Adding an STC to an AD Report

Need to Add an STC to an AD Report?

It’s easy, here’s how:

Open the AD Report you want to add the STC to.

In the “AD REPORT PREP” screen:

Click “Add ADs/Service Documents”

Click “Add Manual AD/Service Document”

Click “Other Documents”button

Populate the fields in the ‘ADD OTHER DOCUMENT’ window and click “Add to Report”.

The STC will now be listed at the end of your AD report in the “Other Documents” section.

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Custom Method of Compliance

Custom Methods of Compliance MOCs

Within the AD Reports, you can Add, Edit or Delete your own Custom MOCs (Method Of Compliance).

Open your AD Report.

On the LEFT side of the screen, click on My Custom MOCs.

On this page, you can make a New MOC, Edit or Delete an existing MOC:

On each AD line, you can manually type in an MOC, but you can also click on the BLUE bubble to pull up the MOC list:

From the MOC list, you can either: 1) Select and Add an Existing MOC, or 2) Add a NEW MOC:

Be sure to always click the green SAVE button to the right, after you make  changes.  This ensures that none of your work will be lost:

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AvGas Prices

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

Sept 13 9.58 7.37 7.61 6.95 6.85 7.10 7.04 7.34 7.54
Sept 6 9.66 7.45 7.60 7.00 6.89 7.16 7.09 7.40 7.57
Aug 30 9.64 7.49 7.64 7.10 6.93 7.21 7.23 7.47 7.62
Aug 23 9.74 7.52 7.68 7.11 6.96 7.25 7.24 7.47 7.65
Aug 9 9.67 7.64 7.77 7.25 7.05 7.38 7.39 7.61 7.75
July 19 9.32 7.70 7.95 7.39 7.03 7.40 7.61 7.72 7.88
June 21 8.73 7.44 7.80 7.22 6.61 7.05 7.39 7.54 7.45
May 24 8.36 6.99 7.42 6.67 6.10 6.51 6.88 7.03 7.10
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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A Device Mystery

A device mystery, solved, with our good friend, Dean Showalter.  Enjoy reading:

PART 1:  The Mystery…

Good morning friends!

I have a puzzler for you today… last Saturday, I was out on the ramp at our airport, and I saw this A-35 Bonanza with a device on the left wing, and I wasn’t sure what it is. Here’s a photo:

Wing Warning Switch

I have a guess, but I’d like to hear your guesses.

Hit reply and tell me what you think this is… I’m confident we can figure it out together!

Thanks for joining me in the process of continuous learning!

Have a great Saturday,

Dean Showalter

PART 2: Mystery solved!

Hi Friends,

In my last email, I was asking for feedback on what you thought about the strange device I’d seen on a Bonanza’s left wing recently… well, here’s the answer, in the words of my good friend, Aram Basmadjian:

“That is the stall warning vane commonly found on the early Bonanzas.”

Thanks Aram!

He even provided a screen shot of one he saw for sale:

Warning Switch

Notice it’s 14 volt… Aram later told me it’s connected to a stall warning horn.

Now I know yet another detail about the amazing Bonanza’s 🙂

Thanks so much to all of you who responded with thoughts about what this gizmo was. Most of the responses were right on target, having something to do with stall warning and AOA detectors.

Norman also got it right, when he said, “Double vaned, stall warning device. Made me look it up Dean. I hope I’m right!” Yep… you were right Norman!

Some other guesses were:

    • Maybe Hobbs airflow switch?
    • A manual gear indicator?
    • Wing root vortex generator to prevent airflow stalling at low speeds. (This person later changed his guess to a stall warning device.)
    • No clue unless it is a mechanical cricket used for signaling a left turn.
    • How about a mechanical down and locked indicator?Gear position indicator?

I always enjoy learning new things about airplanes, and this one was especially interesting.

Thanks for joining the adventure!

Dean Showalter

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If you enjoyed Dean’s articles you can find more on his website at:  http://airplaneownermaintenance.com/

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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

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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.  It’s easy, here’s how:

Step 1:  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:  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 “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.

-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?  learn how here:  Selective Discrepancy Printing

-Attach Documents to individual Discrepancies:

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

-Work Orders for Multi-User Accounts:

Do you have a Multi-User account?  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.  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.  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.  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:  “Duplicate of _ _ _ _”.

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

*Please note:  at this time, if you have Parts Inventory turned ON, the duplication process will NOT copy any Parts over to the duplicated form.  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.  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.  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.  At the left, type the numbers in the order you would like the Discrepancies to appear.  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.  Discrepancy 1 description here

02.  Discrepancy 2 description here

03.  Discrepancy 3 description here

and so on.

Or ALPHA NUMERIC, two digits, such as:

01a.  Discrepancy 1a description here

01b.  Discrepancy 1b description here

02a.  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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