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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : mgy|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 5000|
msl bound upper : 5000
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : cmh|
tracon : day
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 2 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||enroute : direct|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 50|
flight time total : 4250
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||aircraft : equipment problem dissipated|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Operational Deviation|
I filed an IFR flight plan with day FSS. The routing filed was from mgy then direct tvt and then radar vectors to destination cak. I received my clearance from day approach. It was 'cleared as filed.' I took off and was navigated direct to tvt. Day approach then switched me over to columbus approach on 125.95. The controller asked me if I was navigating direct appleton VOR. I said no, that I was going direct tvt. He said my clearance was direct ape according to his flight plan information. These VOR's are very close together. I think someone in FSS or approach wrote down the wrong VOR for my first fix. I reviewed my flight plan as it was filed and it said mgy direct tvt radar vectors cak.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA TRACK DEVIATION CAUSED BY CLRNC GIVEN NOT SAME AS ATC INDICATED.
Narrative: I FILED AN IFR FLT PLAN WITH DAY FSS. THE ROUTING FILED WAS FROM MGY THEN DIRECT TVT AND THEN RADAR VECTORS TO DEST CAK. I RECEIVED MY CLRNC FROM DAY APCH. IT WAS 'CLRED AS FILED.' I TOOK OFF AND WAS NAVIGATED DIRECT TO TVT. DAY APCH THEN SWITCHED ME OVER TO COLUMBUS APCH ON 125.95. THE CTLR ASKED ME IF I WAS NAVIGATING DIRECT APPLETON VOR. I SAID NO, THAT I WAS GOING DIRECT TVT. HE SAID MY CLRNC WAS DIRECT APE ACCORDING TO HIS FLT PLAN INFO. THESE VOR'S ARE VERY CLOSE TOGETHER. I THINK SOMEONE IN FSS OR APCH WROTE DOWN THE WRONG VOR FOR MY FIRST FIX. I REVIEWED MY FLT PLAN AS IT WAS FILED AND IT SAID MGY DIRECT TVT RADAR VECTORS CAK.
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.