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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : jnu|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Bell Helicopter Textron Undifferentiated or Other Model|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 135|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 90|
flight time total : 800
flight time type : 600
|Function||other personnel other|
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
|Airport||other physical facility|
procedure or policy : unspecified
City airport undertaking repaving of runway during busiest part of summer season. Large equipment moving in the vicinity of airplanes and helicopters and large amounts of dust being kicked causing temporary brown outs and erosion of engine and flight controls. During dry WX dust problems. During wet WX, helicopters sitting in 2-5 inches of water on soft rocky surface within 10 ft of taxiing airplanes. My concern is the lack of concern by the airport management of the primary function of the airport. I also have a concern about the use of funds to increase safety. There are 4, airport FBO operators on the east ramp of jnu. We constantly avoid civilian vehicles driving through our area of operation. We are plagued by dust, decreasing visibility and slowly destroying our aircraft.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: BELL 206B PLT RPT REGARDING THE CONSTRUCTION AT JNU ARPT WHICH CAUSES LARGE AMOUNTS OF DUST AND CREATES BROWN OUT CONDITIONS. THIS IS CAUSING EROSION OF ENG AND FLT CTLS. ADDITIONALLY DURING WET WX THE HELIS ARE SITTING IN 2 TO 5 INCHES OF WATER. ON THE RAMP AREA VEHICLES DRIVING THROUGH AND CAUSING ACFT TO AVOID THEM.
Narrative: CITY ARPT UNDERTAKING REPAVING OF RWY DURING BUSIEST PART OF SUMMER SEASON. LARGE EQUIP MOVING IN THE VICINITY OF AIRPLANES AND HELIS AND LARGE AMOUNTS OF DUST BEING KICKED CAUSING TEMPORARY BROWN OUTS AND EROSION OF ENG AND FLT CTLS. DURING DRY WX DUST PROBS. DURING WET WX, HELIS SITTING IN 2-5 INCHES OF WATER ON SOFT ROCKY SURFACE WITHIN 10 FT OF TAXIING AIRPLANES. MY CONCERN IS THE LACK OF CONCERN BY THE ARPT MGMNT OF THE PRIMARY FUNCTION OF THE ARPT. I ALSO HAVE A CONCERN ABOUT THE USE OF FUNDS TO INCREASE SAFETY. THERE ARE 4, ARPT FBO OPERATORS ON THE EAST RAMP OF JNU. WE CONSTANTLY AVOID CIVILIAN VEHICLES DRIVING THROUGH OUR AREA OF OP. WE ARE PLAGUED BY DUST, DECREASING VISIBILITY AND SLOWLY DESTROYING OUR ACFT.
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.