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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : clt|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||PA-23-250 Aztec|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 25|
flight time total : 500
flight time type : 10
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
non adherence : clearance
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was departing VFR from clt to SOP. I obtained clearance and contacted ground. Ground cleared me to an intersection departure on runway 18L. (I taxied from a local FBO). I observed no traffic and taxied onto runway 18L and then contacted tower. The tower controller appropriately 'read me the riot act' about taxiing onto an active runway without tower clearance. I then was cleared for takeoff and departed uneventfully. No takeoffs or landing traffic was affected (luckily). I think 2 factors contributed to this: #1) I operated out of many uncontrolled fields lately and didn't mentally 'switch' to controled field (tower) procedures (habit). #2) less than 100 percent 'attention to detail.'
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF AN SMT TWIN FAILED TO OBTAIN TWR CLRNC BEFORE TAXIING ONTO RWY FOR TKOF.
Narrative: I WAS DEPARTING VFR FROM CLT TO SOP. I OBTAINED CLRNC AND CONTACTED GND. GND CLRED ME TO AN INTXN DEP ON RWY 18L. (I TAXIED FROM A LCL FBO). I OBSERVED NO TFC AND TAXIED ONTO RWY 18L AND THEN CONTACTED TWR. THE TWR CTLR APPROPRIATELY 'READ ME THE RIOT ACT' ABOUT TAXIING ONTO AN ACTIVE RWY WITHOUT TWR CLRNC. I THEN WAS CLRED FOR TKOF AND DEPARTED UNEVENTFULLY. NO TKOFS OR LNDG TFC WAS AFFECTED (LUCKILY). I THINK 2 FACTORS CONTRIBUTED TO THIS: #1) I OPERATED OUT OF MANY UNCTLED FIELDS LATELY AND DIDN'T MENTALLY 'SWITCH' TO CTLED FIELD (TWR) PROCS (HABIT). #2) LESS THAN 100 PERCENT 'ATTN TO DETAIL.'
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.