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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : whp|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tower : whp|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : commercial
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 45|
flight time total : 2268
flight time type : 500
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
inflight encounter : vfr in imc
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
other flight crewa
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I turned the whiteman tower frequency on radio #1 and listened for about 5 minutes before calling twice about 8 miles out and received no reply. I had the transmitter selector in the wrong position (on radio #2). I heard no transmissions to or from the whiteman tower until I landed. I had assumed, incorrectly, that the tower was closed. Because of the reduced visibility (2 miles per the bur/vny ATIS's) my concentration was totally on navigation and finding the runway. Fatigue was a factor, I had been flying all day. I made a straight in approach and landed on runway 12. I should have circled looking for the light signal clearance to land. An ATIS at whiteman would be of great benefit.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: LNDG WITHOUT CLRNC.
Narrative: I TURNED THE WHITEMAN TWR FREQ ON RADIO #1 AND LISTENED FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES BEFORE CALLING TWICE ABOUT 8 MILES OUT AND RECEIVED NO REPLY. I HAD THE TRANSMITTER SELECTOR IN THE WRONG POS (ON RADIO #2). I HEARD NO TRANSMISSIONS TO OR FROM THE WHITEMAN TWR UNTIL I LANDED. I HAD ASSUMED, INCORRECTLY, THAT THE TWR WAS CLOSED. BECAUSE OF THE REDUCED VISIBILITY (2 MILES PER THE BUR/VNY ATIS'S) MY CONCENTRATION WAS TOTALLY ON NAV AND FINDING THE RWY. FATIGUE WAS A FACTOR, I HAD BEEN FLYING ALL DAY. I MADE A STRAIGHT IN APCH AND LANDED ON RWY 12. I SHOULD HAVE CIRCLED LOOKING FOR THE LIGHT SIGNAL CLRNC TO LAND. AN ATIS AT WHITEMAN WOULD BE OF GREAT BENEFIT.
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.