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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : bwi.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 5000|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||B737-700|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Route In Use||departure sid : paleo|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 240|
flight time total : 9000
flight time type : 6400
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
other spatial deviation
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
controller : issued alert
none taken : detected after the fact
|Problem Areas||ATC Human Performance|
Flight Crew Human Performance
On departure from bei (first leg, first pairing), we took off from runway 15R on the paleo 3 departure. Departure frequency was very busy and wre were given a heading of 090 degrees. A short time later, we were chastised for not intercepting the bwi 133 degree radial on the paleo 3 as instructed. My first officer replied that her transmission may have been clipped because all we copied was a heading of 090 degrees (I was flying). We were then given another heading to intercept the 133 degree radial. Unfortunately, that heading intercepted the 133 degree radial after the sie intercepting radial. As I was correcting back, once again departure queried us and told us to correct and fly the paleo 3 departure. They were not pleased. We initially simply did not understand the clearance as it was intended. Subsequently, we simply made an error in correcting back to the departure as depicted. On a -700, there were numerous cues to keep us from overshooting the sie radial. I think we talked about and focused on the initial communication problem. We should have put that behind us and focused instead on the task at hand. Fly first and foremost and back the other guy up.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: B737-700 CREW HAD A CLRNC READBACK HEARBACK PROB THAT RESULTED IN A TRACK DEV DEPARTING BWI.
Narrative: ON DEP FROM BEI (FIRST LEG, FIRST PAIRING), WE TOOK OFF FROM RWY 15R ON THE PALEO 3 DEP. DEP FREQ WAS VERY BUSY AND WRE WERE GIVEN A HDG OF 090 DEGS. A SHORT TIME LATER, WE WERE CHASTISED FOR NOT INTERCEPTING THE BWI 133 DEG RADIAL ON THE PALEO 3 AS INSTRUCTED. MY FO REPLIED THAT HER XMISSION MAY HAVE BEEN CLIPPED BECAUSE ALL WE COPIED WAS A HDG OF 090 DEGS (I WAS FLYING). WE WERE THEN GIVEN ANOTHER HDG TO INTERCEPT THE 133 DEG RADIAL. UNFORTUNATELY, THAT HDG INTERCEPTED THE 133 DEG RADIAL AFTER THE SIE INTERCEPTING RADIAL. AS I WAS CORRECTING BACK, ONCE AGAIN DEP QUERIED US AND TOLD US TO CORRECT AND FLY THE PALEO 3 DEP. THEY WERE NOT PLEASED. WE INITIALLY SIMPLY DID NOT UNDERSTAND THE CLRNC AS IT WAS INTENDED. SUBSEQUENTLY, WE SIMPLY MADE AN ERROR IN CORRECTING BACK TO THE DEP AS DEPICTED. ON A -700, THERE WERE NUMEROUS CUES TO KEEP US FROM OVERSHOOTING THE SIE RADIAL. I THINK WE TALKED ABOUT AND FOCUSED ON THE INITIAL COM PROB. WE SHOULD HAVE PUT THAT BEHIND US AND FOCUSED INSTEAD ON THE TASK AT HAND. FLY FIRST AND FOREMOST AND BACK THE OTHER GUY UP.
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.