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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : rfd|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 8000|
msl bound upper : 8500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : rfd|
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 80|
flight time total : 8800
flight time type : 60
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Anomaly||altitude deviation : overshoot|
non adherence : clearance
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : returned to intended course or assigned course|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Cleared to climb and maintain 8000 ft with rockford approach control. My mind was preoccupied with other non flight related thoughts. Our sops require both crew members to respond to the 1000 ft altitude alerter chime with verbal acknowledgement of altitude passing through, level off altitude. Altitude alerter set properly, and flight director set and armed for altitude capture. Both crew members missed the 1000 ft call. PNF warned me after passing through 8000 ft. Rockford approach also warned as we were nearing 8500 ft as I was correcting back to 8000 ft. Complacency, preoccupation with non-flight related issues, not focused on flight parameters, not adhering to our sops -- these were the issues that caused this altitude bust.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A CORPORATE JET FLC FAILED TO LEVEL AT THEIR ASSIGNED ALT. THE ALT WAS OVERSHOT 500 FT BEFORE THE FLC RETURNED TO THE CORRECT ALT.
Narrative: CLRED TO CLB AND MAINTAIN 8000 FT WITH ROCKFORD APCH CTL. MY MIND WAS PREOCCUPIED WITH OTHER NON FLT RELATED THOUGHTS. OUR SOPS REQUIRE BOTH CREW MEMBERS TO RESPOND TO THE 1000 FT ALT ALERTER CHIME WITH VERBAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF ALT PASSING THROUGH, LEVEL OFF ALT. ALT ALERTER SET PROPERLY, AND FLT DIRECTOR SET AND ARMED FOR ALT CAPTURE. BOTH CREW MEMBERS MISSED THE 1000 FT CALL. PNF WARNED ME AFTER PASSING THROUGH 8000 FT. ROCKFORD APCH ALSO WARNED AS WE WERE NEARING 8500 FT AS I WAS CORRECTING BACK TO 8000 FT. COMPLACENCY, PREOCCUPATION WITH NON-FLT RELATED ISSUES, NOT FOCUSED ON FLT PARAMETERS, NOT ADHERING TO OUR SOPS -- THESE WERE THE ISSUES THAT CAUSED THIS ALT BUST.
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.