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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : eyw|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turboprop Eng|
|Flight Phase||ground : parked|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 70|
flight time total : 3700
flight time type : 55
|Function||other personnel other|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Returning from grand cayman, I was clearing customs at key west and was informed by them that a temporary (pink copy) registration was not valid for entry into the USA. I called the FAA at oklahoma city and was informed that the aircraft is registered to mid-south aviation services, incorporated, but that no hard copy had been sent because chase aircraft finance had not sent in the white and green sheet. The FAA said it was registered XXXX. I was unaware of any regulation forbidding entry into the USA with a temporary registration. Customs informed me that the FAA would be notified and that I would be issued a violation. I researched this issue and discovered this regulation was put into effect approximately 5 months ago. If all pilots are not aware of these changes, how are we to comply with them? If the FAA would send notice of their regulation changes to licensed pilots it would eliminate this problem. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following: the reporter contacted the FAA FSDO in orl but they were unable to positively state whether or not such regulation existed. A conversation with FAA oklahoma city revealed that such a regulation may have been passed '4 or 5 months ago.' further conversation with FSDO orl then took place and orl stated that if the reporter received any correspondence from FAA oklahoma city to let them know and they would attempt to take care of it for the reporter. As of now, no correspondence has been received.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: WHILE CLEARING CUSTOMS REPORTER WAS INFORMED BY CUSTOMS THAT ACFT WITH A TEMPORARY REGISTRATION WERE PROHIBITED BY REG FROM ENTRY.
Narrative: RETURNING FROM GRAND CAYMAN, I WAS CLRING CUSTOMS AT KEY WEST AND WAS INFORMED BY THEM THAT A TEMPORARY (PINK COPY) REGISTRATION WAS NOT VALID FOR ENTRY INTO THE USA. I CALLED THE FAA AT OKLAHOMA CITY AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE ACFT IS REGISTERED TO MID-SOUTH AVIATION SVCS, INC, BUT THAT NO HARD COPY HAD BEEN SENT BECAUSE CHASE ACFT FINANCE HAD NOT SENT IN THE WHITE AND GREEN SHEET. THE FAA SAID IT WAS REGISTERED XXXX. I WAS UNAWARE OF ANY REG FORBIDDING ENTRY INTO THE USA WITH A TEMPORARY REGISTRATION. CUSTOMS INFORMED ME THAT THE FAA WOULD BE NOTIFIED AND THAT I WOULD BE ISSUED A VIOLATION. I RESEARCHED THIS ISSUE AND DISCOVERED THIS REG WAS PUT INTO EFFECT APPROX 5 MONTHS AGO. IF ALL PLTS ARE NOT AWARE OF THESE CHANGES, HOW ARE WE TO COMPLY WITH THEM? IF THE FAA WOULD SEND NOTICE OF THEIR REG CHANGES TO LICENSED PLTS IT WOULD ELIMINATE THIS PROB. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING: THE RPTR CONTACTED THE FAA FSDO IN ORL BUT THEY WERE UNABLE TO POSITIVELY STATE WHETHER OR NOT SUCH REG EXISTED. A CONVERSATION WITH FAA OKLAHOMA CITY REVEALED THAT SUCH A REG MAY HAVE BEEN PASSED '4 OR 5 MONTHS AGO.' FURTHER CONVERSATION WITH FSDO ORL THEN TOOK PLACE AND ORL STATED THAT IF THE RPTR RECEIVED ANY CORRESPONDENCE FROM FAA OKLAHOMA CITY TO LET THEM KNOW AND THEY WOULD ATTEMPT TO TAKE CARE OF IT FOR THE RPTR. AS OF NOW, NO CORRESPONDENCE HAS BEEN RECEIVED.
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.