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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : ont|
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : ont|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : atp
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 30|
flight time total : 6000
flight time type : 1
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : departure|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : clearance|
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Return from riverside to toa on an IFR tower-to-tower clearance. Handling was much easier. I didn't need to worry about violations. I did have some navigation and controller problem, however, this was caused by the old obs navigation equipment and difficulty in getting it to center so I could find my position (which radial). The equipment and my familiarity with it caused me problems. In the midst of it I had turned south to follow an arwy when I thought I was given a 214 degree, +/-, heading to fly. With the next controller I was informed I was still supposed to be on the original clearance. Conclusion: in the la area, don't fly VFR and don't fly west/O someone along to help you navigation and communicate--and watch out! I'm an FAA inspector, and it would be particularly embarrassing to have my name appear on one of the TCA/arsa violations that are processed with regularity in the la basin.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CLRNC, HEADING DEVIATION.
Narrative: RETURN FROM RIVERSIDE TO TOA ON AN IFR TWR-TO-TWR CLRNC. HANDLING WAS MUCH EASIER. I DIDN'T NEED TO WORRY ABOUT VIOLATIONS. I DID HAVE SOME NAV AND CTLR PROB, HOWEVER, THIS WAS CAUSED BY THE OLD OBS NAV EQUIP AND DIFFICULTY IN GETTING IT TO CENTER SO I COULD FIND MY POS (WHICH RADIAL). THE EQUIP AND MY FAMILIARITY WITH IT CAUSED ME PROBS. IN THE MIDST OF IT I HAD TURNED S TO FOLLOW AN ARWY WHEN I THOUGHT I WAS GIVEN A 214 DEG, +/-, HDG TO FLY. WITH THE NEXT CTLR I WAS INFORMED I WAS STILL SUPPOSED TO BE ON THE ORIGINAL CLRNC. CONCLUSION: IN THE LA AREA, DON'T FLY VFR AND DON'T FLY W/O SOMEONE ALONG TO HELP YOU NAV AND COMMUNICATE--AND WATCH OUT! I'M AN FAA INSPECTOR, AND IT WOULD BE PARTICULARLY EMBARRASSING TO HAVE MY NAME APPEAR ON ONE OF THE TCA/ARSA VIOLATIONS THAT ARE PROCESSED WITH REGULARITY IN THE LA BASIN.
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.