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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : mwh|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tower : mwh|
artcc : zdc
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : student|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 30|
flight time total : 70
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
incursion : landing without clearance
non adherence : clearance
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I flew with my flight instructor to grant county international airport from our home base of ellensburg, wa, bowers field. The purpose of the flight was to solo at an airport with a control tower in order to meet the requirements for private pilot. We taxied up to the control tower, my instructor exited the plane. I told the tower my intentions and that it was my first time soloing with a tower. He instructed me to do my stop and goes on runway 36 with left hand traffic and to watch out for a widebody transport doing touch and goes. I was concentrating hard on my radio work, which went very well. I took off on the indicated runway watching my location, concentrating on my altitude, and basically trying so hard not to screw up that I accidently lined up on runway 3 which begins next to runway 36, the one I was supposed to be on. I landed, thinking I was on runway 36 then the tower controller instructed me to back taxi and continue my stop and goes on runway 36. When I returned to the tower someone had complained of my mistake which was working on runway 3 that was closed for repairs. Conclusion: I was confused and concerned with doing everything right that I managed to mess up.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA LANDS ON WRONG RWY.
Narrative: I FLEW WITH MY FLT INSTRUCTOR TO GRANT COUNTY INTL ARPT FROM OUR HOME BASE OF ELLENSBURG, WA, BOWERS FIELD. THE PURPOSE OF THE FLT WAS TO SOLO AT AN ARPT WITH A CTL TWR IN ORDER TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS FOR PRIVATE PLT. WE TAXIED UP TO THE CTL TWR, MY INSTRUCTOR EXITED THE PLANE. I TOLD THE TWR MY INTENTIONS AND THAT IT WAS MY FIRST TIME SOLOING WITH A TWR. HE INSTRUCTED ME TO DO MY STOP AND GOES ON RWY 36 WITH L HAND TFC AND TO WATCH OUT FOR A WDB DOING TOUCH AND GOES. I WAS CONCENTRATING HARD ON MY RADIO WORK, WHICH WENT VERY WELL. I TOOK OFF ON THE INDICATED RWY WATCHING MY LOCATION, CONCENTRATING ON MY ALT, AND BASICALLY TRYING SO HARD NOT TO SCREW UP THAT I ACCIDENTLY LINED UP ON RWY 3 WHICH BEGINS NEXT TO RWY 36, THE ONE I WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ON. I LANDED, THINKING I WAS ON RWY 36 THEN THE TWR CTLR INSTRUCTED ME TO BACK TAXI AND CONTINUE MY STOP AND GOES ON RWY 36. WHEN I RETURNED TO THE TWR SOMEONE HAD COMPLAINED OF MY MISTAKE WHICH WAS WORKING ON RWY 3 THAT WAS CLOSED FOR REPAIRS. CONCLUSION: I WAS CONFUSED AND CONCERNED WITH DOING EVERYTHING RIGHT THAT I MANAGED TO MESS UP.
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.