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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : dfw.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 2000|
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : d10.tracon|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Commercial Fixed Wing|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Route In Use||departure sid : king6|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 50|
flight time total : 11800
flight time type : 8300
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : departure|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
faa : assigned or threatened penalties
|Problem Areas||Chart Or Publication|
Flight Crew Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
After obtaining ATIS I called for my IFR clearance which read; 'cleared to the ZZZ airport via the kingdom 6 departure; millsap transition; V66 abilene; direct. 2000 ft expect 6000 ft in 10 min squawk XXXX.' I read back the clearance and was confirmed 'readback correct' taxied out and took off on dfw's runway 18R. After departure the controller told me; 'when speed and altitude permit start your turn out and contact departure.' I began my turn and made my first radio call to regional approach. There was no response to my 'call sign.' I attempted to check in again in short succession but again with no response. The third time I checked in and asked if the controller was going to assign me a higher altitude; still no response was given. On the fourth call to check in I asked for a higher altitude. The response was that I was on the wrong frequency and; after a momentary pause; was told to expedite my frequency change. Once I switched frequencies the controller gave me an expedited climb to 3000 ft and then a climb to 6000 ft. (My flight planned altitude.) after reaching 6000 ft the controller asked what frequency I was given for departure by clearance delivery. I told the controller that no frequency was assigned in my IFR clearance because the SID had the frequency already included on it in the top left corner. I was given a phone number and a facsimile number to call and to facsimile the kingdom 6 SID page to upon landing. After rechecking the SID I realized why I was on the wrong frequency. This particular SID (kingdom 6 departure) has 3 separate descriptions on 3 separate SID pages for the same SID out of dal; dfw; and one that serves the other airports under dfw's class B. Upon landing I called and talked to the TRACON manager and told him that I had; in error; read the dal dallas love kingdom 6 departure SID page instead of the dfw dallas ft worth international kingdom 6 departure SID page. I was told I would be contacted with a decision on how this would be handled. As stated earlier there are 3 separate pages; with very few noticeable differences between them; for 3 separate areas; all in close proximity; and all for the same kingdom 6 departure. This lends itself to potential confusion and possible misreading of the SID and thus complicating something that was meant to standardize these procedures. I feel that having a standard instrument departure serving 15 airports is fine but more effort to highlight the differences could be addressed. For example the kingdom 6 departure from dfw is the kingdom 6 departure. The kingdom 6 departure from dal could easily become the kingdom 6.1 departure now showing a distinct difference to a similar SID. When assigned they would be assigned as say 'kingdom 6.2 departure' departing the 'area departure' that serves airports like ads and the 'kingdom 6 departure' when departing dfw only.callback conversation with reporter revealed the following information: the reporter stated that he is new to the aircraft and the area; and that he had never encountered a SID that served multiple airports with slight changes. He believes that numbering the departures so as to alert pilots that the procedure serves multiple airports would benefit the aviation community.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PILOT REPORTS DEPARTING DFW ON KING6 DEPARTURE AND USING WRONG FREQUENCY OBTAINED FROM KING6 DAL DEPARTURE.
