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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : pia|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 8000|
msl bound upper : 8000
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Bonanza 35|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||enroute airway : zau|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 50|
flight time total : 33000
flight time type : 3000
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||altitude deviation : excursion from assigned altitude|
non adherence : clearance
|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|
Climb out from C77 was controled by rfd departure who had good radar coverage of the thunderstorm activity. After leveling at 8000 ft and changing to ZAU there was no coverage of the WX and we got into a pretty heavy circuit breaker. At one point we went to 8500 ft and the controller called me on it. I reported that we were in heavy rain and turbulence and gradually worked back down to 8000 ft.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF A BEECH V35 BONANZA CLBED OFF OF ASSIGNED CRUISING ALT DUE TO TSTM WX TURB RESULTING IN ARTCC RADAR CTLR INTERVENING TO DSND HIM BACK TO ASSIGNED ALT.
Narrative: CLBOUT FROM C77 WAS CTLED BY RFD DEP WHO HAD GOOD RADAR COVERAGE OF THE TSTM ACTIVITY. AFTER LEVELING AT 8000 FT AND CHANGING TO ZAU THERE WAS NO COVERAGE OF THE WX AND WE GOT INTO A PRETTY HVY CB. AT ONE POINT WE WENT TO 8500 FT AND THE CTLR CALLED ME ON IT. I RPTED THAT WE WERE IN HVY RAIN AND TURB AND GRADUALLY WORKED BACK DOWN TO 8000 FT.
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.