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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : sra|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 3500|
msl bound upper : 4500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : tpa|
tower : azo
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : cfi
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 250|
flight time total : 1700
flight time type : 1000
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was told by controller to circumnav sarasota bradenton (sra) air traffic area to west by 5 miles. I inquired if I could continue my heading if I climbed higher. He told me I could if I was at 4500' or higher. I climbed to 4500' and continued on my flight from pie to fmy. The only thing was that I should have been at an odd thousand altitude plus 500' on a magnetic course of 150 not 4500. I misinterpreted the controller's instructions.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF SMA CLIMBED TO AND CRUISED AT WRONG ALT FOR DIRECTION OF VFR FLT.
Narrative: I WAS TOLD BY CTLR TO CIRCUMNAV SARASOTA BRADENTON (SRA) ATA TO WEST BY 5 MILES. I INQUIRED IF I COULD CONTINUE MY HDG IF I CLIMBED HIGHER. HE TOLD ME I COULD IF I WAS AT 4500' OR HIGHER. I CLIMBED TO 4500' AND CONTINUED ON MY FLT FROM PIE TO FMY. THE ONLY THING WAS THAT I SHOULD HAVE BEEN AT AN ODD THOUSAND ALT PLUS 500' ON A MAGNETIC COURSE OF 150 NOT 4500. I MISINTERPRETED THE CTLR'S INSTRUCTIONS.
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.