Narrative: AFTER OBTAINING ATIS I CALLED FOR MY IFR CLEARANCE WHICH READ; 'CLEARED TO THE ZZZ AIRPORT VIA THE KINGDOM 6 DEPARTURE; MILLSAP TRANSITION; V66 ABILENE; DIRECT. 2000 FT EXPECT 6000 FT IN 10 MIN SQUAWK XXXX.' I READ BACK THE CLEARANCE AND WAS CONFIRMED 'READBACK CORRECT' TAXIED OUT AND TOOK OFF ON DFW'S RUNWAY 18R. AFTER DEPARTURE THE CONTROLLER TOLD ME; 'WHEN SPEED AND ALTITUDE PERMIT START YOUR TURN OUT AND CONTACT DEPARTURE.' I BEGAN MY TURN AND MADE MY FIRST RADIO CALL TO REGIONAL APPROACH. THERE WAS NO RESPONSE TO MY 'CALL SIGN.' I ATTEMPTED TO CHECK IN AGAIN IN SHORT SUCCESSION BUT AGAIN WITH NO RESPONSE. THE THIRD TIME I CHECKED IN AND ASKED IF THE CONTROLLER WAS GOING TO ASSIGN ME A HIGHER ALTITUDE; STILL NO RESPONSE WAS GIVEN. ON THE FOURTH CALL TO CHECK IN I ASKED FOR A HIGHER ALTITUDE. THE RESPONSE WAS THAT I WAS ON THE WRONG FREQUENCY AND; AFTER A MOMENTARY PAUSE; WAS TOLD TO EXPEDITE MY FREQUENCY CHANGE. ONCE I SWITCHED FREQUENCIES THE CONTROLLER GAVE ME AN EXPEDITED CLIMB TO 3000 FT AND THEN A CLIMB TO 6000 FT. (MY FLIGHT PLANNED ALTITUDE.) AFTER REACHING 6000 FT THE CONTROLLER ASKED WHAT FREQUENCY I WAS GIVEN FOR DEPARTURE BY CLEARANCE DELIVERY. I TOLD THE CONTROLLER THAT NO FREQUENCY WAS ASSIGNED IN MY IFR CLEARANCE BECAUSE THE SID HAD THE FREQUENCY ALREADY INCLUDED ON IT IN THE TOP LEFT CORNER. I WAS GIVEN A PHONE NUMBER AND A FAX NUMBER TO CALL AND TO FAX THE KINGDOM 6 SID PAGE TO UPON LANDING. AFTER RECHECKING THE SID I REALIZED WHY I WAS ON THE WRONG FREQUENCY. THIS PARTICULAR SID (KINGDOM 6 DEPARTURE) HAS 3 SEPARATE DESCRIPTIONS ON 3 SEPARATE SID PAGES FOR THE SAME SID OUT OF DAL; DFW; AND ONE THAT SERVES THE OTHER AIRPORTS UNDER DFW'S CLASS B. UPON LANDING I CALLED AND TALKED TO THE TRACON MANAGER AND TOLD HIM THAT I HAD; IN ERROR; READ THE DAL DALLAS LOVE KINGDOM 6 DEPARTURE SID PAGE INSTEAD OF THE DFW DALLAS FT WORTH INTL KINGDOM 6 DEPARTURE SID PAGE. I WAS TOLD I WOULD BE CONTACTED WITH A DECISION ON HOW THIS WOULD BE HANDLED. AS STATED EARLIER THERE ARE 3 SEPARATE PAGES; WITH VERY FEW NOTICEABLE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THEM; FOR 3 SEPARATE AREAS; ALL IN CLOSE PROXIMITY; AND ALL FOR THE SAME KINGDOM 6 DEPARTURE. THIS LENDS ITSELF TO POTENTIAL CONFUSION AND POSSIBLE MISREADING OF THE SID AND THUS COMPLICATING SOMETHING THAT WAS MEANT TO STANDARDIZE THESE PROCEDURES. I FEEL THAT HAVING A STANDARD INSTRUMENT DEPARTURE SERVING 15 AIRPORTS IS FINE BUT MORE EFFORT TO HIGHLIGHT THE DIFFERENCES COULD BE ADDRESSED. FOR EXAMPLE THE KINGDOM 6 DEPARTURE FROM DFW IS THE KINGDOM 6 DEPARTURE. THE KINGDOM 6 DEPARTURE FROM DAL COULD EASILY BECOME THE KINGDOM 6.1 DEPARTURE NOW SHOWING A DISTINCT DIFFERENCE TO A SIMILAR SID. WHEN ASSIGNED THEY WOULD BE ASSIGNED AS SAY 'KINGDOM 6.2 DEPARTURE' DEPARTING THE 'AREA DEPARTURE' THAT SERVES AIRPORTS LIKE ADS AND THE 'KINGDOM 6 DEPARTURE' WHEN DEPARTING DFW ONLY.CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING INFO: THE REPORTER STATED THAT HE IS NEW TO THE ACFT AND THE AREA; AND THAT HE HAD NEVER ENCOUNTERED A SID THAT SERVED MULTIPLE ARPTS WITH SLIGHT CHANGES. HE BELIEVES THAT NUMBERING THE DEPARTURES SO AS TO ALERT PILOTS THAT THE PROCEDURE SERVES MULTIPLE ARPTS WOULD BENEFIT THE AVIATION COMMUNITY.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of May 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.