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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : iso|
airport : ocw
airport : pgv
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 2000|
msl bound upper : 2000
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zdc|
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 2 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||landing : missed approach|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 75|
flight time total : 3000
flight time type : 8
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : published procedure|
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
After conducting a missed approach to pgv I asked for a VOR/DME approach to ocw and was given a vector by ZDC to intercept the IAF and told to maintain 2000' until established. As the distance from my position to this point was less than 10 mi there was not much time to set up the navigation radio for this approach. I should have asked for a vector out for more time, but did not feel rushed. While setting the navigation radios I misread the final approach radial as 269 degrees instead of 069 degrees, and thus set the #1 obs on the wrong radial. I was using the #2 radio in RNAV function and set this to the IAF. At the IAF I turned to the improper heading of 269 degrees and noted the needle showed I was right of course. I then turned 15 degrees left to intercept the inbound radial shown on the obs and noted no movement of the needle to center. At this time I decided something was wrong and started the missed approach procedure which was a right turn back to the IAF and hold. During this turn I attempted to contact ZDC and re-review the approach procedure. As ZDC was busy with other radio traffic I was unable to establish contact for a short time. When I finally established contact with center and told them I was missed approach they asked for my radial and distance from iso VOR. After giving them the requested information they said my position was just about pgv and they had other traffic at my altitude just cleared off of pgv and requested that I climb to 3000'. At this time I had time to complete my re-review of the approach plate and discover the error. I was then able to perform the approach satisfactorily under VFR conditions.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ATX SMT TRACK DEVIATION. NON ADHERENCE TO PUBLISHED PROC.
Narrative: AFTER CONDUCTING A MISSED APCH TO PGV I ASKED FOR A VOR/DME APCH TO OCW AND WAS GIVEN A VECTOR BY ZDC TO INTERCEPT THE IAF AND TOLD TO MAINTAIN 2000' UNTIL ESTABLISHED. AS THE DISTANCE FROM MY POS TO THIS POINT WAS LESS THAN 10 MI THERE WAS NOT MUCH TIME TO SET UP THE NAV RADIO FOR THIS APCH. I SHOULD HAVE ASKED FOR A VECTOR OUT FOR MORE TIME, BUT DID NOT FEEL RUSHED. WHILE SETTING THE NAV RADIOS I MISREAD THE FINAL APCH RADIAL AS 269 DEGS INSTEAD OF 069 DEGS, AND THUS SET THE #1 OBS ON THE WRONG RADIAL. I WAS USING THE #2 RADIO IN RNAV FUNCTION AND SET THIS TO THE IAF. AT THE IAF I TURNED TO THE IMPROPER HDG OF 269 DEGS AND NOTED THE NEEDLE SHOWED I WAS RIGHT OF COURSE. I THEN TURNED 15 DEGS LEFT TO INTERCEPT THE INBND RADIAL SHOWN ON THE OBS AND NOTED NO MOVEMENT OF THE NEEDLE TO CENTER. AT THIS TIME I DECIDED SOMETHING WAS WRONG AND STARTED THE MISSED APCH PROC WHICH WAS A RIGHT TURN BACK TO THE IAF AND HOLD. DURING THIS TURN I ATTEMPTED TO CONTACT ZDC AND RE-REVIEW THE APCH PROC. AS ZDC WAS BUSY WITH OTHER RADIO TFC I WAS UNABLE TO ESTABLISH CONTACT FOR A SHORT TIME. WHEN I FINALLY ESTABLISHED CONTACT WITH CENTER AND TOLD THEM I WAS MISSED APCH THEY ASKED FOR MY RADIAL AND DISTANCE FROM ISO VOR. AFTER GIVING THEM THE REQUESTED INFO THEY SAID MY POS WAS JUST ABOUT PGV AND THEY HAD OTHER TFC AT MY ALT JUST CLRED OFF OF PGV AND REQUESTED THAT I CLB TO 3000'. AT THIS TIME I HAD TIME TO COMPLETE MY RE-REVIEW OF THE APCH PLATE AND DISCOVER THE ERROR. I WAS THEN ABLE TO PERFORM THE APCH SATISFACTORILY UNDER VFR CONDITIONS.
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.