Dispatching Overview (v3)


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To record flights, you must first activate flight recording. If you are an administrator and cannot see the Flights tab in the main menu, you do not have flight recording activated.

With flight recording activated you can create flight records in Flight Schedule Pro. Generally, flights will be recorded from reservations already made in the system, which makes it super easy to keep track of flight time.

Anyone who has permission to check-out and check-in flights can create flight records from reservations in Flight Schedule Pro. Recording flights in Flight Schedule Pro has many advantages. If used correctly, it can help increase the safety of your operations. Based on the information you've entered about your aircraft and pilots in Flight Schedule Pro, the system can run maintenance checks and pilot qualification checks at the time the flight is checked-out. Once complete, the flight can be checked-in, squawks/snags can be entered, and the aircraft meters will be automatically updated for you. With current meter times, maintenance status reports give you a real-time view of your fleet status. Flight reports help you keep track of activity, bill your customers and pay your staff.

Generally, flights are checked-out or dispatched before the flight happens, and checked-in or recorded once the flight is completed. Here is a helpful diagram. . .




v3: v3 Help Articles (older version)

  1. Pilot Currency Overview (v3)
  2. How do I edit a user's pilot information? (v3)
  3. How to I setup pilot currency items? (v3)
  4. How do I setup reservation checks? (v3)
  5. How do I record evidence of TSA documentation? (v3)
  6. Dispatching Overview (v3)
  7. How do I activate flight recording with dispatching? (v3)
  8. How do I setup dispatch checks? (v3)
  9. Scheduling Overview (v3)
  10. Scheduling Rules Setup (v3)
  11. How do I setup reservation types? (v3)
  12. Eliminate last minute cancellations (v3)
  13. Priority Reservation Hours (v3)
  14. How do I specify which hours are displayed on my schedule views? (v3)
  15. How do I create a custom view? (v3)
  16. How do I set the aircraft schedule order? (v3)
  17. Should I setup multiple locations? (v3)
  18. How can I add two customers to a reservation? (v3)
  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)
  22. Standby Reservations Overview (v3)
  23. How do I edit a custom view? (v3)
  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)
  27. How do I display other peoples names on the schedule views? (v3)
  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)
  30. How do I setup multiple locations? (v3)
  31. Why you should require Customer 1 or Member 1
  32. User Management Overview (v3)
  33. How do I add and invite users? (v3)
  34. How do I approve new users? (v3)
  35. How do I view/edit a user's profile? (v3)
  36. How do I remove mass users from a role? (v3)
  37. How do I assign mass users to a role or roles? (v3)
  38. How do I assign a user to more than one role? (v3)
  39. How do I assign users to roles? (v3)
  40. How do I override permissions for a user? (v3)
  41. How do I edit and review roles? (v3)
  42. How do I edit a user's role assignment? (v3)
  43. How do I add a new role? (v3)
  44. How do I disable remote user signup? (v3)
  45. Receiving SMS text messages on your mobile phone (v3)
  46. Why managing user permissions with Roles is a good idea (v4)
  47. What are the file size and dimension requirements for images uploaded to the system? (v3)
  48. How do I redirect users to my website when they logout of Flight Schedule Pro? (v3)
  49. Cannot override my base work schedule using time-on/time-off entries (v3)
  50. Customers are not getting emails when reservations are created/edited/deleted (v3)
  51. About Pilot Roles (v3)
  52. Instructor Overview (v3)
  53. About Instructor Roles (v3)
  54. About Instructor Time-Off (v3)
  55. How to Setup Instructor Availability (v3)
  56. How do I add available shifts to a work schedule? (v3)
  57. How do I remove a Flight Instructor? (v3)
  58. How do I make time off and time on entries for instructors? (v3)
  59. How can I set the work schedule for a an instructor or staff pilot as always available? (v3)
  60. Aircraft Maintenance Overview (v3)
  61. How do I add an Aircraft? (v3)
  62. How do I edit an Aircraft? (v3)
  63. How do I down an aircraft for maintenance? (v3)
  64. How do I deactivate an aircraft temporarily? (v3)
  65. Fields description for aircraft times page (v3)
  66. How do I create a maintenance reminder for an aircraft? (v3)
  67. How to format text (v4)
  68. How do I setup Billing & Invoicing? (v3)
  69. Billing & Invoicing Overview (v3)
  70. How do I add a new flight instructor? (v3)

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