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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : nc88.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 1000|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Bell Helicopter Textron Undifferentiated or Other Model|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Navigation In Use||other|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 150|
flight time total : 9700
flight time type : 150
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
non adherence : published procedure
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I fly for a local tv station in nc. During that time I have covered dozens of hurricanes. Hurricane had struck the nc coast and moved up the coast over the next few days. During that time we followed the path of the hurricane starting at the most southeast point of nc and working up the coast. Every day I called flight service for a briefing and asked about a temporary flight restr. The briefer joked about the question as he had never heard of such a thing, and during the past 12 yrs there had never been a temporary flight restr in that area. The following day I was asked to fly from mqi south to hse to survey the damage. I consulted commercial WX briefing service so that I could see the nexrad imagery and decided we could go. When I called flight service later I was informed of the temporary flight restr and when it went into effect, and I realized that I had inadvertently flown into the temporary flight restr. These temporary flight restrs pop up periodically and yet emergency management makes no effort to inform the local tv stations -- which in this case would have amounted to about 6 calls. If emergency management could notify us of impending temporary flight restrs, it would prevent sits like this one above! There was no conflict with any other aircraft during the trip.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A NEWS HELI PLT FLEW INTO A TEMPORARY FLT RESTR AREA WHILE COVERING HURRICANE DAMAGE NEAR NC88.
Narrative: I FLY FOR A LCL TV STATION IN NC. DURING THAT TIME I HAVE COVERED DOZENS OF HURRICANES. HURRICANE HAD STRUCK THE NC COAST AND MOVED UP THE COAST OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. DURING THAT TIME WE FOLLOWED THE PATH OF THE HURRICANE STARTING AT THE MOST SE POINT OF NC AND WORKING UP THE COAST. EVERY DAY I CALLED FLT SVC FOR A BRIEFING AND ASKED ABOUT A TEMPORARY FLT RESTR. THE BRIEFER JOKED ABOUT THE QUESTION AS HE HAD NEVER HEARD OF SUCH A THING, AND DURING THE PAST 12 YRS THERE HAD NEVER BEEN A TEMPORARY FLT RESTR IN THAT AREA. THE FOLLOWING DAY I WAS ASKED TO FLY FROM MQI S TO HSE TO SURVEY THE DAMAGE. I CONSULTED COMMERCIAL WX BRIEFING SVC SO THAT I COULD SEE THE NEXRAD IMAGERY AND DECIDED WE COULD GO. WHEN I CALLED FLT SVC LATER I WAS INFORMED OF THE TEMPORARY FLT RESTR AND WHEN IT WENT INTO EFFECT, AND I REALIZED THAT I HAD INADVERTENTLY FLOWN INTO THE TEMPORARY FLT RESTR. THESE TEMPORARY FLT RESTRS POP UP PERIODICALLY AND YET EMER MGMNT MAKES NO EFFORT TO INFORM THE LCL TV STATIONS -- WHICH IN THIS CASE WOULD HAVE AMOUNTED TO ABOUT 6 CALLS. IF EMER MGMNT COULD NOTIFY US OF IMPENDING TEMPORARY FLT RESTRS, IT WOULD PREVENT SITS LIKE THIS ONE ABOVE! THERE WAS NO CONFLICT WITH ANY OTHER ACFT DURING THE TRIP.
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.