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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : dag|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 22000|
msl bound upper : 22000
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zla|
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Citation II S2/Bravo|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Navigation In Use||Other |
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 100|
flight time total : 4300
flight time type : 90
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
non adherence : clearance
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : returned to intended course or assigned course|
flight crew : became reoriented
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
During cruise flight at FL220, the kln 90B GPS dropped off line for a moment. When it came back on line it showed us direct pmd VOR with a full right scale deflection. I mistakenly thought that we had already passed dag VOR during the time the GPS was 'off line' and centered the CDI and proceeded direct pmd which was part of our route clearance. ATC asked if we were proceeding direct dag. We situated ourselves and reprogrammed the GPS and proceeded to dag and then direct pmd. Due to limited experience with the kln 90B and GPS in general, we failed to recognize a lack of situational awareness. If we had not been preoccupied with the GPS dropping 'off line' and had backed ourselves up with the navigation receivers, the error could have been immediately recognized and corrected. In this day of automation and GPS, one must never forget to always back themselves up with raw data. (We also have a pedestal mounted kns-660 FMS.) we have decided that although we have a very automated airplane, the PF will track the aircraft's position with the EFIS and a reliable chart! Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following information: the reporter is new to the world of GPS. He has fallen in love with it, but he does not yet trust it completely. He attempts to back it up always with VOR or the FMS. He has seen his GPS drop off the line in isolated instances for no more than 1 or 2 mins. He has heard nothing from the FAA on this matter. He does not believe that he entered the restr areas near dag and pmd.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A C550 PLT RPTS THAT HE HAD AN ACFT EQUIP PROB HIS GPS NAV SYS DROPPED OFF THE LINE MOMENTARILY. WHEN IT CAME BACK UP, IT HAD DROPPED A WAYPOINT. THE RPTR WENT TO THE NEXT WAYPOINT AND ARTCC NOTICED THE NAV ERROR.
Narrative: DURING CRUISE FLT AT FL220, THE KLN 90B GPS DROPPED OFF LINE FOR A MOMENT. WHEN IT CAME BACK ON LINE IT SHOWED US DIRECT PMD VOR WITH A FULL R SCALE DEFLECTION. I MISTAKENLY THOUGHT THAT WE HAD ALREADY PASSED DAG VOR DURING THE TIME THE GPS WAS 'OFF LINE' AND CTRED THE CDI AND PROCEEDED DIRECT PMD WHICH WAS PART OF OUR RTE CLRNC. ATC ASKED IF WE WERE PROCEEDING DIRECT DAG. WE SITUATED OURSELVES AND REPROGRAMMED THE GPS AND PROCEEDED TO DAG AND THEN DIRECT PMD. DUE TO LIMITED EXPERIENCE WITH THE KLN 90B AND GPS IN GENERAL, WE FAILED TO RECOGNIZE A LACK OF SITUATIONAL AWARENESS. IF WE HAD NOT BEEN PREOCCUPIED WITH THE GPS DROPPING 'OFF LINE' AND HAD BACKED OURSELVES UP WITH THE NAV RECEIVERS, THE ERROR COULD HAVE BEEN IMMEDIATELY RECOGNIZED AND CORRECTED. IN THIS DAY OF AUTOMATION AND GPS, ONE MUST NEVER FORGET TO ALWAYS BACK THEMSELVES UP WITH RAW DATA. (WE ALSO HAVE A PEDESTAL MOUNTED KNS-660 FMS.) WE HAVE DECIDED THAT ALTHOUGH WE HAVE A VERY AUTOMATED AIRPLANE, THE PF WILL TRACK THE ACFT'S POS WITH THE EFIS AND A RELIABLE CHART! CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING INFO: THE RPTR IS NEW TO THE WORLD OF GPS. HE HAS FALLEN IN LOVE WITH IT, BUT HE DOES NOT YET TRUST IT COMPLETELY. HE ATTEMPTS TO BACK IT UP ALWAYS WITH VOR OR THE FMS. HE HAS SEEN HIS GPS DROP OFF THE LINE IN ISOLATED INSTANCES FOR NO MORE THAN 1 OR 2 MINS. HE HAS HEARD NOTHING FROM THE FAA ON THIS MATTER. HE DOES NOT BELIEVE THAT HE ENTERED THE RESTR AREAS NEAR DAG AND PMD.
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.