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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : oxr|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : ntd|
tower : oxr
tracon : csg
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 40|
flight time total : 1600
flight time type : 250
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||inflight encounter : vfr in imc|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified cockpit|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : insufficient time|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
After leaving vny airport for oxnard airport in VFR conditions, I called ntd approach (128.65) and asked for flight following. Ntd said to 'standby'. I called ntd later, about 16 mi east of oxnard and they said to contact oxnard on 120.0. I called oxnard and gave my position. They said they were IFR and I should contact ntd for a clearance. I called ntd and they said to call oxnard. I called oxnard and gave my position, which by this time was on the ILS at the OM. Oxnard said they were IFR. I asked for a special VFR approach and oxnard said 'cleared to land'. On the ground the airport police officer came to the plane and asked for my name, etc, which I gave him. I then went to the tower and discussed the whole sequence of events with the controllers. They agreed there was miscom between ntd, oxnard and myself and they said there would be nothing reported about this incident.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ACFT ATTEMPTING TO CONTACT APCH FOR FLT FOLLOWING TOLD STAND BY. NEVER GOT BACK TO HIM. HE CALLED DEST TWR WHO STATED WE'RE IFR, CONTACT APCH FOR CLRNC. CALLED APCH WHO SAID CONTACT TWR. TWR SAID IFR. RPTR REQUESTED SVFR, CLRED TO LAND.
Narrative: AFTER LEAVING VNY ARPT FOR OXNARD ARPT IN VFR CONDITIONS, I CALLED NTD APCH (128.65) AND ASKED FOR FLT FOLLOWING. NTD SAID TO 'STANDBY'. I CALLED NTD LATER, ABOUT 16 MI E OF OXNARD AND THEY SAID TO CONTACT OXNARD ON 120.0. I CALLED OXNARD AND GAVE MY POS. THEY SAID THEY WERE IFR AND I SHOULD CONTACT NTD FOR A CLRNC. I CALLED NTD AND THEY SAID TO CALL OXNARD. I CALLED OXNARD AND GAVE MY POS, WHICH BY THIS TIME WAS ON THE ILS AT THE OM. OXNARD SAID THEY WERE IFR. I ASKED FOR A SPECIAL VFR APCH AND OXNARD SAID 'CLRED TO LAND'. ON THE GND THE ARPT POLICE OFFICER CAME TO THE PLANE AND ASKED FOR MY NAME, ETC, WHICH I GAVE HIM. I THEN WENT TO THE TWR AND DISCUSSED THE WHOLE SEQUENCE OF EVENTS WITH THE CTLRS. THEY AGREED THERE WAS MISCOM BTWN NTD, OXNARD AND MYSELF AND THEY SAID THERE WOULD BE NOTHING RPTED ABOUT THIS INCIDENT.
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.