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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : clm|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 0|
msl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zhu|
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 30|
flight time total : 5600
flight time type : 2200
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Aircraft entered fairchild international control zone west/O prior permission. WX in the harbor was 1000' and 5 mi in light rain. After talking with port angles unicom the radio was switched to cgas port angles because this was the closest airport to our water destination. Landing advisory was made to cgas port angles or their frequency acknowledgement was not made. After finishing the photo mission the aircraft departed ADIZ hook to the north, entered a left downwind and turned final to land at the port angles marina. Prior to water run on takeoff, advisory was made to cgas after lift off. Cgas acknowledged the advisory and informed us of the control zone being in use. Prior to departing on the return leg a special VFR was obtained. Being more concerned with the cgas because of its helicopter operations, and its location in relation to the landing area and the port angles airport being 2 mi away and 288' higher, contributed to the infraction. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following: reporter said that he was unsure of his standing immediately after this incident, so he sent in the report. He said that after more investigation he found that his landing was legal. Nothing has come of this incident to date.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: FLOATPLANE ENTERED CTL ZONE WITHOUT CONTACTING ANYONE.
Narrative: ACFT ENTERED FAIRCHILD INTL CTL ZONE W/O PRIOR PERMISSION. WX IN THE HARBOR WAS 1000' AND 5 MI IN LIGHT RAIN. AFTER TALKING WITH PORT ANGLES UNICOM THE RADIO WAS SWITCHED TO CGAS PORT ANGLES BECAUSE THIS WAS THE CLOSEST ARPT TO OUR WATER DEST. LNDG ADVISORY WAS MADE TO CGAS PORT ANGLES OR THEIR FREQ ACKNOWLEDGEMENT WAS NOT MADE. AFTER FINISHING THE PHOTO MISSION THE ACFT DEPARTED ADIZ HOOK TO THE N, ENTERED A LEFT DOWNWIND AND TURNED FINAL TO LAND AT THE PORT ANGLES MARINA. PRIOR TO WATER RUN ON TKOF, ADVISORY WAS MADE TO CGAS AFTER LIFT OFF. CGAS ACKNOWLEDGED THE ADVISORY AND INFORMED US OF THE CTL ZONE BEING IN USE. PRIOR TO DEPARTING ON THE RETURN LEG A SPECIAL VFR WAS OBTAINED. BEING MORE CONCERNED WITH THE CGAS BECAUSE OF ITS HELI OPS, AND ITS LOCATION IN RELATION TO THE LNDG AREA AND THE PORT ANGLES ARPT BEING 2 MI AWAY AND 288' HIGHER, CONTRIBUTED TO THE INFRACTION. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING: RPTR SAID THAT HE WAS UNSURE OF HIS STANDING IMMEDIATELY AFTER THIS INCIDENT, SO HE SENT IN THE RPT. HE SAID THAT AFTER MORE INVESTIGATION HE FOUND THAT HIS LNDG WAS LEGAL. NOTHING HAS COME OF THIS INCIDENT TO DATE.
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.