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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : ama|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 10000|
msl bound upper : 10000
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||enroute airway : v81|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : instrument
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 120|
flight time total : 850
flight time type : 50
|Function||oversight : pic|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
|Anomaly||non adherence : clearance|
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Quite simply, 2 instrument-rated pilots did not notice that the incorrect VOR was dialed in. Both ama and cds have as their vors 1ST 3 digits 117. We remained on cds when we should have been on ama. We did not change the VOR at the appropriate time. We should have discussed in detail who was doing what. Our responsibilities were not clear individually and I was distracted by her not meeting my expectations, which was unrealistic. Supplemental information from acn 143907: the airplane is owned by the other pilot. Despite our usual habit of sharing flight time so that we can both maintain our instrument currency, my companion is reluctant to relinquish PIC status. We both overlooked our incorrect VOR frequency setting.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: NAVIGATIONAL DEVIATION CAUSED BY FOLLOWING WRONG VOR.
Narrative: QUITE SIMPLY, 2 INSTRUMENT-RATED PLTS DID NOT NOTICE THAT THE INCORRECT VOR WAS DIALED IN. BOTH AMA AND CDS HAVE AS THEIR VORS 1ST 3 DIGITS 117. WE REMAINED ON CDS WHEN WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON AMA. WE DID NOT CHANGE THE VOR AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME. WE SHOULD HAVE DISCUSSED IN DETAIL WHO WAS DOING WHAT. OUR RESPONSIBILITIES WERE NOT CLEAR INDIVIDUALLY AND I WAS DISTRACTED BY HER NOT MEETING MY EXPECTATIONS, WHICH WAS UNREALISTIC. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION FROM ACN 143907: THE AIRPLANE IS OWNED BY THE OTHER PLT. DESPITE OUR USUAL HABIT OF SHARING FLT TIME SO THAT WE CAN BOTH MAINTAIN OUR INSTRUMENT CURRENCY, MY COMPANION IS RELUCTANT TO RELINQUISH PIC STATUS. WE BOTH OVERLOOKED OUR INCORRECT VOR FREQ SETTING.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 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.