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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : mci.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 5500|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Cessna 152|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 70|
flight time total : 370
|Anomaly||airspace violation : entry|
non adherence : published procedure
non adherence : far
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued advisory|
controller : issued new clearance
|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 allowed my student to contact FSS and open our flight plan before contacting approach and receiving a class B clearance. I thought for sure that I could tell the actual distance from class B airspace. I allowed him to try and determine where we were by xrefing VOR's while I contacted approach control and my failure to prioritize our activities led to us contacting approach after we had already entered class B airspace. It wasn't until the controller told me our distance from mci that I realized we had already entered the airspace. At this time, we also received our clearance and the immediate problem was resolved without any further corrective action. A contributing factor was my lack of experience as an instructor and this flight being my first cross country with a student. I feel I spent too much time teaching in the airplane instead of flying the airplane first and teaching second.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: LOW TIME C152 INSTRUCTOR PLT AND STUDENT PLT ENTER THE CLASS B AIRSPACE OF MCI WITHOUT CLRNC ON A VFR FLT FROM TOP, KS.
Narrative: I ALLOWED MY STUDENT TO CONTACT FSS AND OPEN OUR FLT PLAN BEFORE CONTACTING APCH AND RECEIVING A CLASS B CLRNC. I THOUGHT FOR SURE THAT I COULD TELL THE ACTUAL DISTANCE FROM CLASS B AIRSPACE. I ALLOWED HIM TO TRY AND DETERMINE WHERE WE WERE BY XREFING VOR'S WHILE I CONTACTED APCH CTL AND MY FAILURE TO PRIORITIZE OUR ACTIVITIES LED TO US CONTACTING APCH AFTER WE HAD ALREADY ENTERED CLASS B AIRSPACE. IT WASN'T UNTIL THE CTLR TOLD ME OUR DISTANCE FROM MCI THAT I REALIZED WE HAD ALREADY ENTERED THE AIRSPACE. AT THIS TIME, WE ALSO RECEIVED OUR CLRNC AND THE IMMEDIATE PROB WAS RESOLVED WITHOUT ANY FURTHER CORRECTIVE ACTION. A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR WAS MY LACK OF EXPERIENCE AS AN INSTRUCTOR AND THIS FLT BEING MY FIRST XCOUNTRY WITH A STUDENT. I FEEL I SPENT TOO MUCH TIME TEACHING IN THE AIRPLANE INSTEAD OF FLYING THE AIRPLANE FIRST AND TEACHING SECOND.
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.