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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : csg|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 4500|
msl bound upper : 4500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : csg|
artcc : zny
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||approach : visual|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 25|
flight time total : 2200
flight time type : 175
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was flying VFR from miami back to chicago. At approximately 22-25 mi southeast of the columbus airport I radioed columbus approach on 126.0 as detailed on the atl sectional. The controller gave me a code to squawk then immediately had me turn to a heading of 180 degrees. I remained on the 180 degree heading for about 2 mins, then I was turned to a 270 degree heading for about 5-7 mins and then 360 degree heading. Further inspection of the sectional chart makes me think he was taking me around the R3002. According to the sectional chart I believed that contacting approach the required 20 NM out would allow you to continue through. When I was turned about and flown out at FL180 for a few mins I realized this was not the case. I suggest that sectional charts: be more visible (highlight in yellow) in the area of the areas described R3002. That's tough to see on a cloudy overcast day in a tight cockpit like my type small aircraft. Also, the red rectangle with the information 'arriving aircraft should contact approach control within 20 NM on 126.0' should explain that this would or would not clear you through the areas in question.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA ERRONEOUS PENETRATION OF RESTRICTED AREA.
Narrative: I WAS FLYING VFR FROM MIAMI BACK TO CHICAGO. AT APPROX 22-25 MI SE OF THE COLUMBUS ARPT I RADIOED COLUMBUS APCH ON 126.0 AS DETAILED ON THE ATL SECTIONAL. THE CTLR GAVE ME A CODE TO SQUAWK THEN IMMEDIATELY HAD ME TURN TO A HDG OF 180 DEGS. I REMAINED ON THE 180 DEG HDG FOR ABOUT 2 MINS, THEN I WAS TURNED TO A 270 DEG HDG FOR ABOUT 5-7 MINS AND THEN 360 DEG HDG. FURTHER INSPECTION OF THE SECTIONAL CHART MAKES ME THINK HE WAS TAKING ME AROUND THE R3002. ACCORDING TO THE SECTIONAL CHART I BELIEVED THAT CONTACTING APCH THE REQUIRED 20 NM OUT WOULD ALLOW YOU TO CONTINUE THROUGH. WHEN I WAS TURNED ABOUT AND FLOWN OUT AT FL180 FOR A FEW MINS I REALIZED THIS WAS NOT THE CASE. I SUGGEST THAT SECTIONAL CHARTS: BE MORE VISIBLE (HIGHLIGHT IN YELLOW) IN THE AREA OF THE AREAS DESCRIBED R3002. THAT'S TOUGH TO SEE ON A CLOUDY OVCST DAY IN A TIGHT COCKPIT LIKE MY TYPE SMA. ALSO, THE RED RECTANGLE WITH THE INFO 'ARRIVING ACFT SHOULD CONTACT APCH CTL WITHIN 20 NM ON 126.0' SHOULD EXPLAIN THAT THIS WOULD OR WOULD NOT CLR YOU THROUGH THE AREAS IN QUESTION.
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.