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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : spi|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zlc|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : commercial
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 920
flight time type : 200
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Qualification||pilot : student|
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
non adherence : clearance
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified cockpit|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
The problem began when a student and myself were on a training flight. I was engrossed in explaining to the student the takeoff procedures in the aircraft. A commuter had pulled up behind us and this caused me to get in a hurry. A twin had just departed in front of us and we were cleared into position and hold. I then noticed another twin turning base for our runway and this hurried me even more. I then instructed my student to hurry and takeoff so the twin in the pattern wouldn't have to go around and the aircraft behind me could get out. After the takeoff I realized that tower hadn't given me a heading to turn to. Then, suddenly, I realized that we hadn't received a takeoff clearance. I didn't want to say anything on the radio and tower never told me of any violations. I believe this problem could have easily been avoided if I concentrated on radio procedures and my own control of the aircraft rather than solely on my student and my lack of attention and trust for the tower controllers. The vol of air traffic plus my complete attention to the student hampered my ability to listen to the controllers.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: INSTRUCTOR PLT ABSORBED IN INSTRUCTING STUDENT. HURRIED THE STUDENT INTO TKOF AND IN AIR REALIZED TWR HAD NOT GIVEN TKOF CLRNC.
Narrative: THE PROB BEGAN WHEN A STUDENT AND MYSELF WERE ON A TRNING FLT. I WAS ENGROSSED IN EXPLAINING TO THE STUDENT THE TKOF PROCS IN THE ACFT. A COMMUTER HAD PULLED UP BEHIND US AND THIS CAUSED ME TO GET IN A HURRY. A TWIN HAD JUST DEPARTED IN FRONT OF US AND WE WERE CLRED INTO POS AND HOLD. I THEN NOTICED ANOTHER TWIN TURNING BASE FOR OUR RWY AND THIS HURRIED ME EVEN MORE. I THEN INSTRUCTED MY STUDENT TO HURRY AND TKOF SO THE TWIN IN THE PATTERN WOULDN'T HAVE TO GO AROUND AND THE ACFT BEHIND ME COULD GET OUT. AFTER THE TKOF I REALIZED THAT TWR HADN'T GIVEN ME A HDG TO TURN TO. THEN, SUDDENLY, I REALIZED THAT WE HADN'T RECEIVED A TKOF CLRNC. I DIDN'T WANT TO SAY ANYTHING ON THE RADIO AND TWR NEVER TOLD ME OF ANY VIOLATIONS. I BELIEVE THIS PROB COULD HAVE EASILY BEEN AVOIDED IF I CONCENTRATED ON RADIO PROCS AND MY OWN CTL OF THE ACFT RATHER THAN SOLELY ON MY STUDENT AND MY LACK OF ATTN AND TRUST FOR THE TWR CTLRS. THE VOL OF AIR TFC PLUS MY COMPLETE ATTN TO THE STUDENT HAMPERED MY ABILITY TO LISTEN TO THE CTLRS.
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.