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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : wdg|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 1500|
msl bound upper : 1500
|Controlling Facilities||tower : wdg|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 30|
flight time total : 160
flight time type : 155
|Anomaly||conflict : airborne less severe|
incursion : landing without clearance
non adherence : clearance
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
other other : unspecified
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was approaching wdg and announced my intentions to land when I was 19 mi south of the airport. I announced again at 9 mi south and was told to turn left base for runway 17. I was told to announce again and I was told to use runway 30. I thought the controller said runway 35. I tried to reach the tower 3 times to inform I was entering and landing on runway 35. Tower was not reading my radio message. An aircraft (military) was also entering on runway 35 and I was told to use runway 17 instead. The military pilot called me to state he was filing a military complaint for a close call (near miss) not an FAA complaint. I may have heard the tower incorrectly (runway 30 not runway 35), however, I tried to reach the tower 3 times to clarify.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: TFC PATTERN DEV. MIL PLT FILED NMAC COMPLAINT.
Narrative: I WAS APCHING WDG AND ANNOUNCED MY INTENTIONS TO LAND WHEN I WAS 19 MI S OF THE ARPT. I ANNOUNCED AGAIN AT 9 MI S AND WAS TOLD TO TURN L BASE FOR RWY 17. I WAS TOLD TO ANNOUNCE AGAIN AND I WAS TOLD TO USE RWY 30. I THOUGHT THE CTLR SAID RWY 35. I TRIED TO REACH THE TWR 3 TIMES TO INFORM I WAS ENTERING AND LNDG ON RWY 35. TWR WAS NOT READING MY RADIO MESSAGE. AN ACFT (MIL) WAS ALSO ENTERING ON RWY 35 AND I WAS TOLD TO USE RWY 17 INSTEAD. THE MIL PLT CALLED ME TO STATE HE WAS FILING A MIL COMPLAINT FOR A CLOSE CALL (NEAR MISS) NOT AN FAA COMPLAINT. I MAY HAVE HEARD THE TWR INCORRECTLY (RWY 30 NOT RWY 35), HOWEVER, I TRIED TO REACH THE TWR 3 TIMES TO CLARIFY.
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.