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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : mgm|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zma|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
ground other : taxi
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 25|
flight time total : 1000
flight time type : 25
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
other anomaly other
|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|
Active runway was 27 and I was cleared to this runway. There was some delay receiving clearance to an intersection departure and after this was cleared up I taxied on to the runway headed in the opposite direction (9). The tower observed the error and stopped me before I began to roll. There was an medium large transport on approach to the runway about 3 1/2 miles out that was told to go around which he did. I turned around to 27 and took off with no further problems. How this could have been prevented, I don't know. It does little good to say that closer attention would have prevented it. Maybe there should be more importance given to repeating the proper runway heading.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AFTER RECEIVING CLRNC TO TAXI INTO POSITION ON THE RWY FOR A TKOF TO THE WEST THE REPORTER BECAME CONFUSED AND LINED UP ON THE RWY TO DEPART TO THE EAST. THE ONLY APPARENT CONSEQUENCE WAS A GO AROUND BY AN ACFT ON APCH TO THE WEST.
Narrative: ACTIVE RWY WAS 27 AND I WAS CLRED TO THIS RWY. THERE WAS SOME DELAY RECEIVING CLRNC TO AN INTXN DEP AND AFTER THIS WAS CLRED UP I TAXIED ON TO THE RWY HEADED IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION (9). THE TWR OBSERVED THE ERROR AND STOPPED ME BEFORE I BEGAN TO ROLL. THERE WAS AN MLG ON APCH TO THE RWY ABOUT 3 1/2 MILES OUT THAT WAS TOLD TO GO AROUND WHICH HE DID. I TURNED AROUND TO 27 AND TOOK OFF WITH NO FURTHER PROBLEMS. HOW THIS COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED, I DON'T KNOW. IT DOES LITTLE GOOD TO SAY THAT CLOSER ATTN WOULD HAVE PREVENTED IT. MAYBE THERE SHOULD BE MORE IMPORTANCE GIVEN TO REPEATING THE PROPER RWY HDG.
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.