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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : ssi|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 3000|
msl bound upper : 3000
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zjx|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 30|
flight time total : 550
flight time type : 30
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : clearance|
non adherence : far
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
other flight crewa
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
flight crew : became reoriented
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
While on a VFR flight from int to space center executive airport (titusville, fl) in the early morning hours I accidentally got in the clouds of a thunderstorm while talking to ZJX. I immediately asked for an IFR clearance to a point outside the convective activity which they issued. Due to the excitement of the moment and turbulence of the thunderstorm I didn't properly write down the clearance. From ssi my clearance was to follow V-3 to orm. I mistakenly followed V37. The controller noted my mistake and cleared me orm by V37 and V51. Contributing factors: early morning hours and not enough sleep. FSS briefing did not emphasize or sufficiently cover WX in this area. Also, I should have gotten updated briefing from flight watch. Turbulence and shock from violating fail's. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following: reporter states controller did not comment other than to amend clearance and get him on course. No FAA follow up to date.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: VFR IN IMC, HEADING DEVIATION.
Narrative: WHILE ON A VFR FLT FROM INT TO SPACE CENTER EXECUTIVE ARPT (TITUSVILLE, FL) IN THE EARLY MORNING HRS I ACCIDENTALLY GOT IN THE CLOUDS OF A TSTM WHILE TALKING TO ZJX. I IMMEDIATELY ASKED FOR AN IFR CLRNC TO A POINT OUTSIDE THE CONVECTIVE ACTIVITY WHICH THEY ISSUED. DUE TO THE EXCITEMENT OF THE MOMENT AND TURB OF THE TSTM I DIDN'T PROPERLY WRITE DOWN THE CLRNC. FROM SSI MY CLRNC WAS TO FOLLOW V-3 TO ORM. I MISTAKENLY FOLLOWED V37. THE CTLR NOTED MY MISTAKE AND CLRED ME ORM BY V37 AND V51. CONTRIBUTING FACTORS: EARLY MORNING HRS AND NOT ENOUGH SLEEP. FSS BRIEFING DID NOT EMPHASIZE OR SUFFICIENTLY COVER WX IN THIS AREA. ALSO, I SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN UPDATED BRIEFING FROM FLT WATCH. TURB AND SHOCK FROM VIOLATING FAIL'S. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING: RPTR STATES CTLR DID NOT COMMENT OTHER THAN TO AMEND CLRNC AND GET HIM ON COURSE. NO FAA FOLLOW UP TO DATE.
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.