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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : ord|
airport : fcm
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 8500|
msl bound upper : 8500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : ord|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 75|
flight time total : 10000
flight time type : 2500
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
oversight : supervisor
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Chart Or Publication|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I had completed a VFR flight from western ny to fcm in the minneapolis TCA when I was told to contact center which had me contact chicago center. I spoke with mr X of chicago TRACON. He was very pleasant and professional in nature. For navigation I was using a world aeronautical chart (WAC) effective nov/xx/91. The chart was #CF18. I was told that when I went through the chicago area I had violated the TCA since I was flying at 8500 ft and the TCA went up to 10000 ft. I explained that the chart I was using and was only 35 days past the effective data and still current showed the ceiling of the TCA to be 7000 ft. Mr X told me that the purpose of the call was for information purposes only and he was surprised that the chart would be wrong since the TCA had been expanded in may of 1991. This correction should be made on this government chart.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF SMA FLEW THROUGH ORD TCA AT 8500 MSL.
Narrative: I HAD COMPLETED A VFR FLT FROM WESTERN NY TO FCM IN THE MINNEAPOLIS TCA WHEN I WAS TOLD TO CONTACT CENTER WHICH HAD ME CONTACT CHICAGO CENTER. I SPOKE WITH MR X OF CHICAGO TRACON. HE WAS VERY PLEASANT AND PROFESSIONAL IN NATURE. FOR NAV I WAS USING A WORLD AERONAUTICAL CHART (WAC) EFFECTIVE NOV/XX/91. THE CHART WAS #CF18. I WAS TOLD THAT WHEN I WENT THROUGH THE CHICAGO AREA I HAD VIOLATED THE TCA SINCE I WAS FLYING AT 8500 FT AND THE TCA WENT UP TO 10000 FT. I EXPLAINED THAT THE CHART I WAS USING AND WAS ONLY 35 DAYS PAST THE EFFECTIVE DATA AND STILL CURRENT SHOWED THE CEILING OF THE TCA TO BE 7000 FT. MR X TOLD ME THAT THE PURPOSE OF THE CALL WAS FOR INFO PURPOSES ONLY AND HE WAS SURPRISED THAT THE CHART WOULD BE WRONG SINCE THE TCA HAD BEEN EXPANDED IN MAY OF 1991. THIS CORRECTION SHOULD BE MADE ON THIS GOV CHART.
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.