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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : als|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 14000|
msl bound upper : 14000
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||enroute airway : v83|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 75|
flight time total : 9000
flight time type : 260
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
VFR flight plan phx direct cos utilizing flight following. When 80 NM southwest of ALS changed over to IFR flight plan to be picked up at ALS. Routing ALS V-83 publication direct cos, 14000', picked up clearance 3 mins prior to reaching ALS. Proceeded to cos and completed an ILS to a full stop landing. Approximately an hour and a half later there was a call to my flight plan reference number saying I had not closed out my flight plan. It is my understanding that when a flight plan is changed from a VFR plan to an IFR plan, the IFR plan regulations prevail, hence the flight plan should have been closed when I completed my landing at cos.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF GA SMA FAILED TO CLOSE VFR FLT PLAN AFTER REQUESTING AND RECEIVING IFR FLT PLAN USING COMPOSITE PROC.
Narrative: VFR FLT PLAN PHX DIRECT COS UTILIZING FLT FOLLOWING. WHEN 80 NM SW OF ALS CHANGED OVER TO IFR FLT PLAN TO BE PICKED UP AT ALS. ROUTING ALS V-83 PUB DIRECT COS, 14000', PICKED UP CLRNC 3 MINS PRIOR TO REACHING ALS. PROCEEDED TO COS AND COMPLETED AN ILS TO A FULL STOP LNDG. APPROX AN HOUR AND A HALF LATER THERE WAS A CALL TO MY FLT PLAN REFERENCE NUMBER SAYING I HAD NOT CLOSED OUT MY FLT PLAN. IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT WHEN A FLT PLAN IS CHANGED FROM A VFR PLAN TO AN IFR PLAN, THE IFR PLAN REGULATIONS PREVAIL, HENCE THE FLT PLAN SHOULD HAVE BEEN CLOSED WHEN I COMPLETED MY LNDG AT COS.
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.