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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : jfk|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 6000|
msl bound upper : 6500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : n90|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 82|
flight time total : 1477
flight time type : 22
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||altitude deviation : excursion from assigned altitude|
inflight encounter : weather
non adherence : clearance
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
other flight crewa
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : returned to intended course or assigned course|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
In sum: a florida based pilot was flying from sanford, me, to frederick, md, through the ny area. There was WX in the area, including turbulence and thunderstorms. The pilot was amazed at the reroutings that he got from N90 and bos ARTCC. At one point, near jfk, the turbulence was so bad that he was thrown up 500 ft. This was the pilot's first trip to the northeast. He had no WX radar aboard his small aircraft. As N90 could not find him clear passage through the WX, the pilot believes that N90 should be held partly responsible for the altitude deviation.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN SMA DEVIATED FROM HIS ASSIGNED ALT IN TURB.
Narrative: IN SUM: A FLORIDA BASED PLT WAS FLYING FROM SANFORD, ME, TO FREDERICK, MD, THROUGH THE NY AREA. THERE WAS WX IN THE AREA, INCLUDING TURB AND TSTMS. THE PLT WAS AMAZED AT THE REROUTINGS THAT HE GOT FROM N90 AND BOS ARTCC. AT ONE POINT, NEAR JFK, THE TURB WAS SO BAD THAT HE WAS THROWN UP 500 FT. THIS WAS THE PLT'S FIRST TRIP TO THE NE. HE HAD NO WX RADAR ABOARD HIS SMA. AS N90 COULD NOT FIND HIM CLR PASSAGE THROUGH THE WX, THE PLT BELIEVES THAT N90 SHOULD BE HELD PARTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ALTDEV.
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.