|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : fmy|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 5000|
msl bound upper : 5000
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : rsw|
tower : rsw
tracon : cvg
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||enroute : on vectors|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 4450
flight time type : 1000
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
I was flying an assigned heading and altitude (I think it was heading 120 degrees at 5000 ft) towards fmy airport. I saw the airport and tried to call approach to let them know this. I was unable to contact them, so I tried fmy tower, for by now I was only about 12 mi out and had tried unsuccessfully to reach approach several times. I was able to contact the tower and was told I was cleared for the visual approach. Taxiing in I was told to call approach, and did so. Apparently he had also been trying to contact me, but had been unable to.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CPR ACFT ON 120 DEG VECTOR AT 5000 FT HAD FMY ARPT IN SIGHT. TRIED TO ADVISE APCH CTLR FOR A VFR APCH BUT NO CONTACT. CLRED BY FMY TWR FOR THE VISUAL APCH. TRACON UPSET.
Narrative: I WAS FLYING AN ASSIGNED HDG AND ALT (I THINK IT WAS HDG 120 DEGS AT 5000 FT) TOWARDS FMY ARPT. I SAW THE ARPT AND TRIED TO CALL APCH TO LET THEM KNOW THIS. I WAS UNABLE TO CONTACT THEM, SO I TRIED FMY TWR, FOR BY NOW I WAS ONLY ABOUT 12 MI OUT AND HAD TRIED UNSUCCESSFULLY TO REACH APCH SEVERAL TIMES. I WAS ABLE TO CONTACT THE TWR AND WAS TOLD I WAS CLRED FOR THE VISUAL APCH. TAXIING IN I WAS TOLD TO CALL APCH, AND DID SO. APPARENTLY HE HAD ALSO BEEN TRYING TO CONTACT ME, BUT HAD BEEN UNABLE TO.
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.