh, or rev) to narrow the list down.

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Read the NTSB‘s article:  Minding Weight, Maintaining Balance

Improper or Unperformed Calculations Can be Fatal
    1. Know your aircraft’s limitations
    2. Conduct weight and balance calculations
    3. Be prepared and conduct takeoff and landing distance calculations
    4. and more……..

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Monthly Price Plans

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As you know, we offer several different price options, but here, we’re just going to talk about our Monthly Price Plan.

Here are just a few things we’ll go over:

      1. What are the Monthly Price Plans?
      2. What are the advantages?
      3. How does it work?
      4. How do I sign up?
      5. How do I “pause” my subscription?
      6. Re-activating your account after pausing subscription.

Let’s get started:

1. What are the Monthly Price Plans?

We offer two monthly plans:

      • $49 a month plan for Single Users (One Person)
      • $59 a month Plan for Multi Users (Up to 5 People in One Shop)

2. What are the Advantages?

It takes less money to get started, and you can turn it off, and on, as needed.*

*Yes, there is a catch, but it’s simple to follow:  The Monthly Plans do require a Six-Month Minimum to fulfill, before you can turn the plan off and on, as needed.  Once that 6-month time frame is over, you’ll have option to pause your subscription.

What’s so great about that?  Well, first, it saves you money, and all your information is still there, in place, right where you left it, whether it’s a month since you turned it off, or a year or two years!  We keep all your data in one place, for as long a you need.  It will be right there waiting whenever you re-activate your account.

3. How does it work?

Once you sign up for the Monthly Plan, you will be charged (either $49 or $59) each month.  This is a recurring amount that will automatically be charged every month on the date you signed up.

After you have reached the 6 month mark, you will have the option of pausing your subscription.

How do you do that?  Login > Notifications panel > Monthly Subscription Status/Options > Cancel Subscription  (do not be alarmed, the “cancel” acts as a “pause”).  Click HERE for visual instructions.

When you’re ready to re-activate your account, just login with your existing email and password, and click back on the Monthly Plan.  You’ll regain instant access to your account.

4. How do I sign up for a Monthly Plan?

Signing up is easy!

If you’re new to us, just go to our Pricing page and select either the $49 or $59 Plan.

If you have an Expired Free Trial account, login with your Trial Email, and select either $49 or $59 Plan.

If you’re an Expired Online User, login with your User Email, and select either $49 or $59 Plan.

If you’re an Expired Disc-only User from a few years ago, you will need to open a new Online account.  Just go to our Pricing page and select either the $49 or $59 Plan.

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If you’d like to see a Cost Comparison for the Monthly Plans, click HERE

5. How do I “pause” my subscription?

After you have signed up, and fulfilled the required 6 month minimum term, you can then pause.  Click HERE to see how.

6. Reactivating an account after pausing subscription:

If you’ve “paused” your subscription and are ready to reactivate, it’s easy:   Just login with the same exact email and password that you had already been using, no matter how brief or long you’ve been away.  You will be given the opportunity to renew.

Reactivating your account will initiate automatic recurring charges each month.  It is up to you to pause your subscription again.

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