New Form: ZA-AD201801J

When reading AD 20-18-01, applicable to a vast number of Cessna’s, you will note that Paragraph J explains the Reporting requirements, seen here:


(j) Reporting Requirement

Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, or within 30 days after completing the initial inspection required by paragraph (g) of this AD, whichever occurs later, report the findings of the initial inspection (regardless if cracks were found or not) to the FAA at Wichita-COS@faa.gov. Thereafter, within 30 days after completing each repetitive inspection required by paragraph (h) of this AD, if any crack was found, report the crack findings to the FAA at Wichita-COS@faa.gov. Include in your reports the following information:

(1) Name and address of the owner;
(2) Date of the inspection;
(3) Name, address, telephone number, and email address of the person submitting the report;
(4) Airplane serial number and total hours TIS on the airplane at the time of the inspection; and (5) If any crack was found during the inspection, provide detailed crack information as specified below:
(i) A sketch or picture detailing the crack location;
(ii) Measured length of the crack(s) found;
(iii) Installation of a Cessna service kit or any other kit or repair before the inspection; and

(iv) Installation of any supplemental type certificates (STCs), alterations, repairs, or field approvals affecting the area of concern or affecting gross weight.


In response to a customer’s request, we broke the AD’s paragraph J out into Form style, so you can answer all the questions and turn the Report in, as required.

Login and go to Forms > FAA/Custom Forms and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Let us know if you have any questions or  comments!

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AD Reports: Print by Category

Ever want to just print a specific category of your AD Report?  Such as just the Airframe, and nothing else, or just the Engines?
In this example, we’re showing how to print Appliances only:
When in an AD Report, look to the left panel, there you will see “Print Options”.
Click that and choose “Print by Category”.
Locate the Filter by Category area, and select “Appliances” in the drop down list. Click Filter.
Next, choose your Print Layout, and lastly, click the Print button.

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Make an Appliance or Component Only AD Report

If you’d like to make an Appliance or Component-Only AD Report, it’s fairly simple, here’s how:

From the Member’s Dashboard, on the Left Panel:

    1. Click AD & TCD Search.  That will open a list.
    2. Click Appliance AD
    3. In the upper right hand corner, click the blue +Create Blank Report (No ADs) button.

When the blank report opens, first click the Edit Heading link to change the name of the Report:

Delete the existing words in the Manufacturer and Model field that say “BLANK REPORT (Manufacturer and Model is editable)” and type in your own title.  It can be whatever description of the Appliance or Component that you want.  Click Save:

For this Example, we’ve typed in:  Magneto – Bendix S20 / S200

Now, Add your Appliance AD (or ADs), here’s how:

On the left side, click Add ADs/Service Documents which will open a list, then choose Add Appliance AD:

Next, 1) locate the Filter Search towards the upper right side of the list, and type in whatever you’re looking for.  You can type “magneto” or “bendix”.  Here’s we’ve typed “S-200” which narrowed our search and showed us those AD titles containing “S-200”.  2) Check off the ADs you want to add to your report. 3) Click the Add button:

The final result is an AD report that only includes the Appliances (aka Components) that you need:

 

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Manufacturer’s Service Documents

Manufacturer’s Service Documents

If you’re looking for completely FREE and accessible Service Documents, the good folks at these locations make them publicly available:

Aviat:

https://aviataircraft.com/

Eagle:  https://aviataircraft.com/eagle-service-bulletins/

Husky:  https://aviataircraft.com/husky-service-bulletins/

Pitts:  https://aviataircraft.com/pitts-service-bulletins/

Bell:

ASBs, TBs, OSNs, ILs, etc:  https://www.bellcustomer.com/

Bulletins:  https://www.bellcustomer.com/Bulletins

Maule:

https://www.mauleairinc.com/parts

Scroll down to Service Bulletins & Letters.  Hover over the document you need and click it to open.

 

Single User or Multi User. What’s the Difference?

When deciding on a subscription, there are several options to choose from. Besides Monthly, Annual and 2-Year, you can also choose between Single-User and Multi-User.

Single-User is intended for ONE individual (or ONE business) at ONE location*, and is the most popular type of account, great for:

    • Independent IAs with a workshop and/or those that are mobile
    • Shops or FBOs that have one Primary IA
    • Aircraft Owners
    • Schools where one class instructor oversees and grades individual student’s work.
    • Hobbyists
    • Restoration enthusiasts
    • Non-profit organizations such as Museums, Missionary groups, Remote Medical Rescue agencies, etc

*If you have more than one location, you will need to create an independent account for that specific location.

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Multi-User is intended for UP TO 5 individuals, in ONE shop.

The advantages to a Multi-user account is having the option to choose which name appears on the task that is being performed.

You will see a drop-down list of names to choose from in a number of places across the program.  A few are:

    • AD Reports
    • IA Activity Reports
    • Forms Portal (Forms/Checklists  >  +Create New Form)

If there is no drop-down list, this means that the “default user” is automatically placed, but you can easily change the User by clicking the “Change User” button toward the top of the page. A few of those places would be:

    • Logbook Record
    • Weight and Balance Forms
    • 337 Form
    • and more

Also, the additional users can set the receive, or turn off, email notifications for new AD releases:

https://zookaviation.com/blog/2019/03/12/how-to-change-email-notification-settings/

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Please note:  At this time, there is still only ONE sign-in for both SINGLE and MULTI-User Accounts.  We are working on making changes so in the future, there can be different degrees of roles and access, so Invoicing and other areas can be hidden.

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How to I UPGRADE from SINGLE-USER to MULTI-USER?

If you’re in the middle of a subscription, at this time, we do not have an Upgrade button, so you will need to CONTACT US in order to make the change.

If your subscription has expired, and you’d like to renew and Upgrade, just go to our pricing page and select the new Multi-user Plan.  Be sure to use the SAME EMAIL as your existing account!  This is VERY IMPORTANT!!

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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:

Champion Slick SB1-15
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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Happy Independence Day

American Flag

Let’s continue to shine our brightest as we celebrate our country’s Independence Day and thank those who fought for it. Have a safe and Happy 4th of July weekend! 🇺🇸

Our offices will be closed the entire weekend, and will resume regular business hours on Monday July 6th.

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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