|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : cvg|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 232|
flight time total : 14450
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
I am an small transport captain with an air carrier. I am gravely concerned about the safety of operation by a major commuter carrier that has an unofficial but de facto attitude of complying with no more that the letter of the law re: supplying line pilots with essential information for flight planning. Unexpected blockers in computers that say, 'invalid from you,' when calling up area forecasts, radar summaries, NOTAMS, posting of surface program, radar summary, WX depiction charts that are photo copies, unreadable, remote from area where pilots have access due to time constraints, have valid times cut off, are not current real time information and are missing, NOTAMS posted that are remote and not in an area accessible due to time constrains and are missing and are incomplete, winds aloft forecasts that haven't changed for months (fwa), locked WX briefing areas, and computers signed off 40-50% of the time.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: FLT CREW COMPLAINT ABOUT FLT BRIEFING DATA MADE AVAILABLE BY COMPANY.
Narrative: I AM AN SMT CAPT WITH AN ACR. I AM GRAVELY CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY OF OPERATION BY A MAJOR COMMUTER CARRIER THAT HAS AN UNOFFICIAL BUT DE FACTO ATTITUDE OF COMPLYING WITH NO MORE THAT THE LETTER OF THE LAW RE: SUPPLYING LINE PLTS WITH ESSENTIAL INFO FOR FLT PLANNING. UNEXPECTED BLOCKERS IN COMPUTERS THAT SAY, 'INVALID FROM YOU,' WHEN CALLING UP AREA FORECASTS, RADAR SUMMARIES, NOTAMS, POSTING OF SURFACE PROGRAM, RADAR SUMMARY, WX DEPICTION CHARTS THAT ARE PHOTO COPIES, UNREADABLE, REMOTE FROM AREA WHERE PLTS HAVE ACCESS DUE TO TIME CONSTRAINTS, HAVE VALID TIMES CUT OFF, ARE NOT CURRENT REAL TIME INFO AND ARE MISSING, NOTAMS POSTED THAT ARE REMOTE AND NOT IN AN AREA ACCESSIBLE DUE TO TIME CONSTRAINS AND ARE MISSING AND ARE INCOMPLETE, WINDS ALOFT FORECASTS THAT HAVEN'T CHANGED FOR MONTHS (FWA), LOCKED WX BRIEFING AREAS, AND COMPUTERS SIGNED OFF 40-50% OF THE TIME.
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.