|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : byg|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 10500|
msl bound upper : 11500
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 10|
flight time total : 11500
flight time type : 10
|Function||observation : passenger|
|Anomaly||inflight encounter : weather|
non adherence : far
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
On a VFR flight south of bgy, at 10500 ft while flying over a broken layer, passenger commented that I was awfully close to the clouds and what was clearance anyway. Being in class east or G airspace, I replied 500 ft, one and one, (this is wrong because it is actually one, one and one). I had not completed my climb to 11500 ft which is appropriate for my direction, and I did so. Within a few mi we were over a scattered layer of no consequence. Remainder of flight uneventful and landed safely. I never felt in any danger, but was probably within 1 mi of clouds horizontal thinking 2000 ft was appropriate.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN SMA PLT FLEW TOO CLOSE TO THE TOP OF AN OVCST.
Narrative: ON A VFR FLT S OF BGY, AT 10500 FT WHILE FLYING OVER A BROKEN LAYER, PAX COMMENTED THAT I WAS AWFULLY CLOSE TO THE CLOUDS AND WHAT WAS CLRNC ANYWAY. BEING IN CLASS E OR G AIRSPACE, I REPLIED 500 FT, ONE AND ONE, (THIS IS WRONG BECAUSE IT IS ACTUALLY ONE, ONE AND ONE). I HAD NOT COMPLETED MY CLB TO 11500 FT WHICH IS APPROPRIATE FOR MY DIRECTION, AND I DID SO. WITHIN A FEW MI WE WERE OVER A SCATTERED LAYER OF NO CONSEQUENCE. REMAINDER OF FLT UNEVENTFUL AND LANDED SAFELY. I NEVER FELT IN ANY DANGER, BUT WAS PROBABLY WITHIN 1 MI OF CLOUDS HORIZ THINKING 2000 FT WAS APPROPRIATE.
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.