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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : nuq|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 1000|
agl bound upper : 1000
|Controlling Facilities||tower : nuq|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 80|
flight time total : 2500
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
As PIC for an agriculture mission (dispersal of sterile med-floes) for the government agency (aircraft based at nuq). Prior to flight, WX and NOTAMS were searched using duat and no restrictions on use of airspace in sjc area were noted. After takeoff from nuq I was handed over to sjc tower. Sjc tower directed me to my dispensing area. After completion of my flight I contacted nuq tower 7 NM out (southeast) and requested permission to land. Their instructions were fly right downwind for runway 14R and cleared to land. Shortly after landing, I was approached by the secret service. They wanted to know why I flew so close to the president's party in mountain view. My position is that there was no NOTAM issued and the controller at nuq would not have allowed me to enter a known restr area if one had existed. I performed normal landing at nuq.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AGRICULTURAL MISSION SMA RETURNING TO MIL FIELD APCHED BY SECRET SVC REF FLYING OVER PRESIDENTIAL PARTY.
Narrative: AS PIC FOR AN AGRICULTURE MISSION (DISPERSAL OF STERILE MED-FLOES) FOR THE GOV AGENCY (ACFT BASED AT NUQ). PRIOR TO FLT, WX AND NOTAMS WERE SEARCHED USING DUAT AND NO RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF AIRSPACE IN SJC AREA WERE NOTED. AFTER TKOF FROM NUQ I WAS HANDED OVER TO SJC TWR. SJC TWR DIRECTED ME TO MY DISPENSING AREA. AFTER COMPLETION OF MY FLT I CONTACTED NUQ TWR 7 NM OUT (SE) AND REQUESTED PERMISSION TO LAND. THEIR INSTRUCTIONS WERE FLY R DOWNWIND FOR RWY 14R AND CLRED TO LAND. SHORTLY AFTER LNDG, I WAS APCHED BY THE SECRET SVC. THEY WANTED TO KNOW WHY I FLEW SO CLOSE TO THE PRESIDENT'S PARTY IN MOUNTAIN VIEW. MY POS IS THAT THERE WAS NO NOTAM ISSUED AND THE CTLR AT NUQ WOULD NOT HAVE ALLOWED ME TO ENTER A KNOWN RESTR AREA IF ONE HAD EXISTED. I PERFORMED NORMAL LNDG AT NUQ.
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.