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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : iad|
airport : hef
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 3000|
msl bound upper : 3000
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : iad|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|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 : cfi|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 20|
flight time total : 350
|Function||observation : observer|
other personnel other
|Anomaly||inflight encounter : weather|
inflight encounter : vfr in imc
non adherence : far
non adherence : published procedure
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : exited penetrated airspace|
flight crew : became reoriented
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
In sum: an small aircraft pilot departed hef with a safety pilot for simulated instrument practice. He found the WX different than forecast and flew through a scattered layer and possibly into the iad class B airspace. He filed an IFR flight plan and returned to hef. He admitted that: he did not get enough WX data before takeoff, he exercised poor judgement when he flew through a thin layer to find himself between layers, he was too determined to conduct the flight, he became too preoccupied with obtaining an IFR clearance, and he allowed himself 'to become rattled' by the situation.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: UNAUTH PENETRATION OF CLASS B AIRSPACE WHILE VFR IN IMC.
Narrative: IN SUM: AN SMA PLT DEPARTED HEF WITH A SAFETY PLT FOR SIMULATED INST PRACTICE. HE FOUND THE WX DIFFERENT THAN FORECAST AND FLEW THROUGH A SCATTERED LAYER AND POSSIBLY INTO THE IAD CLASS B AIRSPACE. HE FILED AN IFR FLT PLAN AND RETURNED TO HEF. HE ADMITTED THAT: HE DID NOT GET ENOUGH WX DATA BEFORE TKOF, HE EXERCISED POOR JUDGEMENT WHEN HE FLEW THROUGH A THIN LAYER TO FIND HIMSELF BTWN LAYERS, HE WAS TOO DETERMINED TO CONDUCT THE FLT, HE BECAME TOO PREOCCUPIED WITH OBTAINING AN IFR CLRNC, AND HE ALLOWED HIMSELF 'TO BECOME RATTLED' BY THE SIT.
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.