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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : 4t6|
airport : 4t6
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 2200|
msl bound upper : 2200
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zfw|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
landing : missed approach
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 125|
flight time total : 680
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : published procedure|
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
flight crew : became reoriented
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Flying runway 36 GPS approach 4t6. Failed to initiate missed when I realized I had missed airport. I was under clouds hunting for airport. Finally went back to center 125.2 and declared missed approach. Given 090 degree heading, but turned 270 degrees (confused). Turned 090 degrees then flew 180 degrees and came around and flew approach. Errors: not flying missed when I realized I was lost. Factors: inexperience with GPS approachs, poor judgement in declaration of missed approach. When I got behind on approach, things seemed to multiply. Errors too numerous to list. In the end, I flew the approach and landed safely.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF A C182 BECOME DISORIENTED DURING A GPS INST APCH AND HAD DIFFICULTY FOLLOWING THE MISSED APCH PROC. AFTER SOME ATTEMPTS TO FIND THE ARPT UNDER THE OVCST HE CONTACTED THE CTR TO INFORM THEM THAT HE WAS MAKING A MISSED APCH AND THEY WERE ABLE TO GIVE VECTOR HDGS FOR ANOTHER APCH.
Narrative: FLYING RWY 36 GPS APCH 4T6. FAILED TO INITIATE MISSED WHEN I REALIZED I HAD MISSED ARPT. I WAS UNDER CLOUDS HUNTING FOR ARPT. FINALLY WENT BACK TO CTR 125.2 AND DECLARED MISSED APCH. GIVEN 090 DEG HDG, BUT TURNED 270 DEGS (CONFUSED). TURNED 090 DEGS THEN FLEW 180 DEGS AND CAME AROUND AND FLEW APCH. ERRORS: NOT FLYING MISSED WHEN I REALIZED I WAS LOST. FACTORS: INEXPERIENCE WITH GPS APCHS, POOR JUDGEMENT IN DECLARATION OF MISSED APCH. WHEN I GOT BEHIND ON APCH, THINGS SEEMED TO MULTIPLY. ERRORS TOO NUMEROUS TO LIST. IN THE END, I FLEW THE APCH AND LANDED SAFELY.
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.