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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : dab|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tower : dab|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 69|
flight time total : 149
flight time type : 48
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||incursion : landing without clearance|
incursion : runway
non adherence : clearance
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was scheduled to do landing practice in the pattern for practice for an inter-collegiate event. I was very nervous about this because the airport at daytona beach was very busy. Being a relatively new private pilot, this was the busiest airport that I have been to. I was instructed to use runway 7R for my practice. There was a gusty crosswind blowing toward the runway, making my base leg very short (in time). I raised my wing long enough to spot the traffic that I was behind, then began my turn to final. After rolling out on final I spotted the same type of airplane that I had been following directly ahead of me on short final. I did my normal crosswind approach. Upon reaching the numbers the traffic that was ahead of me began turning to the left departing the runway. Tower had not cleared me for the option yet, so I added some power to remain aloft, and questioned the tower if I were cleared. Tower asked if I was lined up on final, I reported yes. He (tower) said that I was cleared for the option on runway 7R. The plane in front of me was off of the runway so I reduced power and concentrated on making a good crosswind landing. My point of touchdown was beyond the point that the previous airplane had exited the runway. I added power and began my climb back to pattern altitude. Tower cleared another plane for the option on runway 7R #2. The plane reported that no one was in front of him. Tower asked my location. I replied, just departing runway 7R. After a slight pause tower informed me that I was on runway 7L. After realizing my mistake I confirmed that indeed I was on runway 7L. Tower told me to side step to runway 7R and to never do that again! I won't! Prevention: my instructor stressing the importance of reading the runway numbers and tower keeping up with who is where in the pattern. But most of all pilot awareness.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PVT PLT OF AN SMA SEL LANDED ON THE WRONG PARALLEL RWY DURING TOUCH AND GO LNDG PRACTICE.
Narrative: I WAS SCHEDULED TO DO LNDG PRACTICE IN THE PATTERN FOR PRACTICE FOR AN INTER-COLLEGIATE EVENT. I WAS VERY NERVOUS ABOUT THIS BECAUSE THE ARPT AT DAYTONA BEACH WAS VERY BUSY. BEING A RELATIVELY NEW PVT PLT, THIS WAS THE BUSIEST ARPT THAT I HAVE BEEN TO. I WAS INSTRUCTED TO USE RWY 7R FOR MY PRACTICE. THERE WAS A GUSTY XWIND BLOWING TOWARD THE RWY, MAKING MY BASE LEG VERY SHORT (IN TIME). I RAISED MY WING LONG ENOUGH TO SPOT THE TFC THAT I WAS BEHIND, THEN BEGAN MY TURN TO FINAL. AFTER ROLLING OUT ON FINAL I SPOTTED THE SAME TYPE OF AIRPLANE THAT I HAD BEEN FOLLOWING DIRECTLY AHEAD OF ME ON SHORT FINAL. I DID MY NORMAL XWIND APCH. UPON REACHING THE NUMBERS THE TFC THAT WAS AHEAD OF ME BEGAN TURNING TO THE L DEPARTING THE RWY. TWR HAD NOT CLRED ME FOR THE OPTION YET, SO I ADDED SOME PWR TO REMAIN ALOFT, AND QUESTIONED THE TWR IF I WERE CLRED. TWR ASKED IF I WAS LINED UP ON FINAL, I RPTED YES. HE (TWR) SAID THAT I WAS CLRED FOR THE OPTION ON RWY 7R. THE PLANE IN FRONT OF ME WAS OFF OF THE RWY SO I REDUCED PWR AND CONCENTRATED ON MAKING A GOOD XWIND LNDG. MY POINT OF TOUCHDOWN WAS BEYOND THE POINT THAT THE PREVIOUS AIRPLANE HAD EXITED THE RWY. I ADDED PWR AND BEGAN MY CLB BACK TO PATTERN ALT. TWR CLRED ANOTHER PLANE FOR THE OPTION ON RWY 7R #2. THE PLANE RPTED THAT NO ONE WAS IN FRONT OF HIM. TWR ASKED MY LOCATION. I REPLIED, JUST DEPARTING RWY 7R. AFTER A SLIGHT PAUSE TWR INFORMED ME THAT I WAS ON RWY 7L. AFTER REALIZING MY MISTAKE I CONFIRMED THAT INDEED I WAS ON RWY 7L. TWR TOLD ME TO SIDE STEP TO RWY 7R AND TO NEVER DO THAT AGAIN! I WON'T! PREVENTION: MY INSTRUCTOR STRESSING THE IMPORTANCE OF READING THE RWY NUMBERS AND TWR KEEPING UP WITH WHO IS WHERE IN THE PATTERN. BUT MOST OF ALL PLT AWARENESS.
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.