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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : phx|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 2500
|Controlling Facilities||tower : phx|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Cessna 152|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
climbout : initial
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||flight time total : 30|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : student|
|Anomaly||non adherence : published procedure|
non adherence : clearance
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
|Airport||procedure or policy : unspecified|
A cessna, flown by a student pilot, departed phx on runway 26R. Normal procedures/aim require the pilot to monitor the tower frequency till advised. Local procedures require that the tower turn VFR cessnas in a manner that will clear straight-out departures for jet and turboprop. After departure the tower tried several times to turn the cessna. None of the calls were answered. A B737 was holding in position awaiting the cessna's turn with a B737 on 6 mi final. When the cessna did not respond to ATC instructions, the tower took the aircraft off the runway. Delays were incurred because of this operation. The pilot of the cessna was able to contact departure control 4 mi west of the airport. When the pilot called the tower, via telephone, he indicated that his radio malfunctioned, but then started to work again. This is a common occurrence with student pilots operating at this airport. The pilot failed to follow proper radio outage procedures as outlined in the aim. Recommendation: that student pilot activity be restr inside the phx class B airspace as is done at lax, sfo, dfw, ord, adw, dul, den, and other airports of this size and type.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ATCT LCL CTLR RPTS CONTINUING PROB WITH STUDENT PLTS WHO DON'T MONITOR OR HEAR TWR INSTRUCTIONS AFTER TKOF RESULTING IN CONFLICTS WITH ACR ARRS AND DEPS.
Narrative: A CESSNA, FLOWN BY A STUDENT PLT, DEPARTED PHX ON RWY 26R. NORMAL PROCS/AIM REQUIRE THE PLT TO MONITOR THE TWR FREQ TILL ADVISED. LCL PROCS REQUIRE THAT THE TWR TURN VFR CESSNAS IN A MANNER THAT WILL CLR STRAIGHT-OUT DEPS FOR JET AND TURBOPROP. AFTER DEP THE TWR TRIED SEVERAL TIMES TO TURN THE CESSNA. NONE OF THE CALLS WERE ANSWERED. A B737 WAS HOLDING IN POS AWAITING THE CESSNA'S TURN WITH A B737 ON 6 MI FINAL. WHEN THE CESSNA DID NOT RESPOND TO ATC INSTRUCTIONS, THE TWR TOOK THE ACFT OFF THE RWY. DELAYS WERE INCURRED BECAUSE OF THIS OP. THE PLT OF THE CESSNA WAS ABLE TO CONTACT DEP CTL 4 MI W OF THE ARPT. WHEN THE PLT CALLED THE TWR, VIA TELEPHONE, HE INDICATED THAT HIS RADIO MALFUNCTIONED, BUT THEN STARTED TO WORK AGAIN. THIS IS A COMMON OCCURRENCE WITH STUDENT PLTS OPERATING AT THIS ARPT. THE PLT FAILED TO FOLLOW PROPER RADIO OUTAGE PROCS AS OUTLINED IN THE AIM. RECOMMENDATION: THAT STUDENT PLT ACTIVITY BE RESTR INSIDE THE PHX CLASS B AIRSPACE AS IS DONE AT LAX, SFO, DFW, ORD, ADW, DUL, DEN, AND OTHER ARPTS OF THIS SIZE AND TYPE.
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.