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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : sch.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Make Model Name||Skyhawk 172/Cutlass 172|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground : taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 5.5|
flight time total : 688
flight time type : 500
|Function||observation : passenger|
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
other flight crewa
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
The purpose of the flight was an orientation flight in a cap plane. The PIC (me) explained the various phases of flight to the cadets. On this day, there was just 1 cadet and me. Our syllabus included demonstrations of aircraft stability and control. After finishing the run-up, the cadet asked me a question, which I was in the process of answering while moving to the hold short line. During this distraction, I realized I had taxied past the hold short lines and was almost on the runway numbers. I had not yet informed sch tower I was ready, so I stopped quickly and called tower. He mentioned my position, which I acknowledged and he wrote it off to snow obscuring the hold short line. I know my distraction with the cadet was the root cause and will not let it happen again.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: C172 TAXIING FOR DEP AT SCH ENTERS RWY WITHOUT ATC CLRNC.
Narrative: THE PURPOSE OF THE FLT WAS AN ORIENTATION FLT IN A CAP PLANE. THE PIC (ME) EXPLAINED THE VARIOUS PHASES OF FLT TO THE CADETS. ON THIS DAY, THERE WAS JUST 1 CADET AND ME. OUR SYLLABUS INCLUDED DEMONSTRATIONS OF ACFT STABILITY AND CTL. AFTER FINISHING THE RUN-UP, THE CADET ASKED ME A QUESTION, WHICH I WAS IN THE PROCESS OF ANSWERING WHILE MOVING TO THE HOLD SHORT LINE. DURING THIS DISTR, I REALIZED I HAD TAXIED PAST THE HOLD SHORT LINES AND WAS ALMOST ON THE RWY NUMBERS. I HAD NOT YET INFORMED SCH TWR I WAS READY, SO I STOPPED QUICKLY AND CALLED TWR. HE MENTIONED MY POS, WHICH I ACKNOWLEDGED AND HE WROTE IT OFF TO SNOW OBSCURING THE HOLD SHORT LINE. I KNOW MY DISTR WITH THE CADET WAS THE ROOT CAUSE AND WILL NOT LET IT HAPPEN AGAIN.
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.