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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : act|
airport : acn
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 7500|
msl bound upper : 7500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : acn|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Recip Eng|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 30|
flight time total : 8000
flight time type : 1000
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
The WX the day I was flying to austin was clear and visibility was unrestricted and had been that way for 2 days and forecasted to continue for the next several days. My route of flight took me over mount carmel at an altitude of approximately 7500 ft MSL and was direct to my destination at austin. Upon landing at austin, I was asked to call waco approach control on the telephone and was advised by them that I had gone through a restr area. They advised that the area over mount carmel had just recently been restr up to 11000 ft. I feel they could have done a better job of letting pilots know about the just-activated restr area by sending facsimile's to all the local airports. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following information: reporter states this was a temporary restr area east of waco. Even if he had been aware of it being restr, unless he had specifically been told of the ceiling he would have judged it to be like most temporary areas -- about 3000-5000 ft. Information was not disseminated well at all.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMT PENETRATES TEMPORARY RESTR AREA.
Narrative: THE WX THE DAY I WAS FLYING TO AUSTIN WAS CLR AND VISIBILITY WAS UNRESTRICTED AND HAD BEEN THAT WAY FOR 2 DAYS AND FORECASTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. MY RTE OF FLT TOOK ME OVER MOUNT CARMEL AT AN ALT OF APPROX 7500 FT MSL AND WAS DIRECT TO MY DEST AT AUSTIN. UPON LNDG AT AUSTIN, I WAS ASKED TO CALL WACO APCH CTL ON THE TELEPHONE AND WAS ADVISED BY THEM THAT I HAD GONE THROUGH A RESTR AREA. THEY ADVISED THAT THE AREA OVER MOUNT CARMEL HAD JUST RECENTLY BEEN RESTR UP TO 11000 FT. I FEEL THEY COULD HAVE DONE A BETTER JOB OF LETTING PLTS KNOW ABOUT THE JUST-ACTIVATED RESTR AREA BY SENDING FAX'S TO ALL THE LCL ARPTS. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING INFO: RPTR STATES THIS WAS A TEMPORARY RESTR AREA E OF WACO. EVEN IF HE HAD BEEN AWARE OF IT BEING RESTR, UNLESS HE HAD SPECIFICALLY BEEN TOLD OF THE CEILING HE WOULD HAVE JUDGED IT TO BE LIKE MOST TEMPORARY AREAS -- ABOUT 3000-5000 FT. INFO WAS NOT DISSEMINATED WELL AT ALL.
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.