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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : cam|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 2000
|Controlling Facilities||tower : cam|
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Recip Eng|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 70|
flight time total : 4000
flight time type : 2000
|Anomaly||incursion : landing without clearance|
non adherence : far
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Departed torrance, ca, for a short business flight to cam. Just over the santa monica mountains, into the san fernando valley, tried calling cam on 122.8 (published in current instrument noa's). Checked another flight book and ascertained that should check NOTAMS as they were putting in a new tower and that frequency might be subject to change. Tried 124.6. No reply on 124.6 and 122.8. Tried to call point mugu approach. Got no response from anyone, but finally got point mugu when I was 6 or 7 mi from airport. Told them I had been trying to reach them for at least 5+ mins. Could not reach cam. They suggested 124.6. Told them I was unable. They said that was all the information they had, and that their latest information indicated they were using runway 26. Kept trying to no avail. Crossed over field. Ascertained from traffic that they were in fact using runway 26. Followed normal entrance methods, squawked 7600 and landed.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF SMT UNABLE TO CONTACT CAM TWR MADE UNCONTROLLED ARPT APCH AND LNDG.
Narrative: DEPARTED TORRANCE, CA, FOR A SHORT BUSINESS FLT TO CAM. JUST OVER THE SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS, INTO THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, TRIED CALLING CAM ON 122.8 (PUBLISHED IN CURRENT INSTR NOA'S). CHKED ANOTHER FLT BOOK AND ASCERTAINED THAT SHOULD CHK NOTAMS AS THEY WERE PUTTING IN A NEW TWR AND THAT FREQ MIGHT BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. TRIED 124.6. NO REPLY ON 124.6 AND 122.8. TRIED TO CALL POINT MUGU APCH. GOT NO RESPONSE FROM ANYONE, BUT FINALLY GOT POINT MUGU WHEN I WAS 6 OR 7 MI FROM ARPT. TOLD THEM I HAD BEEN TRYING TO REACH THEM FOR AT LEAST 5+ MINS. COULD NOT REACH CAM. THEY SUGGESTED 124.6. TOLD THEM I WAS UNABLE. THEY SAID THAT WAS ALL THE INFO THEY HAD, AND THAT THEIR LATEST INFO INDICATED THEY WERE USING RWY 26. KEPT TRYING TO NO AVAIL. CROSSED OVER FIELD. ASCERTAINED FROM TFC THAT THEY WERE IN FACT USING RWY 26. FOLLOWED NORMAL ENTRANCE METHODS, SQUAWKED 7600 AND LANDED.
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.