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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : tyr|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 1000
|Controlling Facilities||tower : tyr|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Helicopter|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
descent : approach
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : cfi
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 60|
flight time total : 350
flight time type : 340
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Qualification||pilot : student|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
My student did the flight plan for the cross country to tyler pounds from willspoint. I checked the overall plans and we proceeded to fly. About 10 mi out we switched the radio to ATIS broadcast to get our information for our approach and tower frequency. The ATIS broadcast did not give the tower frequency or at least I did not hear it. The student switched frequency and made his call for our clearance instructions. We did not receive any. After several attempts to contact the tower, I observed the flow of traffic and used what we received on the ATIS broadcast, and made an approach to the grass on the north end of the airport, next to the ramp, staying clear of all fixed wing traffic in the air and on the ground. At this point I checked the radios and found the student did not have the right frequency dialed in on the radio. I then corrected it and called the tower to check the radio and to let them know what had happened. If I would have heard the frequency broadcast on ATIS I would have corrected the problem before it happened. I listened to ATIS several times after and never heard it broadcast.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: WHILE ON A XCOUNTRY TRAINING FLT AN INSTRUCTOR AND STUDENT WERE UNABLE TO CONTACT THE TWR WHILE INBOUND, BUT LANDED ANYWAY. AFTER LNDG, THE INSTRUCTOR PLT DISCOVERED THAT THE STUDENT HAD SET THE WRONG FREQ. UNAUTH PENETRATION OF AIRSPACE.
Narrative: MY STUDENT DID THE FLT PLAN FOR THE XCOUNTRY TO TYLER POUNDS FROM WILLSPOINT. I CHKED THE OVERALL PLANS AND WE PROCEEDED TO FLY. ABOUT 10 MI OUT WE SWITCHED THE RADIO TO ATIS BROADCAST TO GET OUR INFO FOR OUR APCH AND TWR FREQ. THE ATIS BROADCAST DID NOT GIVE THE TWR FREQ OR AT LEAST I DID NOT HEAR IT. THE STUDENT SWITCHED FREQ AND MADE HIS CALL FOR OUR CLRNC INSTRUCTIONS. WE DID NOT RECEIVE ANY. AFTER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO CONTACT THE TWR, I OBSERVED THE FLOW OF TFC AND USED WHAT WE RECEIVED ON THE ATIS BROADCAST, AND MADE AN APCH TO THE GRASS ON THE N END OF THE ARPT, NEXT TO THE RAMP, STAYING CLR OF ALL FIXED WING TFC IN THE AIR AND ON THE GND. AT THIS POINT I CHKED THE RADIOS AND FOUND THE STUDENT DID NOT HAVE THE RIGHT FREQ DIALED IN ON THE RADIO. I THEN CORRECTED IT AND CALLED THE TWR TO CHK THE RADIO AND TO LET THEM KNOW WHAT HAD HAPPENED. IF I WOULD HAVE HEARD THE FREQ BROADCAST ON ATIS I WOULD HAVE CORRECTED THE PROB BEFORE IT HAPPENED. I LISTENED TO ATIS SEVERAL TIMES AFTER AND NEVER HEARD IT BROADCAST.
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.