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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : fay|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 3000|
msl bound upper : 3000
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : fay|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 20|
flight time total : 300
flight time type : 150
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : departure|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : clearance|
other anomaly other
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : became reoriented|
flight crew : returned to intended course or assigned course
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Was cleared from fay to 3n8 via V54. While setting up the radios on the ground I incorrectly set VOR 1 to the reciprocal course (091) instead of 271. I departed runway 04 at fay ano, when cleared by departure to intercept V54 (wbound), I looked at navigation 1 and intercepted it eastbound instead. The controller went ahead and cleared me to fay, thinking I was going to pick up V54 at the VOR. I continued past the VOR eastbound until queried by the controller. That's when I realized the course was set wrong, so I reversed and got back on V54 wbound. I didn't picture the flight path when I set up the radio initially, which is what I normally do (ie, I was expecting to fly generally wbound, so the 091 degree radial should have stuck out as being wrong). Better planning on the ground would have prevented this.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: HDG TRACK DEV BY PVT PLT. PLT TECHNIQUE NAV QUESTIONABLE.
Narrative: WAS CLRED FROM FAY TO 3N8 VIA V54. WHILE SETTING UP THE RADIOS ON THE GND I INCORRECTLY SET VOR 1 TO THE RECIPROCAL COURSE (091) INSTEAD OF 271. I DEPARTED RWY 04 AT FAY ANO, WHEN CLRED BY DEP TO INTERCEPT V54 (WBOUND), I LOOKED AT NAV 1 AND INTERCEPTED IT EBOUND INSTEAD. THE CTLR WENT AHEAD AND CLRED ME TO FAY, THINKING I WAS GOING TO PICK UP V54 AT THE VOR. I CONTINUED PAST THE VOR EBOUND UNTIL QUERIED BY THE CTLR. THAT'S WHEN I REALIZED THE COURSE WAS SET WRONG, SO I REVERSED AND GOT BACK ON V54 WBOUND. I DIDN'T PICTURE THE FLT PATH WHEN I SET UP THE RADIO INITIALLY, WHICH IS WHAT I NORMALLY DO (IE, I WAS EXPECTING TO FLY GENERALLY WBOUND, SO THE 091 DEG RADIAL SHOULD HAVE STUCK OUT AS BEING WRONG). BETTER PLANNING ON THE GND WOULD HAVE PREVENTED THIS.
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.