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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 1100|
agl bound upper : 4000
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 37|
flight time total : 610
flight time type : 160
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
non adherence : far
non adherence : published procedure
other anomaly other
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued advisory|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I selected a VFR aerobatic practice area in compliance with far 91.303. This was a large farmer's field. My aerobatic maneuvers were all completed in this 'box' from 1700 ft AGL to 4000 ft AGL. Twice, I made a non aerobatic pass of the field at 1100 ft AGL to check field for emergency landing conditions and suitability. My proximity laterally to a few homes led to a complaint to the niagara falls control tower. This was told to me as a noise and proximity complaint relayed through the buffalo niagara international approach frequency. I immediately moved farther away from the only homes I could see in the area. This was originally selected as a field which satisfied far 91.119. In the future, I will conduct my aerobatic practice sessions in other areas, so as not to be a noise problem. I will continue to fly in accordance with all far regulations.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN S29 PLT WAS PRACTICING AEROBATICS TOO CLOSE TO A HOUSING DEVELOPMENT NEAR NIAGARA FALLS AND WAS RPTED.
Narrative: I SELECTED A VFR AEROBATIC PRACTICE AREA IN COMPLIANCE WITH FAR 91.303. THIS WAS A LARGE FARMER'S FIELD. MY AEROBATIC MANEUVERS WERE ALL COMPLETED IN THIS 'BOX' FROM 1700 FT AGL TO 4000 FT AGL. TWICE, I MADE A NON AEROBATIC PASS OF THE FIELD AT 1100 FT AGL TO CHK FIELD FOR EMER LNDG CONDITIONS AND SUITABILITY. MY PROXIMITY LATERALLY TO A FEW HOMES LED TO A COMPLAINT TO THE NIAGARA FALLS CTL TWR. THIS WAS TOLD TO ME AS A NOISE AND PROXIMITY COMPLAINT RELAYED THROUGH THE BUFFALO NIAGARA INTERNATIONAL APCH FREQ. I IMMEDIATELY MOVED FARTHER AWAY FROM THE ONLY HOMES I COULD SEE IN THE AREA. THIS WAS ORIGINALLY SELECTED AS A FIELD WHICH SATISFIED FAR 91.119. IN THE FUTURE, I WILL CONDUCT MY AEROBATIC PRACTICE SESSIONS IN OTHER AREAS, SO AS NOT TO BE A NOISE PROB. I WILL CONTINUE TO FLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL FAR REGULATIONS.
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.