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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : bwi|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 4500|
msl bound upper : 4500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : bwi|
tower : dfw
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||enroute : on vectors|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 27|
flight time total : 99
flight time type : 9
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified cockpit|
|Resolutory Action||controller : provided flight assist|
controller : issued new clearance
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was going from gettysburg to wilmington. I lost my VOR and I confused my heading, so I was lost. I saw a big city and I tried to find myself, but I couldn't, so I called to baltimore approach and they told me that I was in the TCA. I asked for headings to go back to wilmington. I followed all their instructions.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: LOW TIME PLT FLYING AT NIGHT BECOMES DISORIENTED WHEN VOR FAILS. FLT ASSIST.
Narrative: I WAS GOING FROM GETTYSBURG TO WILMINGTON. I LOST MY VOR AND I CONFUSED MY HDG, SO I WAS LOST. I SAW A BIG CITY AND I TRIED TO FIND MYSELF, BUT I COULDN'T, SO I CALLED TO BALTIMORE APCH AND THEY TOLD ME THAT I WAS IN THE TCA. I ASKED FOR HDGS TO GO BACK TO WILMINGTON. I FOLLOWED ALL THEIR INSTRUCTIONS.
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.