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|Local Time Of Day||0001 To 0600|
|Locale Reference||airport : las|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 2800
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : las|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Route In Use||approach : circling|
enroute : direct
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 10|
flight time total : 120
flight time type : 120
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : departure|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : clearance|
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : returned to intended course or assigned course|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
At XX00 am local (approximately) I departed las under a given clearance. After takeoff I was given an amended clearance to continue on climb out on course toward the daggett VOR. The mountains that surrounded the arwy home worried me and as I climbed out I realized I needed more altitude. It was very quite over the departure control frequency. I started 360 degree climbing turns. I completed 3 turns when the controller asked me to say heading. I realized then I neglected to inform him. At the time he called I completed my final turn and I was at approximately 5000' MSL. I continued intercepting the victor arwy and was on my way. I believe that fatigue was a major factor as I had been up all evening. The other factor was the undue calming atmosphere that an early morning quiet radio produces on a weary pilot.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA NON ADHERENCE TO ATC CLRNC AND FAILURE TO ADVISE DEP CTLR WHEN CIRCLING TO GAIN ALT.
Narrative: AT XX00 AM LCL (APPROX) I DEPARTED LAS UNDER A GIVEN CLRNC. AFTER TKOF I WAS GIVEN AN AMENDED CLRNC TO CONTINUE ON CLBOUT ON COURSE TOWARD THE DAGGETT VOR. THE MOUNTAINS THAT SURROUNDED THE ARWY HOME WORRIED ME AND AS I CLBED OUT I REALIZED I NEEDED MORE ALT. IT WAS VERY QUITE OVER THE DEP CTL FREQ. I STARTED 360 DEG CLBING TURNS. I COMPLETED 3 TURNS WHEN THE CTLR ASKED ME TO SAY HDG. I REALIZED THEN I NEGLECTED TO INFORM HIM. AT THE TIME HE CALLED I COMPLETED MY FINAL TURN AND I WAS AT APPROX 5000' MSL. I CONTINUED INTERCEPTING THE VICTOR ARWY AND WAS ON MY WAY. I BELIEVE THAT FATIGUE WAS A MAJOR FACTOR AS I HAD BEEN UP ALL EVENING. THE OTHER FACTOR WAS THE UNDUE CALMING ATMOSPHERE THAT AN EARLY MORNING QUIET RADIO PRODUCES ON A WEARY PLT.
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.