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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : elk|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 300|
agl bound upper : 400
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 59|
flight time total : 472
flight time type : 380
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was flying the reverse course for the air race classic. Elk city airport, ok, was the third stop in the race. We called unicom, got airport advisory and told them that we were doing the air race fly-by at an altitude of 300' AGL perpendicular to the runway between 2 hangars. We did the fly-by, landed and an aci from the FAA questioned our fly-by. When we called unicom they gave no indication of any traffic; we looked at the traffic pattern before doing the fly-by and saw no traffic in the area. Considering the race was 4 days later and there would be 48 other aircraft doing the same fly-by, we felt there was no problem in practicing the fly-by for the race the next week.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: INEXPERIENCED SMA PLT 'BUZZES' UNCTLED ARPT, FAA INSPECTOR 'BUZZES' PLT.
Narrative: I WAS FLYING THE REVERSE COURSE FOR THE AIR RACE CLASSIC. ELK CITY ARPT, OK, WAS THE THIRD STOP IN THE RACE. WE CALLED UNICOM, GOT ARPT ADVISORY AND TOLD THEM THAT WE WERE DOING THE AIR RACE FLY-BY AT AN ALT OF 300' AGL PERPENDICULAR TO THE RWY BTWN 2 HANGARS. WE DID THE FLY-BY, LANDED AND AN ACI FROM THE FAA QUESTIONED OUR FLY-BY. WHEN WE CALLED UNICOM THEY GAVE NO INDICATION OF ANY TFC; WE LOOKED AT THE TFC PATTERN BEFORE DOING THE FLY-BY AND SAW NO TFC IN THE AREA. CONSIDERING THE RACE WAS 4 DAYS LATER AND THERE WOULD BE 48 OTHER ACFT DOING THE SAME FLY-BY, WE FELT THERE WAS NO PROB IN PRACTICING THE FLY-BY FOR THE RACE THE NEXT WK.
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.