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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : ric|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : commercial
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 300|
flight time total : 3000
flight time type : 400
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : published procedure|
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified cockpit|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I am a pilot employed by a part 135 air taxi operator. I broke the mins on runway 34 ILS at richmond byrd international airport. Part 91 (I had no cargo, therefore I was under part 91). Far 91.175 says that I can descend below the decision height, if I have the runway environs in sight and can land safely, etc. However, if the RVR is below the published mins, which is 1800 RVR, I cannot land. The WX was sky obscured, 1000 RVR at the time. I did not break the 1800 RVR min defiantly but due to my ignorance of far part 91.175: that yes I can go below the decision height if I have the runway environs in sight, etc, but not if the visibility is below the published RVR min. I had a safe landing with no incidents. My employer called me on the phone and informed me of my error. No one else has called.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF ATX WITHOUT PAX OR CARGO LANDED AT RIC WITH RVR 1000 WHEN 1600 IS MINS FOR THAT OP.
Narrative: I AM A PLT EMPLOYED BY A PART 135 AIR TAXI OPERATOR. I BROKE THE MINS ON RWY 34 ILS AT RICHMOND BYRD INTL ARPT. PART 91 (I HAD NO CARGO, THEREFORE I WAS UNDER PART 91). FAR 91.175 SAYS THAT I CAN DSND BELOW THE DECISION HEIGHT, IF I HAVE THE RWY ENVIRONS IN SIGHT AND CAN LAND SAFELY, ETC. HOWEVER, IF THE RVR IS BELOW THE PUBLISHED MINS, WHICH IS 1800 RVR, I CANNOT LAND. THE WX WAS SKY OBSCURED, 1000 RVR AT THE TIME. I DID NOT BREAK THE 1800 RVR MIN DEFIANTLY BUT DUE TO MY IGNORANCE OF FAR PART 91.175: THAT YES I CAN GO BELOW THE DECISION HEIGHT IF I HAVE THE RWY ENVIRONS IN SIGHT, ETC, BUT NOT IF THE VISIBILITY IS BELOW THE PUBLISHED RVR MIN. I HAD A SAFE LNDG WITH NO INCIDENTS. MY EMPLOYER CALLED ME ON THE PHONE AND INFORMED ME OF MY ERROR. NO ONE ELSE HAS CALLED.
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.