|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : rks|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||ground : preflight|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 25|
flight time total : 350
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
In 10/88 the local FBO owner and mechanic told me the annual on my small aircraft was complete, and there was no reason I could not fly it. The log books would take a few days to be filled out, and since they were not needed in the aircraft, not to worry. I was out of town on week long business trips several times during the ensuing time period. Each time I inquired, I was told by the FBO owner it was perfectly legal to fly the plane, there was just a little delay. I flew the plane in the rks air traffic area and uncontrolled airspace in southwest wyoming on 6 occasions for a total of 10 hours. In 12/88, after threatening to go the FAA, the airport manager, etc, I was again assured by the FBO owner that everything was legal, the plane had been inspected by an a.I., and I would have my logs next week. I last flew the plane in the morning and early afternoon in 12/88. At XX00 pm that same day I was called by the gentleman the FBO owner had alluded to as being the a.I. That did the annual inspection. He said no inspection ever took place. This person told me the FBO owner should ferry the plane under permit to an FBO with an a.I. And have a comprehensive annual inspection completed at no cost to me, since the FBO owner had previously guaranteed the annual. Currently it appears that I may have to take legal action to settle this matter. I now realize all that I was told by the FBO owner was in no way the truth, and I should not be flying the aircraft until an annual has been completed by an a.I. And the logs has been completely filled out and in my possession. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following: information has been turned over to the airport manager for a complete investigation of the incident. Several other aircraft have had the same problem on annual inspection, one being a civil patrol aircraft. Rumor has it that this operator has had problems at other facs reference the same annual inspections. Incident was not reported directly to the FAA and is of the opinion the airport manager will forward their findings to the FSDO office. Aircraft has received an annual inspection at another facility at no cost to the reporter.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ACFT ANNUAL INSPECTION NOT COMPLETED IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL AVIATION REG.
Narrative: IN 10/88 THE LCL FBO OWNER AND MECHANIC TOLD ME THE ANNUAL ON MY SMA WAS COMPLETE, AND THERE WAS NO REASON I COULD NOT FLY IT. THE LOG BOOKS WOULD TAKE A FEW DAYS TO BE FILLED OUT, AND SINCE THEY WERE NOT NEEDED IN THE ACFT, NOT TO WORRY. I WAS OUT OF TOWN ON WEEK LONG BUSINESS TRIPS SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE ENSUING TIME PERIOD. EACH TIME I INQUIRED, I WAS TOLD BY THE FBO OWNER IT WAS PERFECTLY LEGAL TO FLY THE PLANE, THERE WAS JUST A LITTLE DELAY. I FLEW THE PLANE IN THE RKS ATA AND UNCONTROLLED AIRSPACE IN SW WYOMING ON 6 OCCASIONS FOR A TOTAL OF 10 HRS. IN 12/88, AFTER THREATENING TO GO THE FAA, THE ARPT MGR, ETC, I WAS AGAIN ASSURED BY THE FBO OWNER THAT EVERYTHING WAS LEGAL, THE PLANE HAD BEEN INSPECTED BY AN A.I., AND I WOULD HAVE MY LOGS NEXT WK. I LAST FLEW THE PLANE IN THE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON IN 12/88. AT XX00 PM THAT SAME DAY I WAS CALLED BY THE GENTLEMAN THE FBO OWNER HAD ALLUDED TO AS BEING THE A.I. THAT DID THE ANNUAL INSPECTION. HE SAID NO INSPECTION EVER TOOK PLACE. THIS PERSON TOLD ME THE FBO OWNER SHOULD FERRY THE PLANE UNDER PERMIT TO AN FBO WITH AN A.I. AND HAVE A COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL INSPECTION COMPLETED AT NO COST TO ME, SINCE THE FBO OWNER HAD PREVIOUSLY GUARANTEED THE ANNUAL. CURRENTLY IT APPEARS THAT I MAY HAVE TO TAKE LEGAL ACTION TO SETTLE THIS MATTER. I NOW REALIZE ALL THAT I WAS TOLD BY THE FBO OWNER WAS IN NO WAY THE TRUTH, AND I SHOULD NOT BE FLYING THE ACFT UNTIL AN ANNUAL HAS BEEN COMPLETED BY AN A.I. AND THE LOGS HAS BEEN COMPLETELY FILLED OUT AND IN MY POSSESSION. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING: INFO HAS BEEN TURNED OVER TO THE ARPT MGR FOR A COMPLETE INVESTIGATION OF THE INCIDENT. SEVERAL OTHER ACFT HAVE HAD THE SAME PROB ON ANNUAL INSPECTION, ONE BEING A CIVIL PATROL ACFT. RUMOR HAS IT THAT THIS OPERATOR HAS HAD PROBS AT OTHER FACS REF THE SAME ANNUAL INSPECTIONS. INCIDENT WAS NOT RPTED DIRECTLY TO THE FAA AND IS OF THE OPINION THE ARPT MGR WILL FORWARD THEIR FINDINGS TO THE FSDO OFFICE. ACFT HAS RECEIVED AN ANNUAL INSPECTION AT ANOTHER FAC AT NO COST TO THE RPTR.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.