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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : mem.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : cle.tower|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Cessna 150|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground : taxi|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 13|
flight time total : 3000
flight time type : 200
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
non adherence : published procedure
non adherence : clearance
|Independent Detector||other controllerb|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Taxied from FBO as per instructions from ground control, 'turn left on taxiway Y for runway 18L.' looking ahead on taxiway Y, I could see taxiway Y turning to the right. While looking down at sectional map, my student crossed the hold line which I had not seen (student has about 19 hours). Taxiway Y is slightly lower than runway and from a C150, one cannot see end of runway. I assumed taxiway Y led to end of runway. First time at mem. The controller was watching us as we had only gone a few ft before we were instructed to make a 180 degree turn. No other traffic involved. No airport diagram onboard showing 'hold lines.' I was expecting further instructions once on taxiway Y. I was not carrying commercial charts on this student VFR cross country.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: OBSERVING A XING OF A HOLD LINE AT A MAJOR ARPT BY A CESSNA 150 THAT HAD NOT COMPLIED WITH TAXI CLRNC A CTLR ISSUES A 180 DEG TURN TO PREVENT ENTRY TO THE RWY.
Narrative: TAXIED FROM FBO AS PER INSTRUCTIONS FROM GND CTL, 'TURN L ON TXWY Y FOR RWY 18L.' LOOKING AHEAD ON TXWY Y, I COULD SEE TXWY Y TURNING TO THE R. WHILE LOOKING DOWN AT SECTIONAL MAP, MY STUDENT CROSSED THE HOLD LINE WHICH I HAD NOT SEEN (STUDENT HAS ABOUT 19 HRS). TXWY Y IS SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN RWY AND FROM A C150, ONE CANNOT SEE END OF RWY. I ASSUMED TXWY Y LED TO END OF RWY. FIRST TIME AT MEM. THE CTLR WAS WATCHING US AS WE HAD ONLY GONE A FEW FT BEFORE WE WERE INSTRUCTED TO MAKE A 180 DEG TURN. NO OTHER TFC INVOLVED. NO ARPT DIAGRAM ONBOARD SHOWING 'HOLD LINES.' I WAS EXPECTING FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS ONCE ON TXWY Y. I WAS NOT CARRYING COMMERCIAL CHARTS ON THIS STUDENT VFR XCOUNTRY.
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.