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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : osh.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 500|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : osh.tower|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
climbout : initial
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 30|
flight time total : 2900
flight time type : 2500
|Function||controller : local|
|Anomaly||inflight encounter : vfr in imc|
inflight encounter : weather
non adherence : far
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : exited adverse environment|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
ATC Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Departed VFR runway 27 osh special VFR procedures. ATIS reported VFR conditions. Actual conditions no better than 600 ft ceiling, visibility 4 in mist. Unable to maintain clearance with known obstructions and rising terrain to west and south, I climbed through thin overcast to VFR conditions and proceeded to msn VFR, landed, and filed an IFR flight plan to my en route destination. I feel that osh/FAA was too eager to declare VFR when, in fact, conditions were significantly below VFR. Hundreds of planes launched into these conditions with FAA blessing.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: VFR PLT DEPARTING OSH AFTER AIRSHOW CLBED THROUGH CLOUDS.
Narrative: DEPARTED VFR RWY 27 OSH SPECIAL VFR PROCS. ATIS RPTED VFR CONDITIONS. ACTUAL CONDITIONS NO BETTER THAN 600 FT CEILING, VISIBILITY 4 IN MIST. UNABLE TO MAINTAIN CLRNC WITH KNOWN OBSTRUCTIONS AND RISING TERRAIN TO W AND S, I CLBED THROUGH THIN OVCST TO VFR CONDITIONS AND PROCEEDED TO MSN VFR, LANDED, AND FILED AN IFR FLT PLAN TO MY ENRTE DEST. I FEEL THAT OSH/FAA WAS TOO EAGER TO DECLARE VFR WHEN, IN FACT, CONDITIONS WERE SIGNIFICANTLY BELOW VFR. HUNDREDS OF PLANES LAUNCHED INTO THESE CONDITIONS WITH FAA BLESSING.
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.