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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : dal|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Light Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||ground : preflight|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 65|
flight time total : 3400
flight time type : 1400
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was called for a charter flight as captain in a light transport. Got to airplane, performed cockpit checks, exterior checks, paperwork checks, air carrier certificate, operation specifications, airworthiness certificate, etc. Could not find aircraft tail # or serial # or make/model anywhere in operation specifications, but there were 2 light transport's on certificate listed -- one be, and one ce. I called owner/operator and asked if aircraft was ce, he said yes, if I had any other questions to call his FAA supervisor. He gave me his phone #. Sounded very convincing to me. The owner/operator I personally have known for 5 yrs. I am concerned whether or not this aircraft is on a certificate. I think in all cases any aircraft for charter or transport part 135, part 121 should have visible to passenger and crew the certificate for operation as well as the airworthiness certificate.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PIC OF CHARTER LTT QUESTIONS STATUS OF ACFT AS REFERENCED BY THE PAPERS ON BOARD DURING PREFLT.
Narrative: I WAS CALLED FOR A CHARTER FLT AS CAPT IN A LTT. GOT TO AIRPLANE, PERFORMED COCKPIT CHECKS, EXTERIOR CHECKS, PAPERWORK CHECKS, AIR CARRIER CERTIFICATE, OPERATION SPECS, AIRWORTHINESS CERTIFICATE, ETC. COULD NOT FIND ACFT TAIL # OR SERIAL # OR MAKE/MODEL ANYWHERE IN OPERATION SPECS, BUT THERE WERE 2 LTT'S ON CERTIFICATE LISTED -- ONE BE, AND ONE CE. I CALLED OWNER/OPERATOR AND ASKED IF ACFT WAS CE, HE SAID YES, IF I HAD ANY OTHER QUESTIONS TO CALL HIS FAA SUPVR. HE GAVE ME HIS PHONE #. SOUNDED VERY CONVINCING TO ME. THE OWNER/OPERATOR I PERSONALLY HAVE KNOWN FOR 5 YRS. I AM CONCERNED WHETHER OR NOT THIS ACFT IS ON A CERTIFICATE. I THINK IN ALL CASES ANY ACFT FOR CHARTER OR TRANSPORT PART 135, PART 121 SHOULD HAVE VISIBLE TO PAX AND CREW THE CERTIFICATE FOR OPERATION AS WELL AS THE AIRWORTHINESS CERTIFICATE.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 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.