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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : brd|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 600
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
climbout : intermediate altitude
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time total : 90|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||other personnel other|
|Anomaly||inflight encounter : weather|
inflight encounter : vfr in imc
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Took off from brd airport, contacted FSS and was informed brd airport IFR, visibility 1 mi. When I took off, visibility was 2-6 mi, scattered showers. Could have gotten current reported WX and contacted ATC or FSS (from ground?) for SVFR. At time I took off, visibility 2-6 mi on ground stayed below 700 ft. No tower at airport.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF SMA PVT ACFT INADVERTENTLY TOOK OFF VFR INTO IMC AT A NON CTLED ARPT.
Narrative: TOOK OFF FROM BRD ARPT, CONTACTED FSS AND WAS INFORMED BRD ARPT IFR, VISIBILITY 1 MI. WHEN I TOOK OFF, VISIBILITY WAS 2-6 MI, SCATTERED SHOWERS. COULD HAVE GOTTEN CURRENT RPTED WX AND CONTACTED ATC OR FSS (FROM GND?) FOR SVFR. AT TIME I TOOK OFF, VISIBILITY 2-6 MI ON GND STAYED BELOW 700 FT. NO TWR AT ARPT.
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.