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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : mry|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 1500|
msl bound upper : 1500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : mry|
tower : dab
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 30|
flight time total : 2400
flight time type : 300
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : clearance|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Departed salinas airport, salinas, ca, approximately XX30 3/fri/89, VFR. Departed runway 13, requested right turn direct mry. Approximately 10 mi west salinas, leveled 1500' MSL, contacted may approach 133.5 8 mi east at spreckles reporting point, given transponder squawk. My heading was 200 degrees, active runway mry was 10, wind 160 degrees 6-10 KTS. Following salinas highway 68 as procedure to stay south of fort ord, ca, firing ranges which were active. Approximately 5-6 mi from mry at location corral deterra housing area, heard, 'abc, turn left to heading 340 degrees.' on my left was a 3500' mountain, mount toro. I asked controller if he was talking to small aircraft X abc. No reply. Again, 'abc, left 340 degrees.' again, asked if he was calling small aircraft X abc. He replied, 'abc left to 360 degrees.' I requested to know why he wanted me to go north. I wa approximately 4 mi from mry. Controller was also talking to another aircraft, an small aircraft Y. Then said continued for right traffic 10R, which I did and landed. I was informed to call mry tower chief, at which time I was told I should follow instructions and that I could be cited a violation. I asked why he failed 2-3 times to identify me, we also have a club small aircraft which call sign ends in abc, and why he wanted me to go left toward a 3500' mountain. He informed me I should follow instructions--he wanted to put me north to the coast and fly coast into mry-- which would put me 18-20 mi distance when I was 304 mi from landing with very little aircraft activity at the time. This is not the first time many of us local pilots have had harassment from both mry and salinas towers. If you would like a diagram of my flight path I would be happy to send one, thank you.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA PLT FAILED TO ADHERE TO ATC INSTRUCTIONS WHILE FLYING IN ARSA.
Narrative: DEPARTED SALINAS ARPT, SALINAS, CA, APPROX XX30 3/FRI/89, VFR. DEPARTED RWY 13, REQUESTED RIGHT TURN DIRECT MRY. APPROX 10 MI W SALINAS, LEVELED 1500' MSL, CONTACTED MAY APCH 133.5 8 MI E AT SPRECKLES RPTING POINT, GIVEN XPONDER SQUAWK. MY HDG WAS 200 DEGS, ACTIVE RWY MRY WAS 10, WIND 160 DEGS 6-10 KTS. FOLLOWING SALINAS HWY 68 AS PROC TO STAY S OF FORT ORD, CA, FIRING RANGES WHICH WERE ACTIVE. APPROX 5-6 MI FROM MRY AT LOCATION CORRAL DETERRA HOUSING AREA, HEARD, 'ABC, TURN LEFT TO HDG 340 DEGS.' ON MY LEFT WAS A 3500' MOUNTAIN, MOUNT TORO. I ASKED CTLR IF HE WAS TALKING TO SMA X ABC. NO REPLY. AGAIN, 'ABC, LEFT 340 DEGS.' AGAIN, ASKED IF HE WAS CALLING SMA X ABC. HE REPLIED, 'ABC LEFT TO 360 DEGS.' I REQUESTED TO KNOW WHY HE WANTED ME TO GO N. I WA APPROX 4 MI FROM MRY. CTLR WAS ALSO TALKING TO ANOTHER ACFT, AN SMA Y. THEN SAID CONTINUED FOR RIGHT TFC 10R, WHICH I DID AND LANDED. I WAS INFORMED TO CALL MRY TWR CHIEF, AT WHICH TIME I WAS TOLD I SHOULD FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS AND THAT I COULD BE CITED A VIOLATION. I ASKED WHY HE FAILED 2-3 TIMES TO IDENT ME, WE ALSO HAVE A CLUB SMA WHICH CALL SIGN ENDS IN ABC, AND WHY HE WANTED ME TO GO LEFT TOWARD A 3500' MOUNTAIN. HE INFORMED ME I SHOULD FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS--HE WANTED TO PUT ME N TO THE COAST AND FLY COAST INTO MRY-- WHICH WOULD PUT ME 18-20 MI DISTANCE WHEN I WAS 304 MI FROM LNDG WITH VERY LITTLE ACFT ACTIVITY AT THE TIME. THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME MANY OF US LCL PLTS HAVE HAD HARASSMENT FROM BOTH MRY AND SALINAS TWRS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE A DIAGRAM OF MY FLT PATH I WOULD BE HAPPY TO SEND ONE, THANK YOU.
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.