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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : fpr.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||PA-28 Cherokee/Archer II/Dakota/Pillan/Warrior|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing : roll|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 220|
flight time total : 1600
flight time type : 800
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Anomaly||ground encounters other|
|Independent Detector||other other : gnd 2|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
My student, a pre-private level, on his second solo, porpoised on his final landing. Upon the third bounce, the propeller struck the ground. The student managed to get the aircraft back on the ground and taxied back to the flight school. The fueler noticed the propeller was damaged and brought it to the student's attention. During a conversation with the student to discern what happened. He stated 'I knew I should go around.' it seems as though the student was too overwhelmed by the radical changes occurring, and was therefore 'pwrless' to change the situation (ie, go around). He has been instructed previously that a go around is the only option in this situation. (Due to his lack of experience flying an aircraft.) he has encountered numerous go around's during the pre-solo portion of his training, including a go around with the instructor, because of this exact situation. The student is going to receive (further) multiple sessions regarding decision making, judgement calls, emergency procedures, go around procedures, and the effects of inaction in a situation requiring definite action.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A PORPOISING PA28 ACFT PROP STRIKE DURING A SERIES OF HIGH BOUNCES ON THE RWY AT FPR, FL.
Narrative: MY STUDENT, A PRE-PVT LEVEL, ON HIS SECOND SOLO, PORPOISED ON HIS FINAL LNDG. UPON THE THIRD BOUNCE, THE PROP STRUCK THE GND. THE STUDENT MANAGED TO GET THE ACFT BACK ON THE GND AND TAXIED BACK TO THE FLIGHT SCHOOL. THE FUELER NOTICED THE PROP WAS DAMAGED AND BROUGHT IT TO THE STUDENT'S ATTN. DURING A CONVERSATION WITH THE STUDENT TO DISCERN WHAT HAPPENED. HE STATED 'I KNEW I SHOULD GO AROUND.' IT SEEMS AS THOUGH THE STUDENT WAS TOO OVERWHELMED BY THE RADICAL CHANGES OCCURRING, AND WAS THEREFORE 'PWRLESS' TO CHANGE THE SIT (IE, GAR). HE HAS BEEN INSTRUCTED PREVIOUSLY THAT A GAR IS THE ONLY OPTION IN THIS SIT. (DUE TO HIS LACK OF EXPERIENCE FLYING AN ACFT.) HE HAS ENCOUNTERED NUMEROUS GAR'S DURING THE PRE-SOLO PORTION OF HIS TRAINING, INCLUDING A GAR WITH THE INSTRUCTOR, BECAUSE OF THIS EXACT SIT. THE STUDENT IS GOING TO RECEIVE (FURTHER) MULTIPLE SESSIONS REGARDING DECISION MAKING, JUDGEMENT CALLS, EMER PROCS, GAR PROCS, AND THE EFFECTS OF INACTION IN A SIT REQUIRING DEFINITE ACTION.
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.