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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day
|1201 To 1800
|airport : gai.airport
|msl single value : 1600
|tracon : bwi.tracon
|general aviation : instructional
|Make Model Name
|Operating Under FAR Part
|climbout : intermediate altitude
|instruction : trainee
|pilot : private
|flight time last 90 days : 5
flight time total : 1000
flight time type : 1000
|instruction : instructor
|aircraft equipment problem : less severe
other anomaly other
|controller : issued advisory
flight crew : diverted to another airport
Flight Crew Human Performance
I departed gai on runway 14 to depart the washington dc, ADIZ via westminster. During climb out from left crosswind, the flight instructor flying with me had me make a left turn away from the washington, dc, no-fly zone. The controller said nothing about penetrating the no-fly zone, but I came close (approximately 1 - 1 1/2 mi). The controller could not see my mode C so I returned to the airport. I haven't been flying much lately due to all the airspace changes.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: C150 RETURNED TO LAND AFTER HIS XPONDER WAS NOTED TO BE MALFUNCTIONING DURING A DEP NEAR THE WASHINGTON, DC, ADIZ AFTER TKOF FROM GAI, MD.
Narrative: I DEPARTED GAI ON RWY 14 TO DEPART THE WASHINGTON DC, ADIZ VIA WESTMINSTER. DURING CLBOUT FROM L XWIND, THE FLT INSTRUCTOR FLYING WITH ME HAD ME MAKE A L TURN AWAY FROM THE WASHINGTON, DC, NO-FLY ZONE. THE CTLR SAID NOTHING ABOUT PENETRATING THE NO-FLY ZONE, BUT I CAME CLOSE (APPROX 1 - 1 1/2 MI). THE CTLR COULD NOT SEE MY MODE C SO I RETURNED TO THE ARPT. I HAVEN'T BEEN FLYING MUCH LATELY DUE TO ALL THE AIRSPACE CHANGES.
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.