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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : f67|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 30|
flight time total : 400
flight time type : 30
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
oversight : pic
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
non adherence : far
non adherence other
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
My husband and I went out to grand prairie airport to fly. Grand prairie is an uncontrolled field. We preflted the aircraft and before taxi tried to call grand prairie unicom on 122.80, but received no answer. We proceeded to taxi to the active runway with repeated attempts to call unicom. I was, to say the least, getting frustrated with the aircraft. It continually had something wrong with it. I told my husband who was in the left seat what I thought of the aircraft by use of profanity. I wasn't quite through with what I had to say, again this is to my husband, when a man pulled up behind us to his car and jumped on my right wing. I pulled my headset off to hear him say that he was offended by my language and that we had a hot microphone which allowed everyone at the airport who was monitoring unicom to hear us. Embarrassed, I taxied back to parking and went home.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ACTING AS FO FOR HER HUSBAND, REPORTER USES PROFANITY NOT REALIZING THAT HER MICROPHONE BUTTON IS STUCK.
Narrative: MY HUSBAND AND I WENT OUT TO GRAND PRAIRIE ARPT TO FLY. GRAND PRAIRIE IS AN UNCONTROLLED FIELD. WE PREFLTED THE ACFT AND BEFORE TAXI TRIED TO CALL GRAND PRAIRIE UNICOM ON 122.80, BUT RECEIVED NO ANSWER. WE PROCEEDED TO TAXI TO THE ACTIVE RWY WITH REPEATED ATTEMPTS TO CALL UNICOM. I WAS, TO SAY THE LEAST, GETTING FRUSTRATED WITH THE ACFT. IT CONTINUALLY HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH IT. I TOLD MY HUSBAND WHO WAS IN THE LEFT SEAT WHAT I THOUGHT OF THE ACFT BY USE OF PROFANITY. I WASN'T QUITE THROUGH WITH WHAT I HAD TO SAY, AGAIN THIS IS TO MY HUSBAND, WHEN A MAN PULLED UP BEHIND US TO HIS CAR AND JUMPED ON MY RIGHT WING. I PULLED MY HEADSET OFF TO HEAR HIM SAY THAT HE WAS OFFENDED BY MY LANGUAGE AND THAT WE HAD A HOT MIC WHICH ALLOWED EVERYONE AT THE ARPT WHO WAS MONITORING UNICOM TO HEAR US. EMBARRASSED, I TAXIED BACK TO PARKING AND WENT HOME.
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.