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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : sfo|
airport : sjc
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 3500|
msl bound upper : 3500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : oak|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||enroute : direct|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 80|
flight time total : 500
flight time type : 250
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Prior to departure from san jose int'l airport, received clearance to fly wbound, following highway 101. After departure, got switched over to bay approach with flight following along route. Approximately 10-15 mi southwest of sfo, controller asked if aircraft was equipped with mode C. I replied that it was not, but that it did have an authorization from bay TRACON to fly without mode C until oct/xx/89. He replied that he did not think that would authorize flight through a TCA. I replied that I was not sure, but I would be happy to read it to him. He said that was not necessary. Flight proceeded with no further communication regarding mode C.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA UNAUTH PENETRATION OF AIRSPACE.
Narrative: PRIOR TO DEP FROM SAN JOSE INT'L ARPT, RECEIVED CLRNC TO FLY WBOUND, FOLLOWING HWY 101. AFTER DEP, GOT SWITCHED OVER TO BAY APCH WITH FLT FOLLOWING ALONG ROUTE. APPROX 10-15 MI SW OF SFO, CTLR ASKED IF ACFT WAS EQUIPPED WITH MODE C. I REPLIED THAT IT WAS NOT, BUT THAT IT DID HAVE AN AUTHORIZATION FROM BAY TRACON TO FLY WITHOUT MODE C UNTIL OCT/XX/89. HE REPLIED THAT HE DID NOT THINK THAT WOULD AUTHORIZE FLT THROUGH A TCA. I REPLIED THAT I WAS NOT SURE, BUT I WOULD BE HAPPY TO READ IT TO HIM. HE SAID THAT WAS NOT NECESSARY. FLT PROCEEDED WITH NO FURTHER COM REGARDING MODE C.
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.