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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : nhl|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 1000
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 6|
flight time total : 900
|Anomaly||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||other|
On a sunday afternoon I departed AL15 to the north to make a few touch and goes. My LORAN was apparently malfunctioning because I began to do touch and goes at what my LORAN said was foley airport. After the second touch and go a van came out to the end of the runway and was observing my touch and goes. The van was apparently a military van so when I gained enough altitude I checked over the area with my new orleans sectional and determined that I was at the wrong airport (by about 3-4 mi). The map did not indicate in any way that I can determine, that one shouldn't land at that airport. After calling several other local pilots, they too thought it was ok to land there, but I'm not absolutely sure, so I filed this report. The airport was nolf-wolf.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF AN SMA PRACTICED TOUCH AND GOES AT THE WRONG ARPT. THE RPTR HAD USED LORAN TO LOCATE THE INTENDED DEST, BUT STATED THAT IT MUST HAVE MALFUNCTIONED. WRONG ARPT LNDG.
Narrative: ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON I DEPARTED AL15 TO THE N TO MAKE A FEW TOUCH AND GOES. MY LORAN WAS APPARENTLY MALFUNCTIONING BECAUSE I BEGAN TO DO TOUCH AND GOES AT WHAT MY LORAN SAID WAS FOLEY ARPT. AFTER THE SECOND TOUCH AND GO A VAN CAME OUT TO THE END OF THE RWY AND WAS OBSERVING MY TOUCH AND GOES. THE VAN WAS APPARENTLY A MIL VAN SO WHEN I GAINED ENOUGH ALT I CHKED OVER THE AREA WITH MY NEW ORLEANS SECTIONAL AND DETERMINED THAT I WAS AT THE WRONG ARPT (BY ABOUT 3-4 MI). THE MAP DID NOT INDICATE IN ANY WAY THAT I CAN DETERMINE, THAT ONE SHOULDN'T LAND AT THAT ARPT. AFTER CALLING SEVERAL OTHER LCL PLTS, THEY TOO THOUGHT IT WAS OK TO LAND THERE, BUT I'M NOT ABSOLUTELY SURE, SO I FILED THIS RPT. THE ARPT WAS NOLF-WOLF.
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.