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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : fsd.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||PA-24 Comanche|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 135|
|Flight Phase||ground : taxi|
|Affiliation||company : corporate|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : cfi
pilot : flight engineer
pilot : multi engine
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 100|
flight time total : 12000
flight time type : 400
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Airport||markings : fsd.airport|
Taxiing at fsd there was a semi-trailer parked on the ramp in the object free area for the apron taxi lane. Additionally; there were three carts parked immediately adjacent to the taxi lane in front of the ground vehicle facility. These carts were unattended and parked inside the painted object free area line. This problem has been ongoing all year. The airport manager; board and FAA airport district office have been contacted with no results. The existing object free area lines are either not painted or painted far short of FAA required distances. The cargo ground equipment is placed without regard to lines or taxi lanes. This is a safety hazard for taxiing aircraft as ground personnel do not give way to aircraft and at times 'race' to get ahead of the aircraft. In this specific instance; as well as most others; I had to taxi to the very edge of the paved taxi lane to avoid hitting objects.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A PA24-260 TAXIING ON RAMP AT FSD NOTED A NUMBER OF VEHICLES AND EQUIP PARKED IN THE OBJECT FREE TAXI ZONES. HE ALSO NOTED THE OBJECT FREE AREA LINES ARE NOT PAINTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH FARS.
Narrative: TAXIING AT FSD THERE WAS A SEMI-TRAILER PARKED ON THE RAMP IN THE OBJECT FREE AREA FOR THE APRON TAXI LANE. ADDITIONALLY; THERE WERE THREE CARTS PARKED IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO THE TAXI LANE IN FRONT OF THE GND VEHICLE FACILITY. THESE CARTS WERE UNATTENDED AND PARKED INSIDE THE PAINTED OBJECT FREE AREA LINE. THIS PROB HAS BEEN ONGOING ALL YEAR. THE ARPT MANAGER; BOARD AND FAA ARPT DISTRICT OFFICE HAVE BEEN CONTACTED WITH NO RESULTS. THE EXISTING OBJECT FREE AREA LINES ARE EITHER NOT PAINTED OR PAINTED FAR SHORT OF FAA REQUIRED DISTANCES. THE CARGO GND EQUIP IS PLACED WITHOUT REGARD TO LINES OR TAXI LANES. THIS IS A SAFETY HAZARD FOR TAXIING ACFT AS GND PERSONNEL DO NOT GIVE WAY TO ACFT AND AT TIMES 'RACE' TO GET AHEAD OF THE ACFT. IN THIS SPECIFIC INSTANCE; AS WELL AS MOST OTHERS; I HAD TO TAXI TO THE VERY EDGE OF THE PAVED TAXI LANE TO AVOID HITTING OBJECTS.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 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.