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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : sff|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 3500|
msl bound upper : 3500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : geg|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Cessna Single Piston Undifferentiated or Other Model|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 16|
flight time total : 2700
flight time type : 2215
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||inflight encounter : weather|
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : exited adverse environment|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
As I approached felts field for landing I was flying under an overcast (broken) and was suddenly faced with flying closer to the overcast than recommended in order to maintain 1000 ft above ground. I estimate I was 200 ft below the clouds and 1000 ft above ground level. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following information: the reporter stated he was flying a turbo 206. He stated he was current IFR and proficient. He gets an instrument competency check every 6 months. He likes to get with an instructor that often anyway. He has completed his 8TH yr of the wings program. He flew in the second world war and has flown his C206 from as far north as point barrow and been down to south america with it. He stated he was well south and east of spokane international and slightly west of tower mountains.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: APCHING 8 MI SW FELTS FIELD FOR LNDG UNDER AN OVCST THE RPTR SUDDENLY HAD TO BE WITHIN 200 FT OF THE UNDERCAST TO REMAIN 1000 FT ABOVE THE GND.
Narrative: AS I APCHED FELTS FIELD FOR LNDG I WAS FLYING UNDER AN OVCST (BROKEN) AND WAS SUDDENLY FACED WITH FLYING CLOSER TO THE OVCST THAN RECOMMENDED IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN 1000 FT ABOVE GND. I ESTIMATE I WAS 200 FT BELOW THE CLOUDS AND 1000 FT ABOVE GND LEVEL. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING INFO: THE RPTR STATED HE WAS FLYING A TURBO 206. HE STATED HE WAS CURRENT IFR AND PROFICIENT. HE GETS AN INST COMPETENCY CHK EVERY 6 MONTHS. HE LIKES TO GET WITH AN INSTRUCTOR THAT OFTEN ANYWAY. HE HAS COMPLETED HIS 8TH YR OF THE WINGS PROGRAM. HE FLEW IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR AND HAS FLOWN HIS C206 FROM AS FAR N AS POINT BARROW AND BEEN DOWN TO SOUTH AMERICA WITH IT. HE STATED HE WAS WELL S AND E OF SPOKANE INTL AND SLIGHTLY W OF TWR MOUNTAINS.
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.