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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0001 To 0600|
|Locale Reference||airport : sna|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Light Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 150|
flight time total : 26000
flight time type : 12000
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Upon trying to depart santa ana on a life guard medical flight, I was advised that the airport was notamed closed due to painting on runway. I had filed into sna out of sfo and filed out of sna with hawthorne FSS. Neither oak FSS or hawthorne or inbound ATIS mentioned runway closed. I found out on outbnd ATIS and with coast control on 121.3 when I called for clearance to sfo. At this time we explained the nature of our trip to security and they got approval from airport manager for us to depart on the unlighted runway which we did. Have since talked with airport manager, tower and hawthorne FSS to find out problem.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AIR AMBULANCE OPERATED IN AND OUT OF A CLOSED ARPT.
Narrative: UPON TRYING TO DEPART SANTA ANA ON A LIFE GUARD MEDICAL FLT, I WAS ADVISED THAT THE ARPT WAS NOTAMED CLOSED DUE TO PAINTING ON RWY. I HAD FILED INTO SNA OUT OF SFO AND FILED OUT OF SNA WITH HAWTHORNE FSS. NEITHER OAK FSS OR HAWTHORNE OR INBND ATIS MENTIONED RWY CLOSED. I FOUND OUT ON OUTBND ATIS AND WITH COAST CTL ON 121.3 WHEN I CALLED FOR CLRNC TO SFO. AT THIS TIME WE EXPLAINED THE NATURE OF OUR TRIP TO SECURITY AND THEY GOT APPROVAL FROM ARPT MGR FOR US TO DEPART ON THE UNLIGHTED RWY WHICH WE DID. HAVE SINCE TALKED WITH ARPT MGR, TWR AND HAWTHORNE FSS TO FIND OUT PROB.
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.