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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : hut|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 150
|Controlling Facilities||tower : hut|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
landing : go around
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 6400
flight time type : 1000
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Anomaly||conflict : airborne less severe|
non adherence : clearance
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
|Miss Distance||unspecified : 4000|
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was giving a BFR and a high performance chkout in small aircraft X. Tower cleared us for takeoff, as the pilot was adding takeoff power and lining up on runway we hear an aircraft on final approach announce 'aircraft on final', the tower tells us to hold short. We were already on a takeoff roll and had runway tied up so I told pilot to continue takeoff. The other airplane was small aircraft Y. When I saw him I would estimate his location to be on half to three quarter mi final. He did announce a go around as we were accelerating down runway. In my opinion the landing aircraft had sufficient spacing to landing west/O safety hazard. Tower did not say anything to us after telling us to hold short. We departed the area with left turnout as instructed. Contributing factors: tower not paying attention. Myself, tired and not checking final approach myself. My pilot said she saw small aircraft Y, but with the towers advantage point he could judge distance better than her. I did not see the small aircraft Y until I looked out the back window after his announcement on final. Recommendations: tower pay more attention to what's going on. Pilot use better judgement and not rely on tower. Instructor, do not fly when tired, do not relax when flying with another pilot, use better judgement. In similar situation, I would stop on runway and let other airplane make a go around.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AIRBORNE TRAFFIC PATTERN CONFLICT BETWEEN SMA X AND SMA Y. SEE AND AVOID CONCEPT.
Narrative: I WAS GIVING A BFR AND A HIGH PERFORMANCE CHKOUT IN SMA X. TWR CLRED US FOR TKOF, AS THE PLT WAS ADDING TKOF PWR AND LINING UP ON RWY WE HEAR AN ACFT ON FINAL APCH ANNOUNCE 'ACFT ON FINAL', THE TWR TELLS US TO HOLD SHORT. WE WERE ALREADY ON A TKOF ROLL AND HAD RWY TIED UP SO I TOLD PLT TO CONTINUE TKOF. THE OTHER AIRPLANE WAS SMA Y. WHEN I SAW HIM I WOULD ESTIMATE HIS LOCATION TO BE ON HALF TO THREE QUARTER MI FINAL. HE DID ANNOUNCE A GO AROUND AS WE WERE ACCELERATING DOWN RWY. IN MY OPINION THE LNDG ACFT HAD SUFFICIENT SPACING TO LNDG W/O SAFETY HAZARD. TWR DID NOT SAY ANYTHING TO US AFTER TELLING US TO HOLD SHORT. WE DEPARTED THE AREA WITH L TURNOUT AS INSTRUCTED. CONTRIBUTING FACTORS: TWR NOT PAYING ATTN. MYSELF, TIRED AND NOT CHKING FINAL APCH MYSELF. MY PLT SAID SHE SAW SMA Y, BUT WITH THE TWRS ADVANTAGE POINT HE COULD JUDGE DISTANCE BETTER THAN HER. I DID NOT SEE THE SMA Y UNTIL I LOOKED OUT THE BACK WINDOW AFTER HIS ANNOUNCEMENT ON FINAL. RECOMMENDATIONS: TWR PAY MORE ATTN TO WHAT'S GOING ON. PLT USE BETTER JUDGEMENT AND NOT RELY ON TWR. INSTRUCTOR, DO NOT FLY WHEN TIRED, DO NOT RELAX WHEN FLYING WITH ANOTHER PLT, USE BETTER JUDGEMENT. IN SIMILAR SITUATION, I WOULD STOP ON RWY AND LET OTHER AIRPLANE MAKE A GO AROUND.
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.