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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : 4sd|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 5500|
msl bound upper : 5500
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 80|
flight time total : 15000
flight time type : 2
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||non adherence : published procedure|
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
In pattern for landing, gear 'operational check' this day, made 1 circuit cycled gear up and down observed by ground crew (found okay). I noticed truck at approach end of runway during fly past and during subsequent approach and landing. Truck driver complained about my using runway while he was at approach end of runway. I made calls on unicom frequency while in pattern (SOP). Runway was not 'notamed' OTS and I received no radio communication to that effect. Suggest runways be 'notamed' out or drivers carry 'hand held' radios on appropriate unicom frequency to communication possible conflicts. Correction to above: first 1000 ft of active was 'notamed' OTS. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following information. Reporter states no follow-up on this incident. First 1000 ft notamed but he was overflying at 500 ft AGL. He did not land on first 1000 ft but probably scared the truck driver who thought he might.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMT PLT PERFORMING GEAR CHK TO BE GND OBSERVED RECEIVED COMPLAINT FROM TRUCK DRIVER AT APCH END OF RWY.
Narrative: IN PATTERN FOR LNDG, GEAR 'OPERATIONAL CHK' THIS DAY, MADE 1 CIRCUIT CYCLED GEAR UP AND DOWN OBSERVED BY GND CREW (FOUND OKAY). I NOTICED TRUCK AT APCH END OF RWY DURING FLY PAST AND DURING SUBSEQUENT APCH AND LNDG. TRUCK DRIVER COMPLAINED ABOUT MY USING RWY WHILE HE WAS AT APCH END OF RWY. I MADE CALLS ON UNICOM FREQ WHILE IN PATTERN (SOP). RWY WAS NOT 'NOTAMED' OTS AND I RECEIVED NO RADIO COM TO THAT EFFECT. SUGGEST RWYS BE 'NOTAMED' OUT OR DRIVERS CARRY 'HAND HELD' RADIOS ON APPROPRIATE UNICOM FREQ TO COM POSSIBLE CONFLICTS. CORRECTION TO ABOVE: FIRST 1000 FT OF ACTIVE WAS 'NOTAMED' OTS. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING INFO. RPTR STATES NO FOLLOW-UP ON THIS INCIDENT. FIRST 1000 FT NOTAMED BUT HE WAS OVERFLYING AT 500 FT AGL. HE DID NOT LAND ON FIRST 1000 FT BUT PROBABLY SCARED THE TRUCK DRIVER WHO THOUGHT HE MIGHT.
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.