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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : l32|
|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 total : 693|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||observation : air carrier inspector|
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
My son had just moved to oceanside, ca, and there was an emergency that had occurred and that's why I had flown to oceanside. I was stopped 1/sun/89 by FAA safety inspector at L32. While I was putting gas in my plane he informed me that I couldn't use automatic gas. I was under the impression that 150 hp or less engines could use automatic gas, but he said only with a south & C certificate. I was informed that my north #'south were not in script. I didn't know that. My medical was not current. I had an appointment for my medical. I had a complete physical by another doctor within 3 months of this time and was found fit. I thought it would be adequate until I got back. I got my medical certificate on 1/wed/89. My biannual flight on 1/tue/89 prior. My maintenance records were stolen from my aircraft and I didn't remember the last annual. Since the incident I have had the airplane annual and found safe and airworthy. I have never knowingly abused my pilot certificate and I've never had any violations. I never take my flying and safety for granted.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA FLOWN AFTER ANNUAL EXPIRED AND PLT MEDICAL EXPIRED. ALSO PLT BIANNUAL CHECK GIVEN WITH EXPIRED MEDICAL.
Narrative: MY SON HAD JUST MOVED TO OCEANSIDE, CA, AND THERE WAS AN EMER THAT HAD OCCURRED AND THAT'S WHY I HAD FLOWN TO OCEANSIDE. I WAS STOPPED 1/SUN/89 BY FAA SAFETY INSPECTOR AT L32. WHILE I WAS PUTTING GAS IN MY PLANE HE INFORMED ME THAT I COULDN'T USE AUTO GAS. I WAS UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT 150 HP OR LESS ENGS COULD USE AUTO GAS, BUT HE SAID ONLY WITH A S & C CERTIFICATE. I WAS INFORMED THAT MY N #'S WERE NOT IN SCRIPT. I DIDN'T KNOW THAT. MY MEDICAL WAS NOT CURRENT. I HAD AN APPOINTMENT FOR MY MEDICAL. I HAD A COMPLETE PHYSICAL BY ANOTHER DOCTOR WITHIN 3 MONTHS OF THIS TIME AND WAS FOUND FIT. I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE ADEQUATE UNTIL I GOT BACK. I GOT MY MEDICAL CERTIFICATE ON 1/WED/89. MY BIANNUAL FLT ON 1/TUE/89 PRIOR. MY MAINT RECORDS WERE STOLEN FROM MY ACFT AND I DIDN'T REMEMBER THE LAST ANNUAL. SINCE THE INCIDENT I HAVE HAD THE AIRPLANE ANNUAL AND FOUND SAFE AND AIRWORTHY. I HAVE NEVER KNOWINGLY ABUSED MY PLT CERTIFICATE AND I'VE NEVER HAD ANY VIOLATIONS. I NEVER TAKE MY FLYING AND SAFETY FOR GRANTED.
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.