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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : ptk|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 29000|
msl bound upper : 37000
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zob|
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Light Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||enroute : on vectors|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 100|
flight time total : 7600
flight time type : 5400
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
faa : reviewed incident with flight crew
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Flight plan: M65 wynne ark, cng VOR, vhp VOR, D kptk. Approximately 685 NM, 1.7 hours en route, 2.5 hours fuel on board. At approximately 190 NM from ptk, destination, ATC tried to start me down from 37000' to FL290. I proclaimed this would make me fuel critical. I was left at FL370 till approximately 140 NM from ptk. This was ok until ATC changed my routing 3 times. This additional routing, plus lower altitudes, would have eaten into my VFR reserves. I proclaimed again that with this additional routing and lower altitudes that I would be fuel critical. Approach did shorten some of this additional routing and I landed with approximately 35 mins fob. Later I received a call from flight standard per approach's request about the matter. I explained the situation as above. He told me that approach had handled this as a priority. I feel that my flight planning was adequate.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CPR LTT FLT CREW QUESTIONED ABOUT DECLARING FUEL CRITICAL DURING ARR INTO PTK. ACFT LANDED WITH 35 MINUTE FUEL RESERVE.
Narrative: FLT PLAN: M65 WYNNE ARK, CNG VOR, VHP VOR, D KPTK. APPROX 685 NM, 1.7 HRS ENRTE, 2.5 HRS FUEL ON BOARD. AT APPROX 190 NM FROM PTK, DEST, ATC TRIED TO START ME DOWN FROM 37000' TO FL290. I PROCLAIMED THIS WOULD MAKE ME FUEL CRITICAL. I WAS LEFT AT FL370 TILL APPROX 140 NM FROM PTK. THIS WAS OK UNTIL ATC CHANGED MY ROUTING 3 TIMES. THIS ADDITIONAL ROUTING, PLUS LOWER ALTS, WOULD HAVE EATEN INTO MY VFR RESERVES. I PROCLAIMED AGAIN THAT WITH THIS ADDITIONAL ROUTING AND LOWER ALTS THAT I WOULD BE FUEL CRITICAL. APCH DID SHORTEN SOME OF THIS ADDITIONAL ROUTING AND I LANDED WITH APPROX 35 MINS FOB. LATER I RECEIVED A CALL FROM FLT STANDARD PER APCH'S REQUEST ABOUT THE MATTER. I EXPLAINED THE SITUATION AS ABOVE. HE TOLD ME THAT APCH HAD HANDLED THIS AS A PRIORITY. I FEEL THAT MY FLT PLANNING WAS ADEQUATE.
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.