The FAA official at the meeting, a FAAST Team representative who was speaking on behalf of the FSDO, pointed out that if you did something really bad in an airplane, it wouldn’t matter: it’d be reported to the FSDO anyway. The MOR program, he said, isn’t about getting pilots into trouble, it’s about gathering data and improving safety. For instance, say there was an airplane that had a gear problem at three different airports in the span of a month. In the past, the FAA would have no way of tracking that and remedying a potential safety problem. Now, that information could alert the FAA to the potential issue and, at the very least, lead to a phone call from the FSDO to the aircraft owner.