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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : bos.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Baron 58/58TC|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground : taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : instrument
pilot : multi engine
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 25|
flight time total : 1850
flight time type : 800
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : ground|
|Anomaly||incursion : taxiway|
non adherence : clearance
non adherence : far
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
Flight Crew Human Performance
ATC Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Clearance delivery instructed to stay on frequency and notify when ready to taxi. Upon notification, I was instructed to monitor ground. I interpreted the instruction to commence taxi to the active and monitor ground. If clearance delivery had stated, 'hold position, monitor ground,' I would not have assumed or anticipated the clearance to taxi. In addition, since clearance stated, 'report back when ready to taxi,' instead of contacting ground, I made the wrong assumption that the controller was monitoring both frequencys. This was a human error and was aggravated by my desire to do 'everything right' at a major airport. I got caught in the trap of anticipating the taxi instruction and caught off mental guard when told to monitor clearance instead of what I would normally do -- contact ground when ready to taxi.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: BE58 TAXIED FOR DEP AT BOS WITHOUT APPROPRIATE GND CTL CLRNC.
Narrative: CLRNC DELIVERY INSTRUCTED TO STAY ON FREQ AND NOTIFY WHEN READY TO TAXI. UPON NOTIFICATION, I WAS INSTRUCTED TO MONITOR GND. I INTERPRETED THE INSTRUCTION TO COMMENCE TAXI TO THE ACTIVE AND MONITOR GND. IF CLRNC DELIVERY HAD STATED, 'HOLD POS, MONITOR GND,' I WOULD NOT HAVE ASSUMED OR ANTICIPATED THE CLRNC TO TAXI. IN ADDITION, SINCE CLRNC STATED, 'RPT BACK WHEN READY TO TAXI,' INSTEAD OF CONTACTING GND, I MADE THE WRONG ASSUMPTION THAT THE CTLR WAS MONITORING BOTH FREQS. THIS WAS A HUMAN ERROR AND WAS AGGRAVATED BY MY DESIRE TO DO 'EVERYTHING RIGHT' AT A MAJOR ARPT. I GOT CAUGHT IN THE TRAP OF ANTICIPATING THE TAXI INSTRUCTION AND CAUGHT OFF MENTAL GUARD WHEN TOLD TO MONITOR CLRNC INSTEAD OF WHAT I WOULD NORMALLY DO -- CONTACT GND WHEN READY TO TAXI.
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.