|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : ztl|
airport : int
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 7000|
msl bound upper : 7000
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : ztl|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||other : unknown|
|Flight Phase||descent other|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||controller radar : 15|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
|Anomaly||non adherence other|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
I was working R48 when I descended an aircraft to 7000 ft. I issued the int altimeter. The pilot questioned the altimeter setting. I checked it and the altimeter was still in from when int tower had closed from the previous night. The altimeter was 10 hours old and 20 points off. This problem is recurring and getting worse with more and more FSS's going part-time. The altimeters at loz, hky, and int are routinely displayed in the right side crd despite being hours old. The display should have 'M' for missing when the altimeter is no longer valid.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ARTCC RADAR CTLR RPT OF PROB WITH HAVING ISSUED INVALID ALTIMETER SETTINGS TO DSNDING ACFT FOR AN ATCT CLOSED, PART-TIME ATCT ARPT.
Narrative: I WAS WORKING R48 WHEN I DSNDED AN ACFT TO 7000 FT. I ISSUED THE INT ALTIMETER. THE PLT QUESTIONED THE ALTIMETER SETTING. I CHKED IT AND THE ALTIMETER WAS STILL IN FROM WHEN INT TWR HAD CLOSED FROM THE PREVIOUS NIGHT. THE ALTIMETER WAS 10 HRS OLD AND 20 POINTS OFF. THIS PROB IS RECURRING AND GETTING WORSE WITH MORE AND MORE FSS'S GOING PART-TIME. THE ALTIMETERS AT LOZ, HKY, AND INT ARE ROUTINELY DISPLAYED IN THE R SIDE CRD DESPITE BEING HRS OLD. THE DISPLAY SHOULD HAVE 'M' FOR MISSING WHEN THE ALTIMETER IS NO LONGER VALID.
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.