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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0001 To 0600|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : lue|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 4000|
msl bound upper : 6200
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : dfw|
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Route In Use||enroute : on vectors|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : cfi
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : departure|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : became reoriented|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
In 3/89 I was scheduled to depart at local from addison airport, dallas to foard county airport, crowell, tx, in small transport. I had filed my IFR flight plan with dallas FSS the evening before. I arrived at addison airport at local as I had preflted the aircraft the day before. I called TRACON to pick up my clearance and they informed me that they could not locate my flight plan. In order to expedite my departure, as I had passenger to pick up at crowell, they gave me a clearance to love VOR, to maintain 4M, and that departure control would give me a vector toward my destination since there was very little activity at that time. Clrncs are normally obtained from the tower after local at addison, however prior to that time we picked up our clearance by phone from TRACON. My clearance void time was ebe local, and I was rolling down the runway 15 at ads a few mins after eoo. On climb out, after leaving 1500' MSL, I turned toward the love VOR and attempted to contact departure control on 125.2. I entered cloud base approximately 2700' MSL and climbed to 4000'[ MSL and leveled off. By this time I had attempted contact with departure control 5 or 6 times unsuccessfully. My intentions were to hold at the love VOR because of my communications failure, squawk emergency and then proceed back to ads. However, upon reaching the VOR, I noticed breaks in the clouds to the south and I opted to climb out visually until I cleared all clouds by 6200' MSL. I continued southbound until passing 8500' MSL and then turned left to approximately 340 degrees and continued my climb to 12500' MSL. I called departure several times transmitting in the blind that I was proceeding to my destination maintaining VFR.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: LOSS OF RADIO DURING IFR FLT.
Narrative: IN 3/89 I WAS SCHEDULED TO DEPART AT LCL FROM ADDISON ARPT, DALLAS TO FOARD COUNTY ARPT, CROWELL, TX, IN SMT. I HAD FILED MY IFR FLT PLAN WITH DALLAS FSS THE EVENING BEFORE. I ARRIVED AT ADDISON ARPT AT LCL AS I HAD PREFLTED THE ACFT THE DAY BEFORE. I CALLED TRACON TO PICK UP MY CLRNC AND THEY INFORMED ME THAT THEY COULD NOT LOCATE MY FLT PLAN. IN ORDER TO EXPEDITE MY DEP, AS I HAD PAX TO PICK UP AT CROWELL, THEY GAVE ME A CLRNC TO LOVE VOR, TO MAINTAIN 4M, AND THAT DEP CTL WOULD GIVE ME A VECTOR TOWARD MY DEST SINCE THERE WAS VERY LITTLE ACTIVITY AT THAT TIME. CLRNCS ARE NORMALLY OBTAINED FROM THE TWR AFTER LCL AT ADDISON, HOWEVER PRIOR TO THAT TIME WE PICKED UP OUR CLRNC BY PHONE FROM TRACON. MY CLRNC VOID TIME WAS EBE LCL, AND I WAS ROLLING DOWN THE RWY 15 AT ADS A FEW MINS AFTER EOO. ON CLBOUT, AFTER LEAVING 1500' MSL, I TURNED TOWARD THE LOVE VOR AND ATTEMPTED TO CONTACT DEP CTL ON 125.2. I ENTERED CLOUD BASE APPROX 2700' MSL AND CLBED TO 4000'[ MSL AND LEVELED OFF. BY THIS TIME I HAD ATTEMPTED CONTACT WITH DEP CTL 5 OR 6 TIMES UNSUCCESSFULLY. MY INTENTIONS WERE TO HOLD AT THE LOVE VOR BECAUSE OF MY COMS FAILURE, SQUAWK EMER AND THEN PROCEED BACK TO ADS. HOWEVER, UPON REACHING THE VOR, I NOTICED BREAKS IN THE CLOUDS TO THE S AND I OPTED TO CLB OUT VISUALLY UNTIL I CLRED ALL CLOUDS BY 6200' MSL. I CONTINUED SBND UNTIL PASSING 8500' MSL AND THEN TURNED LEFT TO APPROX 340 DEGS AND CONTINUED MY CLB TO 12500' MSL. I CALLED DEP SEVERAL TIMES XMITTING IN THE BLIND THAT I WAS PROCEEDING TO MY DEST MAINTAINING VFR.
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.