Quick Guide

Setup your eAvio Club application

eAvio eClub was designed in order to facilitate operations in flying clubs, pilots, and schools. With our solution, you can easily manage your fleet, members, documents, and finances.

This quick guide will guide you through the basic workflow.

CONTROL CENTER

To access your control center, add /control to your URL.

Users

CLUB MANAGEMENT / User

In this module, you manage all your members' basic info, their activities, reservations, chronometries, roles, licenses, ratings, etc.

Your initial account was created on installation.

You can manage individual user info or reset password with the Edit icon. All user activities, reservations, etc. are accessible via the View icon.

In order to add a new user, you have to fill in all the required fields.

Activities

This module is used to connect the user to a specific section.

In order to view this module, open the User detail view (View icon), and scroll down a little bit. On the list, you'll see all the sections user is active in.

Don't forget to authorize users for a specific activity in the section.

Activity options currently in use:

Instructor

Night

Is the user active as an instructor

User has the ability to fly at night

Flight chief

Student

Is allowed to be selected as a flight chief

User is participating in a training program

Ratings & Licenses

This module is used to add user ratings and licenses with all the required information, such as the validate date, license number, and you need to select as well whether the rating or license is active or not.

In order to view these two modules, open the User detail view (View icon) and scroll down a little bit.

You choose Create User rating or Create User license and fill the required fields, and then you confirm the input by clicking on the button Create.

Based on the validity, we notify the user and manager about the expiration (30 days prior to expiration).

If a license or rating is expired (any of them), the user is not allowed to fly (submit flight order).

Price List Groups

This module is used to assign users to one or more price list groups. You can specify the validation date, and its activity as well.

In order to view this module, open the User detail view (View icon), and scroll down a little bit. In the list, you can see which groups the user belongs to.

Users are automatically assigned to "membership" or "contribution" group as soon as they pay membership.

When assigning a new group to the user, you'll see a few pre-existing groups. Those shouldn't be changed. But you can add your own if you like.

Price list groups are used in combination with Pricelist. It is possible to create a different price list for each group (see below).

Roles

Roles are an important part of this application. Depends on the user role, different permissions are granted. Few basic roles are pre-defined, such as the manager, instructor, member, and accountant. New roles may only be added by the super-admin.

Aircrafts

FLEET / Aircrafts

This module is used to add aircraft with all the detailed information, such as registration, type, serial number, etc. You can also specify what the purpose of an aircraft is.

In order to add an aircraft, you need to have or create at least one aircraft type (see FLEET / Aircraft Types).

You need to specify as well if the aircraft is airworthy, used for glider tow, or can carry skydivers.

If the aircraft isn't airworthy, it won't be available to the users.

In the Live data, you may enter the initial aircraft state. You can specify the state in one or many available types (totalizer, hobbs, cycles, landings, flight time).

Those aircraft state data is used to predict the next mainteinance (only if you are using eAvio eClub application to manage aircraft resources - see FLEET / Aircraft Resources).

Flight Purposes

OTHER / Flight purpose

This module is used to specify what the purpose of each flight is. Purposes are primarily used in price lists and reports. Adding the exception helps the system to calculate training or towing time.

Available exceptions are:

  • General purpose - default option.

  • Instructor on the ground/ in the aircraft - flight purpose connected to the training.

  • Towing exception - flight purpose connected to towing a glider.

  • Seen only be manager - flight purpose seen only by the manager (otherwise same as General purpose).

Pricelists

CLUB MAMAGEMENT / Pricelists

It is used to create a price list for the specific aircraft type, user group, or individual user alone.

Some of the input fields are explained in more detail below.

Valid to field is optional. If not set, price list will be valid indefinitely!

The Pricelist Group defines for which group the price list applies.

If you want to add a special price list for a specific user, you select an option from the drop-down menu in the User field. It that case Pricelist Group field is ignored!

The Fixed Costs / Tax Rate field refers to any fixed cost that may happen for a specific aircraft (for example, opening hangar).

In the Detail field, you need to specify for which section are you making the price list. Additional fields appear (for Power or Microlight, fields are the same). After selecting that filed, you need to add at least one Flight type price. Flight type price is time-based.

Usually, you start with It is recommended to start with specifying All purposes, as shown in the picture above. In continue with other exceptions.

Library

LIBRARY / Library Folder

The library is used for better distribution of your club's documentation, like aircraft manuals, club documentation, scripts, etc.

Folders and its files may be visible to all users, or users in a specific section.

Before adding a file, at least one folder has to be created.

LIBRARY / Library File

This module is used to upload a document file that can be uploaded, and described.

The recommended document format is PDF.

Posts

OTHER / Posts

They are used to notify users about different club activities.

With creating a post, you specify for which User the post is added, upload a file, insert its content, and schedule the activity for a specific date. If you select the Featured box, the notification for this post is sent to all the users.

APP (FRONT-END)

The app is accessible via your clubs URL (usually https://clubname.edesk.aero).

It is used for reservations, flight orders, chronometry, finances, club documentation, etc.

Reservation

In order to make an aircraft reservation, you need to be active in at least one section. Afterward, the section needs to be selected.

Although the aircraft is marked as not Airworthy or Maintenance, the reservation is still possible. In that case, you'll be notified as soon as the aircraft is airworthy again.

The reservation may be done in two ways:

Choosing an aircraft first

After selecting an aircraft, you'll see the calendar view. In this view, you can choose Add reservation, or just long tap and drag on the calendar.

If the aircraft is already reserved by somebody else, you'll see a grey field in the calendar (as shown in the picture above).

Choosing a date first

Open the calendar (scroll down to the bottom of the view), and tap on the hour.

Flight Order

Before every flight, you have to submit the flight order.

You can't do that if any of the following criterias are met:

- Your account balance in any of the sections is negative.

- Any of the licenses, rating,s or medical is expired.

- Selected aircraft is Not Airworthy or in Maintenance.

- Flight chef for a flight order period is not assigned.

If your club allows, you can submit a flight order without prior reservation.

You choose the Start and End time, one or more Flight Purpose, and add the Description. The flight order may be edited afterward.

Chronometry

After the flight is completed, you need to submit chronometry.

You insert the Instructor, add a Comment, select the Flight Date, Takeoff and Landing, Flight Purpose, and Add Leg. Each Leg can have its own flight purpose.

After you added all Legs, you see the following data:

Aircraft's next maintenance - this information is only visible if the club is tracking aircraft resources.

Flight chief

If you have appropriate permission, you can assign yourself as a flight chief for a current day.

Finances

This module is used to pay membership, contribution (if a specific section is collecting one), or fill-up your club's account. While the transaction is in progress, you'll see an animated circle as shown in the picture below.

After the transaction is completed, you'll see a green checkmark, and the invoice will be available to download.

Posts

The Summary is displayed on the front page, and you see the Body when you tap on the post.

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