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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : dfw|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Light Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turboprop Eng|
|Flight Phase||ground : holding|
ground other : taxi
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : atp
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 250|
flight time total : 6300
flight time type : 700
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : published procedure|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
flight crew : exited adverse environment
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Operational Deviation|
Tower controller was irregularly busy and aggravated on frequency 126.55. He said twice to all on frequency: 'listen up gentlemen, a runway is closed on west side of airport. They are landing over here on the east side. Pay attention; be sharp.' we held short of runway 35L which was the takeoff runway and 35R was the landing runway. Tower normally crosses us, commuter planes, over runway 35L and then departs us on 35R between landing traffic. Or, if they clear you into position and hold 35L, expect wake turbulence delay. This time they cleared us into position and hold at intersection 31, 45 seconds behind an air carrier large transport which had departed from the end. Distance between the end of 35L and intersection 31 is approximately 2600'. We were cleared for takeoff 53 seconds behind the large transport. I asked the controller about wake turbulence. He said, 'taxi clear and expect 30 min delay.' he was very mad. I said, 'are you forcing us to go?' he said, 'clear that runway now. Get off it.' he must think he is god!!! Dfw is (becoming) a safety hazard!!!
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: COMMUTER FLT CREW COMPLAINT ABOUT TWR PROC AT DFW.
Narrative: TWR CTLR WAS IRREGULARLY BUSY AND AGGRAVATED ON FREQ 126.55. HE SAID TWICE TO ALL ON FREQ: 'LISTEN UP GENTLEMEN, A RWY IS CLOSED ON W SIDE OF ARPT. THEY ARE LNDG OVER HERE ON THE E SIDE. PAY ATTN; BE SHARP.' WE HELD SHORT OF RWY 35L WHICH WAS THE TKOF RWY AND 35R WAS THE LNDG RWY. TWR NORMALLY CROSSES US, COMMUTER PLANES, OVER RWY 35L AND THEN DEPARTS US ON 35R BTWN LNDG TFC. OR, IF THEY CLR YOU INTO POS AND HOLD 35L, EXPECT WAKE TURB DELAY. THIS TIME THEY CLRED US INTO POS AND HOLD AT INTXN 31, 45 SECS BEHIND AN ACR LGT WHICH HAD DEPARTED FROM THE END. DISTANCE BTWN THE END OF 35L AND INTXN 31 IS APPROX 2600'. WE WERE CLRED FOR TKOF 53 SECS BEHIND THE LGT. I ASKED THE CTLR ABOUT WAKE TURB. HE SAID, 'TAXI CLR AND EXPECT 30 MIN DELAY.' HE WAS VERY MAD. I SAID, 'ARE YOU FORCING US TO GO?' HE SAID, 'CLR THAT RWY NOW. GET OFF IT.' HE MUST THINK HE IS GOD!!! DFW IS (BECOMING) A SAFETY HAZARD!!!
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.