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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : gnv|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 600|
agl bound upper : 600
|Controlling Facilities||tower : gnv|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 30|
flight time total : 65
flight time type : 25
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
other flight crewa
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : exited adverse environment|
none taken : anomaly accepted
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I performed 2 low approachs at 600' AGL. Callback conversation with reporter revealed following information. Reporter states he had forgotten to call person he was to pick up at airport so he did 2 low passes over his house to let him know that he had arrived. Tower asked 'was that you flying low over there?' he responded yes, but it won't happen again. Stated 500' was enough clearance to be legal.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: LOW PASSES OVER POPULATED AREA.
Narrative: I PERFORMED 2 LOW APCHS AT 600' AGL. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED FOLLOWING INFO. RPTR STATES HE HAD FORGOTTEN TO CALL PERSON HE WAS TO PICK UP AT ARPT SO HE DID 2 LOW PASSES OVER HIS HOUSE TO LET HIM KNOW THAT HE HAD ARRIVED. TWR ASKED 'WAS THAT YOU FLYING LOW OVER THERE?' HE RESPONDED YES, BUT IT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN. STATED 500' WAS ENOUGH CLRNC TO BE LEGAL.
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.