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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : x17|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 100|
flight time total : 800
flight time type : 250
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Small aircraft had been sitting up in hangar for a long period of time. I began making what repairs I could legally do and had others performed by a & P's. After airplane was airworthy, I flew plane to test it out and to check out radios. Plane was run up first and checked over by a & P. His opinion was it was ok. Radios were found to be defective. I flew the plane to a nearby airport for radio repair. Radio was removed and put in for repairs. I was loaned a portable transceiver for operation. While returning to home base I performed some aerial photos and returned to base. Through all this I began to review the log books for the repair entries to be made. I discovered I had inadvertently flown the plane while it was out of annual. I immediately grounded the plane and put it in shop for repair and to renew annual.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA PLT FLEW AN SMA ON 4 DIFFERENT DAYS WITH AN EXPIRED ANNUAL.
Narrative: SMA HAD BEEN SITTING UP IN HANGAR FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME. I BEGAN MAKING WHAT REPAIRS I COULD LEGALLY DO AND HAD OTHERS PERFORMED BY A & P'S. AFTER AIRPLANE WAS AIRWORTHY, I FLEW PLANE TO TEST IT OUT AND TO CHK OUT RADIOS. PLANE WAS RUN UP FIRST AND CHKED OVER BY A & P. HIS OPINION WAS IT WAS OK. RADIOS WERE FOUND TO BE DEFECTIVE. I FLEW THE PLANE TO A NEARBY ARPT FOR RADIO REPAIR. RADIO WAS REMOVED AND PUT IN FOR REPAIRS. I WAS LOANED A PORTABLE TRANSCEIVER FOR OPERATION. WHILE RETURNING TO HOME BASE I PERFORMED SOME AERIAL PHOTOS AND RETURNED TO BASE. THROUGH ALL THIS I BEGAN TO REVIEW THE LOG BOOKS FOR THE REPAIR ENTRIES TO BE MADE. I DISCOVERED I HAD INADVERTENTLY FLOWN THE PLANE WHILE IT WAS OUT OF ANNUAL. I IMMEDIATELY GNDED THE PLANE AND PUT IT IN SHOP FOR REPAIR AND TO RENEW ANNUAL.
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.