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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : emt|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : cfi
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 8|
flight time total : 2800
flight time type : 6
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
I stopped to better observe traffic in pattern. The tower controller, confused that I was not at the hold line, did not call me but cleared aircraft #2 behind me, for takeoff. Hearing this, I told tower I was #1 and tower explained confusion. I departed next, after aircraft #2, without incident. This was a very minor occurrence but was blown all out of proportion by the accident prevention specialist.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ATCT LCL CTLR ISSUED TKOF CLRNC TO AN ACFT OUT OF SEQUENCE. CLRNC TKOF. ATCT LCL CTLR PERCEPTION.
Narrative: I STOPPED TO BETTER OBSERVE TFC IN PATTERN. THE TWR CTLR, CONFUSED THAT I WAS NOT AT THE HOLD LINE, DID NOT CALL ME BUT CLRED ACFT #2 BEHIND ME, FOR TKOF. HEARING THIS, I TOLD TWR I WAS #1 AND TWR EXPLAINED CONFUSION. I DEPARTED NEXT, AFTER ACFT #2, WITHOUT INCIDENT. THIS WAS A VERY MINOR OCCURRENCE BUT WAS BLOWN ALL OUT OF PROPORTION BY THE ACCIDENT PREVENTION SPECIALIST.
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.