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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 20|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||PA-28 Cherokee/Archer II/Dakota/Pillan/Warrior|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : multi engine|
pilot : instrument
pilot : commercial
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 40|
flight time total : 450
flight time type : 60
|Anomaly||conflict : ground critical|
ground encounters other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
We were practicing various takeoff and landing procedures including short field and soft field operations. After making a full stop normal landing; we taxied back to the full length of the runway and prepared to conduct a soft field takeoff on runway xx. We rolled about 1/3 down the runway before lifting off into ground effect; however; the PF failed to stabilize the aircraft in ground effect causing us to increase our time spent in ground effect until we could climb out with a safe airspeed. By this time we were still in ground effect and out of usable runway and quickly approaching a road at 20 ft AGL. We had reached a safe airspeed exactly at the road and began our normal climb out. A quick glance to the west revealed a school bus rapidly approaching the extended runway centerline making this situation a near miss with a ground vehicle.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: WHILE PERFORMING A FLAWED SOFT FIELD TKOF; PA28 FAILS TO CLIMB AS EXPECTED AND EXPERIENCES CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH A SCHOOL BUS TRAVELING A ROAD CROSSING THEIR TKOF FLT PATH.
Narrative: WE WERE PRACTICING VARIOUS TKOF AND LNDG PROCS INCLUDING SHORT FIELD AND SOFT FIELD OPS. AFTER MAKING A FULL STOP NORMAL LNDG; WE TAXIED BACK TO THE FULL LENGTH OF THE RWY AND PREPARED TO CONDUCT A SOFT FIELD TKOF ON RWY XX. WE ROLLED ABOUT 1/3 DOWN THE RWY BEFORE LIFTING OFF INTO GND EFFECT; HOWEVER; THE PF FAILED TO STABILIZE THE ACFT IN GND EFFECT CAUSING US TO INCREASE OUR TIME SPENT IN GND EFFECT UNTIL WE COULD CLB OUT WITH A SAFE AIRSPD. BY THIS TIME WE WERE STILL IN GND EFFECT AND OUT OF USABLE RWY AND QUICKLY APCHING A ROAD AT 20 FT AGL. WE HAD REACHED A SAFE AIRSPD EXACTLY AT THE ROAD AND BEGAN OUR NORMAL CLB OUT. A QUICK GLANCE TO THE W REVEALED A SCHOOL BUS RAPIDLY APCHING THE EXTENDED RWY CTRLINE MAKING THIS SITUATION A NEAR MISS WITH A GND VEHICLE.
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.