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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : mia|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Light Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||ground : preflight|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 230|
flight time total : 6900
flight time type : 2900
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||observation : air carrier inspector|
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
During an FAA ramp check in miami, fl, the FAA inspector noted that our paperwork did not include the total time on the aircraft or when the next inspection was due. I pointed out that our forms were approved by our FSDO in va and that we had a 24 hour dispatch and maintenance control while issued a maintenance release for our aircraft every 20 hours. The FAA inspector stated that this did not matter, that as PIC I was required to assure my aircraft was in airworthy condition. This included the need to know when the next inspection was due. This shows me the lack of standardization between flight standards district offices and what is legal in one region may result in violation in another region.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: DURING A RAMP CHECK AN ACI CITED INCOMPLETE PAPERWORK AS UNSATISFACTORY BECAUSE TOTAL ACFT TIME WAS NOT INCLUDED.
Narrative: DURING AN FAA RAMP CHK IN MIAMI, FL, THE FAA INSPECTOR NOTED THAT OUR PAPERWORK DID NOT INCLUDE THE TOTAL TIME ON THE ACFT OR WHEN THE NEXT INSPECTION WAS DUE. I POINTED OUT THAT OUR FORMS WERE APPROVED BY OUR FSDO IN VA AND THAT WE HAD A 24 HR DISPATCH AND MAINT CTL WHILE ISSUED A MAINT RELEASE FOR OUR ACFT EVERY 20 HRS. THE FAA INSPECTOR STATED THAT THIS DID NOT MATTER, THAT AS PIC I WAS REQUIRED TO ASSURE MY ACFT WAS IN AIRWORTHY CONDITION. THIS INCLUDED THE NEED TO KNOW WHEN THE NEXT INSPECTION WAS DUE. THIS SHOWS ME THE LACK OF STANDARDIZATION BTWN FLT STANDARDS DISTRICT OFFICES AND WHAT IS LEGAL IN ONE REGION MAY RESULT IN VIOLATION IN ANOTHER REGION.
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.