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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : lax.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 300|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : lax.tower|
|Make Model Name||PA-28 Cherokee/Archer II/Dakota/Pillan/Warrior|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 48|
flight time total : 10100
flight time type : 1000
|Function||observation : passenger|
|Anomaly||airspace violation : entry|
non adherence : far
non adherence : published procedure
other anomaly other
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Problem Areas||Airspace Structure|
Flight Crew Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was flying the shoreline to transition class B airspace in the low level offshore transition as a banner tow demonstration to another pilot. I have made this transition numerous times towing a banner, but did not have one on this occasion. My original plan was to utilize the VFR corridor, but a more realistic transition to demonstrate was the one I flew. I was summoned to call the los angeles tower supervisor after landing at destination. I did so and explained that it was a demonstration flight to another pilot. There were no traffic delays or conflicts. I apologized about the inconvenience and stated I would only utilize the banner transition when I actually had a banner in tow.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PA28 PLT FLEW A BANNER TOWING RTE WITHOUT A BANNER IN SCT CLASS B AIRSPACE.
Narrative: I WAS FLYING THE SHORELINE TO TRANSITION CLASS B AIRSPACE IN THE LOW LEVEL OFFSHORE TRANSITION AS A BANNER TOW DEMO TO ANOTHER PLT. I HAVE MADE THIS TRANSITION NUMEROUS TIMES TOWING A BANNER, BUT DID NOT HAVE ONE ON THIS OCCASION. MY ORIGINAL PLAN WAS TO UTILIZE THE VFR CORRIDOR, BUT A MORE REALISTIC TRANSITION TO DEMONSTRATE WAS THE ONE I FLEW. I WAS SUMMONED TO CALL THE LOS ANGELES TWR SUPVR AFTER LNDG AT DEST. I DID SO AND EXPLAINED THAT IT WAS A DEMO FLT TO ANOTHER PLT. THERE WERE NO TFC DELAYS OR CONFLICTS. I APOLOGIZED ABOUT THE INCONVENIENCE AND STATED I WOULD ONLY UTILIZE THE BANNER TRANSITION WHEN I ACTUALLY HAD A BANNER IN TOW.
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.