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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : ryy|
airport : pdk
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 2500|
msl bound upper : 2500
|Controlling Facilities||tower : ryy|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 53|
flight time total : 425
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : exited penetrated airspace|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
While cruising at 2500 ft MSL from rome, GA, (rmg) to peachtree dekalb, my route took me through the north edge of the new class 'D' airspace associated with mccollum field (ryy) where a tower was recently established. This airspace is not reflected on the low level sectional (atlanta) that is current until sep/thu/95. While abreast of the airport about 2-3 mi north of the airport, I recalled hearing that a tower had been established recently. I immediately turned north and proceeded to a distance of 5 mi from the airport before resuming on course to pdk. I observed no aircraft operating anywhere in the vicinity of mccollum (ryy). This incident occurred because I had not seen any written material about new class 'D' airspace and it is not on the chart. I would not have remembered at all except that I could see the new tower on the ground. I was monitoring the CTAF (122.7) published on the sectional. On returning home, I noted that a tower with frequency 125.9 is listed in the latest airport facility directory. Perhaps, in addition to NOTAMS, flyers should be sent to FBO's in the vicinity (say 150 mi) of new controled airspace.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A LIGHT ACFT ENTERED CLASS 'D' AIRSPACE WITHOUT ESTABLISHING 2-WAY COMS WITH THE ARPT NFCT.
Narrative: WHILE CRUISING AT 2500 FT MSL FROM ROME, GA, (RMG) TO PEACHTREE DEKALB, MY RTE TOOK ME THROUGH THE N EDGE OF THE NEW CLASS 'D' AIRSPACE ASSOCIATED WITH MCCOLLUM FIELD (RYY) WHERE A TWR WAS RECENTLY ESTABLISHED. THIS AIRSPACE IS NOT REFLECTED ON THE LOW LEVEL SECTIONAL (ATLANTA) THAT IS CURRENT UNTIL SEP/THU/95. WHILE ABREAST OF THE ARPT ABOUT 2-3 MI N OF THE ARPT, I RECALLED HEARING THAT A TWR HAD BEEN ESTABLISHED RECENTLY. I IMMEDIATELY TURNED N AND PROCEEDED TO A DISTANCE OF 5 MI FROM THE ARPT BEFORE RESUMING ON COURSE TO PDK. I OBSERVED NO ACFT OPERATING ANYWHERE IN THE VICINITY OF MCCOLLUM (RYY). THIS INCIDENT OCCURRED BECAUSE I HAD NOT SEEN ANY WRITTEN MATERIAL ABOUT NEW CLASS 'D' AIRSPACE AND IT IS NOT ON THE CHART. I WOULD NOT HAVE REMEMBERED AT ALL EXCEPT THAT I COULD SEE THE NEW TWR ON THE GND. I WAS MONITORING THE CTAF (122.7) PUBLISHED ON THE SECTIONAL. ON RETURNING HOME, I NOTED THAT A TWR WITH FREQ 125.9 IS LISTED IN THE LATEST ARPT FACILITY DIRECTORY. PERHAPS, IN ADDITION TO NOTAMS, FLYERS SHOULD BE SENT TO FBO'S IN THE VICINITY (SAY 150 MI) OF NEW CTLED 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.