How can we schedule by aircraft type? (v3)

Allowing scheduling by-type makes it easier for your customers and staff to find an available time-slot and make reservations quickly. It also has the potential to increase the utilization of your aircraft. With by-type scheduling activated, when an aircraft type is chosen, Flight Schedule Pro will search through all aircraft of that type and try to make the requested reservation. Scheduling by-type eliminates the need to view the entire schedule in order to find an available time-slot for a specific type of aircraft. Simply select the time and the type and let the system do the searching for you.

In what order are aircraft searched?


When a reservation is created aircraft are searched in their "schedule order". Aircraft #1 is searched first, aircraft #2 is searched second, and so on. The reservation is made in the first slot that is found available.

To activate reservations by-type:


Reservations by-type are activated on a per-role basis.

To activate by-type scheduling for a role:
(Company > Roles > Edit Icon > Preferences)
  1. Under the Company menu, go to Roles
  2. Click the Edit icon for the role for which you want to activate by-type scheduling, which will load the Edit Role section
  3. Click Preferences on the left menu
  4. Near the top of the page you will see "How do you want aircraft reservations to be made?" To activate by-type scheduling, one of the first two boxes must be checked.
  5. Click Save once you have made your changes.
Notes: This task requires that you have permission to Edit Roles. If you want to allow users of a certain role to ONLY make reservations by-type, and want to hide their ability to see tail numbers/registrations, then CHECK "Allow users to make reservations by aircraft type" and UNCHECK "Allow users to see aircraft tail numbers on the schedule views."

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  16. How do I set the aircraft schedule order? (v3)
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  19. How do I edit role scheduling preferences? (v3)
  20. How do I setup company wide scheduling preferences? (v3)
  21. How can we schedule by aircraft type? (v3)
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  24. How do I create a custom view? (v3)
  25. How do I set the schedule to show the view of my choice? (v3)
  26. How do I make a reservation? (v3)
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  28. How can I change the default reservation length from 2 hours to 1.5 hours? (v3)
  29. How do I print the schedule? (v3)
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  34. How do I approve new users? (v3)
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