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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : teb|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 1500|
msl bound upper : 1500
|Controlling Facilities||tower : teb|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Bonanza 36|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 100|
flight time total : 1805
flight time type : 1040
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : clearance|
non adherence : published procedure
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
My flight from teb to aiy started at the FBO, with a call to teb clearance. I had asked clearance for a VFR departure and a class B climb to 4500 ft. After receiving a squawk code I then asked them for the departure frequency to get class B clearance and vectors to climb to my requested altitude. The controller said that the tower would provide that for me upon contacting them. After receiving the ATIS and contacting ground I did my run- up and taxied to the active runway where I waited for takeoff clearance from the tower. After takeoff I held runway heading and proceeded to climb, at 2000 ft MSL the tower instructed me to descend to 1500 ft and turn to a heading of 300 degrees. After descending to 1500 ft and maintaining a heading of 300 ft for a few mi the tower then announced that radar service is terminated squawk 1200 and turn on course, my course being southwest. At that time I asked the tower for departure frequency so I can receive vectors around the class B, and not conflict with other traffic. He said they were too busy, and to turn on course. I maintained altitude at 1500 ft left the tower frequency on the #1 radio and turned on course navigating with the GPS. In a couple of mi the tower came on and called my number twice when I responded he said: 'guess where you are' (sarcastically). After calling some traffic and vectors he then handed me over to departure. Departure gave me a vector and clearance to climb to 4500 ft. After a few mi they asked me to copy a phone number and call as soon as practical. After landing I called ny TRACON, they went on to inform me that I had inadvertently entered into the class B and caused an air carrier jet to take evasive action. Because of me he would have to file a TCASII report, and the FAA would contact me. It is my feeling that the teb tower should have contacted me before I entered the class B if he was in fact watching me on radar, and given me vectors around the restr airspace. I know it is my responsibility to avoid class B at all times, but I started my flight by requesting class B clearance. If they were not able to provide vectors or clearance I should have been informed on the ground, then I would have filed IFR to be sure of departing through class B safely.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF AN SMA DEPARTING FROM TEB ARPT IN NEW JERSEY ERRONEOUSLY PENETRATED N90'S CLASS B AIRSPACE.
Narrative: MY FLT FROM TEB TO AIY STARTED AT THE FBO, WITH A CALL TO TEB CLRNC. I HAD ASKED CLRNC FOR A VFR DEP AND A CLASS B CLB TO 4500 FT. AFTER RECEIVING A SQUAWK CODE I THEN ASKED THEM FOR THE DEP FREQ TO GET CLASS B CLRNC AND VECTORS TO CLB TO MY REQUESTED ALT. THE CTLR SAID THAT THE TWR WOULD PROVIDE THAT FOR ME UPON CONTACTING THEM. AFTER RECEIVING THE ATIS AND CONTACTING GND I DID MY RUN- UP AND TAXIED TO THE ACTIVE RWY WHERE I WAITED FOR TKOF CLRNC FROM THE TWR. AFTER TKOF I HELD RWY HEADING AND PROCEEDED TO CLB, AT 2000 FT MSL THE TWR INSTRUCTED ME TO DSND TO 1500 FT AND TURN TO A HDG OF 300 DEGS. AFTER DSNDING TO 1500 FT AND MAINTAINING A HDG OF 300 FT FOR A FEW MI THE TWR THEN ANNOUNCED THAT RADAR SVC IS TERMINATED SQUAWK 1200 AND TURN ON COURSE, MY COURSE BEING SW. AT THAT TIME I ASKED THE TWR FOR DEP FREQ SO I CAN RECEIVE VECTORS AROUND THE CLASS B, AND NOT CONFLICT WITH OTHER TFC. HE SAID THEY WERE TOO BUSY, AND TO TURN ON COURSE. I MAINTAINED ALT AT 1500 FT LEFT THE TWR FREQ ON THE #1 RADIO AND TURNED ON COURSE NAVING WITH THE GPS. IN A COUPLE OF MI THE TWR CAME ON AND CALLED MY NUMBER TWICE WHEN I RESPONDED HE SAID: 'GUESS WHERE YOU ARE' (SARCASTICALLY). AFTER CALLING SOME TFC AND VECTORS HE THEN HANDED ME OVER TO DEP. DEP GAVE ME A VECTOR AND CLRNC TO CLB TO 4500 FT. AFTER A FEW MI THEY ASKED ME TO COPY A PHONE NUMBER AND CALL AS SOON AS PRACTICAL. AFTER LNDG I CALLED NY TRACON, THEY WENT ON TO INFORM ME THAT I HAD INADVERTENTLY ENTERED INTO THE CLASS B AND CAUSED AN ACR JET TO TAKE EVASIVE ACTION. BECAUSE OF ME HE WOULD HAVE TO FILE A TCASII RPT, AND THE FAA WOULD CONTACT ME. IT IS MY FEELING THAT THE TEB TWR SHOULD HAVE CONTACTED ME BEFORE I ENTERED THE CLASS B IF HE WAS IN FACT WATCHING ME ON RADAR, AND GIVEN ME VECTORS AROUND THE RESTR AIRSPACE. I KNOW IT IS MY RESPONSIBILITY TO AVOID CLASS B AT ALL TIMES, BUT I STARTED MY FLT BY REQUESTING CLASS B CLRNC. IF THEY WERE NOT ABLE TO PROVIDE VECTORS OR CLRNC I SHOULD HAVE BEEN INFORMED ON THE GND, THEN I WOULD HAVE FILED IFR TO BE SURE OF DEPARTING THROUGH CLASS B SAFELY.
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.