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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 50
|Controlling Facilities||tower : zzz.tower|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Experimental|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing : touch and go|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 85|
flight time total : 14100
flight time type : 20
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : executed go around|
flight crew : regained aircraft control
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
During a planned touch-and-go landing; I reacted to the beginning of a ground loop with a go around decision. The fact that I had swiveled to the left meant that I was heading towards the runway edge with very little airspeed. I made it my immediate goal to be airborne before leaving the hard surface; and did; but just barely. At that point I was several degrees off runway heading; maybe 30 degrees; milking straight for more airspeed. I was looking at a pole 10-20 ft high with anemometer on top which posed a risk if I tried to turn back to runway heading right away. Consequently; I put off the turn until I had better altitude and airspeed; letting the pole pass to my right. This would be what brainerd tower called 'flight over a non-movement area.' I might have gone as far as the parallel taxiway; but no further. I returned to runway centerline as soon as I could safely do so. Next landing was uneventful full-stop. I have lots of flying experience in both heavy and light aircraft; but am new to taildraggers. I had logged several lndgs during the previous week in the kitfox and things went well. My comfort level was improving and I might have let my guard down prematurely. The winds were pretty much down the runway at 7 but had been gusty earlier; might have been a factor. This unintended air show was my best effort to bring the flight to a safe conclusion.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: EXPERIMENTAL KITFOX PLT EXECUTES A GO-AROUND AFTER A BALKED TOUCH-AND-GO AND SUBSEQUENTLY OVERFLIES A 'NON-MOVEMENT AREA.'
Narrative: DURING A PLANNED TOUCH-AND-GO LNDG; I REACTED TO THE BEGINNING OF A GND LOOP WITH A GAR DECISION. THE FACT THAT I HAD SWIVELED TO THE L MEANT THAT I WAS HEADING TOWARDS THE RWY EDGE WITH VERY LITTLE AIRSPD. I MADE IT MY IMMEDIATE GOAL TO BE AIRBORNE BEFORE LEAVING THE HARD SURFACE; AND DID; BUT JUST BARELY. AT THAT POINT I WAS SEVERAL DEGS OFF RWY HDG; MAYBE 30 DEGS; MILKING STRAIGHT FOR MORE AIRSPD. I WAS LOOKING AT A POLE 10-20 FT HIGH WITH ANEMOMETER ON TOP WHICH POSED A RISK IF I TRIED TO TURN BACK TO RWY HDG RIGHT AWAY. CONSEQUENTLY; I PUT OFF THE TURN UNTIL I HAD BETTER ALT AND AIRSPD; LETTING THE POLE PASS TO MY R. THIS WOULD BE WHAT BRAINERD TWR CALLED 'FLT OVER A NON-MOVEMENT AREA.' I MIGHT HAVE GONE AS FAR AS THE PARALLEL TXWY; BUT NO FURTHER. I RETURNED TO RWY CTRLINE AS SOON AS I COULD SAFELY DO SO. NEXT LNDG WAS UNEVENTFUL FULL-STOP. I HAVE LOTS OF FLYING EXPERIENCE IN BOTH HVY AND LIGHT ACFT; BUT AM NEW TO TAILDRAGGERS. I HAD LOGGED SEVERAL LNDGS DURING THE PREVIOUS WK IN THE KITFOX AND THINGS WENT WELL. MY COMFORT LEVEL WAS IMPROVING AND I MIGHT HAVE LET MY GUARD DOWN PREMATURELY. THE WINDS WERE PRETTY MUCH DOWN THE RWY AT 7 BUT HAD BEEN GUSTY EARLIER; MIGHT HAVE BEEN A FACTOR. THIS UNINTENDED AIR SHOW WAS MY BEST EFFORT TO BRING THE FLT TO A SAFE CONCLUSION.
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.