Technical Documents Now on our SWPC Website!

Here’s an exciting announcement – most of our extensive collection of Short Wing Piper technical documents are now up on our website available for SWPC Members to view and download!

The documents were on our old website but were rather difficult to find as they were buried in the Forums and most people didn’t know where they were. Now, however, they are easy to find through our Technical page and can be viewed by SWPC members! You will find at our Maintenance Data Depot an extensive collection of ADs, Type Certificate Data Sheets, Service Bulletins, Service Letters, Service Memos and a collection of Miscellaneous Maintenance documents. Soon to come are more ADs as well as STCs and 337s.

Not only are the documents easy to find, they are well organized due to the great volunteer work of Tom Anderson and Ralph Gutowski who put in many hours on this project. Thanks Tom and Ralph!

In order to view the documents, you must be a current SWPC member and logged in on our website. If you don’t remember how to log in, click HERE for instructions.

Just a note: If you just joined the SWPC, it may take a day or two for you to get set up in the website’s system so you can access the Maintenance Data Depot.

Please also note: These forms and data are made available “As Is,” without any claim or guarantee as to fitness or applicability. Use of this data is the sole responsibility of the user who holds-harmless the Short Wing Piper Club, its officers, and members, who provided the information. By using these data, the user accepts these terms and conditions.

Here are three different ways to find the Maintenance Data Depot main page:

  • Click on the Technical Page menu where you will find a link to the Maintenance Data Depot page. Click on the link to find the Maintenance Data Depot.
  • Navigate directly to the Maintenance Data Depot page through the Technical pull down menu in the blue navigation bar at the top of any website page
  • Click HERE and go directly to the Maintenance Data Depot.

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Digital SWP News Info & Survey

In this digital world there’s been a lot of interest in getting the Short Wing Piper News in a digital format instead of in a printed format. As mentioned in a recent Latest News post, members can now read current and past issues of the Short Wing Piper News online here on our website (to read that article, click HERE).

Recently, SWPC board member Mark Ohlau started a thread in our  Forums about how to opt out of receiving a printed copy of the News if a member would prefer a digital copy instead.

Here’s what Mark posted on the forum thread titled Digital Short Wing Piper News:

“There are many members who have been requesting that the SWPN be made available in digital format. This has been a priority of the Executive Committee for quite some time, and with the new web site is now possible. We should have it set up by the time the next issue hits the mail, and we will post further information here.

If you are not wishing to continue to receive the News in printed format, please email Eleanor Mills, eleanormills(at)att.net to let her know. With the costs and effort required for posting, this could be a huge savings to the Club.”

There’s also a quick survey you can take as to if you prefer digital or the printed copy of the News. Not many people have chimed in with their opinion as of yet so hop on over to the Forums and take the survey!

To find the survey – go to the forums and log in there. In the search window type in “Digital Short Wing Piper News.”

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While you are in the Forums, take a look at the various topics of conversation that are going on and maybe even participate by posting some comments. There’s a ton of great information out there!

If you have trouble logging in to the Forum, please contact Forum Administrator, Kurt Selbert, through our Contact Us page.

 

Lots going on – No Fooling!

It’s April Fools Day and a lot of people post jokes on their websites and blogs on this fun day but I’m not clever enough to come up with something to fool you all. So instead of a joke I thought I would share with you something that struck me as awfully cool about our great Short Wing Piper Club and our new website: We have a lot of great stuff going on – No Fooling!

Here’s a quick look at what’s going on with the SWPC:

Events – Just yesterday I posted three new chapter events that the Oklahoma chapter is hosting and one SWPC sponsored event. All of the events look like fun! Take a look at the Event Calendar and see if there is an event you can attend and be sure to send me any new events you’d like to see on the calendar.

Forums – Our forums are alive and well and getting more and more activity all the time. Be sure to head over there and check them out. You do need a separate login to get into the forums because they are essentially a different website that we link to – but we’re working on changing that. Be sure to read the recent SWPC Forums Update post for information about logging in

Sun-n-Fun – Did you know that the SWPC has a presence at Sun-n-Fun? Our Florida chapter represents us well and is on hand in the type club area answering questions about the Club and handing out information. Chapter president, Peter Lubig, will be presenting a forum this year as well. Stay tuned for a post just about Sun-n-Fun that I will post in the next few days.

Classifieds  – Looking for a great deal on an airplane or some parts? Members are now posting ads in our Classifieds section. Check our Classifieds for a great deal!

Free Gifts – Another great benefit to SWPC members is our Free Gift program. Be sure to check out President Peter Lubig’s latest post about our April 18th Free Gift Giveaway

Website – yes, our old website is gone and our new website is now up and running.THANK YOU for your patience as we figure out a few things here and get things going 100%. We’re still working on our online convention registration form and there are some tweaks going on with member login. I’ll be posting more information about member login very soon!

There’s much more going on in our wonderful Short Wing Piper Club and on our website than I mentioned, of course. Just browse around the website to check things out – we’re adding new things almost every day.

Best to all of you!

~Myrna – SWPC Website Content Manager

SWPC Forums update

Here’s a bit of news about our SWPC Forums from our forum moderator, Kurt Selbert.

Hello everyone,

I am sending out messages to all registered users of the SWPC web forums.  We have a new website, www.shortwingpiperclub.org, and the web forums have been reorganized and updated for user convenience.  Yes, there is still the requirement to have a separate log in for the main site and forums, for now.

A note on logging in to the new web site itself, that process is still being finalized, so your old username and password won’t work.  But, you can do everything as a “guest” except rent tools, so it isn’t really limiting.  Information on how to log in to the main site will be sent out to all members in the next few weeks.

