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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : l32|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 6000|
msl bound upper : 6000
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : san|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
climbout : intermediate altitude
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 100|
flight time total : 1900
flight time type : 400
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : departure|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
non adherence : clearance
other anomaly other
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Departed crq and was climbing out when departure control gave me 340 degree heading to intercept V23. Because of beautiful clear WX glanced at chart and saw 326 degree right off of mzb although I was nwbnd and was told would intercept north of ocn proper radial would have been 301 degrees. I did not double check the radial. The 326 degree right never did come alive and was pre-emptied by controller asking heading, at which point I told him '340 degrees to intercept the arwy.' he came back and told me to 'make an immediate left turn 270 degrees to intercept the radial,' and that I was 2 mi north of the arwy, either into or about to enter into restr airspace. I felt very stupid for such an error. This kind of error in mountainous terrain, terminal area or even restr airspace has great potential for disaster. Just a mistaken turn of the obs. I think that complacency of a few different sorts played a role. 1) 2000 hour higher time equals higher complacency, which I've been on the look out for but didn't realize was so sneaky. 2) consistently flying 2-M crew a quick glance at the chart is usually enough, but not when single pilot, and not anymore. 3) clear blue sky, nothing to hit but restr airspace. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following: reporter flies jet aircraft most of the time and feels he did not make transition to single pilot operation and less sophisticated equipment. Quick glance at chart, wrong VOR and consequently wrong portion of arwy and wrong heading.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: POSSIBLE PENETRATION OF RESTRICTED AIRSPACE.
Narrative: DEPARTED CRQ AND WAS CLBING OUT WHEN DEP CTL GAVE ME 340 DEG HDG TO INTERCEPT V23. BECAUSE OF BEAUTIFUL CLR WX GLANCED AT CHART AND SAW 326 DEG R OFF OF MZB ALTHOUGH I WAS NWBND AND WAS TOLD WOULD INTERCEPT N OF OCN PROPER RADIAL WOULD HAVE BEEN 301 DEGS. I DID NOT DOUBLE CHK THE RADIAL. THE 326 DEG R NEVER DID COME ALIVE AND WAS PRE-EMPTIED BY CTLR ASKING HDG, AT WHICH POINT I TOLD HIM '340 DEGS TO INTERCEPT THE ARWY.' HE CAME BACK AND TOLD ME TO 'MAKE AN IMMEDIATE LEFT TURN 270 DEGS TO INTERCEPT THE RADIAL,' AND THAT I WAS 2 MI N OF THE ARWY, EITHER INTO OR ABOUT TO ENTER INTO RESTR AIRSPACE. I FELT VERY STUPID FOR SUCH AN ERROR. THIS KIND OF ERROR IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN, TERMINAL AREA OR EVEN RESTR AIRSPACE HAS GREAT POTENTIAL FOR DISASTER. JUST A MISTAKEN TURN OF THE OBS. I THINK THAT COMPLACENCY OF A FEW DIFFERENT SORTS PLAYED A ROLE. 1) 2000 HR HIGHER TIME EQUALS HIGHER COMPLACENCY, WHICH I'VE BEEN ON THE LOOK OUT FOR BUT DIDN'T REALIZE WAS SO SNEAKY. 2) CONSISTENTLY FLYING 2-M CREW A QUICK GLANCE AT THE CHART IS USUALLY ENOUGH, BUT NOT WHEN SINGLE PLT, AND NOT ANYMORE. 3) CLEAR BLUE SKY, NOTHING TO HIT BUT RESTR AIRSPACE. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING: RPTR FLIES JET ACFT MOST OF THE TIME AND FEELS HE DID NOT MAKE TRANSITION TO SINGLE PLT OPERATION AND LESS SOPHISTICATED EQUIP. QUICK GLANCE AT CHART, WRONG VOR AND CONSEQUENTLY WRONG PORTION OF ARWY AND WRONG HDG.
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.