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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : iad|
airport : gai
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 8500|
msl bound upper : 8800
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : iad|
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
pilot : atp
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 100|
flight time total : 3700
flight time type : 650
|Anomaly||altitude deviation : overshoot|
non adherence : clearance
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : returned to intended course or assigned course|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
We took off from gai VFR and contacted dulles approach. Dulles cleared us to climb and maintain 8500 ft. I was looking at my map and climbed to approximately 8800 ft when I noticed the altitude and immediately descended to 8500 ft. Dulles did say we were cleared to 8500 ft -- obviously they saw our error.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A CORP PLT RPTS CLBING THROUGH ASSIGNED ALT. THE ACFT WAS IN CLASS B AIRSPACE AND THE PLT WAS DISTR WITH A CHART.
Narrative: WE TOOK OFF FROM GAI VFR AND CONTACTED DULLES APCH. DULLES CLRED US TO CLB AND MAINTAIN 8500 FT. I WAS LOOKING AT MY MAP AND CLBED TO APPROX 8800 FT WHEN I NOTICED THE ALT AND IMMEDIATELY DSNDED TO 8500 FT. DULLES DID SAY WE WERE CLRED TO 8500 FT -- OBVIOUSLY THEY SAW OUR ERROR.
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.