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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : rbl|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 10000|
msl bound upper : 10000
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||enroute airway : zse|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : cfi
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 110|
flight time total : 1500
flight time type : 200
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
I departed red bluff municipal airport on an IFR flight plan to medford jackson county airport. After departure experienced low voltage causing transponder to become inoperative. Everything else seemed to be operational. Cycled master, didn't help. ATC advised to turn off transponder to conserve electricity. I complied. At approximately 20-30 NM south of fort jones loss of 2-WAY radios and navigation sides. Loss of fuel gauges. At this point decided to proceed to nearest VFR airport where repairs could be made which was medford. Landed in VFR conditions at medford with appropriate ATC light signals. I made this report upon request of the medford control tower. I also received a phone call from inspector of hillsboro FSDO. He also required this report, told me that it was mandatory and that I had nothing to worry about. I never declared an emergency.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA HAD ALTERNATOR PROBLEMS AT CRUISE ALT ENROUTE RBD MED.
Narrative: I DEPARTED RED BLUFF MUNICIPAL ARPT ON AN IFR FLT PLAN TO MEDFORD JACKSON COUNTY ARPT. AFTER DEP EXPERIENCED LOW VOLTAGE CAUSING XPONDER TO BECOME INOP. EVERYTHING ELSE SEEMED TO BE OPERATIONAL. CYCLED MASTER, DIDN'T HELP. ATC ADVISED TO TURN OFF XPONDER TO CONSERVE ELECTRICITY. I COMPLIED. AT APPROX 20-30 NM S OF FORT JONES LOSS OF 2-WAY RADIOS AND NAV SIDES. LOSS OF FUEL GAUGES. AT THIS POINT DECIDED TO PROCEED TO NEAREST VFR ARPT WHERE REPAIRS COULD BE MADE WHICH WAS MEDFORD. LANDED IN VFR CONDITIONS AT MEDFORD WITH APPROPRIATE ATC LIGHT SIGNALS. I MADE THIS RPT UPON REQUEST OF THE MEDFORD CTL TWR. I ALSO RECEIVED A PHONE CALL FROM INSPECTOR OF HILLSBORO FSDO. HE ALSO REQUIRED THIS RPT, TOLD ME THAT IT WAS MANDATORY AND THAT I HAD NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT. I NEVER DECLARED AN EMER.
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.