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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : bfm.tower|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||PA-28 Cherokee/Archer II/Dakota/Pillan/Warrior|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground : takeoff roll|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : instrument
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 1500
flight time type : 800
|Anomaly||conflict : ground less severe|
ground encounters : vehicle
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : took precautionary avoidance action|
Tough-and-go operations at A39; we had just landed on runway 21. We retracted flaps and applied takeoff power when an unknown person in a 'quad-runner' (a 4-WHEEL all-terrain vehicle) drove from behind the hangars on the south side of the runway; cut across the runway; and continued into the fields and housing on the north side of the runway. When the quad-runner crossed the active runway; we had sufficient airspeed to perform an obstacle takeoff. At rotation; there was approximately 1500 ft separation between us and the other vehicle. Since A39 is unattended; there is no type of airport management to register a complaint with.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A PA28 PILOT REPORTS AN ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE CROSSING A39'S RWY AS THEIR ACFT WAS TAKING OFF.
Narrative: TOUGH-AND-GO OPS AT A39; WE HAD JUST LANDED ON RWY 21. WE RETRACTED FLAPS AND APPLIED TKOF PWR WHEN AN UNKNOWN PERSON IN A 'QUAD-RUNNER' (A 4-WHEEL ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE) DROVE FROM BEHIND THE HANGARS ON THE S SIDE OF THE RWY; CUT ACROSS THE RWY; AND CONTINUED INTO THE FIELDS AND HOUSING ON THE N SIDE OF THE RWY. WHEN THE QUAD-RUNNER CROSSED THE ACTIVE RWY; WE HAD SUFFICIENT AIRSPD TO PERFORM AN OBSTACLE TKOF. AT ROTATION; THERE WAS APPROX 1500 FT SEPARATION BTWN US AND THE OTHER VEHICLE. SINCE A39 IS UNATTENDED; THERE IS NO TYPE OF ARPT MGMNT TO REGISTER A COMPLAINT WITH.
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.