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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : fmg|
airport : rno
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 14000|
msl bound upper : 14000
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zoa|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Large Transport, Low Wing, 3 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 180|
flight time total : 8000
flight time type : 1200
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Anomaly||conflict : nmac|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : took evasive action|
|Miss Distance||horizontal : 250|
vertical : 0
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
On climb out from rno on J82, we sighted a low wing glider at 14000' dead ahead. I executed an immediate left turn to avoid a sure midair. The glider never moved, so I assume he was heading in the same direction we were to never saw us. ZOA was advised they did not have him on their scope. Suggest a requirement of a transponder at that altitude for gliders (if not already required). Only a good visual watch by first officer and F/east allowed us to avoid a tragedy.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: LGT HAS NMAC WITH GLIDER WHILE CLIMBING OUT RNO.
Narrative: ON CLBOUT FROM RNO ON J82, WE SIGHTED A LOW WING GLIDER AT 14000' DEAD AHEAD. I EXECUTED AN IMMEDIATE LEFT TURN TO AVOID A SURE MIDAIR. THE GLIDER NEVER MOVED, SO I ASSUME HE WAS HEADING IN THE SAME DIRECTION WE WERE TO NEVER SAW US. ZOA WAS ADVISED THEY DID NOT HAVE HIM ON THEIR SCOPE. SUGGEST A REQUIREMENT OF A TRANSPONDER AT THAT ALT FOR GLIDERS (IF NOT ALREADY REQUIRED). ONLY A GOOD VISUAL WATCH BY F/O AND F/E ALLOWED US TO AVOID A TRAGEDY.
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.