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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : orf|
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : orf|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Route In Use||enroute : on vectors|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : flight engineer|
pilot : instrument
pilot : commercial
pilot : atp
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 150|
flight time total : 10500
flight time type : 8
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : exited adverse environment|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I had just received a currency in an IFR small aircraft and scheduled that aircraft for this flight. That aircraft went down for maintenance and another was substituted. I had not checked if this aircraft was IFR certified since I was only flying VFR. Upon arrival at orf with VFR conditions on downwind the tower visibility dropped to 2 1/2 mi. My reaction was to accept an ILS approach. A few mins later, I realized I hadn't checked the IFR status of this aircraft and was getting intermittent off flags on the ILS. So, I asked for vectors out of the control zone and back to VFR conditions. The aircraft I rented turned out not to be IFR certified.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: FLEW IN IMC WITH AN ATC CLRNC IN AN ACFT NOT CERTIFIED FOR INST FLT.
Narrative: I HAD JUST RECEIVED A CURRENCY IN AN IFR SMA AND SCHEDULED THAT ACFT FOR THIS FLT. THAT ACFT WENT DOWN FOR MAINT AND ANOTHER WAS SUBSTITUTED. I HAD NOT CHKED IF THIS ACFT WAS IFR CERTIFIED SINCE I WAS ONLY FLYING VFR. UPON ARR AT ORF WITH VFR CONDITIONS ON DOWNWIND THE TWR VISIBILITY DROPPED TO 2 1/2 MI. MY REACTION WAS TO ACCEPT AN ILS APCH. A FEW MINS LATER, I REALIZED I HADN'T CHKED THE IFR STATUS OF THIS ACFT AND WAS GETTING INTERMITTENT OFF FLAGS ON THE ILS. SO, I ASKED FOR VECTORS OUT OF THE CTL ZONE AND BACK TO VFR CONDITIONS. THE ACFT I RENTED TURNED OUT NOT TO BE IFR CERTIFIED.
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.