|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : pvd|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 500|
agl bound upper : 1000
|Controlling Facilities||tower : pvd|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 20|
flight time total : 600
flight time type : 400
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : clearance|
non adherence : far
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
none taken : detected after the fact
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was given a clearance by the tower to turn right on departure (and presumably I would be handed off to departure control). What I did was to take the clearance a little too literally and turn right within the airport boundary at approximately 500' AGL, bringing the aircraft over the terminal bldg. Tower would have preferred that I remain on runway heading until reaching the end of the runway, then turn right. My zealousness in clearing the area for larger and heavier aircraft should have been balanced by concern for those in the terminal who honestly must not appreciate seeing aircraft coming in their direction. Also, my performance was affected by my relative unfamiliarity with this airport and my experience with other busy airports where turns on departure are given for very real noise abatement reasons, because of noise sensitive areas adjacent to the airport. Absent specific directions to the contrary, I will follow the recommendations in the aim in the future for turns on departure.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA TURNED INSIDE ARPT BOUNDARY GIVING THE TWR AN UNAPPRECIATED BUZZ JOB.
Narrative: I WAS GIVEN A CLRNC BY THE TWR TO TURN RIGHT ON DEP (AND PRESUMABLY I WOULD BE HANDED OFF TO DEP CTL). WHAT I DID WAS TO TAKE THE CLRNC A LITTLE TOO LITERALLY AND TURN RIGHT WITHIN THE ARPT BOUNDARY AT APPROX 500' AGL, BRINGING THE ACFT OVER THE TERMINAL BLDG. TWR WOULD HAVE PREFERRED THAT I REMAIN ON RWY HDG UNTIL REACHING THE END OF THE RWY, THEN TURN RIGHT. MY ZEALOUSNESS IN CLRING THE AREA FOR LARGER AND HEAVIER ACFT SHOULD HAVE BEEN BALANCED BY CONCERN FOR THOSE IN THE TERMINAL WHO HONESTLY MUST NOT APPRECIATE SEEING ACFT COMING IN THEIR DIRECTION. ALSO, MY PERFORMANCE WAS AFFECTED BY MY RELATIVE UNFAMILIARITY WITH THIS ARPT AND MY EXPERIENCE WITH OTHER BUSY ARPTS WHERE TURNS ON DEP ARE GIVEN FOR VERY REAL NOISE ABATEMENT REASONS, BECAUSE OF NOISE SENSITIVE AREAS ADJACENT TO THE ARPT. ABSENT SPECIFIC DIRECTIONS TO THE CONTRARY, I WILL FOLLOW THE RECOMMENDATIONS IN THE AIM IN THE FUTURE FOR TURNS ON DEP.
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.