Now I know this will reach many of you who left the club a few years back, some vowing never to return (I was one of those). But, something drew me back and I’m hoping it will you, too.

One of the big problems these forums faced in past years was an inability for many people to log in and thus be able to post, and that is unfortunate. If though you feel like coming back and are unable to log in, please send an email toswpcforums@gmail.com and we can get you squared away asap.

Take care,

SWPC Forums

New Events Calendar

I’m excited to let you know our Short Wing Piper Club website has a new feature – an Events Calendar.

We can use this calendar to post  SWPC events, SWPC Chapter events and Aviation events that will be of interest to SWPC members. We’ve got several events posted on the calendar already: our Short Wings Over Saratoga convention, AirVenture, Sun-n-Fun and some Sentimental Journey events as well. I’m hoping this calendar will be a good resource for our members and visitors to our website. I’ll be looking to you for events to add to the calendar and will let you know how to do that later in this post.

First – to find our Events Calendar, just click on the Events link in the blue nav bar near the top of the page.

When you click on that link (www.shortwingpiperclub.org/events/) you will be directed to a page with a full-sized calendar. This month’s calendar will be on the screen. You can navigate to other months if you click on the arrows near the top left of the calendar.

If you prefer, you can browse our events in a list format. Just click on the Event List box near the top right of the calendar to go to the event listing. Here’s a small image of what the Event List looks like. You can click on the image to go directly to the page.

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If you want to know more information about an event, click on the event title in either the Event List or on the Calendar and you will get a page with more specific event information.

You can also post comments on an event if you have more information to add to the listing or want to connect with others attending the event. For example, if you are planning to fly to Sun-n-Fun and want to meet other SWPC members there you can post a comment saying where you are going to be camping or where another SWPC member might find you.

We don’t have many events listed thus far – but I’m hoping we can get more events posted with your help!

If your SWPC Chapter has an event or if you know about an aviation event that would be of interest to the Short Wing Piper Club community, please contact me through our Contact Us page (I’m listed near the bottom of the pull-down menu as Website Content Manager)

Here’s the information I’ll need to know:

  • the event name
  • short description of event
  • type of event (Aviation Event, SWPC Chapter Event, SWPC Event – I can also add other categories like workshops, seminars etc.
  • date(s) of event
  • time event will be held or note if it’s an all day event
  • location of event including address, if available
  • contact person, if applicable, along with contact email and/or phone #
  • event website address, if available
  • cost to participate, if known

At some point in the future, we may be able to expand this Events Calendar feature so SWPC members can post events on their own and not have to send me the information.

All for now!

Myrna CG Mibus – SWPC Website Content Manager

 

 

Website Progress Report 3/6/13

Hello again! It’s time for another quick progress report to let you know what’s happening with the new SWPC Website.

  • We’re getting great feedback and many compliments on the new site
  • We’re just about ready to “go live” with the SWPC Store so you can purchase great SWPC merchandise
  • We’ve had over 1,000 people visit our site so far (77 visited the page today!)

All great stuff!! However, I am sorry to say we still don’t have our Member Login part of the site working quite yet.

But don’t panic!!  The website works just fine and you can navigate the site without being logged in!!

All that you CAN’T do right now is log in, purchase or renew a membership and check to see when your membership expires.

Even though the membership login is not yet working you CAN log in to the forums using your current forum login user name and password. If you don’t have your login information please contact Forum Admin Kurt Selbert at swpcforums@gmail.com and he will help you out.

I’m meeting with our website designer to get this Membership thing figured out on Thursday morning. Rest assured, we’re going to get that part of the website working as soon as possible!

THANK YOU for your patience as we get our new website fully up and running.

Website Progress Report 2/26/13

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to write a quick note to let you know where we’re at with the website as far as membership login, SWPC Store and a few other things go.

Thank you so much for your positive support and for your patience as I continue to work with our website developer and his team to get our site up to speed!

Myrna CG Mibus – SWPC Website Content Manager

Our new website is pretty much up and running, as you can see, but here’s an update on some of the things we’re still working on:

Member Login – As mentioned in Member Login Not Necessary, we are still getting the membership login and member functions working. I was hoping to have Membership up and running this week but, since I will be out of town for a few days, it’s likely I won’t get the login information to you until early the week of March 1st. But that’s okay – you can browse the website without being logged in.

SWPC Store – Right now the Store is in demo mode and no orders are being filled because we need to get a few more things figured out. We should have the SWPC Store up and running sometime next week. If you need to order something before then, contact Larry Jenkins directly through our Contact Us form.

Tool Rental – We’ll have the Tool Rental part of the website up and running very soon, too. If you are need something right away, please contact Claire directly through our Contact Us form.

Forums – Even though the membership login is not yet working on the site you CAN log in to the forums using your current forum login user name and password. If you don’t have your login information please contact Forum Admin Kurt Selbert at swpcforums@gmail.com  and he will help you out.

Double log in issue – I know one of the greatest desires of Club members is that we integrate the website login with the forums login. We’re still working on this and will keep you posted on our progress.

What’s On the Horizon for the SWPC Website?

  • Online registration for the 2013 SWPC Convention will be up and running soon.
  • We have a Short Wing Piper News page in the works where you can find info about the magazine
  • Members will be able to download issues of the Short Wing Piper News
  • We have an Aircraft Awards database in the works
  • We’ll be launching a Technical page where Members can access our vast collection of Short Wing specific technical documents
  • And more!