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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : flo|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : student|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 100|
flight time total : 105
flight time type : 15
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||other personnel other|
|Anomaly||non adherence other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Operational Deviation|
On a VFR flight dec/1988 from kinston (iso) to columbia (cae), I had estimated my time en route to 2 hours. I had filed and activated my VFR flight plan in iso with hubert FSS. 20 NM north of florence I had already used 1 hour 45 min because of strong headwinds. I tried contacting anderson FSS and hubert FSS by radio without results. I then contacted florence FSS and explained my situation and asked for a delay of 1 hour for my estimate time en route. Florence FSS did not find my flight plan or could see that I had activated one for my route of flight. I was told to continue my flight and contact anderson on my arrival in cae. When I arrived, I was told by anderson FSS that they had started search and rescue for me.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATION STARTED FOR GA SMA BECAUSE ACFT WAS OVERDUE. PLT HAD FILED VFR WITH FSS AND MADE AN ETA UPDATE THAT WAS NOT FORWARDED TO DESTINATION.
Narrative: ON A VFR FLT DEC/1988 FROM KINSTON (ISO) TO COLUMBIA (CAE), I HAD ESTIMATED MY TIME ENRTE TO 2 HRS. I HAD FILED AND ACTIVATED MY VFR FLT PLAN IN ISO WITH HUBERT FSS. 20 NM N OF FLORENCE I HAD ALREADY USED 1 HR 45 MIN BECAUSE OF STRONG HEADWINDS. I TRIED CONTACTING ANDERSON FSS AND HUBERT FSS BY RADIO WITHOUT RESULTS. I THEN CONTACTED FLORENCE FSS AND EXPLAINED MY SITUATION AND ASKED FOR A DELAY OF 1 HR FOR MY ESTIMATE TIME ENRTE. FLORENCE FSS DID NOT FIND MY FLT PLAN OR COULD SEE THAT I HAD ACTIVATED ONE FOR MY ROUTE OF FLT. I WAS TOLD TO CONTINUE MY FLT AND CONTACT ANDERSON ON MY ARRIVAL IN CAE. WHEN I ARRIVED, I WAS TOLD BY ANDERSON FSS THAT THEY HAD STARTED SEARCH AND RESCUE FOR ME.
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.