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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : stf|
airport : m40
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 1800|
msl bound upper : 4500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : cbm|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
descent : approach
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 100|
flight time total : 203
flight time type : 112
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||inflight encounter : weather|
non adherence : far
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
XY30 am -- I checked the WX: 1800 ft overcast. I decided that I could takeoff from starkville to M40 VFR to take my IFR chkride. YY00 am: I took off from starkville and climbed to 1800 ft. 6 mi further, I'm on flight following with columbus approach. Then, I decided to climb to 4500 ft and I was in the clouds. 20 mins later, I asked to shoot the VOR 18 approach into M40. Columbus approach gave me vectors to the initial approach fix and I broke out on the approach at 1600 ft. When I saw the runway, I made a circling approach to runway 36 at M40 (monroe county airport). Remarks: I know that my actions did not endanger another aircraft.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A PRIVATE PLT IN AN SMA FLEW IN IMC WITHOUT AN INST RATING.
Narrative: XY30 AM -- I CHKED THE WX: 1800 FT OVCST. I DECIDED THAT I COULD TKOF FROM STARKVILLE TO M40 VFR TO TAKE MY IFR CHKRIDE. YY00 AM: I TOOK OFF FROM STARKVILLE AND CLBED TO 1800 FT. 6 MI FURTHER, I'M ON FLT FOLLOWING WITH COLUMBUS APCH. THEN, I DECIDED TO CLB TO 4500 FT AND I WAS IN THE CLOUDS. 20 MINS LATER, I ASKED TO SHOOT THE VOR 18 APCH INTO M40. COLUMBUS APCH GAVE ME VECTORS TO THE INITIAL APCH FIX AND I BROKE OUT ON THE APCH AT 1600 FT. WHEN I SAW THE RWY, I MADE A CIRCLING APCH TO RWY 36 AT M40 (MONROE COUNTY ARPT). REMARKS: I KNOW THAT MY ACTIONS DID NOT ENDANGER ANOTHER ACFT.
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.