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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : 3ck|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 2300|
msl bound upper : 2300
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : atp
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 140|
flight time total : 1910
flight time type : 20
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : commercial
|Anomaly||conflict : airborne less severe|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : took evasive action|
|Miss Distance||horizontal : 300|
vertical : 500
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
While getting 'check out' in an aircraft by a CFI, we overflew an uncontrolled airport and came within approximately 500' from a high fixed wing aircraft. The CFI spotted the aircraft before I did and initiated a climb for further sep. Although a collision was not imminent, we were closer to the other aircraft than I would have liked. Factors include our failure to announce the overflt on unicom and possibly a higher than published pattern altitude being flown by the other aircraft. He appeared to be downwind. Lessons learned: remain well clear (vertically and horizontally of uncontrolled airports). Announce intentions over unicom.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CLOSE PROX TWO GA SMA ACFT OVER NON TWR ARPT UNICOM CTAF.
Narrative: WHILE GETTING 'CHK OUT' IN AN ACFT BY A CFI, WE OVERFLEW AN UNCONTROLLED ARPT AND CAME WITHIN APPROX 500' FROM A HIGH FIXED WING ACFT. THE CFI SPOTTED THE ACFT BEFORE I DID AND INITIATED A CLB FOR FURTHER SEP. ALTHOUGH A COLLISION WAS NOT IMMINENT, WE WERE CLOSER TO THE OTHER ACFT THAN I WOULD HAVE LIKED. FACTORS INCLUDE OUR FAILURE TO ANNOUNCE THE OVERFLT ON UNICOM AND POSSIBLY A HIGHER THAN PUBLISHED PATTERN ALT BEING FLOWN BY THE OTHER ACFT. HE APPEARED TO BE DOWNWIND. LESSONS LEARNED: REMAIN WELL CLR (VERTICALLY AND HORIZONTALLY OF UNCONTROLLED ARPTS). ANNOUNCE INTENTIONS OVER UNICOM.
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.