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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : vps|
airport : dst
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 6500|
msl bound upper : 6500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : vps|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||approach : visual|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 30|
flight time total : 10300
flight time type : 900
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||inflight encounter : weather|
non adherence : far
non adherence : published procedure
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
In sum: the reporter had not been to dst, fl, for 10 yrs. As part of preflight planning, the reporter called the FBO at dst and obtained new VFR charts to study. The day of departure, the reporter noted that arrival delays were occurring for IFR flts due to expected WX from the west, and went VFR, with good visibility at altitude. The WX was good the south of eglin field and dst. The reporter headed that way near a restr area and it was cavu. The reporter monitored tyndall and eglin approach control en route. The reporter went down to 1000 ft for the approach to dst from the south, and was then monitoring eglin tower, WX was 6 mi visibility at dst with a 1200 ft ceiling. Eglin was worse. In setting up for the landing, the reporter noticed that dst airport is part of the eglin airport page and not part of the R2914G corridor. Different altitude floors and different procedures for east/west versus north/south corridors. The reporter's error was not comprehending the VFR chart in detail, completely ignoring the reverse side regarding radio communication procedures and the white panel under the corridors. The reporter failed to understand all the legends on the chart and should have communicated with tyndall and eglin approach control as the legend says even if it entailed filing IFR and getting into some nasty WX.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLTDEV. UNAUTH UNCOORD PENETRATION OF RESTR AIRSPACE.
Narrative: IN SUM: THE RPTR HAD NOT BEEN TO DST, FL, FOR 10 YRS. AS PART OF PREFLT PLANNING, THE RPTR CALLED THE FBO AT DST AND OBTAINED NEW VFR CHARTS TO STUDY. THE DAY OF DEP, THE RPTR NOTED THAT ARR DELAYS WERE OCCURRING FOR IFR FLTS DUE TO EXPECTED WX FROM THE W, AND WENT VFR, WITH GOOD VISIBILITY AT ALT. THE WX WAS GOOD THE S OF EGLIN FIELD AND DST. THE RPTR HEADED THAT WAY NEAR A RESTR AREA AND IT WAS CAVU. THE RPTR MONITORED TYNDALL AND EGLIN APCH CTL ENRTE. THE RPTR WENT DOWN TO 1000 FT FOR THE APCH TO DST FROM THE S, AND WAS THEN MONITORING EGLIN TWR, WX WAS 6 MI VISIBILITY AT DST WITH A 1200 FT CEILING. EGLIN WAS WORSE. IN SETTING UP FOR THE LNDG, THE RPTR NOTICED THAT DST ARPT IS PART OF THE EGLIN ARPT PAGE AND NOT PART OF THE R2914G CORRIDOR. DIFFERENT ALT FLOORS AND DIFFERENT PROCS FOR E/W VERSUS N/S CORRIDORS. THE RPTR'S ERROR WAS NOT COMPREHENDING THE VFR CHART IN DETAIL, COMPLETELY IGNORING THE REVERSE SIDE REGARDING RADIO COM PROCS AND THE WHITE PANEL UNDER THE CORRIDORS. THE RPTR FAILED TO UNDERSTAND ALL THE LEGENDS ON THE CHART AND SHOULD HAVE COMMUNICATED WITH TYNDALL AND EGLIN APCH CTL AS THE LEGEND SAYS EVEN IF IT ENTAILED FILING IFR AND GETTING INTO SOME NASTY WX.
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.