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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : rbv|
airport : mmu
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 600|
agl bound upper : 800
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : n90|
tower : mmu
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 20|
flight time total : 1050
flight time type : 20
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||inflight encounter : vfr in imc|
non adherence : far
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified cockpit|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I flew into MVFR/IFR conditions and continued flight to destination airport in contact with ATC and received permission to enter TCA and obtained SVFR to enter air traffic area of mmu which was IFR. I may have been less than 1000 ft above some inhabited/populated areas. I landed without mishap, safely. Intend to continue my efforts to complete my training to obtain the IFR rating. Completed annual delayed for delivery of parts and repairs and would be unable to obtain land transportation to retrieve plane and found transportation from home base (destination).
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA PLT ENCOUNTERS IFR CONDITIONS. LOW FLT TO STAY VFR OVER POPULATED AREA.
Narrative: I FLEW INTO MVFR/IFR CONDITIONS AND CONTINUED FLT TO DEST ARPT IN CONTACT WITH ATC AND RECEIVED PERMISSION TO ENTER TCA AND OBTAINED SVFR TO ENTER ATA OF MMU WHICH WAS IFR. I MAY HAVE BEEN LESS THAN 1000 FT ABOVE SOME INHABITED/POPULATED AREAS. I LANDED WITHOUT MISHAP, SAFELY. INTEND TO CONTINUE MY EFFORTS TO COMPLETE MY TRAINING TO OBTAIN THE IFR RATING. COMPLETED ANNUAL DELAYED FOR DELIVERY OF PARTS AND REPAIRS AND WOULD BE UNABLE TO OBTAIN LAND TRANSPORTATION TO RETRIEVE PLANE AND FOUND TRANSPORTATION FROM HOME BASE (DEST).
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.