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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : hvn|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 6|
flight time total : 220
flight time type : 220
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : ground|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
After being parked by a hvn fixed base operator signal man, I shot down my aircraft, picked up a passenger, and preflted in preparation for departure. While copying the ATIS advisory and performing a start up an light transport commuter plane taxied to and parked at a spot approximately 100 yds from my plane. I contacted ground control for taxi clearance and requested progressive taxi instructions. Ground control instructed me to commence rolling ahead and advised me further instruction could be provided when needed. I proceeded ahead leaving the commuter approximately 60 yds off my port wing. After proceeding straight for about 100 yds I was directed to turn left and proceed to taxiway D and to ensure I remained clear of the light transport commuter. I continued as directed and departed hvn. At approximately XA30 on 12/tue/88 I returned to hvn to drop off my passenger. Following my shutdown I was greeted by the airport night operations manager informing me that I was being cited for taxiing across the commuter ramp. I explained I was directed by ground control to follow the path I had taken. She acknowledged this but stated a complaint was still being filed due to the proximity of passenger deplaning from the commuter. At no time did I see the cabin door of the commuter open or any personnel on the ramp except the signal man standing 50 yds aft of the light transport commuter. A copy of the transcript of the ground control radio communications was requested, but I was told they were not available. Recommendations: when progressive taxi instructions are requested ensure ground control visually locates the aircraft before directing it to proceed. Do not allow FBO signal men to park GA adjacent to a commercial commuter ramp. Place a portable lighted barricade or some type of veh with warning lights in the middle of a commercial ramp between the commuter parking area and the terminal. A warning barrier such as this would prevent traffic from taxiing in the immediate area during a deplaning evolution.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA FOLLOWING TWR INSTRUCTIONS TAXIED BETWEEN DEPLANING LTT AND TERMINAL RESULTING IN CITATION FROM ARPT MANAGEMENT.
Narrative: AFTER BEING PARKED BY A HVN FIXED BASE OPERATOR SIGNAL MAN, I SHOT DOWN MY ACFT, PICKED UP A PAX, AND PREFLTED IN PREPARATION FOR DEP. WHILE COPYING THE ATIS ADVISORY AND PERFORMING A START UP AN LTT COMMUTER PLANE TAXIED TO AND PARKED AT A SPOT APPROX 100 YDS FROM MY PLANE. I CONTACTED GND CTL FOR TAXI CLRNC AND REQUESTED PROGRESSIVE TAXI INSTRUCTIONS. GND CTL INSTRUCTED ME TO COMMENCE ROLLING AHEAD AND ADVISED ME FURTHER INSTRUCTION COULD BE PROVIDED WHEN NEEDED. I PROCEEDED AHEAD LEAVING THE COMMUTER APPROX 60 YDS OFF MY PORT WING. AFTER PROCEEDING STRAIGHT FOR ABOUT 100 YDS I WAS DIRECTED TO TURN LEFT AND PROCEED TO TXWY D AND TO ENSURE I REMAINED CLR OF THE LTT COMMUTER. I CONTINUED AS DIRECTED AND DEPARTED HVN. AT APPROX XA30 ON 12/TUE/88 I RETURNED TO HVN TO DROP OFF MY PAX. FOLLOWING MY SHUTDOWN I WAS GREETED BY THE ARPT NIGHT OPS MGR INFORMING ME THAT I WAS BEING CITED FOR TAXIING ACROSS THE COMMUTER RAMP. I EXPLAINED I WAS DIRECTED BY GND CTL TO FOLLOW THE PATH I HAD TAKEN. SHE ACKNOWLEDGED THIS BUT STATED A COMPLAINT WAS STILL BEING FILED DUE TO THE PROX OF PAX DEPLANING FROM THE COMMUTER. AT NO TIME DID I SEE THE CABIN DOOR OF THE COMMUTER OPEN OR ANY PERSONNEL ON THE RAMP EXCEPT THE SIGNAL MAN STANDING 50 YDS AFT OF THE LTT COMMUTER. A COPY OF THE TRANSCRIPT OF THE GND CTL RADIO COMS WAS REQUESTED, BUT I WAS TOLD THEY WERE NOT AVAILABLE. RECOMMENDATIONS: WHEN PROGRESSIVE TAXI INSTRUCTIONS ARE REQUESTED ENSURE GND CTL VISUALLY LOCATES THE ACFT BEFORE DIRECTING IT TO PROCEED. DO NOT ALLOW FBO SIGNAL MEN TO PARK GA ADJACENT TO A COMMERCIAL COMMUTER RAMP. PLACE A PORTABLE LIGHTED BARRICADE OR SOME TYPE OF VEH WITH WARNING LIGHTS IN THE MIDDLE OF A COMMERCIAL RAMP BETWEEN THE COMMUTER PARKING AREA AND THE TERMINAL. A WARNING BARRIER SUCH AS THIS WOULD PREVENT TFC FROM TAXIING IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA DURING A DEPLANING EVOLUTION.
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.