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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : iad.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 2000|
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : iad.tracon|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Skylane 182/RG Turbo Skylane/RG|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Route In Use||enroute : on vectors|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 15|
flight time total : 450
flight time type : 200
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Anomaly||non adherence : published procedure|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Problem Areas||Airspace Structure|
Flight Crew Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
Was departing iad. Telephoned FSS (leesburg) for a standard VFR briefing. Indicated I wanted to file an ADIZ VFR flight plan and asked briefer to state procedures. Briefer indicated: 1) file flight plan with him on the telephone. 2) contact iad clearance for squawk. 3) maintain 2-WAY radio communication and squawk code until out of ADIZ. Therefore, I filed a plan, contacted iad clearance (obtained beacon code), and maintained communication and squawk until out of ADIZ (actually was under vectors for most of the time anyway). Upon reaching destination, I re-reviewed procedures via pilot organization pubs and printed NOTAMS. I am unclr, but it appears possible there was an extra step I was supposed to follow between steps #1 and #2. Terminology indicates it is possible I should have 'activated' the VFR flight plan with leesburg FSS prior to contacting iad for the squawk. I did not perform this step. I don't know if I violated the NOTAM or not. If I was supposed to contact leesburg first and activate the plan directly with briefer, there are 2 contributing factors: 1) the briefer didn't indicate I had to do that when I queried the procedures. 2) I was an active pilot during the new york ADIZ. During the new york ADIZ, it was not necessary to contact an FSS to open a VFR plan -- receiving the squawk code was enough. Therefore, these procedures would have been different.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF C182 FAILS TO ACTIVATE ADIZ FLT PLAN WHEN DEPARTING IAD FOR FLT LEAVING DC ADIZ.
Narrative: WAS DEPARTING IAD. TELEPHONED FSS (LEESBURG) FOR A STANDARD VFR BRIEFING. INDICATED I WANTED TO FILE AN ADIZ VFR FLT PLAN AND ASKED BRIEFER TO STATE PROCS. BRIEFER INDICATED: 1) FILE FLT PLAN WITH HIM ON THE TELEPHONE. 2) CONTACT IAD CLRNC FOR SQUAWK. 3) MAINTAIN 2-WAY RADIO COM AND SQUAWK CODE UNTIL OUT OF ADIZ. THEREFORE, I FILED A PLAN, CONTACTED IAD CLRNC (OBTAINED BEACON CODE), AND MAINTAINED COM AND SQUAWK UNTIL OUT OF ADIZ (ACTUALLY WAS UNDER VECTORS FOR MOST OF THE TIME ANYWAY). UPON REACHING DEST, I RE-REVIEWED PROCS VIA PLT ORGANIZATION PUBS AND PRINTED NOTAMS. I AM UNCLR, BUT IT APPEARS POSSIBLE THERE WAS AN EXTRA STEP I WAS SUPPOSED TO FOLLOW BTWN STEPS #1 AND #2. TERMINOLOGY INDICATES IT IS POSSIBLE I SHOULD HAVE 'ACTIVATED' THE VFR FLT PLAN WITH LEESBURG FSS PRIOR TO CONTACTING IAD FOR THE SQUAWK. I DID NOT PERFORM THIS STEP. I DON'T KNOW IF I VIOLATED THE NOTAM OR NOT. IF I WAS SUPPOSED TO CONTACT LEESBURG FIRST AND ACTIVATE THE PLAN DIRECTLY WITH BRIEFER, THERE ARE 2 CONTRIBUTING FACTORS: 1) THE BRIEFER DIDN'T INDICATE I HAD TO DO THAT WHEN I QUERIED THE PROCS. 2) I WAS AN ACTIVE PLT DURING THE NEW YORK ADIZ. DURING THE NEW YORK ADIZ, IT WAS NOT NECESSARY TO CONTACT AN FSS TO OPEN A VFR PLAN -- RECEIVING THE SQUAWK CODE WAS ENOUGH. THEREFORE, THESE PROCS WOULD HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT.
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.