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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz|
airport : ind
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 30|
flight time total : 1000
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
non adherence : clearance
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
flight crew : became reoriented
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I have flown into ind many times over many yrs and had always landed on either runway 23R or runway 32. I was therefore very familiar with the airport, but only from 1 perspective. Viewing it from T/D on 5L however made it seem like I had never been there before! There are 2 GA FBO's at ind. One is called a, and the other is B. I always go to a. Upon landing on runway 5L, I consulted the airport diagram to find the routing to a, and I assumed it was in the vicinity of the area marked 'general aviation parking area.' I was instructed to take the first left off of runway 5L and take B1 to B and to taxi to a. Since no instructions to hold short of anyplace were included, I taxied to B1, then to taxiway B and proceeded on taxiway B all the way toward the area marked on the airport diagram as 'general aviation parking area.' immediately after crossing over runway 5L, the controller asked, 'small aircraft, aren't you going to a? It's behind you and you just crossed the active runway.' I called the tower and they said 'nobody had been cleared for takeoff on that runway,' but it could have been quite significant if they had. I'm sending this in not for the protection it affords me, because the tower indicated it would not go any further since nobody was cleared for takeoff. However, I view this as an opportunity to give a suggestion for improvement to the nos charts. Many times I have noticed the ground controller saying to 'taxi to...(some FBO).' the name of the FBO is never on the chart. In the case of ind, a is not labeled at all. Since 99% of all landing aircraft are headed for an FBO, why not have each one marked by individual brand name on the nos airport diagram. If the nos diagram had a or B on the diagram, this would not have occurred. The ind plate does not even show a as a secondary GA spot. Many are the times I have been told to 'taxi to a' or 'taxi to C,' or 'taxi to D,' or 'taxi to east,' never knowing exactly where the FBO is. Since that is the terminology used by the ground controller, why not put the names on the nos charts? They are issued frequently enough to allow for changes in ownership, etc. While certainly the total responsibility for knowing where my aircraft is at all times is solely my job as pilot, it would be made much easier with FBO's labeled by name. At the very least, the ind chart should show 2 areas marked 'general aviation,' not just 1.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: RWY INCURSION OCCURS AS REPORTER CITES SPATIAL DISORIENTATION DUE TO AERO CHART PRESENTATION COMMERCIAL PUBLICATION DEFICIENCY.
Narrative: I HAVE FLOWN INTO IND MANY TIMES OVER MANY YRS AND HAD ALWAYS LANDED ON EITHER RWY 23R OR RWY 32. I WAS THEREFORE VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE ARPT, BUT ONLY FROM 1 PERSPECTIVE. VIEWING IT FROM T/D ON 5L HOWEVER MADE IT SEEM LIKE I HAD NEVER BEEN THERE BEFORE! THERE ARE 2 GA FBO'S AT IND. ONE IS CALLED A, AND THE OTHER IS B. I ALWAYS GO TO A. UPON LNDG ON RWY 5L, I CONSULTED THE ARPT DIAGRAM TO FIND THE RTING TO A, AND I ASSUMED IT WAS IN THE VICINITY OF THE AREA MARKED 'GENERAL AVIATION PARKING AREA.' I WAS INSTRUCTED TO TAKE THE FIRST LEFT OFF OF RWY 5L AND TAKE B1 TO B AND TO TAXI TO A. SINCE NO INSTRUCTIONS TO HOLD SHORT OF ANYPLACE WERE INCLUDED, I TAXIED TO B1, THEN TO TXWY B AND PROCEEDED ON TXWY B ALL THE WAY TOWARD THE AREA MARKED ON THE ARPT DIAGRAM AS 'GENERAL AVIATION PARKING AREA.' IMMEDIATELY AFTER XING OVER RWY 5L, THE CTLR ASKED, 'SMA, AREN'T YOU GOING TO A? IT'S BEHIND YOU AND YOU JUST CROSSED THE ACTIVE RWY.' I CALLED THE TWR AND THEY SAID 'NOBODY HAD BEEN CLRED FOR TKOF ON THAT RWY,' BUT IT COULD HAVE BEEN QUITE SIGNIFICANT IF THEY HAD. I'M SENDING THIS IN NOT FOR THE PROTECTION IT AFFORDS ME, BECAUSE THE TWR INDICATED IT WOULD NOT GO ANY FURTHER SINCE NOBODY WAS CLRED FOR TKOF. HOWEVER, I VIEW THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE A SUGGESTION FOR IMPROVEMENT TO THE NOS CHARTS. MANY TIMES I HAVE NOTICED THE GND CTLR SAYING TO 'TAXI TO...(SOME FBO).' THE NAME OF THE FBO IS NEVER ON THE CHART. IN THE CASE OF IND, A IS NOT LABELED AT ALL. SINCE 99% OF ALL LNDG ACFT ARE HEADED FOR AN FBO, WHY NOT HAVE EACH ONE MARKED BY INDIVIDUAL BRAND NAME ON THE NOS ARPT DIAGRAM. IF THE NOS DIAGRAM HAD A OR B ON THE DIAGRAM, THIS WOULD NOT HAVE OCCURRED. THE IND PLATE DOES NOT EVEN SHOW A AS A SECONDARY GA SPOT. MANY ARE THE TIMES I HAVE BEEN TOLD TO 'TAXI TO A' OR 'TAXI TO C,' OR 'TAXI TO D,' OR 'TAXI TO E,' NEVER KNOWING EXACTLY WHERE THE FBO IS. SINCE THAT IS THE TERMINOLOGY USED BY THE GND CTLR, WHY NOT PUT THE NAMES ON THE NOS CHARTS? THEY ARE ISSUED FREQUENTLY ENOUGH TO ALLOW FOR CHANGES IN OWNERSHIP, ETC. WHILE CERTAINLY THE TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR KNOWING WHERE MY ACFT IS AT ALL TIMES IS SOLELY MY JOB AS PLT, IT WOULD BE MADE MUCH EASIER WITH FBO'S LABELED BY NAME. AT THE VERY LEAST, THE IND CHART SHOULD SHOW 2 AREAS MARKED 'GENERAL AVIATION,' NOT JUST 1.
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.