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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : 9ko|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 100|
agl bound upper : 400
|Make Model Name||Small Transport|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : instrument
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 5600
flight time type : 1500
|Function||observation : observer|
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||conflict : ground less severe|
non adherence : far
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
While making chemical dispersal passes to field in an east and west direction the pilot was unable to maintain min structure clearance from a house that was located at the west edge of the field near the pullup area. Wind was found to be very gusty during the turnaround and my plans to skirt around the residence per far's were impossible to execute because of unplanned turbulence during pullup and turnaround. Callback conversation with reporter revealed following. Property owner had complained to the FSDO office. Wind conditions were marginal for spraying but the account was pressing to get the job done. Report was made to the FSDO office as to the conditions of the operation and feels that will be the end of it. Did advise he operates under far part 137 but the regulation he was accused of violating is practically a direct quote from part 91 hazardous operation of aircraft.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AGRICULTURAL OPERATION TURBULENT CONDITIONS, RESULT IN CLOSE PASS OF BUILDING AND COMPLAINT BY OWNER.
Narrative: WHILE MAKING CHEMICAL DISPERSAL PASSES TO FIELD IN AN E AND W DIRECTION THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN MIN STRUCTURE CLRNC FROM A HOUSE THAT WAS LOCATED AT THE W EDGE OF THE FIELD NEAR THE PULLUP AREA. WIND WAS FOUND TO BE VERY GUSTY DURING THE TURNAROUND AND MY PLANS TO SKIRT AROUND THE RESIDENCE PER FAR'S WERE IMPOSSIBLE TO EXECUTE BECAUSE OF UNPLANNED TURB DURING PULLUP AND TURNAROUND. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED FOLLOWING. PROPERTY OWNER HAD COMPLAINED TO THE FSDO OFFICE. WIND CONDITIONS WERE MARGINAL FOR SPRAYING BUT THE ACCOUNT WAS PRESSING TO GET THE JOB DONE. RPT WAS MADE TO THE FSDO OFFICE AS TO THE CONDITIONS OF THE OPERATION AND FEELS THAT WILL BE THE END OF IT. DID ADVISE HE OPERATES UNDER FAR PART 137 BUT THE REG HE WAS ACCUSED OF VIOLATING IS PRACTICALLY A DIRECT QUOTE FROM PART 91 HAZARDOUS OPERATION OF ACFT.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 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.