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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : cdw|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 1200|
msl bound upper : 1200
|Controlling Facilities||tower : cdw|
tower : pit
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||PA-28 Cherokee/Archer II/Dakota/Pillan/Warrior|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : flight engineer|
pilot : commercial
pilot : cfi
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 25|
flight time total : 700
flight time type : 70
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : clearance|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I had taken off from mmu on a ferry flight to cdw which is 10 mi to the ene. I called cdw tower and was told to report right downwind for runway 27. I made a left downwind to runway 27 and reported right downwind at first, then realizing my mistake, I corrected myself. My guess at why I made this mistake is because I got in the left seat as opposed to the right seat which I had became accustomed to sitting in. This seat change probably had a perception for me which caused this inadvertent error.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF AN SMA SEL ACFT INADVERTENTLY MADE A L DOWNWIND TFC PATTERN INSTEAD OF A R DOWNWIND PATTERN.
Narrative: I HAD TAKEN OFF FROM MMU ON A FERRY FLT TO CDW WHICH IS 10 MI TO THE ENE. I CALLED CDW TWR AND WAS TOLD TO RPT R DOWNWIND FOR RWY 27. I MADE A L DOWNWIND TO RWY 27 AND RPTED R DOWNWIND AT FIRST, THEN REALIZING MY MISTAKE, I CORRECTED MYSELF. MY GUESS AT WHY I MADE THIS MISTAKE IS BECAUSE I GOT IN THE L SEAT AS OPPOSED TO THE R SEAT WHICH I HAD BECAME ACCUSTOMED TO SITTING IN. THIS SEAT CHANGE PROBABLY HAD A PERCEPTION FOR ME WHICH CAUSED THIS INADVERTENT ERROR.
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.