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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : dca.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 1500|
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : pct.tracon|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|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|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 5|
flight time total : 610
flight time type : 250
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Anomaly||airspace violation : entry|
non adherence : far
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
faa : reviewed incident with flight crew
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I called flight service to check NOTAMS and WX for VFR trip from N47 (base airport) to ezf to check on an engine. Departing N47, visibility was less than expected. I flew on the east side of washington airspace, staying over the shore to avoid airspace. Problem was, I did not realize ADIZ zone was active. I do not fly that way often and thought that was active only when the threat level was higher. I avoided the regular washington airspace, but not the extended perimeter. When I landed at frederick, va, I was told to contact united states customs and supplied them with all information required. On the return trip, I gave a wide berth all the way back. I am based right outside philadelphia and their ADIZ has not been active. It was completely my fault for not realizing it. I was confused as to why it had been active at this time.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A CHEROKEE 6 PLT VIOLATED THE DC ADIZ.
Narrative: I CALLED FLT SVC TO CHK NOTAMS AND WX FOR VFR TRIP FROM N47 (BASE ARPT) TO EZF TO CHK ON AN ENG. DEPARTING N47, VISIBILITY WAS LESS THAN EXPECTED. I FLEW ON THE E SIDE OF WASHINGTON AIRSPACE, STAYING OVER THE SHORE TO AVOID AIRSPACE. PROB WAS, I DID NOT REALIZE ADIZ ZONE WAS ACTIVE. I DO NOT FLY THAT WAY OFTEN AND THOUGHT THAT WAS ACTIVE ONLY WHEN THE THREAT LEVEL WAS HIGHER. I AVOIDED THE REGULAR WASHINGTON AIRSPACE, BUT NOT THE EXTENDED PERIMETER. WHEN I LANDED AT FREDERICK, VA, I WAS TOLD TO CONTACT UNITED STATES CUSTOMS AND SUPPLIED THEM WITH ALL INFO REQUIRED. ON THE RETURN TRIP, I GAVE A WIDE BERTH ALL THE WAY BACK. I AM BASED RIGHT OUTSIDE PHILADELPHIA AND THEIR ADIZ HAS NOT BEEN ACTIVE. IT WAS COMPLETELY MY FAULT FOR NOT REALIZING IT. I WAS CONFUSED AS TO WHY IT HAD BEEN ACTIVE AT THIS TIME.
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.