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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||navaid : sax.vortac|
|Altitude||msl single value : 3000|
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : n90.tracon|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Navigation In Use||other vortac|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 10.8|
flight time total : 1840
flight time type : 1200
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : departure|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||atc equipment other atc equipment : radar & radio comm|
aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : radio
other flight crewa
|Resolutory Action||aircraft : equipment problem dissipated|
flight crew : overcame equipment problem
Flight Crew Human Performance
ATC Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Airspace Structure|
I picked up IFR clearance fwn-avp by phone, clearance void time XA43Z. I took off just at XA43. Clearance stated 'when in controled airspace, contact new york departure 127.6.' I tried several times to do so but was nearly to sax before he heard me. (On the way into fwn 127.6 was breaking up badly and I had a difficult time canceling IFR from the air because of his inability to hear me.) controller stated I was '7 mi late,' interping off-time to be contact time. Clearance was: direct sax radar vectors huo direct lhy direct M30, E40, 10 mins, when in controled airspace contact new york at 127.6, squawk XXXX. I had reached 3000 ft climbing at 500 FPM and had been calling for greater than 1 min when I got through.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AFTER RECEIVING IFR CLRNC BY PHONE AND DEPARTING ON TIME, AN SMA PLT HAD DIFFICULTY CONTACTING N90 APCH CTLR.
Narrative: I PICKED UP IFR CLRNC FWN-AVP BY PHONE, CLRNC VOID TIME XA43Z. I TOOK OFF JUST AT XA43. CLRNC STATED 'WHEN IN CTLED AIRSPACE, CONTACT NEW YORK DEP 127.6.' I TRIED SEVERAL TIMES TO DO SO BUT WAS NEARLY TO SAX BEFORE HE HEARD ME. (ON THE WAY INTO FWN 127.6 WAS BREAKING UP BADLY AND I HAD A DIFFICULT TIME CANCELING IFR FROM THE AIR BECAUSE OF HIS INABILITY TO HEAR ME.) CTLR STATED I WAS '7 MI LATE,' INTERPING OFF-TIME TO BE CONTACT TIME. CLRNC WAS: DIRECT SAX RADAR VECTORS HUO DIRECT LHY DIRECT M30, E40, 10 MINS, WHEN IN CTLED AIRSPACE CONTACT NEW YORK AT 127.6, SQUAWK XXXX. I HAD REACHED 3000 FT CLBING AT 500 FPM AND HAD BEEN CALLING FOR GREATER THAN 1 MIN WHEN I GOT THROUGH.
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.