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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : bvt|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 6000|
msl bound upper : 6400
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Citation II S2/Bravo|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 135|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Route In Use||enroute airway : zau|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 60|
flight time total : 3900
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|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|
I was letting copilot fly in preparation for a part 135 check ride. We were cleared from 3000 ft to 'climb, maintain 6000 ft.' the copilot was hesitant at leveloff and the aircraft continued to climb to 6400 ft and was brought back to 6000 ft. We were then cleared to 9000 ft, there was no conflict. I feel this was a result of inexperience on the copilot in flying high performance aircraft. However, I was PIC and should have reacted sooner.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: C550 ACFT TRAINING FLT FOR NEW FO DURING CLB TO ASSIGNED CRUISE ALT, ACFT ALLOWED TO CLB 400 FT ABOVE ASSIGNED ALT. FLC RETURNED TO ASSIGNED ALT. RPTR CAPT ATTRIBUTES IT TO THE FO NOT FAMILIAR WITH HIGH PERFORMANCE ACFT.
Narrative: I WAS LETTING COPLT FLY IN PREPARATION FOR A PART 135 CHK RIDE. WE WERE CLRED FROM 3000 FT TO 'CLB, MAINTAIN 6000 FT.' THE COPLT WAS HESITANT AT LEVELOFF AND THE ACFT CONTINUED TO CLB TO 6400 FT AND WAS BROUGHT BACK TO 6000 FT. WE WERE THEN CLRED TO 9000 FT, THERE WAS NO CONFLICT. I FEEL THIS WAS A RESULT OF INEXPERIENCE ON THE COPLT IN FLYING HIGH PERFORMANCE ACFT. HOWEVER, I WAS PIC AND SHOULD HAVE REACTED SOONER.
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.