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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||navaid : sjc.vor|
|Altitude||msl single value : 1400|
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : o90.tracon|
tower : sjc.tower
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Cessna Super Skywagon/Super Skylane|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Navigation In Use||other|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 40|
flight time total : 5000
flight time type : 3000
|Function||observation : passenger|
|Anomaly||airspace violation : entry|
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||atc equipment other atc equipment : radar|
other other : 2
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : exited penetrated airspace|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I departed from rhv runway 31R. I requested a left turn to pass under sjc airspace. After making my left turn, I proceeded on a heading of approximately 184 degrees magnetic, feeling I would clear the area. A passenger advised me that I might be in sjc airspace. I took immediate action to clear the airspace. This was an inadvertent entry into class C airspace. I called both rhv tower and sjc tower to inquire about a possible airspace violation. Rhv told me they didn't see me in sjc airspace. Sjc tower (controller) indicated I was in class C airspace.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF A C205 INADVERTENTLY ENTERED SJC CLASS C AIRSPACE AFTER DEPARTING ADJOINING RHV CLASS D AIRSPACE.
Narrative: I DEPARTED FROM RHV RWY 31R. I REQUESTED A L TURN TO PASS UNDER SJC AIRSPACE. AFTER MAKING MY L TURN, I PROCEEDED ON A HDG OF APPROX 184 DEGS MAGNETIC, FEELING I WOULD CLR THE AREA. A PAX ADVISED ME THAT I MIGHT BE IN SJC AIRSPACE. I TOOK IMMEDIATE ACTION TO CLR THE AIRSPACE. THIS WAS AN INADVERTENT ENTRY INTO CLASS C AIRSPACE. I CALLED BOTH RHV TWR AND SJC TWR TO INQUIRE ABOUT A POSSIBLE AIRSPACE VIOLATION. RHV TOLD ME THEY DIDN'T SEE ME IN SJC AIRSPACE. SJC TWR (CTLR) INDICATED I WAS IN CLASS C AIRSPACE.
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.