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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : dtw|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 4000|
msl bound upper : 4000
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : dtw|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 13|
flight time total : 168
flight time type : 130
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
other flight crewa
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I departed toledo suburban airport heading northwest for about 15 mins with intention of practicing commercial maneuvers with no ground reference. I was practicing 720 steep turns and stalls. When I was done, I did not know where I was. At that point I called toledo. I told them I was lost and asked for vectors to toledo suburban. They told me to call detroit. I called detroit and asked them for vectors to toledo suburban. Detroit told me I was in TCA and vectored me to toledo and gave me a phone number to call when I landed. I called detroit after I landed and gave them my name and address. I asked for WX reports for toledo and detroit areas from the WX service station. They told me the wind at 4000' was 240-40.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA PRACTICING MANEUVERS LOSES AWARENESS OF POSITION AND MAKES UNAUTH ENTRY INTO TCA.
Narrative: I DEPARTED TOLEDO SUBURBAN ARPT HDG NW FOR ABOUT 15 MINS WITH INTENTION OF PRACTICING COMMERCIAL MANEUVERS WITH NO GND REFERENCE. I WAS PRACTICING 720 STEEP TURNS AND STALLS. WHEN I WAS DONE, I DID NOT KNOW WHERE I WAS. AT THAT POINT I CALLED TOLEDO. I TOLD THEM I WAS LOST AND ASKED FOR VECTORS TO TOLEDO SUBURBAN. THEY TOLD ME TO CALL DETROIT. I CALLED DETROIT AND ASKED THEM FOR VECTORS TO TOLEDO SUBURBAN. DETROIT TOLD ME I WAS IN TCA AND VECTORED ME TO TOLEDO AND GAVE ME A PHONE NUMBER TO CALL WHEN I LANDED. I CALLED DETROIT AFTER I LANDED AND GAVE THEM MY NAME AND ADDRESS. I ASKED FOR WX REPORTS FOR TOLEDO AND DETROIT AREAS FROM THE WX SERVICE STATION. THEY TOLD ME THE WIND AT 4000' WAS 240-40.
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.