|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 1000|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||DC-3/Dakota/Skytrain|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : multi engine|
pilot : cfi
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 20|
flight time total : 29200
flight time type : 2000
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
other flight crewb
other other : 3-4-5
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Problem Areas||Airspace Structure|
Normally we have a crew of two, pilot and copilot. This particular day I asked the FAA in charge at the airshow if during our fly-by in wanerd airspace, we could carry 2 extra crew members for safety reasons, ie, extra eyes to help spot traffic since we would be flying in close proximity to other aircraft during the show, such as help with any possible emergencys that might arise, emergency gear extension. They approved my request, which I believe was appropriate and very much appreciated. I do not want to draw any more attention to this, but to just say the FAA can be very helpful as well as practical. More than a lot of people think. The flight went smoothly and safety was enhanced, thanks to good FAA oversight. No aerobatics were involved.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: C47 CREW REQUESTED 2 SAFETY OBSERVERS BE ALLOWED ON THEIR AIRSHOW FLT, FROM THE FAA PERSON IN CHARGE OF THE AIRSHOW.
Narrative: NORMALLY WE HAVE A CREW OF TWO, PLT AND COPLT. THIS PARTICULAR DAY I ASKED THE FAA IN CHARGE AT THE AIRSHOW IF DURING OUR FLY-BY IN WANERD AIRSPACE, WE COULD CARRY 2 EXTRA CREW MEMBERS FOR SAFETY REASONS, IE, EXTRA EYES TO HELP SPOT TFC SINCE WE WOULD BE FLYING IN CLOSE PROX TO OTHER ACFT DURING THE SHOW, SUCH AS HELP WITH ANY POSSIBLE EMERS THAT MIGHT ARISE, EMER GEAR EXTENSION. THEY APPROVED MY REQUEST, WHICH I BELIEVE WAS APPROPRIATE AND VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. I DO NOT WANT TO DRAW ANY MORE ATTN TO THIS, BUT TO JUST SAY THE FAA CAN BE VERY HELPFUL AS WELL AS PRACTICAL. MORE THAN A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK. THE FLT WENT SMOOTHLY AND SAFETY WAS ENHANCED, THANKS TO GOOD FAA OVERSIGHT. NO AEROBATICS WERE INVOLVED.
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.