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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0001 To 0600|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : eno|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 7000|
msl bound upper : 7000
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||enroute airway : v16|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : instrument
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 120|
flight time total : 1330
flight time type : 103
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
non adherence : clearance
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : returned to intended course or assigned course|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I am flying as sole occupant in an small aircraft to the point of the occurrence I have been awake for approximately 15 hours and have flown from teb to hpn to int to point of occurrence (approximately 6 hours, straight). Operating in cruise and navigating on V16 (IFR flight plan) without requesting permission, I engaged in one right hand steep turn and then resumed my navigation, on course. Dover approach queried 'what is your heading'. Having completed the turn I stated my original heading of 045 degree. After a moment of radio silence I asked if there was a problem while also stating that the turn had been done and I apologized for not asking permission first. I also asked the controller if this had caused her any problem and she said it had not.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA HDG DEV AT NIGHT ON AIRWAY.
Narrative: I AM FLYING AS SOLE OCCUPANT IN AN SMA TO THE POINT OF THE OCCURRENCE I HAVE BEEN AWAKE FOR APPROX 15 HRS AND HAVE FLOWN FROM TEB TO HPN TO INT TO POINT OF OCCURRENCE (APPROX 6 HRS, STRAIGHT). OPERATING IN CRUISE AND NAVIGATING ON V16 (IFR FLT PLAN) WITHOUT REQUESTING PERMISSION, I ENGAGED IN ONE R HAND STEEP TURN AND THEN RESUMED MY NAVIGATION, ON COURSE. DOVER APCH QUERIED 'WHAT IS YOUR HDG'. HAVING COMPLETED THE TURN I STATED MY ORIGINAL HDG OF 045 DEG. AFTER A MOMENT OF RADIO SILENCE I ASKED IF THERE WAS A PROBLEM WHILE ALSO STATING THAT THE TURN HAD BEEN DONE AND I APOLOGIZED FOR NOT ASKING PERMISSION FIRST. I ALSO ASKED THE CTLR IF THIS HAD CAUSED HER ANY PROBLEM AND SHE SAID IT HAD NOT.
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.