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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Helicopter|
|Flight Phase||ground : parked|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 50|
flight time total : 6000
flight time type : 100
|Function||other personnel other|
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||conflict : ground less severe|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified cockpit|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
|Airport||other physical facility|
procedure or policy : unspecified
Hover taxiing into parking area. At ZZZ is where incident occurred. I was being directed to parking area by a fuel/FBO company employee trained in that type of operations. I landed short of where he was directing me due to possible rotorwash problems to near parked aircraft. He indicated I need to move closer due to conflicting clearance between my tail and the taxiway. I moved closer under his direction to where he indicated. No damage occurred to any aircraft, but they rocked quite a lot due to the rotorwash. After I shutdown I realized that it was an overflow tiedown area and no aircraft were tied down. The potential for a problem was there. FBO personnel should be better trained about rotorcraft downwash hazards. I need to be better aware of close parked aircraft. Ie, tied down or not, large or small, etc.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GND PERSONNEL AT ZZZ DIRECTED A HELICOPTER IN HOVER PARKING MODE TOO CLOSE TO ACFT NOT TIED DOWN. HELICOPTER ROTOR DOWNWASH ENDANGERED THE NEARBY PARKED ACFT.
Narrative: HOVER TAXIING INTO PARKING AREA. AT ZZZ IS WHERE INCIDENT OCCURRED. I WAS BEING DIRECTED TO PARKING AREA BY A FUEL/FBO COMPANY EMPLOYEE TRAINED IN THAT TYPE OF OPS. I LANDED SHORT OF WHERE HE WAS DIRECTING ME DUE TO POSSIBLE ROTORWASH PROBS TO NEAR PARKED ACFT. HE INDICATED I NEED TO MOVE CLOSER DUE TO CONFLICTING CLRNC BTWN MY TAIL AND THE TXWY. I MOVED CLOSER UNDER HIS DIRECTION TO WHERE HE INDICATED. NO DAMAGE OCCURRED TO ANY ACFT, BUT THEY ROCKED QUITE A LOT DUE TO THE ROTORWASH. AFTER I SHUTDOWN I REALIZED THAT IT WAS AN OVERFLOW TIEDOWN AREA AND NO ACFT WERE TIED DOWN. THE POTENTIAL FOR A PROB WAS THERE. FBO PERSONNEL SHOULD BE BETTER TRAINED ABOUT ROTORCRAFT DOWNWASH HAZARDS. I NEED TO BE BETTER AWARE OF CLOSE PARKED ACFT. IE, TIED DOWN OR NOT, LARGE OR SMALL, ETC.
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.