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|Locale Reference||airport : ful.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 1100|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Cessna 150|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Route In Use||approach : traffic pattern|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 20|
flight time total : 118
flight time type : 50
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
none taken : detected after the fact
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
ATC Human Performance
I was flying from poc to ful using flight following. Radar services were terminated, and I switched to the CTAF for ful. The tower closes at XA00 local and it was XA00 by my watch. I heard nothing on the CTAF, so listened to ASOS. I then went back to CTAF and announced a 45 degree entry for right traffic on runway 26 fulerton. The tower contacted me on CTAF and informed me they were still open. Tower cleared me to land and then closed the tower before I landed.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: C150 PLT REALIZED THAT THE TWR REMAINED PAST THE PUBLISHED CLOSING TIME TO ACCOMMODATE THE LNDG ACFT.
Narrative: I WAS FLYING FROM POC TO FUL USING FLT FOLLOWING. RADAR SVCS WERE TERMINATED, AND I SWITCHED TO THE CTAF FOR FUL. THE TWR CLOSES AT XA00 LCL AND IT WAS XA00 BY MY WATCH. I HEARD NOTHING ON THE CTAF, SO LISTENED TO ASOS. I THEN WENT BACK TO CTAF AND ANNOUNCED A 45 DEG ENTRY FOR R TFC ON RWY 26 FULERTON. THE TWR CONTACTED ME ON CTAF AND INFORMED ME THEY WERE STILL OPEN. TWR CLRED ME TO LAND AND THEN CLOSED THE TWR BEFORE I LANDED.
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.