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|Locale Reference||airport : orl.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 500|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : orl.tower|
tower : sea.tower
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Skyhawk 172/Cutlass 172|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
climbout : initial
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 15|
flight time total : 1750
flight time type : 1500
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Problem Areas||ATC Human Performance|
Flight Crew Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Intra Facility Coordination Failure|
Cleared for takeoff runway 25. Had requested northwest departure. Upon leaving the airport boundary at about 500 ft AGL, I turned northwest. Had traffic inbound from west in sight. Tower said I should not have turned. The problem is, I do not always get clearance for my turn after takeoff, so I am used to simply turning. I would rather hear 'right turn approved' or something like that. From now on I will ask tower specifically for the departure turn, and if I don't get it, I will fly runway heading. This seems like a waste of time and radio frequency. I think a takeoff clearance should assume that I will turn to my direction of flight. I will also review the aim on departure procedures from a controled airport.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: C172 PLT TURNED NW AFTER TKOF WHEN THE ATCT LCL CTLR EXPECTED HIM TO FLY RWY HEADING AFTER DEPARTING ON RWY 25.
Narrative: CLRED FOR TKOF RWY 25. HAD REQUESTED NW DEP. UPON LEAVING THE ARPT BOUNDARY AT ABOUT 500 FT AGL, I TURNED NW. HAD TFC INBOUND FROM W IN SIGHT. TWR SAID I SHOULD NOT HAVE TURNED. THE PROB IS, I DO NOT ALWAYS GET CLRNC FOR MY TURN AFTER TKOF, SO I AM USED TO SIMPLY TURNING. I WOULD RATHER HEAR 'R TURN APPROVED' OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. FROM NOW ON I WILL ASK TWR SPECIFICALLY FOR THE DEP TURN, AND IF I DON'T GET IT, I WILL FLY RWY HEADING. THIS SEEMS LIKE A WASTE OF TIME AND RADIO FREQ. I THINK A TKOF CLRNC SHOULD ASSUME THAT I WILL TURN TO MY DIRECTION OF FLT. I WILL ALSO REVIEW THE AIM ON DEP PROCS FROM A CTLED ARPT.
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.