In June of 2018 the FAA published a new rule that allows the use of less expensive, Technically Advanced Airplanes (TAA) to be allowed for commercial pilot training. This lowers the cost for prospective pilots and schools vs. requiring flight hours in more expensive to operate, Complex Aircraft. So tracking these TAA flight training hours separately in Flight Schedule Pro is important for record keeping requirements.
Example: Previously, a pilot required 10 hrs of training in a Complex Aircraft, but now they are allowed to have 10 hrs of training in a Complex OR Technically Advanced Aircraft.
1. When an aircraft qualifies as a TAA, you can now indicate this in the Aircraft Settings.
2. Next in Course Settings > Show/Hide Fields, turn “On” the toggle switch to allow for Complex + TAA if applicable.
3. Last, Course Settings > Define Course Minimums hours, add a new field to track “Total Dual Complex + Total Dual TAA and enter required hours.
You can count on Flight Schedule Pro to keep on track with industry changes to ensure your flight training experience is up to date! This feature requires your flight school to have a subscription to our Training Hub product. For more information, call +1 (866) 391-8324 or Schedule a Demo Here.
Student’s now have a complete Pilot Training Record that is easy to access and find online in Flight Schedule Pro. As a Part 141 compliance and requirement, this downloadable PDF shows previous training information, completed courses, and enrollment and graduation certificates. It's the end result of our 141 compliant record keeping system and replaces the out-of-date binder storage method.
Upon a student’s completion of their Pilot Certification (and for years afterwards), staff or students can login to Flight Schedule Pro and download the Official Student Training Record.
Staff members and instructors can open their Student’s menu item and dashboard and search student by name if needed. Select the student and once inside the Course Overview, click on the Documents tab, then Training Record.
Student can access this PDF record by clicking on the My Training menu item, then click on the Documents tab, then Training Record.
Just a little something to make record keeping easier for everyone! This feature requires your flight school to have a subscription to our Training Hub product. For more information, call +1 (866) 391-8324 or Schedule a Demo Here.
Errors in hobbs and tach entries can cost your organization money, and can even throw off maintenance intervals which is a real safety concern. Keeping aircraft hobbs and tach numbers reconciled is just smart business. Over the past few months, we introduced a couple new tools to help you keep these numbers on track, called Mismatch Tracking!
Flight Schedule Pro now automatically identifies meter mismatches as flights are checked in. If a checked-in reservation has a mismatch, you'll see a visual flight "mismatch" indication when viewing the reservation. You can also run the Flight Detail report to see any flights flagged as mismatches so corrections can be made where necessary.
Are you accurately billing for every hour? If you use Flight Schedule Pro's Billing Hub, you can also activate Billing Mismatch tracking. This feature will flag a reservation as a mismatch if billing and flight numbers don't align. Similar to the flight mismatch, you'll see mismatch indication on the reservation itself, and from the Reservations tab, you can quickly filter to show any mismatches within a time range.
Ensure that your training sessions are also aligned. Flight Schedule Pro's Training Hub ads training sessions to the mix, and it's important to keep these numbers consistent with flights and billing as well. That’s why you can also enable Training Mismatch tracking.
If you’re already been using mismatch tracking, we recently added the option to disable mismatch tracking for certain aircraft or SIMs if necessary. To disable it, simply edit the aircraft or sim and you’ll see a new switch near the bottom of the form to disable it. See Screenshot below.
Just a few features to help you keep your records and billing accurate! If you have questions about how to set these up? Open a ticket and let us know - we’re glad to help!
We have added the ability to require a user to have a valid credit card on file in order to be scheduled or dispatched for a flight. You can find this new setting in the Customer tab of the Scheduling & Dispatch Requirements for an Activity Type.
For a customer scheduling and/or dispatch requirements for an activity type, the original requirement of 'Customer Balance Due Not Over ___' allowed prevention of scheduling or dispatch for users with a pre-defined maximum negative balance.
We have now updated this requirement to 'Customer Balance Not Below ___' in order to allow prevention of scheduling or dispatch for users with a pre-defined maximum negative or minimum positive balance before they are allowed to schedule or dispatch.
We have added 2 new calculated fields for tracking student training within the Training Hub: Total Sim and Total Flight Time + Total Sim. For those of you who allow students to complete a certain amount of their total training time through either a Sim OR through Flight Time, you can now set your Total Flight Time and Total Sim minimums at their actual minimums and then utilize the Total Flight Time + Total Sim field to track their total training time with an allowance for optional Sim/Flight Time.
You can activate these fields in the Course Settings under the Show/Hide Fields setting and you can manage the minimums for these fields just like any other field in the Training Hub.