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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : thv|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Recip Eng|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Route In Use||approach : circling|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : atp
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 120|
flight time total : 5300
flight time type : 2400
|Anomaly||inflight encounter other|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
|Airport||procedure or policy : unspecified|
After requesting an airport and traffic advisory from york, PA, the york unicom said wind 270 at 10 favoring runway 34. Approaching from the east I entered crosswind for 34 and flew a normal pattern. Looking down at the airport the wind T showed the wind right down the pipe for 34. I should have searched and disseminated the information from the wind sock(south). However(!!!), while making my landing on runway 34, I noticed my ground speed appeared a little high and it seemed like I was never going to T/D. During the roll out after landing in the last 50% of runway 34 I noticed a wind sock was showing the wind blowing from my left rear. More rear than left. During the refueling procedure I noticed another wind sock showing the wind from the same direction as the first. I queried the lineman about the situation. He said the wind T was a manual type, then promptly walked out and swung the wind T to show the wind blowing right down the pipe for 16 with the wind sock showing 10-15 KTS southwest. Obviously, this wind T is not used for wind direction but for runway in use, which is what the radio is for. I was glad there was more than 1 wind sock and I'll be sure to locate as many wind indicators as I can and rely less on local experts. The wind T should be made operable for standard use or removed. This event really frustrated me after landing.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMT TAIL WIND LNDG DUE TO INDICATION OF WIND TEE WHICH IS MANUALLY OPERATED.
Narrative: AFTER REQUESTING AN ARPT AND TFC ADVISORY FROM YORK, PA, THE YORK UNICOM SAID WIND 270 AT 10 FAVORING RWY 34. APCHING FROM THE E I ENTERED XWIND FOR 34 AND FLEW A NORMAL PATTERN. LOOKING DOWN AT THE ARPT THE WIND T SHOWED THE WIND RIGHT DOWN THE PIPE FOR 34. I SHOULD HAVE SEARCHED AND DISSEMINATED THE INFO FROM THE WIND SOCK(S). HOWEVER(!!!), WHILE MAKING MY LNDG ON RWY 34, I NOTICED MY GND SPD APPEARED A LITTLE HIGH AND IT SEEMED LIKE I WAS NEVER GOING TO T/D. DURING THE ROLL OUT AFTER LNDG IN THE LAST 50% OF RWY 34 I NOTICED A WIND SOCK WAS SHOWING THE WIND BLOWING FROM MY LEFT REAR. MORE REAR THAN LEFT. DURING THE REFUELING PROC I NOTICED ANOTHER WIND SOCK SHOWING THE WIND FROM THE SAME DIRECTION AS THE FIRST. I QUERIED THE LINEMAN ABOUT THE SITUATION. HE SAID THE WIND T WAS A MANUAL TYPE, THEN PROMPTLY WALKED OUT AND SWUNG THE WIND T TO SHOW THE WIND BLOWING RIGHT DOWN THE PIPE FOR 16 WITH THE WIND SOCK SHOWING 10-15 KTS SW. OBVIOUSLY, THIS WIND T IS NOT USED FOR WIND DIRECTION BUT FOR RWY IN USE, WHICH IS WHAT THE RADIO IS FOR. I WAS GLAD THERE WAS MORE THAN 1 WIND SOCK AND I'LL BE SURE TO LOCATE AS MANY WIND INDICATORS AS I CAN AND RELY LESS ON LCL EXPERTS. THE WIND T SHOULD BE MADE OPERABLE FOR STANDARD USE OR REMOVED. THIS EVENT REALLY FRUSTRATED ME AFTER LNDG.
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.