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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : pbi|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 0|
msl bound upper : 2250
|Controlling Facilities||tower : pbi|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : initial|
climbout : takeoff
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 40|
flight time total : 3000
flight time type : 600
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||altitude deviation : overshoot|
non adherence : clearance
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
other flight crewa
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
It was such a dumb thing to do! Fortunately there was no danger present but I guess it had to happen sooner or later. It started when I began a left turn out after I got permission but from the wrong controller and the tower didn't appreciate that. Then I failed to limit my altitude to 1500' and started a turn to the west when I was supposed to stay on heading 160 degree. It was like I never heard the departure instructions! The controller was stern about it however, and shook me back to reality by saying, 'now listen up!' why was I in this cloudy mental state? Because I had just dined at the local restaurant buffet. I wasn't on drugs nor had I drank any of the wine offered, but that heavy lunch dulled my mind. Lesson learned. Eat lightly when flying. Heavy meals drain the blood from the brain dulling your intellect.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA PLT 'TUNES OUT' TWR COMS. HEADING DEVIATION, ALT DEVIATION.
Narrative: IT WAS SUCH A DUMB THING TO DO! FORTUNATELY THERE WAS NO DANGER PRESENT BUT I GUESS IT HAD TO HAPPEN SOONER OR LATER. IT STARTED WHEN I BEGAN A L TURN OUT AFTER I GOT PERMISSION BUT FROM THE WRONG CTLR AND THE TWR DIDN'T APPRECIATE THAT. THEN I FAILED TO LIMIT MY ALT TO 1500' AND STARTED A TURN TO THE W WHEN I WAS SUPPOSED TO STAY ON HDG 160 DEG. IT WAS LIKE I NEVER HEARD THE DEP INSTRUCTIONS! THE CTLR WAS STERN ABOUT IT HOWEVER, AND SHOOK ME BACK TO REALITY BY SAYING, 'NOW LISTEN UP!' WHY WAS I IN THIS CLOUDY MENTAL STATE? BECAUSE I HAD JUST DINED AT THE LCL RESTAURANT BUFFET. I WASN'T ON DRUGS NOR HAD I DRANK ANY OF THE WINE OFFERED, BUT THAT HEAVY LUNCH DULLED MY MIND. LESSON LEARNED. EAT LIGHTLY WHEN FLYING. HEAVY MEALS DRAIN THE BLOOD FROM THE BRAIN DULLING YOUR INTELLECT.
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.