|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : hln|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 450|
agl bound upper : 550
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 150|
flight time total : 400
flight time type : 200
|Function||other personnel other|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 20|
flight time total : 140
flight time type : 75
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified cockpit|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Search for a friend's lost dog in wooded mountainous terrain. Ground search could not locate dog. Friend called to fly him over area. I was talking to hln tower giving position reports approximately every 5 mins. I was in the area about 20-25 mins flying circles around his house approximately 1-3 mi radius. At no time did I descend below 500' AGL. I had a report that a citizen reported me for low flying. I will raise my minimum altitude up in the future, to make sure there is no question about low flying.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: 2 PLTS IN SMA ALLEGEDLY FLEW 50' OVER AN AUTOMOBILE.
Narrative: SEARCH FOR A FRIEND'S LOST DOG IN WOODED MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN. GND SEARCH COULD NOT LOCATE DOG. FRIEND CALLED TO FLY HIM OVER AREA. I WAS TALKING TO HLN TWR GIVING POS RPTS APPROX EVERY 5 MINS. I WAS IN THE AREA ABOUT 20-25 MINS FLYING CIRCLES AROUND HIS HOUSE APPROX 1-3 MI RADIUS. AT NO TIME DID I DSND BELOW 500' AGL. I HAD A RPT THAT A CITIZEN RPTED ME FOR LOW FLYING. I WILL RAISE MY MINIMUM ALT UP IN THE FUTURE, TO MAKE SURE THERE IS NO QUESTION ABOUT LOW FLYING.
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.