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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : gmu|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turboprop Eng|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
ground : holding
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : student|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 16|
flight time total : 27
flight time type : 27
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
non adherence : clearance
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Miss Distance||horizontal : 900|
vertical : 0
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I am a student pilot. I had been flying in the practice area finishing a lesson. It was quite bumpy and was rainy. On my return to the airport, turbulence picked up a little, and on final approach it began to rain steadily. My landing was somewhat rough and it made me all the more nervous. As I turned off of the active runway I was told to contact greenville ground. In my nervousness I forgot to contact greenville ground after changing to ground frequency. I thought I had been given clearance to taxi back to the ramp, which also meant crossing back over the active runway. I did not realize the small transport Y had been given clearance for takeoff, and as a result, the violation was committed. I believe in future flts if I, as PIC, do not feel comfortable with the WX or any other situation that may hinder my performance, I will not fly, I believe my failure to recognize the situation was attributed not only to my lack of experience, but also to the fact that I have not gained the confidence with which to fly in less than good WX and still perform with complete accuracy. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following: though VFR, there was rain and turbulence and the reporter just wanted to get back on the ground and back to FBO. Forgot to call ground controller and mindset said cleared to ramp. Small transport Y had been cleared for takeoff, but local controller was able to cancel that clearance before he started to roll.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: STUDENT PLT TAXIED ACROSS ACTIVE RWY WITHOUT CLRNC.
Narrative: I AM A STUDENT PLT. I HAD BEEN FLYING IN THE PRACTICE AREA FINISHING A LESSON. IT WAS QUITE BUMPY AND WAS RAINY. ON MY RETURN TO THE ARPT, TURB PICKED UP A LITTLE, AND ON FINAL APCH IT BEGAN TO RAIN STEADILY. MY LNDG WAS SOMEWHAT ROUGH AND IT MADE ME ALL THE MORE NERVOUS. AS I TURNED OFF OF THE ACTIVE RWY I WAS TOLD TO CONTACT GREENVILLE GND. IN MY NERVOUSNESS I FORGOT TO CONTACT GREENVILLE GND AFTER CHANGING TO GND FREQ. I THOUGHT I HAD BEEN GIVEN CLRNC TO TAXI BACK TO THE RAMP, WHICH ALSO MEANT XING BACK OVER THE ACTIVE RWY. I DID NOT REALIZE THE SMT Y HAD BEEN GIVEN CLRNC FOR TKOF, AND AS A RESULT, THE VIOLATION WAS COMMITTED. I BELIEVE IN FUTURE FLTS IF I, AS PIC, DO NOT FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH THE WX OR ANY OTHER SITUATION THAT MAY HINDER MY PERFORMANCE, I WILL NOT FLY, I BELIEVE MY FAILURE TO RECOGNIZE THE SITUATION WAS ATTRIBUTED NOT ONLY TO MY LACK OF EXPERIENCE, BUT ALSO TO THE FACT THAT I HAVE NOT GAINED THE CONFIDENCE WITH WHICH TO FLY IN LESS THAN GOOD WX AND STILL PERFORM WITH COMPLETE ACCURACY. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING: THOUGH VFR, THERE WAS RAIN AND TURB AND THE RPTR JUST WANTED TO GET BACK ON THE GND AND BACK TO FBO. FORGOT TO CALL GND CTLR AND MINDSET SAID CLRED TO RAMP. SMT Y HAD BEEN CLRED FOR TKOF, BUT LCL CTLR WAS ABLE TO CANCEL THAT CLRNC BEFORE HE STARTED TO ROLL.
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.