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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : enw|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 2000
|Controlling Facilities||tower : enw|
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||descent other|
|Route In Use||arrival other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 150|
flight time total : 1800
flight time type : 175
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||incursion : landing without clearance|
non adherence : published procedure
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified cockpit|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Arriving at kenosha (enw) VFR, I called unicom on 122.7 listed on the current VFR chart and in my 'flight guide' as the current CTAF. I announced my arrival 10 mi east and asked for airport advisory -- no response. I continued inbound and announced wind entry and a right hand pattern to runway 24R. There was no traffic observed. There was a new tower there from which I could see no motion or light signals so I landed and taxied to the FBO to discover the tower is in operation. I received no call from the tower. I also discovered they have changed unicom frequency (the reason no one called me back). The tower change was not notamed even though it is not on the current VFR chart. It is (I found out later) in the new airport facilities directory and on the approach plates.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: RPTR ENTERED ARPT TFC AREA CLASS D AIRSPACE AND LANDED AT THE ARPT WITHOUT CONTACTING THE TWR.
Narrative: ARRIVING AT KENOSHA (ENW) VFR, I CALLED UNICOM ON 122.7 LISTED ON THE CURRENT VFR CHART AND IN MY 'FLT GUIDE' AS THE CURRENT CTAF. I ANNOUNCED MY ARR 10 MI E AND ASKED FOR ARPT ADVISORY -- NO RESPONSE. I CONTINUED INBOUND AND ANNOUNCED WIND ENTRY AND A R HAND PATTERN TO RWY 24R. THERE WAS NO TFC OBSERVED. THERE WAS A NEW TWR THERE FROM WHICH I COULD SEE NO MOTION OR LIGHT SIGNALS SO I LANDED AND TAXIED TO THE FBO TO DISCOVER THE TWR IS IN OP. I RECEIVED NO CALL FROM THE TWR. I ALSO DISCOVERED THEY HAVE CHANGED UNICOM FREQ (THE REASON NO ONE CALLED ME BACK). THE TWR CHANGE WAS NOT NOTAMED EVEN THOUGH IT IS NOT ON THE CURRENT VFR CHART. IT IS (I FOUND OUT LATER) IN THE NEW ARPT FACILITIES DIRECTORY AND ON THE APCH PLATES.
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.