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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : bqk|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 2000|
msl bound upper : 9000
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zjx|
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Light Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Route In Use||enroute : direct|
enroute : on vectors
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : flight engineer|
pilot : atp
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 70|
flight time total : 9800
flight time type : 300
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
non adherence : clearance
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
While at 3000' MSL approximately 22 mi north of jeffi LOM, was given a heading of 170 degrees to avoid restr area #3009 north of glynco airport. Was then cleared to 2000' MSL and cleared for an approach to the airport. Captain upon hearing this initiated the vorloc mode on the autoplt and the aircraft began a turn in an easterly direction. I asked him where he was going. No response. I then saw how the autoplt was configured and understood what was happening to us. I told him again, and he again ignored me. I again told him that the autoplt was set up wrong just as he was picking up the microphone to call jax center about jeffi LOM monitoring normal. Jax center then asked us for our bearing to jeffi. My response was 200 degrees. Jax center then asked for my position from st simons VOR. My response was 350 degrees at 16 mi. Jax center then cleared us to the st simons VOR and to fly the jeffi transition, then the approach to the airport. I was in the process of changing the radios from approach frequencys to en route frequencys when we visually made contact with the airport. Our position was about 20 degrees relative at 5-7 mi. I breathed a great sigh of relief that we had not hit anybody. Landing was normal and uneventful. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following: captain in question is the chief pilot and was the original pilot with the corporation. Executives feel he can do no wrong but other pilots of the company feel the same as reporter. Does not maintain currency, flying about 30 hours a yr. Reporter is a former air carrier pilot and frustrated as to what he can do to solve the problem. Reluctant to go to the FSDO office since the individual is well known. Does maintain his currency in annual flight review but under the most favorable of conditions.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: FAILED TO COMPLY WITH CLRNC WHEN CLEARED ON A HEADING TO INTERCEPT THE LOCALIZER.
Narrative: WHILE AT 3000' MSL APPROX 22 MI N OF JEFFI LOM, WAS GIVEN A HDG OF 170 DEGS TO AVOID RESTR AREA #3009 N OF GLYNCO ARPT. WAS THEN CLRED TO 2000' MSL AND CLRED FOR AN APCH TO THE ARPT. CAPT UPON HEARING THIS INITIATED THE VORLOC MODE ON THE AUTOPLT AND THE ACFT BEGAN A TURN IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION. I ASKED HIM WHERE HE WAS GOING. NO RESPONSE. I THEN SAW HOW THE AUTOPLT WAS CONFIGURED AND UNDERSTOOD WHAT WAS HAPPENING TO US. I TOLD HIM AGAIN, AND HE AGAIN IGNORED ME. I AGAIN TOLD HIM THAT THE AUTOPLT WAS SET UP WRONG JUST AS HE WAS PICKING UP THE MIC TO CALL JAX CENTER ABOUT JEFFI LOM MONITORING NORMAL. JAX CENTER THEN ASKED US FOR OUR BEARING TO JEFFI. MY RESPONSE WAS 200 DEGS. JAX CENTER THEN ASKED FOR MY POS FROM ST SIMONS VOR. MY RESPONSE WAS 350 DEGS AT 16 MI. JAX CENTER THEN CLRED US TO THE ST SIMONS VOR AND TO FLY THE JEFFI TRANSITION, THEN THE APCH TO THE ARPT. I WAS IN THE PROCESS OF CHANGING THE RADIOS FROM APCH FREQS TO ENRTE FREQS WHEN WE VISUALLY MADE CONTACT WITH THE ARPT. OUR POS WAS ABOUT 20 DEGS RELATIVE AT 5-7 MI. I BREATHED A GREAT SIGH OF RELIEF THAT WE HAD NOT HIT ANYBODY. LNDG WAS NORMAL AND UNEVENTFUL. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING: CAPT IN QUESTION IS THE CHIEF PLT AND WAS THE ORIGINAL PLT WITH THE CORPORATION. EXECUTIVES FEEL HE CAN DO NO WRONG BUT OTHER PLTS OF THE COMPANY FEEL THE SAME AS RPTR. DOES NOT MAINTAIN CURRENCY, FLYING ABOUT 30 HRS A YR. RPTR IS A FORMER ACR PLT AND FRUSTRATED AS TO WHAT HE CAN DO TO SOLVE THE PROB. RELUCTANT TO GO TO THE FSDO OFFICE SINCE THE INDIVIDUAL IS WELL KNOWN. DOES MAINTAIN HIS CURRENCY IN ANNUAL FLT REVIEW BUT UNDER THE MOST FAVORABLE OF CONDITIONS.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 2007 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.