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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : sjt|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Light Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turboprop Eng|
|Flight Phase||ground : parked|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 240|
flight time total : 4530
flight time type : 1920
|Function||observation : air carrier inspector|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
other other : unspecified
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
I'm sorry to send this in as I don't think it will add anything useful to your information bank, but I would like to have the receipt on file just in case. We had just shut down at sjt. After the passenger were deplaned one of our ramp personnel brought an FAA inspector on board to conduct a ramp inspection. The inspector asked to see a number of things including the revision page of the company operations manual. The last revision in the manual was revision #12. Unfortunately I had in my possession revision #13 which had not been entered yet. I had only received revision #13 on the afternoon of the previous day. I'm not sure whether or not there is a grace period for entering revisions or not, but even if there was, it may have expired. I don't know why it takes the company so long to get us these things, but I've noticed that the effective date has usually passed by the time we get them. Then too, I could have entered the revision immediately, but that wouldn't have given me time to find and study the changes and I think it's important to do that. I guess I feel like I could possible be penalized because I think its important to study my operations manual changes and not just stick them in, and I don't think that's right.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: FLT CREW COMPLAINT THAT COMPANY MANUAL DISTRIBUTION PROC IS NOT TIMELY. COMPLAINT COMES AFTER REPORTER IS CAUGHT BY ACI WITH NON CURRENT OPERATING MANUAL.
Narrative: I'M SORRY TO SEND THIS IN AS I DON'T THINK IT WILL ADD ANYTHING USEFUL TO YOUR INFO BANK, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE RECEIPT ON FILE JUST IN CASE. WE HAD JUST SHUT DOWN AT SJT. AFTER THE PAX WERE DEPLANED ONE OF OUR RAMP PERSONNEL BROUGHT AN FAA INSPECTOR ON BOARD TO CONDUCT A RAMP INSPECTION. THE INSPECTOR ASKED TO SEE A NUMBER OF THINGS INCLUDING THE REVISION PAGE OF THE COMPANY OPS MANUAL. THE LAST REVISION IN THE MANUAL WAS REVISION #12. UNFORTUNATELY I HAD IN MY POSSESSION REVISION #13 WHICH HAD NOT BEEN ENTERED YET. I HAD ONLY RECEIVED REVISION #13 ON THE AFTERNOON OF THE PREVIOUS DAY. I'M NOT SURE WHETHER OR NOT THERE IS A GRACE PERIOD FOR ENTERING REVISIONS OR NOT, BUT EVEN IF THERE WAS, IT MAY HAVE EXPIRED. I DON'T KNOW WHY IT TAKES THE COMPANY SO LONG TO GET US THESE THINGS, BUT I'VE NOTICED THAT THE EFFECTIVE DATE HAS USUALLY PASSED BY THE TIME WE GET THEM. THEN TOO, I COULD HAVE ENTERED THE REVISION IMMEDIATELY, BUT THAT WOULDN'T HAVE GIVEN ME TIME TO FIND AND STUDY THE CHANGES AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO DO THAT. I GUESS I FEEL LIKE I COULD POSSIBLE BE PENALIZED BECAUSE I THINK ITS IMPORTANT TO STUDY MY OPS MANUAL CHANGES AND NOT JUST STICK THEM IN, AND I DON'T THINK THAT'S RIGHT.
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.