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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : bal|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 21000|
msl bound upper : 21000
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zdc|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Light Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||enroute : on vectors|
enroute airway : zdc
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : atp
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 35|
flight time total : 10000
flight time type : 2000
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Anomaly||non adherence : clearance|
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Upon receiving a clearance from iad-frg (capitol 1 radar vectors to paleo V44 donil V229 mortn camrn direct), we took off on runway 1L. Our initial vector was 340 degrees, then eventually we were worked around to intercept the 091 degree right of armel (which was not mentioned at all in the original clearance). Upon interception of the 091 degree right of aml, we then turned in balance 130 degree right to proceed to paleo. Upon interception of the 130 degree right of balance, we then turned in the 276 degree right of sie for the on course of V44. We wound up being 1 DOT left deflection and the controller, in a hurried voice, then told us to turn left immediately to heading 030 degrees. He asked if we knew where we were going, and I said, 'yes, V44, we are showing a little south of the arwy.' he said, 'a little? I show 10 mi.' I believe there are 2 contributing factors to this incident. Paleo to sie is 73 NM, and at that range it is difficult to intercept accurately, along with the quick course change that was required from the 091 degree right of aml to the 130 degree right of balance to the 276 degree ro of sie. I also believe that high altitude, high performance aircraft (jet type) should not be cleared via victor arwys when operating above FL180. We were level at FL210.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: TRACK DEVIATION BY CORP LTT.
Narrative: UPON RECEIVING A CLRNC FROM IAD-FRG (CAPITOL 1 RADAR VECTORS TO PALEO V44 DONIL V229 MORTN CAMRN DIRECT), WE TOOK OFF ON RWY 1L. OUR INITIAL VECTOR WAS 340 DEGS, THEN EVENTUALLY WE WERE WORKED AROUND TO INTERCEPT THE 091 DEG R OF ARMEL (WHICH WAS NOT MENTIONED AT ALL IN THE ORIGINAL CLRNC). UPON INTERCEPTION OF THE 091 DEG R OF AML, WE THEN TURNED IN BAL 130 DEG R TO PROCEED TO PALEO. UPON INTERCEPTION OF THE 130 DEG R OF BAL, WE THEN TURNED IN THE 276 DEG R OF SIE FOR THE ON COURSE OF V44. WE WOUND UP BEING 1 DOT LEFT DEFLECTION AND THE CTLR, IN A HURRIED VOICE, THEN TOLD US TO TURN LEFT IMMEDIATELY TO HDG 030 DEGS. HE ASKED IF WE KNEW WHERE WE WERE GOING, AND I SAID, 'YES, V44, WE ARE SHOWING A LITTLE S OF THE ARWY.' HE SAID, 'A LITTLE? I SHOW 10 MI.' I BELIEVE THERE ARE 2 CONTRIBUTING FACTORS TO THIS INCIDENT. PALEO TO SIE IS 73 NM, AND AT THAT RANGE IT IS DIFFICULT TO INTERCEPT ACCURATELY, ALONG WITH THE QUICK COURSE CHANGE THAT WAS REQUIRED FROM THE 091 DEG R OF AML TO THE 130 DEG R OF BAL TO THE 276 DEG RO OF SIE. I ALSO BELIEVE THAT HIGH ALT, HIGH PERFORMANCE ACFT (JET TYPE) SHOULD NOT BE CLRED VIA VICTOR ARWYS WHEN OPERATING ABOVE FL180. WE WERE LEVEL AT FL210.
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.