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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : lax|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 5500|
msl bound upper : 8500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : lax|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 25|
flight time total : 300
flight time type : 4
|Anomaly||inflight encounter : weather|
non adherence : far
other anomaly other
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : exited penetrated airspace|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
On a VFR flight from sna to visalia, I may have entered class B airspace without ATC clearance. I was climbing out of sna on a 330 degree heading with socal clearance. Radar service was terminated at 2500 ft and I proceeded to climb to cruising altitude of 8500 ft while flying a 27.5 DME arc from lax undergnd reference pilotage. I may have initiated a turn to the northwest after the pomona freeway rather than the 10 freeway due to misident of the freeways. As I proceeded to 24 DME I sighted the 210 freeway in the distance through haze. I turned north immediately until past the 10 freeway and well clear of class B airspace. I should have positively idented the 10 freeway through a VOR radial from pom or flown to an intercept outbound from pdz 280 degrees to positively avoid the class B airspace.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA PLT ENTERS CLASS B AIRSPACE WHEN MISTAKING ONE FREEWAY FOR ANOTHER.
Narrative: ON A VFR FLT FROM SNA TO VISALIA, I MAY HAVE ENTERED CLASS B AIRSPACE WITHOUT ATC CLRNC. I WAS CLBING OUT OF SNA ON A 330 DEG HDG WITH SOCAL CLRNC. RADAR SVC WAS TERMINATED AT 2500 FT AND I PROCEEDED TO CLB TO CRUISING ALT OF 8500 FT WHILE FLYING A 27.5 DME ARC FROM LAX UNDERGND REF PILOTAGE. I MAY HAVE INITIATED A TURN TO THE NW AFTER THE POMONA FREEWAY RATHER THAN THE 10 FREEWAY DUE TO MISIDENT OF THE FREEWAYS. AS I PROCEEDED TO 24 DME I SIGHTED THE 210 FREEWAY IN THE DISTANCE THROUGH HAZE. I TURNED N IMMEDIATELY UNTIL PAST THE 10 FREEWAY AND WELL CLR OF CLASS B AIRSPACE. I SHOULD HAVE POSITIVELY IDENTED THE 10 FREEWAY THROUGH A VOR RADIAL FROM POM OR FLOWN TO AN INTERCEPT OUTBOUND FROM PDZ 280 DEGS TO POSITIVELY AVOID THE CLASS B AIRSPACE.
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.