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|Local Time Of Day||0601-1200|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Route In Use||Airway V21|
|Qualification||Flight Crew Instrument|
Flight Crew Private
|Experience||Flight Crew Last 90 Days 30|
Flight Crew Total 1200
Flight Crew Type 800
|Anomaly||Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Other / Unknown|
Inflight Event / Encounter Other / Unknown
Solar glare from ivanpah dry lake solar power plant. Unable to maintain VFR due to solar glare. Had to go on instruments for approximately 2 minutes due to blinding cockpit illumination. Southwest bound intercepting V21.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A small aircraft pilot intercepting V21 southwest bound from HND was temporarily blinded by the Ivanpah Solar Field reflective glare.
Narrative: Solar glare from Ivanpah Dry Lake Solar Power Plant. Unable to maintain VFR due to solar glare. Had to go on instruments for approximately 2 minutes due to blinding cockpit illumination. Southwest bound intercepting V21.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site 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.