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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : aus|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 1600
|Controlling Facilities||tower : aus|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Route In Use||enroute : on vectors|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 64|
flight time total : 650
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Operational Deviation|
When we reported, 'ready for takeoff, 35,' we were initially issued a 'hold short.' this was followed almost immediately with a 'cleared for immediate takeoff, runway 35.' this was acknowledged and we took off. Climbing through 1600', tower called with a 'taxi into position and hold.' somewhat bemused, I replied, 'we were climbing through 1600'.' tower responded, 'uh, roger, squawk XXXX.' I replied, 'we're squawking XXXX.' tower replied, 'heading 315, contact departure.' I replied, 'we're heading 315, see you later.' it was amusing at the time and we were in VMC, but we could just as easily have been in IMC (ceiling 2700') and we may not have had adequate IFR sep. (We had a local IFR clearance to VFR-on-top, initial heading was 315 degrees.) this may be indicative of a breakdown in training or management at aus ATC as I've had a # of 'missed handoffs' lately. Tower didn't hand us off to approach or vice versa.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA PLT COMPLAINT ABOUT ATCT LCL CTLR HANDLING AT AUS.
Narrative: WHEN WE RPTED, 'READY FOR TKOF, 35,' WE WERE INITIALLY ISSUED A 'HOLD SHORT.' THIS WAS FOLLOWED ALMOST IMMEDIATELY WITH A 'CLRED FOR IMMEDIATE TKOF, RWY 35.' THIS WAS ACKNOWLEDGED AND WE TOOK OFF. CLBING THROUGH 1600', TWR CALLED WITH A 'TAXI INTO POS AND HOLD.' SOMEWHAT BEMUSED, I REPLIED, 'WE WERE CLBING THROUGH 1600'.' TWR RESPONDED, 'UH, ROGER, SQUAWK XXXX.' I REPLIED, 'WE'RE SQUAWKING XXXX.' TWR REPLIED, 'HDG 315, CONTACT DEP.' I REPLIED, 'WE'RE HDG 315, SEE YOU LATER.' IT WAS AMUSING AT THE TIME AND WE WERE IN VMC, BUT WE COULD JUST AS EASILY HAVE BEEN IN IMC (CEILING 2700') AND WE MAY NOT HAVE HAD ADEQUATE IFR SEP. (WE HAD A LCL IFR CLRNC TO VFR-ON-TOP, INITIAL HDG WAS 315 DEGS.) THIS MAY BE INDICATIVE OF A BREAKDOWN IN TRNING OR MGMNT AT AUS ATC AS I'VE HAD A # OF 'MISSED HDOFS' LATELY. TWR DIDN'T HAND US OFF TO APCH OR VICE VERSA.
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.