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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : mac|
airport : pdk
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 10500|
msl bound upper : 10500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : atl|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||enroute : on vectors|
enroute : direct
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 8|
flight time total : 6000
flight time type : 200
|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|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Just outside the atl TCA, I contacted atl approach. I was told to stand by. 1 min later I called again and was told to squawk XXXX. I advised ATC of my position, altitude, aircraft is mode C equipped, and destination (peachtree airport). The frequency was relatively quiet. A little later they called and said that I was in a dangerous position relative to incoming traffic from the south. All traffic was in sight. They advised a heading of 360 degrees for my descent and I so complied. Later I requested a turn toward peachtree airport. They said hold 360 degree heading a little longer. Finally a turn to destination. There seemed to be a conflict. Upon contact I made my requests very clear. I was issued an transponder code, but they seemed indifferent. Then later accused me of violating the TCA. It was my intention to transverse the TCA legally and safely.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA UNAUTH PENETRATION OF ATL TCA.
Narrative: JUST OUTSIDE THE ATL TCA, I CONTACTED ATL APCH. I WAS TOLD TO STAND BY. 1 MIN LATER I CALLED AGAIN AND WAS TOLD TO SQUAWK XXXX. I ADVISED ATC OF MY POS, ALT, ACFT IS MODE C EQUIPPED, AND DEST (PEACHTREE ARPT). THE FREQ WAS RELATIVELY QUIET. A LITTLE LATER THEY CALLED AND SAID THAT I WAS IN A DANGEROUS POS RELATIVE TO INCOMING TFC FROM THE S. ALL TFC WAS IN SIGHT. THEY ADVISED A HDG OF 360 DEGS FOR MY DSCNT AND I SO COMPLIED. LATER I REQUESTED A TURN TOWARD PEACHTREE ARPT. THEY SAID HOLD 360 DEG HDG A LITTLE LONGER. FINALLY A TURN TO DEST. THERE SEEMED TO BE A CONFLICT. UPON CONTACT I MADE MY REQUESTS VERY CLEAR. I WAS ISSUED AN XPONDER CODE, BUT THEY SEEMED INDIFFERENT. THEN LATER ACCUSED ME OF VIOLATING THE TCA. IT WAS MY INTENTION TO TRANSVERSE THE TCA LEGALLY AND SAFELY.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 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.