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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : vcv|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 7000|
msl bound upper : 9000
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : edw|
tower : vcv
|Make Model Name||Fighter|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Affiliation||government : military|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : military|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 150|
flight time total : 5000
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : military|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Operational Deviation|
Tower departure instructions were, 'climb runway heading to 7000'...,' which were read back and even confirmed a second time. During climb through 4500' the george controller cleared me to climb to 9000' and contact edw approach on button 6. Upon finding that the aircraft presets were changed due to the aircraft being returned to peoria, I then returned to george RAPCON to obtain the frequency. By the time I got over to the manual set frequency, edw commanded on guard channel an immediate right turn to 060 degrees (runway heading was 170 degrees), which I did. When I checked in on edw approach I asked if it was the proper frequency, the answer was, 'well--no.' I asked what happened and the controller at edw responded with, 'possible controller handoff error.' when changed over to la center, I was given a phone number to call with possible pilot deviation. The remainder of the flight was uneventful. The later phone call revealed that the tapes were being pulled to place the blame. Recommendation: controllers should not give preset channels, especially to transient aircraft. One controller should never give clearance into another controller's airspace west/O positive verbal contact.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: MIL TWR CTLR GAVE TRANSIENT ACFT A BUTTON FREQ CHANGE. ACFT HAD DIFFERENT SET UP AND PENETRATED TRACON AIRSPACE WITHOUT COORD.
Narrative: TWR DEP INSTRUCTIONS WERE, 'CLB RWY HDG TO 7000'...,' WHICH WERE READ BACK AND EVEN CONFIRMED A SECOND TIME. DURING CLB THROUGH 4500' THE GEORGE CTLR CLRED ME TO CLB TO 9000' AND CONTACT EDW APCH ON BUTTON 6. UPON FINDING THAT THE ACFT PRESETS WERE CHANGED DUE TO THE ACFT BEING RETURNED TO PEORIA, I THEN RETURNED TO GEORGE RAPCON TO OBTAIN THE FREQ. BY THE TIME I GOT OVER TO THE MANUAL SET FREQ, EDW COMMANDED ON GUARD CHANNEL AN IMMEDIATE RIGHT TURN TO 060 DEGS (RWY HDG WAS 170 DEGS), WHICH I DID. WHEN I CHKED IN ON EDW APCH I ASKED IF IT WAS THE PROPER FREQ, THE ANSWER WAS, 'WELL--NO.' I ASKED WHAT HAPPENED AND THE CTLR AT EDW RESPONDED WITH, 'POSSIBLE CTLR HDOF ERROR.' WHEN CHANGED OVER TO LA CENTER, I WAS GIVEN A PHONE NUMBER TO CALL WITH POSSIBLE PLT DEVIATION. THE REMAINDER OF THE FLT WAS UNEVENTFUL. THE LATER PHONE CALL REVEALED THAT THE TAPES WERE BEING PULLED TO PLACE THE BLAME. RECOMMENDATION: CTLRS SHOULD NOT GIVE PRESET CHANNELS, ESPECIALLY TO TRANSIENT ACFT. ONE CTLR SHOULD NEVER GIVE CLRNC INTO ANOTHER CTLR'S AIRSPACE W/O POSITIVE VERBAL CONTACT.
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.