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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : aik.airport|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 3000|
msl bound upper : 4000
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : ags.tracon|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Bonanza 33|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Route In Use||approach : instrument non precision|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 30|
flight time total : 6000
flight time type : 1000
|Anomaly||altitude deviation : excursion from assigned altitude|
altitude deviation : crossing restriction not met
non adherence : published procedure
non adherence : clearance
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : executed go around|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
At 7000 ft I was advised by approach to expect a visual approach into aik. After getting ATIS; aik was reporting 1700 ft. I advised ags I would do the GPS 7 approach. I was cleared to descend to and maintain 4000 ft; while waiting on a king air to complete their approach. I was vectored with several turns. After the king air reported canceling IFR; ags controller cleared me to 3000 ft and maintain this to the IAF (vixly) and established on the final approach course. Though he said pepci; vixly and pepci are close inbound. When I put the approach into my GPS (garmin 530) I mistakenly accepted the FAF (pepci). I descended to 3000 ft and headed for pepci (I should have been going to vixly). The controller questioned what I was doing. I decided to go missed approach since I was not following his clearance and adding power and thinking I should return to 4000 ft I climbed to 3300 ft or 3400 ft then realized I should be at 3000 ft. Went to vixly -- did the procedure turn and completed the approach to runway 7 correctly.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A B33 EXECUTED A GO AROUND ON THE AIK RWY 7 GPS AFTER DESCENDING TOWARD THE FAF PRIOR TO THE IAF.
Narrative: AT 7000 FT I WAS ADVISED BY APCH TO EXPECT A VISUAL APCH INTO AIK. AFTER GETTING ATIS; AIK WAS RPTING 1700 FT. I ADVISED AGS I WOULD DO THE GPS 7 APCH. I WAS CLRED TO DSND TO AND MAINTAIN 4000 FT; WHILE WAITING ON A KING AIR TO COMPLETE THEIR APCH. I WAS VECTORED WITH SEVERAL TURNS. AFTER THE KING AIR RPTED CANCELING IFR; AGS CTLR CLRED ME TO 3000 FT AND MAINTAIN THIS TO THE IAF (VIXLY) AND ESTABLISHED ON THE FINAL APCH COURSE. THOUGH HE SAID PEPCI; VIXLY AND PEPCI ARE CLOSE INBOUND. WHEN I PUT THE APCH INTO MY GPS (GARMIN 530) I MISTAKENLY ACCEPTED THE FAF (PEPCI). I DSNDED TO 3000 FT AND HEADED FOR PEPCI (I SHOULD HAVE BEEN GOING TO VIXLY). THE CTLR QUESTIONED WHAT I WAS DOING. I DECIDED TO GO MISSED APCH SINCE I WAS NOT FOLLOWING HIS CLRNC AND ADDING PWR AND THINKING I SHOULD RETURN TO 4000 FT I CLBED TO 3300 FT OR 3400 FT THEN REALIZED I SHOULD BE AT 3000 FT. WENT TO VIXLY -- DID THE PROC TURN AND COMPLETED THE APCH TO RWY 7 CORRECTLY.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 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.