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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : arb|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tower : lga|
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Mustang (P51)|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||other other : other|
pilot : instrument
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 170|
flight time total : 1065
flight time type : 89
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : regained aircraft control|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
During crosswind landing training at arb airport a wind gust was experienced on the rollout. The pilot under-corrected for the wind gust, with rudder and brakes, resulting in the aircraft departing the runway in a controled manner at a shallow angle of attack. The aircraft was accordingly slowed with a light coordinated application of the brakes for a turn back onto the paved surface. The largest angle of incidence to the runway centerline was less than 30 degrees. The aircraft did not ground loop and was within the pilot's control at all times except for the alignment change which was effected by the aircraft's right hand main landing wheel's contact with the turf. Unfortunately, a runway edge marking light made contact with some part of the aircraft during the departure and was knocked down. The aircraft received no damage from either the contact with the light nor from the runway departure. In preparation for this specialized tailwheel aircraft, the pilot initiated an intense training program for all predictable WX, and engine emergency conditions, covering the past 24 months. The initial phase started with 65 hours training in a piper J3 cub (dual and solo), advanced to 100 hours in a north american AT6 (dual and solo), and finished with 16 hours in a north american P51 mustang equipped with a 2-PLACE conversion with dual controls for final dual instruction. The solo training is ongoing and continues with an emphasis on simulated engine emergencys, landing gear deployment emergencys, and adverse WX conditions including various crosswind and gusty crosswind problematic sits. The pilot completed a biannual flight review in this aircraft on feb/fri/96.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF A P51 MOMENTARILY LOST DIRECTIONAL CTL DURING LNDG DUE TO A WIND GUST RESULTING IN THE ACFT GOING OFF THE SIDE OF THE RWY AND THEN BACK ON AGAIN AS THE PLT REGAINED CTL.
Narrative: DURING XWIND LNDG TRAINING AT ARB ARPT A WIND GUST WAS EXPERIENCED ON THE ROLLOUT. THE PLT UNDER-CORRECTED FOR THE WIND GUST, WITH RUDDER AND BRAKES, RESULTING IN THE ACFT DEPARTING THE RWY IN A CTLED MANNER AT A SHALLOW ANGLE OF ATTACK. THE ACFT WAS ACCORDINGLY SLOWED WITH A LIGHT COORDINATED APPLICATION OF THE BRAKES FOR A TURN BACK ONTO THE PAVED SURFACE. THE LARGEST ANGLE OF INCIDENCE TO THE RWY CTRLINE WAS LESS THAN 30 DEGS. THE ACFT DID NOT GND LOOP AND WAS WITHIN THE PLT'S CTL AT ALL TIMES EXCEPT FOR THE ALIGNMENT CHANGE WHICH WAS EFFECTED BY THE ACFT'S R HAND MAIN LNDG WHEEL'S CONTACT WITH THE TURF. UNFORTUNATELY, A RWY EDGE MARKING LIGHT MADE CONTACT WITH SOME PART OF THE ACFT DURING THE DEP AND WAS KNOCKED DOWN. THE ACFT RECEIVED NO DAMAGE FROM EITHER THE CONTACT WITH THE LIGHT NOR FROM THE RWY DEP. IN PREPARATION FOR THIS SPECIALIZED TAILWHEEL ACFT, THE PLT INITIATED AN INTENSE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR ALL PREDICTABLE WX, AND ENG EMER CONDITIONS, COVERING THE PAST 24 MONTHS. THE INITIAL PHASE STARTED WITH 65 HRS TRAINING IN A PIPER J3 CUB (DUAL AND SOLO), ADVANCED TO 100 HRS IN A NORTH AMERICAN AT6 (DUAL AND SOLO), AND FINISHED WITH 16 HRS IN A NORTH AMERICAN P51 MUSTANG EQUIPPED WITH A 2-PLACE CONVERSION WITH DUAL CTLS FOR FINAL DUAL INSTRUCTION. THE SOLO TRAINING IS ONGOING AND CONTINUES WITH AN EMPHASIS ON SIMULATED ENG EMERS, LNDG GEAR DEPLOYMENT EMERS, AND ADVERSE WX CONDITIONS INCLUDING VARIOUS XWIND AND GUSTY XWIND PROBLEMATIC SITS. THE PLT COMPLETED A BIANNUAL FLT REVIEW IN THIS ACFT ON FEB/FRI/96.
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.