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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : sfo|
airport : hwd
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 1400|
msl bound upper : 1900
|Controlling Facilities||tower : hwd|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Route In Use||enroute : direct|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 50|
flight time total : 500
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
1/89 VFR flight toward sacramento from hwd. This is not an admission of guilt, but a commentary on airport tower zeal with regards to the oak arsa. Takeoff from hwd with a crosswind clearance from runway 28R heading east to livermore. Climb to 1400' MSL with DME/VOR set for sfo VOR 115.8 to give DME indication of 15 NM or more to clear oak arsa as per chart. At 19 DME started climb to 1900' MSL (070 degrees from sfo VOR) hwd tower asked for altitude when at 19 DME. Responded, 'climbing to 1900' MSL.' was told that I was into arsa. 'Descend to 1400,' was instruction. Complied as per hwd tower's instruction. At 21 DME was told to continue climb and frequency change was approved. Continued climb to 3500' MSL toward livermore, but flew over highway and east hills at 2000' MSL, not as preferred by pilot's choice. Encountered some turbulence close to hill crest. Note: pilot never penetrated oak arsa. With VOR on sfo reading 070 degrees from at more than 15 DME, was well outside arsa (and even sfo TCA).
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ATCT LCL CTLR STATES GA SMA ENTERED OAK ARSA UNAUTH. PLT DISPUTES CLAIM.
Narrative: 1/89 VFR FLT TOWARD SACRAMENTO FROM HWD. THIS IS NOT AN ADMISSION OF GUILT, BUT A COMMENTARY ON ARPT TWR ZEAL WITH REGARDS TO THE OAK ARSA. TKOF FROM HWD WITH A XWIND CLRNC FROM RWY 28R HDG E TO LIVERMORE. CLB TO 1400' MSL WITH DME/VOR SET FOR SFO VOR 115.8 TO GIVE DME INDICATION OF 15 NM OR MORE TO CLR OAK ARSA AS PER CHART. AT 19 DME STARTED CLB TO 1900' MSL (070 DEGS FROM SFO VOR) HWD TWR ASKED FOR ALT WHEN AT 19 DME. RESPONDED, 'CLBING TO 1900' MSL.' WAS TOLD THAT I WAS INTO ARSA. 'DSND TO 1400,' WAS INSTRUCTION. COMPLIED AS PER HWD TWR'S INSTRUCTION. AT 21 DME WAS TOLD TO CONTINUE CLB AND FREQ CHANGE WAS APPROVED. CONTINUED CLB TO 3500' MSL TOWARD LIVERMORE, BUT FLEW OVER HWY AND E HILLS AT 2000' MSL, NOT AS PREFERRED BY PLT'S CHOICE. ENCOUNTERED SOME TURB CLOSE TO HILL CREST. NOTE: PLT NEVER PENETRATED OAK ARSA. WITH VOR ON SFO READING 070 DEGS FROM AT MORE THAN 15 DME, WAS WELL OUTSIDE ARSA (AND EVEN SFO TCA).
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.