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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : ilg|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 2000|
msl bound upper : 2000
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : phl|
tower : ilg
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : instrument
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 100|
flight time total : 350
flight time type : 30
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
instruction : trainee
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Anomaly||non adherence : clearance|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
We were on the VOR 1 approach into ilg. Phl approach instructed us that radar service was terminated and to contact ilg tower on 126.0. We misunderstood that to mean to squawk 1200, which we did. Ilg tower informed us that we should have stayed on our original squawk code, advising us that phl approach was very unhappy that we didn't.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA, IFR ON VOR APCH, IS SENT TO TWR BY APCH CTLR WITH ADDITIONAL NOTIFICATION THAT RADAR SERVICE IS TERMINATED INTERPRETED BY PLT TO CHANGE TRANSPONDER CODE TO 1200.
Narrative: WE WERE ON THE VOR 1 APCH INTO ILG. PHL APCH INSTRUCTED US THAT RADAR SVC WAS TERMINATED AND TO CONTACT ILG TWR ON 126.0. WE MISUNDERSTOOD THAT TO MEAN TO SQUAWK 1200, WHICH WE DID. ILG TWR INFORMED US THAT WE SHOULD HAVE STAYED ON OUR ORIGINAL SQUAWK CODE, ADVISING US THAT PHL APCH WAS VERY UNHAPPY THAT WE DIDN'T.
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.