Our website offers a number of features, for both maintenance shops and individual owners. A question that occasionally pops up is, “After you transcribed my records, I noticed I had both an 'Inspections' grid and an 'Aircraft Profile' grid… what’s the difference?”
In short, our Aircraft Profiles are an ongoing status sheet of your aircraft and it’s current inspection status (which includes ongoing/recurring inspection items and part replacements), whereas our Historical Inspections List is just that- a list of every inspection we came across while transcribing. While you can use the Historical Inspections List to keep apprised of your aircraft’s status, we strongly suggest you use our Aircraft Profile module as it is far more feature rich. You can create your own templates, or copy one of our many for your own use.
Some benefits of the Aircraft Profile module include:
We're proud to announce our first major sponsorship! The GEICO Skytypers Airshow Team uses our platform to track the maintenance for all six of their tails as they perform at 15 air shows each season. The team has frequent ramp checks by the FAA. Our system keeps their maintenance tasks organized and also speeds up the time required for checks.
The GEICO Skytyper team flies six, 1940s era war birds known as the North American SNJ.
Content from the GEICO Skytypers site,
They have five United States Navy variants known as the SNJ-2, and 1 SNJ-3. The SNJ-3 differentiates itself from the SNJ-2 with "new outer wing panels and a triangular rudder, producing the canonical Texan silhouette." (source)
The GEICO Skytypers fly the SNJ-2 version of the aircraft. This model has an enlarged 180 gallon fuel tank allowing the aircraft to operate for more than four hours. Other unique design elements of this particular aircraft include: a decrease of eight inches in the overall length, a larger round rudder, and a free-castering tail wheel. Each plane weighs 5500 pounds and utilizes a 600hp Pratt and Whitney R-1340-AN-1, 9 cylinder radial engine.
Our platform provides the sophistication and reliability required by the GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team to maintain proper operations and adherence to FAA standards. PlaneLogiX has come a long way since launching operations in 2014. Meeting the stringent demands and requirements of an air show team highlights the vast options offered through our organization. With our free 30-day, no risk trial offer, you have the opportunity to test the system first hand and determine how your maintenance needs can be simplified and better managed.
We just got back from the PROP 2016 event in Cincinnati which is one of the MU-2 owner conventions that happens once every other year (there were three this year around the country). We went into it thinking these planes were dangerous lawn darts, but came out with a new found admiration and respect for the airplane. In this post we are going to share some amazing facts we learned as well as some pictures of this beautiful airplane.
The MU-2 has a bad reputation because when it was first introduced, there was no required instruction for the airplane. Unfortunately, this lead to many deaths because the MU-2 is a unique plane that has characteristics that are unlike any other twin turboprop. If you fly this airplane by the numbers (i.e. according to the POH), it can be one of the safest airplanes you can fly. But if you get into the plane thinking your twin engine turboprop training you have in the King Air, for example, applies to this airplane, you may find yourself in a dangerous situation. For example, the air flow over the elevator generated by the engines during landing is required to keep control over the airplane during slow flight/landing. If you pull the throttle completely to idle like you may do in other twin engines, you will likely have a bad landing. Here are some amazing facts about the MU-2 that we hope you enjoy.