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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : chs|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 1000
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Helicopter|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : cfi
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 120|
flight time total : 2800
flight time type : 120
|Function||observation : passenger|
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
faa : assigned or threatened penalties
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was asked by a tv station to take a reporter up and camera man up for photography of a special event. They also wanted to drop the game ball off at a stadium. I called the FSDO in south carolina and talked to inspector. He said it would be ok as long as that portion of the flight was not for revenue, so I did not charge the station for the local flts around charleston. I did charge for aerial photography portions. I was told by inspector that this would be ok and authority/authorized by the far. I received a phone call this morning by the FAA, after they saw the flight on tv, that the flight was operated under part 135 regardless if I received compensation or not. I only performed the flight because I was told I could by the FSDO.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF A HELI TRANSPORTED A NEWS RPTR AND CAMERA MAN INTO A STADIUM WITHOUT PROPER FAA PART 135 CERTIFICATE.
Narrative: I WAS ASKED BY A TV STATION TO TAKE A RPTR UP AND CAMERA MAN UP FOR PHOTOGRAPHY OF A SPECIAL EVENT. THEY ALSO WANTED TO DROP THE GAME BALL OFF AT A STADIUM. I CALLED THE FSDO IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND TALKED TO INSPECTOR. HE SAID IT WOULD BE OK AS LONG AS THAT PORTION OF THE FLT WAS NOT FOR REVENUE, SO I DID NOT CHARGE THE STATION FOR THE LCL FLTS AROUND CHARLESTON. I DID CHARGE FOR AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY PORTIONS. I WAS TOLD BY INSPECTOR THAT THIS WOULD BE OK AND AUTH BY THE FAR. I RECEIVED A PHONE CALL THIS MORNING BY THE FAA, AFTER THEY SAW THE FLT ON TV, THAT THE FLT WAS OPERATED UNDER PART 135 REGARDLESS IF I RECEIVED COMPENSATION OR NOT. I ONLY PERFORMED THE FLT BECAUSE I WAS TOLD I COULD BY THE FSDO.
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.