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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : i69.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 4500|
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : cvg.tracon|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|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 : 28|
flight time total : 450
flight time type : 120
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
controller : radar
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||airspace violation : entry|
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
Chart Or Publication
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I filed IFR and departed I69 for ikk. Upon departure, I called up cvg approach and was told that they were busy and would give me a clearance in a few mins. I continued VFR, climbing to 4500 ft as it was the nearest altitude to my requested altitude of 4000 ft. My commercial chart showed the cvg airspace to be class C. Since I had established contact with controllers and was not told to keep clear, I continued my flight towards the northwest -- certain to be clear of the class C airspace. My clearance was received, no comments/concerns voiced, and I was vectored to my destination. Upon debrief (self) the following day, I discovered (by installing my updates) that they had issued a cvg class B terminal chart! During my FSS brief, I had asked for NOTAMS, but nothing was mentioned. The en route charts were not updated -- only a single line in the chart NOTAMS in the updates and the terminal chart. This (new class B) is a major change which chart providers should include in updates. (I pay to get updates every 14 days.) NOTAMS should include a notice. FSS could include a standard notice for the period until all charts and updated. Since I don't fly in this area, I was totally caught unaware. I shouldn't have to hunt for this type of information.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: INST RATED PVT PLT INADVERTENTLY ENTERED CLASS B AIRSPACE WHILE WAITING FOR AN IFR CLRNC DUE TO THE FACT THAT HE BELIEVED THAT HE WAS IN CLASS C AIRSPACE, AND DID HAVE CONTACT WITH THE CTLING FACILITY. HE DID NOT KNOW UNTIL AFTER THE FLT WHEN REVISING HIS AERO CHARTS WITH THE CLASS B CHART.
Narrative: I FILED IFR AND DEPARTED I69 FOR IKK. UPON DEP, I CALLED UP CVG APCH AND WAS TOLD THAT THEY WERE BUSY AND WOULD GIVE ME A CLRNC IN A FEW MINS. I CONTINUED VFR, CLBING TO 4500 FT AS IT WAS THE NEAREST ALT TO MY REQUESTED ALT OF 4000 FT. MY COMMERCIAL CHART SHOWED THE CVG AIRSPACE TO BE CLASS C. SINCE I HAD ESTABLISHED CONTACT WITH CTLRS AND WAS NOT TOLD TO KEEP CLR, I CONTINUED MY FLT TOWARDS THE NW -- CERTAIN TO BE CLR OF THE CLASS C AIRSPACE. MY CLRNC WAS RECEIVED, NO COMMENTS/CONCERNS VOICED, AND I WAS VECTORED TO MY DEST. UPON DEBRIEF (SELF) THE FOLLOWING DAY, I DISCOVERED (BY INSTALLING MY UPDATES) THAT THEY HAD ISSUED A CVG CLASS B TERMINAL CHART! DURING MY FSS BRIEF, I HAD ASKED FOR NOTAMS, BUT NOTHING WAS MENTIONED. THE ENRTE CHARTS WERE NOT UPDATED -- ONLY A SINGLE LINE IN THE CHART NOTAMS IN THE UPDATES AND THE TERMINAL CHART. THIS (NEW CLASS B) IS A MAJOR CHANGE WHICH CHART PROVIDERS SHOULD INCLUDE IN UPDATES. (I PAY TO GET UPDATES EVERY 14 DAYS.) NOTAMS SHOULD INCLUDE A NOTICE. FSS COULD INCLUDE A STANDARD NOTICE FOR THE PERIOD UNTIL ALL CHARTS AND UPDATED. SINCE I DON'T FLY IN THIS AREA, I WAS TOTALLY CAUGHT UNAWARE. I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO HUNT FOR THIS TYPE OF INFO.
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.