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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : hvn|
airport : bdr
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 800|
agl bound upper : 2000
|Controlling Facilities||tower : hvn|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||descent other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : student|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 12|
flight time total : 50
|Function||other personnel other|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 90|
flight time total : 600
flight time type : 560
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : exited penetrated airspace|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
In april I did my 4 hour x-country flight. My first airport to land at was bdr. I had flight following the whole day but didn't make much use of the bdr VOR because of turbulence. When I could make out the coastline and an airport, I requested a frequency change from flight following. I had the ATIS and proceeded to call bdr tower and told my intentions 9 mi out. They said report entering left downwind. (It was hard to make out the runway numbers). I announced my intentions entering the left downwind. I said it again and then I was told to contact bdr and that I was at new haven airport. I apologized thinking it was bdr and flew an extended downwind leg. I knew if I were at new haven, then I'd have to travel more west along the coast to get to bdr. I passed a white propeller plane to my left on final and continued on. A female voice asked me what altitude I was at (2000') and then notified a plane I believe that was landing east. That was the last of communications with new haven and I was off to bdr.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A 50 HR GA SMA STUDENT PLT ON A SOLO CROSS-COUNTRY STARTED DESCENT FOR LNDG AT THE WRONG ARPT. UNAUTH PENETRATION OF HVN ATA.
Narrative: IN APRIL I DID MY 4 HR X-COUNTRY FLT. MY FIRST ARPT TO LAND AT WAS BDR. I HAD FLT FOLLOWING THE WHOLE DAY BUT DIDN'T MAKE MUCH USE OF THE BDR VOR BECAUSE OF TURB. WHEN I COULD MAKE OUT THE COASTLINE AND AN ARPT, I REQUESTED A FREQ CHANGE FROM FLT FOLLOWING. I HAD THE ATIS AND PROCEEDED TO CALL BDR TWR AND TOLD MY INTENTIONS 9 MI OUT. THEY SAID RPT ENTERING L DOWNWIND. (IT WAS HARD TO MAKE OUT THE RWY NUMBERS). I ANNOUNCED MY INTENTIONS ENTERING THE L DOWNWIND. I SAID IT AGAIN AND THEN I WAS TOLD TO CONTACT BDR AND THAT I WAS AT NEW HAVEN ARPT. I APOLOGIZED THINKING IT WAS BDR AND FLEW AN EXTENDED DOWNWIND LEG. I KNEW IF I WERE AT NEW HAVEN, THEN I'D HAVE TO TRAVEL MORE W ALONG THE COAST TO GET TO BDR. I PASSED A WHITE PROP PLANE TO MY L ON FINAL AND CONTINUED ON. A FEMALE VOICE ASKED ME WHAT ALT I WAS AT (2000') AND THEN NOTIFIED A PLANE I BELIEVE THAT WAS LNDG E. THAT WAS THE LAST OF COMS WITH NEW HAVEN AND I WAS OFF TO BDR.
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.