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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : bwi|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Light Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turboprop Eng|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
climbout : intermediate altitude
ground : preflight
|Route In Use||enroute : on vectors|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 150|
flight time total : 3000
|Function||controller : departure|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
non adherence : clearance
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Departing bwi for bdr, ATC cleared us 'V44 on course.' after intercepting what I thought to be V44, bwi departure asked our heading. I told him 100 degrees. He said we needed to be on the 'new and improved V44,' and asked if my chart depicted paleo intersection on V44. My chart did not, and I told him no. He then asked if we had the latest march revision on board. My chart was not dated 3/thu, and I had not received a 3/thu revision. I again told him no. Having ascertained that my manual was not up to date, his next remark was a snide, 'why not?' I chose not to respond to that because I didn't feel that it was essential to the safety of the flight, or good radio procedure to explain that I hadn't been to my domicile for several days and if there was a revision in my mailbox, I hadn't received it. Finally, the controller obliged me with the information I needed to fly the course that was intended. When handed off, we were told that the next controller would, 'keep an eye on us, because we didn't know where we were going!' the rest of the flight was west/O incident. I have suggested to my company that pilots sign for revisions. If a pilot hasn't signed for his revision by the time it is to go into effect, the company should take corrective action before it's too late.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ACR LTT HAD TO BE VECTORED TO DESTINATION BECAUSE FLT CREW DID NOT HAVE CURRENT AERO CHARTS ON BOARD.
Narrative: DEPARTING BWI FOR BDR, ATC CLRED US 'V44 ON COURSE.' AFTER INTERCEPTING WHAT I THOUGHT TO BE V44, BWI DEP ASKED OUR HDG. I TOLD HIM 100 DEGS. HE SAID WE NEEDED TO BE ON THE 'NEW AND IMPROVED V44,' AND ASKED IF MY CHART DEPICTED PALEO INTXN ON V44. MY CHART DID NOT, AND I TOLD HIM NO. HE THEN ASKED IF WE HAD THE LATEST MARCH REVISION ON BOARD. MY CHART WAS NOT DATED 3/THU, AND I HAD NOT RECEIVED A 3/THU REVISION. I AGAIN TOLD HIM NO. HAVING ASCERTAINED THAT MY MANUAL WAS NOT UP TO DATE, HIS NEXT REMARK WAS A SNIDE, 'WHY NOT?' I CHOSE NOT TO RESPOND TO THAT BECAUSE I DIDN'T FEEL THAT IT WAS ESSENTIAL TO THE SAFETY OF THE FLT, OR GOOD RADIO PROC TO EXPLAIN THAT I HADN'T BEEN TO MY DOMICILE FOR SEVERAL DAYS AND IF THERE WAS A REVISION IN MY MAILBOX, I HADN'T RECEIVED IT. FINALLY, THE CTLR OBLIGED ME WITH THE INFO I NEEDED TO FLY THE COURSE THAT WAS INTENDED. WHEN HANDED OFF, WE WERE TOLD THAT THE NEXT CTLR WOULD, 'KEEP AN EYE ON US, BECAUSE WE DIDN'T KNOW WHERE WE WERE GOING!' THE REST OF THE FLT WAS W/O INCIDENT. I HAVE SUGGESTED TO MY COMPANY THAT PLTS SIGN FOR REVISIONS. IF A PLT HASN'T SIGNED FOR HIS REVISION BY THE TIME IT IS TO GO INTO EFFECT, THE COMPANY SHOULD TAKE CORRECTIVE ACTION BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.
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.