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Cass 07-27-2006 08:18 PM

Will someone give me some advice please
 
My last employer was being investigated by the Feds, they grounded every pilot except me because I had been to FSI and taken my checks with the Feds. In april I was up over SOW and began having engine problems,Mea was I think 12 or 14,ooo and there is nothing but rocks. I made it back the 80 miles to Sky Harbor and took the plane to Cutter, who immediately grounded it and said the engine had to come off. Any how, the Feds got involved, could have been that when I was calling for priority handling or maybe Cutter called because the owner was arguing that it was just the prop gauge. I dont know or really care, all I do know is that I get a call from a friend who says that there is a thread at flight info, and some guys were saying that I flew the Van 2000 pounds over gross, and that the Feds were after ME! Then they were saying that " the chick" continued flying another week and had an engine problem, landed and called the Feds, thus ending their operation.
The whole thing is ****, I never flew it over gross, and I never called the Feds,
what would you guys do? Thanks for the advice

Nightflyer 07-27-2006 08:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cass
My last employer was being investigated by the Feds, they grounded every pilot except me because I had been to FSI and taken my checks with the Feds. In april I was up over SOW and began having engine problems,Mea was I think 12 or 14,ooo and there is nothing but rocks. I made it back the 80 miles to Sky Harbor and took the plane to Cutter, who immediately grounded it and said the engine had to come off. Any how, the Feds got involved, could have been that when I was calling for priority handling or maybe Cutter called because the owner was arguing that it was just the prop gauge. I dont know or really care, all I do know is that I get a call from a friend who says that there is a thread at flight info, and some guys were saying that I flew the Van 2000 pounds over gross, and that the Feds were after ME! Then they were saying that " the chick" continued flying another week and had an engine problem, landed and called the Feds, thus ending their operation.
The whole thing is ****, I never flew it over gross, and I never called the Feds,
what would you guys do? Thanks for the advice

Well, I think you have just done what you needed to do, denying it publicly.

I would recommend a good aviation attourney regarding the engine problem issue. Make sure you write down everything you did, as best you can remember, in case there is an investigation and you have to provide details to the FAA.

HeavyDriver 07-27-2006 09:08 PM

Has the FAA sent you a letter of investigation yet?...Make out a detailed report of the flight...Every fact and detail...Let people you trust in the aviation indusrty read it over or get an aviation lawyer look over it...That will cost about $75 to $100 bucks...Maybe...Start there.

Cass 07-27-2006 09:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HeavyDriver
Has the FAA sent you a letter of investigation yet?...Make out a detailed report of the flight...Every fact and detail...Let people you trust in the aviation indusrty read it over or get an aviation lawyer look over it...That will cost about $75 to $100 bucks...Maybe...Start there.

That is the whole thing, the Feds only asked me to make a report on my engine problem, which was fine, and they never contacted me about the mythical 2000 pounds over gross, which is practically impossible anyway because without a pod it bulks out before it weights out. I just cant believe that anyone would start such gossip, and there are several of them who make remarks that UPS disclosed and the Feds were after me! I spoke to my POI and he never heard anything about it.S I dont think the over gross thing is an issue, it is just mindblowing that people would come up with this ****

Nightflyer 07-27-2006 09:21 PM

Did you file a NASA report on the engine problem incident? If not, you have 10 days, I think, to get it postmarked. Send it certified mail, return receipt requested.

tomgoodman 07-27-2006 09:43 PM

False alarm?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Cass
I spoke to my POI and he never heard anything about it.


Cass,

I smell a nasty prank or a flamebait on that forum. If there were anything to it, the POI would know.


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