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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : tcl|
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : bhm|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
descent : approach
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 30|
flight time total : 290
flight time type : 200
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
altitude deviation : excursion from assigned altitude
non adherence : clearance
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Radio transmission was breaking up between controller and our plane and the last I heard was that I was cleared for the VOR runway 22 approach into tuscaloosa and I acknowledged and shot the approach. Mildly concerned that the controller and I may have had a communications misunderstanding.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: UNAUTH APCH. CLRNC INTERP WITH RADIO COM PROB RADIO CONTACT INTERMITTENT.
Narrative: RADIO XMISSION WAS BREAKING UP BTWN CTLR AND OUR PLANE AND THE LAST I HEARD WAS THAT I WAS CLRED FOR THE VOR RWY 22 APCH INTO TUSCALOOSA AND I ACKNOWLEDGED AND SHOT THE APCH. MILDLY CONCERNED THAT THE CTLR AND I MAY HAVE HAD A COMS MISUNDERSTANDING.
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.