|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : o17|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 1000
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : instrument
pilot : commercial
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 90|
flight time total : 14000
flight time type : 1000
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Qualification||pilot : student|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
I am a CFI and for many weeks I have been teaching a young student to fly. When we started getting close to solo, I had the student's father take the student to get a student pilot certificate and flight physical. The father told me the certificate had been issued. The student was very nervous. In dealing with this nervousness I inadvertently neglected to sign the student's pilot certificate for solo. When we were back in the office I realized I had not signed the certificate and asked for it. At this time the student handed me a new, current second class medical, no student pilot certificate, the student had gotten the wrong paperwork from the doctor. In the future, I will inspect the student's certificate and be certain it is the correct form, also I will not let the situation distract me, I will be sure to sign the certificate before the flight.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA ACFT. STUDENT IS GIVEN THE WRONG MEDICAL PAPERWORK WHEN SENT TO AN AERO MEDICAL EXAMINER FOR HIS STUDENT PLT LICENSE. INSTRUCTOR DID NOT CHK FOR PROPER LICENSE.
Narrative: I AM A CFI AND FOR MANY WKS I HAVE BEEN TEACHING A YOUNG STUDENT TO FLY. WHEN WE STARTED GETTING CLOSE TO SOLO, I HAD THE STUDENT'S FATHER TAKE THE STUDENT TO GET A STUDENT PLT CERTIFICATE AND FLT PHYSICAL. THE FATHER TOLD ME THE CERTIFICATE HAD BEEN ISSUED. THE STUDENT WAS VERY NERVOUS. IN DEALING WITH THIS NERVOUSNESS I INADVERTENTLY NEGLECTED TO SIGN THE STUDENT'S PLT CERTIFICATE FOR SOLO. WHEN WE WERE BACK IN THE OFFICE I REALIZED I HAD NOT SIGNED THE CERTIFICATE AND ASKED FOR IT. AT THIS TIME THE STUDENT HANDED ME A NEW, CURRENT SECOND CLASS MEDICAL, NO STUDENT PLT CERTIFICATE, THE STUDENT HAD GOTTEN THE WRONG PAPERWORK FROM THE DOCTOR. IN THE FUTURE, I WILL INSPECT THE STUDENT'S CERTIFICATE AND BE CERTAIN IT IS THE CORRECT FORM, ALSO I WILL NOT LET THE SIT DISTRACT ME, I WILL BE SURE TO SIGN THE CERTIFICATE BEFORE THE FLT.
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.