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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : lns|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 400|
agl bound upper : 500
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 40|
flight time total : 250
flight time type : 7
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
My instructor and I departed lancaster airport and headed to the southwest training area. Upon reaching about 8-9 mi DME we executed a clearing turn. We then went through the commercial maneuvers, including steeps, stalls, lazy-8's, chandelles, and finally a forced emergency landing. I then corrected my airspeed, went through the restart procedure, and picked a suitable field. We circled the field and then entered a downwind at approximately 1600 ft indicated. Upon turning to base I saw the altimeter reading 1100 ft MSL. I turned to final at approximately 900 ft MSL, lowered the gear and saw that I had the field made so I added power and terminated the maneuver. We returned to lancaster and upon landing the controller said I needed to call the tower. I went in and called and a controller said he had received a noise complaint. I told him it had to have been during the simulated engine failure. At the time we terminated the maneuver we were approximately 700-800 ft MSL and at no point were we over any homes or persons during the entire maneuver.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT WITH INSTRUCTOR WORKING ON COMMERCIAL MANEUVERS INCLUDING SIMULATED EMER LNDG. WHEN RETURNING TO ARPT CTLR NOTIFIED OF A NOISE COMPLAINT. LOW FLT OVER POPULATED AREA.
Narrative: MY INSTRUCTOR AND I DEPARTED LANCASTER ARPT AND HEADED TO THE SW TRAINING AREA. UPON REACHING ABOUT 8-9 MI DME WE EXECUTED A CLRING TURN. WE THEN WENT THROUGH THE COMMERCIAL MANEUVERS, INCLUDING STEEPS, STALLS, LAZY-8'S, CHANDELLES, AND FINALLY A FORCED EMER LNDG. I THEN CORRECTED MY AIRSPD, WENT THROUGH THE RESTART PROC, AND PICKED A SUITABLE FIELD. WE CIRCLED THE FIELD AND THEN ENTERED A DOWNWIND AT APPROX 1600 FT INDICATED. UPON TURNING TO BASE I SAW THE ALTIMETER READING 1100 FT MSL. I TURNED TO FINAL AT APPROX 900 FT MSL, LOWERED THE GEAR AND SAW THAT I HAD THE FIELD MADE SO I ADDED PWR AND TERMINATED THE MANEUVER. WE RETURNED TO LANCASTER AND UPON LNDG THE CTLR SAID I NEEDED TO CALL THE TWR. I WENT IN AND CALLED AND A CTLR SAID HE HAD RECEIVED A NOISE COMPLAINT. I TOLD HIM IT HAD TO HAVE BEEN DURING THE SIMULATED ENG FAILURE. AT THE TIME WE TERMINATED THE MANEUVER WE WERE APPROX 700-800 FT MSL AND AT NO POINT WERE WE OVER ANY HOMES OR PERSONS DURING THE ENTIRE MANEUVER.
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.