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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : ilg|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 1000|
msl bound upper : 1000
|Controlling Facilities||tower : ilg|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 11|
flight time total : 211
flight time type : 90
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||conflict : nmac|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : returned to intended course or assigned course|
flight crew : exited adverse environment
flight crew : took evasive action
|Miss Distance||horizontal : 300|
vertical : 100
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
I was in the traffic pattern at ilg. I was doing touch and go lndgs, ilg was using left traffic for runway #1. The winds were 350 degrees, 15 KTS. Runway #1 is also the only ILS approach. Ilg is heavily used for training. When I was on downwind approximately 1/2 mi west of runway #1 I notified ilg tower, 'tower XXXX downwind for #1.' tower replied, 'XXXX you're #2 behind small aircraft B traffic.' I continued my downwind looking for the small aircraft B approximately 2 mi past the approach end of runway #1. I saw the small aircraft B moving from my right to my left and above me. I flew down and the small aircraft B flew above me. He then called the tower making a comment, 'I wonder what that was all about. I just had a near miss with an small aircraft a that was on final.' I called the tower and reported, 'XXXX is still on downwind.' while flying the pattern downwind I was looking for the traffic ahead and to my left base or final. I was not expecting him to be to my right and above me. What I learned is to not only look for traffic where it is supposed to be. I think that the pilot of the small aircraft B was not flying a standard pattern. I think the controller should have warned of a conflict if he was aware of one. I believe that the controller thought that the small aircraft B was on base when he made his call.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: WHILE CONDUCTING TRAINING IN THE ARPT TRAFFIC PATTERN REPORTER ACFT HAD A NMAC WITH A SECOND ACFT THAT HE HAD BEEN INSTRUCTED TO FOLLOW.
Narrative: I WAS IN THE TFC PATTERN AT ILG. I WAS DOING TOUCH AND GO LNDGS, ILG WAS USING LEFT TFC FOR RWY #1. THE WINDS WERE 350 DEGS, 15 KTS. RWY #1 IS ALSO THE ONLY ILS APCH. ILG IS HEAVILY USED FOR TRNING. WHEN I WAS ON DOWNWIND APPROX 1/2 MI W OF RWY #1 I NOTIFIED ILG TWR, 'TWR XXXX DOWNWIND FOR #1.' TWR REPLIED, 'XXXX YOU'RE #2 BEHIND SMA B TFC.' I CONTINUED MY DOWNWIND LOOKING FOR THE SMA B APPROX 2 MI PAST THE APCH END OF RWY #1. I SAW THE SMA B MOVING FROM MY RIGHT TO MY LEFT AND ABOVE ME. I FLEW DOWN AND THE SMA B FLEW ABOVE ME. HE THEN CALLED THE TWR MAKING A COMMENT, 'I WONDER WHAT THAT WAS ALL ABOUT. I JUST HAD A NEAR MISS WITH AN SMA A THAT WAS ON FINAL.' I CALLED THE TWR AND RPTED, 'XXXX IS STILL ON DOWNWIND.' WHILE FLYING THE PATTERN DOWNWIND I WAS LOOKING FOR THE TFC AHEAD AND TO MY LEFT BASE OR FINAL. I WAS NOT EXPECTING HIM TO BE TO MY RIGHT AND ABOVE ME. WHAT I LEARNED IS TO NOT ONLY LOOK FOR TFC WHERE IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE. I THINK THAT THE PLT OF THE SMA B WAS NOT FLYING A STANDARD PATTERN. I THINK THE CTLR SHOULD HAVE WARNED OF A CONFLICT IF HE WAS AWARE OF ONE. I BELIEVE THAT THE CTLR THOUGHT THAT THE SMA B WAS ON BASE WHEN HE MADE HIS CALL.
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.