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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : isp|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 11|
flight time total : 804
flight time type : 501
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : published procedure|
other anomaly other
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
other flight crewa
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was back at islip macarthur airport after an IFR flight and asked for stop and goes to extend my night currency. On one of the lndgs I had to do a go around because a pilot who landed ahead of me and was about 4000 ft down the runway could not seem to find his way off. On a subsequent landing (my last, a full stop) the tower controller asked me to leave the runway 24 without delay. In my excitement, not wanting to cause another aircraft to have to go around, I taxied past runway 33L, where I could have made a right turn off the runway, but I turned off the runway before reaching taxiway B, right onto the grass between runway 33L and taxiway B. The controller again asked me to get off the runway, and so I taxied slightly to my right on the grass onto runway 33L and then past the hold short line so that I was off the active runway 24 and advised the controller that I was now off the runway and on runway 33L. I was lucky. There was no damage of any kind whatsoever to either my aircraft or airport property. No go around was necessary. The next time I am in this kind of situation I will stay cool and calm and take the few extra seconds to slow up and make sure I know exactly where I am before leaving a runway. Also, I plan to fly at night more often to make sure I am more familiar with the airport environment at night.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A PLT IN AN SMA TAXIED OFF RWY SURFACE ONTO GRASS, MISSING THE TXWY WHILE ATTEMPTING TO EXPEDITE CLRING THE RWY FOR FOLLOWING TFC. THE PLT ADMITTED THAT HE WAS EXCITED DUE TO A GAR THAT HE HAD PERFORMED PREVIOUSLY BECAUSE ANOTHER ACFT HAD NOT MADE A TIMELY TURNOFF.
Narrative: I WAS BACK AT ISLIP MACARTHUR ARPT AFTER AN IFR FLT AND ASKED FOR STOP AND GOES TO EXTEND MY NIGHT CURRENCY. ON ONE OF THE LNDGS I HAD TO DO A GAR BECAUSE A PLT WHO LANDED AHEAD OF ME AND WAS ABOUT 4000 FT DOWN THE RWY COULD NOT SEEM TO FIND HIS WAY OFF. ON A SUBSEQUENT LNDG (MY LAST, A FULL STOP) THE TWR CTLR ASKED ME TO LEAVE THE RWY 24 WITHOUT DELAY. IN MY EXCITEMENT, NOT WANTING TO CAUSE ANOTHER ACFT TO HAVE TO GAR, I TAXIED PAST RWY 33L, WHERE I COULD HAVE MADE A R TURN OFF THE RWY, BUT I TURNED OFF THE RWY BEFORE REACHING TXWY B, RIGHT ONTO THE GRASS BTWN RWY 33L AND TXWY B. THE CTLR AGAIN ASKED ME TO GET OFF THE RWY, AND SO I TAXIED SLIGHTLY TO MY R ON THE GRASS ONTO RWY 33L AND THEN PAST THE HOLD SHORT LINE SO THAT I WAS OFF THE ACTIVE RWY 24 AND ADVISED THE CTLR THAT I WAS NOW OFF THE RWY AND ON RWY 33L. I WAS LUCKY. THERE WAS NO DAMAGE OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER TO EITHER MY ACFT OR ARPT PROPERTY. NO GAR WAS NECESSARY. THE NEXT TIME I AM IN THIS KIND OF SIT I WILL STAY COOL AND CALM AND TAKE THE FEW EXTRA SECONDS TO SLOW UP AND MAKE SURE I KNOW EXACTLY WHERE I AM BEFORE LEAVING A RWY. ALSO, I PLAN TO FLY AT NIGHT MORE OFTEN TO MAKE SURE I AM MORE FAMILIAR WITH THE ARPT ENVIRONMENT AT NIGHT.
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.