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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : rdu.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 2000|
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : rdg.tracon|
tower : rdb.tower
|Make Model Name||Conquest I/Conquest II|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Navigation In Use||other vortac|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : multi engine
pilot : commercial
pilot : cfi
technician : powerplant
technician : airframe
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 45|
flight time total : 1450
flight time type : 220
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Problem Areas||Chart Or Publication|
|Primary Problem||Chart Or Publication|
I have observed that the sharon harris nuclear power plant southwest of the rdu airport is charted incorrectly or misrepresented. Although this discrepancy did not cause an unsafe condition in our flight operations, it potentially could for some pilots depending on the type of flight operations they are involved in. The power plant stacks are actually located on the north side of the associated lake. The chart shows the words 'power plant' on the southwest side of the lake with 'stacks' listed above that. There is no reference to where the stacks are located specifically. Additionally, there is a 'check point' reference over 2 towers. However, in reality only 1 tower should be depicted for this 'check point.' personnel involved in this inquiry may want to review aerial photos of this area to correct this situation.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A STATE GOV PLT RPTED HIS PERCEPTION THAT THE CHARLOTTE SECTIONAL EITHER MISREPRESENTED, OR CHARTED INCORRECTLY, TWR STACKS NEAR A NUCLEAR PWR PLANT.
Narrative: I HAVE OBSERVED THAT THE SHARON HARRIS NUCLEAR PWR PLANT SW OF THE RDU ARPT IS CHARTED INCORRECTLY OR MISREPRESENTED. ALTHOUGH THIS DISCREPANCY DID NOT CAUSE AN UNSAFE CONDITION IN OUR FLT OPS, IT POTENTIALLY COULD FOR SOME PLTS DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF FLT OPS THEY ARE INVOLVED IN. THE PWR PLANT STACKS ARE ACTUALLY LOCATED ON THE N SIDE OF THE ASSOCIATED LAKE. THE CHART SHOWS THE WORDS 'PWR PLANT' ON THE SW SIDE OF THE LAKE WITH 'STACKS' LISTED ABOVE THAT. THERE IS NO REF TO WHERE THE STACKS ARE LOCATED SPECIFICALLY. ADDITIONALLY, THERE IS A 'CHK POINT' REF OVER 2 TWRS. HOWEVER, IN REALITY ONLY 1 TWR SHOULD BE DEPICTED FOR THIS 'CHK POINT.' PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN THIS INQUIRY MAY WANT TO REVIEW AERIAL PHOTOS OF THIS AREA TO CORRECT THIS SIT.
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.