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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : bjc.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
msl single value : 5800
|Controlling Facilities||tower : bjc.tower|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Skyhawk 172/Cutlass 172|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Route In Use||arrival : vfr|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 65|
flight time total : 2163
flight time type : 1245
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
oversight : supervisor
|Anomaly||airspace violation : entry|
non adherence : far
non adherence : published procedure
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
After the unprecedented ban on all civil aviation with the national emergency on 9/tue/01, I was very interested in what restrictions GA would bear when allowed to fly again. When the news channels announced 'commercial' airspace would open at XA00 on 9/tue/01, I was curious to know if GA was still banned around XD00. I called the telephone number for the ATIS at apa airport, which announced normal VFR operations would resume at XE00. I then called denver approach control and spoke to a supervisor, who confirmed VFR operations could resume at XE00, without any special conditions. I was surprised that I would not be required to file either a VFR or DVFR flight plan, received approval to fly, or remain in constant contact with ATC. I then called denver FSS around XD20, to determine whether any special conditions or temporary flight restrs were in effect in the denver metropolitan area. None did. I feel I complied with far 91.103 to the fullest extent possible. I departed 7c00 (parkland estates airpark), an uncontrolled airport, at XE00 exactly. Passing 500 ft AGL, I decided to fly to bjc for at touch and go. I turned towards bjc and tuned to their ATIS. I was disturbed to hear the broadcast state, 'GA operations are not authorized until further notice.' I contacted bjc tower to verify this, which they did. I made a 180 degree turn and landed back at 7000 my total flight time was 6 mins. After shutdown, I called FSS again by phone, and heard the initial recording also state GA operations were banned until further notice. I also called denver approach again. The operations manager confirmed a genot was received prior to XE00 prohibiting GA operations. I advised him that I had violated the directive unknowingly, based on earlier information.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A C172 PLT DEPARTED AN UNCONTROLLED ARPT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE LATEST INFO RECEIVED REGARDING THE LIFTING OF PART 91 FLT RESTRS. IT WAS LEARNED LATER THAT THE RESTRS HAD BEEN EXTENDED, RENDERING HIM IN VIOLATION OF RESTRS.
Narrative: AFTER THE UNPRECEDENTED BAN ON ALL CIVIL AVIATION WITH THE NATIONAL EMER ON 9/TUE/01, I WAS VERY INTERESTED IN WHAT RESTRICTIONS GA WOULD BEAR WHEN ALLOWED TO FLY AGAIN. WHEN THE NEWS CHANNELS ANNOUNCED 'COMMERCIAL' AIRSPACE WOULD OPEN AT XA00 ON 9/TUE/01, I WAS CURIOUS TO KNOW IF GA WAS STILL BANNED AROUND XD00. I CALLED THE TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR THE ATIS AT APA ARPT, WHICH ANNOUNCED NORMAL VFR OPS WOULD RESUME AT XE00. I THEN CALLED DENVER APCH CTL AND SPOKE TO A SUPVR, WHO CONFIRMED VFR OPS COULD RESUME AT XE00, WITHOUT ANY SPECIAL CONDITIONS. I WAS SURPRISED THAT I WOULD NOT BE REQUIRED TO FILE EITHER A VFR OR DVFR FLT PLAN, RECEIVED APPROVAL TO FLY, OR REMAIN IN CONSTANT CONTACT WITH ATC. I THEN CALLED DENVER FSS AROUND XD20, TO DETERMINE WHETHER ANY SPECIAL CONDITIONS OR TEMPORARY FLT RESTRS WERE IN EFFECT IN THE DENVER METRO AREA. NONE DID. I FEEL I COMPLIED WITH FAR 91.103 TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE. I DEPARTED 7C00 (PARKLAND ESTATES AIRPARK), AN UNCONTROLLED ARPT, AT XE00 EXACTLY. PASSING 500 FT AGL, I DECIDED TO FLY TO BJC FOR AT TOUCH AND GO. I TURNED TOWARDS BJC AND TUNED TO THEIR ATIS. I WAS DISTURBED TO HEAR THE BROADCAST STATE, 'GA OPS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.' I CONTACTED BJC TWR TO VERIFY THIS, WHICH THEY DID. I MADE A 180 DEG TURN AND LANDED BACK AT 7000 MY TOTAL FLT TIME WAS 6 MINS. AFTER SHUTDOWN, I CALLED FSS AGAIN BY PHONE, AND HEARD THE INITIAL RECORDING ALSO STATE GA OPS WERE BANNED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. I ALSO CALLED DENVER APCH AGAIN. THE OPS MANAGER CONFIRMED A GENOT WAS RECEIVED PRIOR TO XE00 PROHIBITING GA OPS. I ADVISED HIM THAT I HAD VIOLATED THE DIRECTIVE UNKNOWINGLY, BASED ON EARLIER 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.