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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : ilm|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||ground : holding|
ground other : taxi
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 150|
flight time total : 18000
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : ground|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
non adherence : clearance
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I have run into a situation that is occurring on the wilmington airport that I feel must be reported to all concerned. A situation that is caused by the closeness of a fixed base operator to an active runway and the shortness of the connecting active taxiway. This situation is known to the controllers at wilmington and yet they continue to perpetuate the problem to make a point of procedure in the aim at the expense of safety, good judgement and common sense. While holding short of active taxiway you are for all practical purposes at the end of the active runway if the active is runway 16. You are in full sight of tower and again holding short of active taxiway and runway. The controller will issue you a clearance to taxi to runway 16. If you move at all you have to cross 15 and the controller is aware of this, yet he clears you to the active west/O a 'hold short.' the controllers here normally tell you to hold short several times if anywhere else on airport. If you take their advice and interpret the clearance they then will come back quoting the aim. This has happened to 3 professional pilots, FAA examiner and scores of other pilots. This is a problem that could be solved by simple phraseology and a helping hand instead of a purpose of entrapment to make a point. I hope this is informative and will help clear a serious problem.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA UNAUTH RWY CROSSING.
Narrative: I HAVE RUN INTO A SITUATION THAT IS OCCURRING ON THE WILMINGTON ARPT THAT I FEEL MUST BE RPTED TO ALL CONCERNED. A SITUATION THAT IS CAUSED BY THE CLOSENESS OF A FIXED BASE OPERATOR TO AN ACTIVE RWY AND THE SHORTNESS OF THE CONNECTING ACTIVE TXWY. THIS SITUATION IS KNOWN TO THE CTLRS AT WILMINGTON AND YET THEY CONTINUE TO PERPETUATE THE PROB TO MAKE A POINT OF PROC IN THE AIM AT THE EXPENSE OF SAFETY, GOOD JUDGEMENT AND COMMON SENSE. WHILE HOLDING SHORT OF ACTIVE TXWY YOU ARE FOR ALL PRACTICAL PURPOSES AT THE END OF THE ACTIVE RWY IF THE ACTIVE IS RWY 16. YOU ARE IN FULL SIGHT OF TWR AND AGAIN HOLDING SHORT OF ACTIVE TXWY AND RWY. THE CTLR WILL ISSUE YOU A CLRNC TO TAXI TO RWY 16. IF YOU MOVE AT ALL YOU HAVE TO CROSS 15 AND THE CTLR IS AWARE OF THIS, YET HE CLEARS YOU TO THE ACTIVE W/O A 'HOLD SHORT.' THE CTLRS HERE NORMALLY TELL YOU TO HOLD SHORT SEVERAL TIMES IF ANYWHERE ELSE ON ARPT. IF YOU TAKE THEIR ADVICE AND INTERPRET THE CLRNC THEY THEN WILL COME BACK QUOTING THE AIM. THIS HAS HAPPENED TO 3 PROFESSIONAL PLTS, FAA EXAMINER AND SCORES OF OTHER PLTS. THIS IS A PROB THAT COULD BE SOLVED BY SIMPLE PHRASEOLOGY AND A HELPING HAND INSTEAD OF A PURPOSE OF ENTRAPMENT TO MAKE A POINT. I HOPE THIS IS INFORMATIVE AND WILL HELP CLEAR A SERIOUS PROB.
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.