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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : ona|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 2100|
msl bound upper : 2100
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 80|
flight time total : 4500
flight time type : 20
|Function||observation : passenger|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
There is considerable ambiguity among many pilots with a variety of experience regarding overflts of nature conservatories. Our maps/charts/sectionals need to be more clear as to the meaning of these areas (at present no depiction exists) on the legend. I was flying over an area near winona airport, mn, which I did not know was a conservatory area because I didn't notice the depictive blue lines and dots. WX was marginal with improvement eastbound. A fellow pilot pointed out the dots at the conclusion of my flight. I do not knowingly violate FARS. I did not see these lines and dots. 2000 ft was not VFR possible with the cloud base this day. Let's explain the meaning of the blue lines and dots on all navigation charts!
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT FLIES LESS THAN 2000 FT OVER NATURE CONSERVATION AREA.
Narrative: THERE IS CONSIDERABLE AMBIGUITY AMONG MANY PLTS WITH A VARIETY OF EXPERIENCE REGARDING OVERFLTS OF NATURE CONSERVATORIES. OUR MAPS/CHARTS/SECTIONALS NEED TO BE MORE CLR AS TO THE MEANING OF THESE AREAS (AT PRESENT NO DEPICTION EXISTS) ON THE LEGEND. I WAS FLYING OVER AN AREA NEAR WINONA ARPT, MN, WHICH I DID NOT KNOW WAS A CONSERVATORY AREA BECAUSE I DIDN'T NOTICE THE DEPICTIVE BLUE LINES AND DOTS. WX WAS MARGINAL WITH IMPROVEMENT EBOUND. A FELLOW PLT POINTED OUT THE DOTS AT THE CONCLUSION OF MY FLT. I DO NOT KNOWINGLY VIOLATE FARS. I DID NOT SEE THESE LINES AND DOTS. 2000 FT WAS NOT VFR POSSIBLE WITH THE CLOUD BASE THIS DAY. LET'S EXPLAIN THE MEANING OF THE BLUE LINES AND DOTS ON ALL NAV CHARTS!
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.