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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : uox|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 5000|
msl bound upper : 6000
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zme|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Skylane 182/RG Turbo Skylane/RG|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 20|
flight time total : 560
flight time type : 400
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
altitude deviation : undershoot
non adherence : clearance
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : returned to intended course or assigned course|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Upon departure and climb out from vox, I contacted ZME to pick up my IFR clearance which I was unable to get on the ground. I had tuned center into my #2 radio which had a lot of static (it has since been cleaned up) and received my clearance. I understood the controller to say that the altimeter setting was 29.62. After I leveled off at 6000 ft, and changed to my #1 radio, the controller advised that my actual altitude was incorrect and the setting should be 28.62. I corrected my altimeter setting and the rest of the flight was uneventful. My radios are now clear and in the future I will have a clear understanding of the altimeter setting.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A C182 PLT EXPERIENCES AN ALTDEV WHEN HE SETS HIS ALTIMETER TO THE WRONG BAROMETRIC SETTING. HIS #2 RADIO, ON ATC, HAD STATIC.
Narrative: UPON DEP AND CLBOUT FROM VOX, I CONTACTED ZME TO PICK UP MY IFR CLRNC WHICH I WAS UNABLE TO GET ON THE GND. I HAD TUNED CTR INTO MY #2 RADIO WHICH HAD A LOT OF STATIC (IT HAS SINCE BEEN CLEANED UP) AND RECEIVED MY CLRNC. I UNDERSTOOD THE CTLR TO SAY THAT THE ALTIMETER SETTING WAS 29.62. AFTER I LEVELED OFF AT 6000 FT, AND CHANGED TO MY #1 RADIO, THE CTLR ADVISED THAT MY ACTUAL ALT WAS INCORRECT AND THE SETTING SHOULD BE 28.62. I CORRECTED MY ALTIMETER SETTING AND THE REST OF THE FLT WAS UNEVENTFUL. MY RADIOS ARE NOW CLR AND IN THE FUTURE I WILL HAVE A CLR UNDERSTANDING OF THE ALTIMETER SETTING.
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.