A general aviation pilot rushed to make a VIFNO (Void If Not Off by) departure time for an IFR flight at night. Once in the clouds, he suffered a gyro failure and subsequent disorientation. He reported to ASRS that his prior instrument and simulator training were unequal to the "mechanics of the human mind" experienced … Continue reading Mechanics of the Human Mind
A general aviation pilot recently supplied ASRS with a compelling tale of "wrong way" ground navigation: I had flown into [airport] for the first time two days prior [to incident]... The Ground controller gave me excellent progressive taxi instructions to the general aviation tiedown area. [On day of incident] I was cleared to taxi to … Continue reading Where NOT To Do a Run-Up
The following report, submitted to ASRS by a B-727 Captain discusses an incident in which established procedures still were not enough to avert a near-collision on the runway. Due to a mechanical problem, our flight [air carrier X] departed after the Tower closed for the night. We complied with our company?s "non-Tower" procedures found on … Continue reading See and Avoid: Applies to Runway Ops, too
The FAA and many pilot organizations have given much attention in recent months to prevention of runway incursions involving aircraft. However, these events may also involve pedestrians, as a general aviation pilot discovered after parking his aircraft at a new FBO. I had flown into [airport] with a CFII for my instrument cross-country requirement, and … Continue reading Runway Incursion: Pedestrian Version
Couples who share flying experiences face special challenges in learning to work and communicate as a team. This is especially true of IFR flight into weather conditions. Several reports from ASRS files describe the various things that can go wrong ? and right, too ? when a flying duo is "in the clouds." Gee Whiz … Continue reading Flying Duo In The Clouds
NASA CALLBACK REPORT: A pilot reported that he used GPS successfully to navigate to a distant point on an IFR flight plan ? but ran afoul of the FARs in the process: IFR flight plan filed on airways [with] equipment Code/A. Aircraft equipped with 2 VFR GPS units, with current database. Requested and received vectors … Continue reading Code/A Alert
On November 26, 1999, about 1053 Eastern Standard Time, a Beechcraft S35, N8992M, was destroyed when it impacted a building in a residential area.