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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : san|
airport : myf
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 3500|
msl bound upper : 3500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : san|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|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 : student|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 38|
flight time total : 38
flight time type : 38
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
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|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
On the return leg of my first solo cross country flight (from montgomery field to hemet-ryan and back), I became disoriented over lake miramar and circled there for some 15 mins before contacting montgomery tower for some assistance. It was at that point that I realized my true location and the error I had made in my navigation. On landing at montgomery, the tower advised me that approach control wanted to speak to me and left a telephone number for me to contact. I was not able to get an answer on that number and was due to leave for lax that afternoon. It was in conversation with a local pilot here in lax that I was advised to inform you of the incident to prevent any action being taken against those involved. I leave for england tomorrow morning and hope that this unfortunate incident will not count against me when I return to the united states next yr to continue my training.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: UNAUTHORIZED PENETRATION OF AIRSPACE. PROX OF TCA ATA.
Narrative: ON THE RETURN LEG OF MY FIRST SOLO XCOUNTRY FLT (FROM MONTGOMERY FIELD TO HEMET-RYAN AND BACK), I BECAME DISORIENTED OVER LAKE MIRAMAR AND CIRCLED THERE FOR SOME 15 MINS BEFORE CONTACTING MONTGOMERY TWR FOR SOME ASSISTANCE. IT WAS AT THAT POINT THAT I REALIZED MY TRUE LOCATION AND THE ERROR I HAD MADE IN MY NAV. ON LNDG AT MONTGOMERY, THE TWR ADVISED ME THAT APCH CTL WANTED TO SPEAK TO ME AND LEFT A TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR ME TO CONTACT. I WAS NOT ABLE TO GET AN ANSWER ON THAT NUMBER AND WAS DUE TO LEAVE FOR LAX THAT AFTERNOON. IT WAS IN CONVERSATION WITH A LCL PLT HERE IN LAX THAT I WAS ADVISED TO INFORM YOU OF THE INCIDENT TO PREVENT ANY ACTION BEING TAKEN AGAINST THOSE INVOLVED. I LEAVE FOR ENGLAND TOMORROW MORNING AND HOPE THAT THIS UNFORTUNATE INCIDENT WILL NOT COUNT AGAINST ME WHEN I RETURN TO THE UNITED STATES NEXT YR TO CONTINUE MY TRAINING.
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.