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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : pub.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||PA-46 Malibu|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground : taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 74|
flight time total : 3437
flight time type : 633
|Function||observation : observer|
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
non adherence : clearance
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
After doing run up on taxiway at end of active runway #8 at publication, I held short of runway 08 and contacted tower. I then allowed myself to be distracted (discussing something about the operation of the turboprop engine with the pilot/passenger in the right seat) then, thinking that I had been cleared for takeoff, I taxied onto the runway. I was immediately told by tower that I had not been cleared to take off and, he pointed out to me (absolutely correctly) that I had made a serious mistake! I have read many articles about 'runway incursions' but never thought that I could be stupid enough to make one. I am really embarrassed and ashamed. I have proven to myself that flying experience is no guarantee against basic mistakes. Perhaps the clear WX/no wind saturday morning lulled me into complacency. In the future I will remember that I am a pilot (not a tour guide who is there to instruct/entertain the passenger), and keep cockpit conversation to a minimum especially during critical phases of the flight.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT TAKES ACTIVE RWY WITHOUT CLRNC. ASSUMING HE WAS ISSUED TKOF CLRNC.
Narrative: AFTER DOING RUN UP ON TXWY AT END OF ACTIVE RWY #8 AT PUB, I HELD SHORT OF RWY 08 AND CONTACTED TWR. I THEN ALLOWED MYSELF TO BE DISTRACTED (DISCUSSING SOMETHING ABOUT THE OP OF THE TURBOPROP ENGINE WITH THE PLT/PAX IN THE R SEAT) THEN, THINKING THAT I HAD BEEN CLRED FOR TAKEOFF, I TAXIED ONTO THE RWY. I WAS IMMEDIATELY TOLD BY TWR THAT I HAD NOT BEEN CLRED TO TAKE OFF AND, HE POINTED OUT TO ME (ABSOLUTELY CORRECTLY) THAT I HAD MADE A SERIOUS MISTAKE! I HAVE READ MANY ARTICLES ABOUT 'RWY INCURSIONS' BUT NEVER THOUGHT THAT I COULD BE STUPID ENOUGH TO MAKE ONE. I AM REALLY EMBARRASSED AND ASHAMED. I HAVE PROVEN TO MYSELF THAT FLYING EXPERIENCE IS NO GUARANTEE AGAINST BASIC MISTAKES. PERHAPS THE CLEAR WX/NO WIND SATURDAY MORNING LULLED ME INTO COMPLACENCY. IN THE FUTURE I WILL REMEMBER THAT I AM A PLT (NOT A TOUR GUIDE WHO IS THERE TO INSTRUCT/ENTERTAIN THE PAX), AND KEEP COCKPIT CONVERSATION TO A MINIMUM ESPECIALLY DURING CRITICAL PHASES OF THE FLT.
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.