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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||navaid : orl.vortac|
|Altitude||msl single value : 3200|
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : mco.tracon|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||PA-28 Cherokee/Archer II/Dakota/Pillan/Warrior|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Navigation In Use||other|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Route In Use||enroute : direct|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 51|
flight time total : 6700
flight time type : 380
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Anomaly||airspace violation : entry|
non adherence : far
non adherence : published procedure
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Flight was planned VFR from orl-srq. That route passes through the disney world tfr (3 NM radius at and below 3000 ft). I am very familiar with the area and the tfr, so I planned on going around the tfr to the north and being at 3000+ ft. I climbed from 1500 ft to 3200 ft as soon as the class B allowed, and picked up the epcot ball many mi out. I know the tfr is from disney world and does not even include epcot. I even had it displayed on GPS. For some reason I thought epcot was disney and flew north of it, which put me just north of disney world. I was higher than 3000 ft when I reached the 3 mi limit, but it was far closer than I would want to be to any tfr. Although I don't believe I entered the tfr, I do think I made an error in thinking epcot was disney. I also had it in my GPS, but at the 50 NM scale, it's hard to judge 3 NM. Next time, I will have a lower scale on the map. Needless to say, I have studied the map very closely, and once again realize that it is easy to get disoriented, even when familiar with the area.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A PA28-161 PLT FLEW INTO THE DISNEY WORLD TFR.
Narrative: FLT WAS PLANNED VFR FROM ORL-SRQ. THAT RTE PASSES THROUGH THE DISNEY WORLD TFR (3 NM RADIUS AT AND BELOW 3000 FT). I AM VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE AREA AND THE TFR, SO I PLANNED ON GOING AROUND THE TFR TO THE N AND BEING AT 3000+ FT. I CLBED FROM 1500 FT TO 3200 FT AS SOON AS THE CLASS B ALLOWED, AND PICKED UP THE EPCOT BALL MANY MI OUT. I KNOW THE TFR IS FROM DISNEY WORLD AND DOES NOT EVEN INCLUDE EPCOT. I EVEN HAD IT DISPLAYED ON GPS. FOR SOME REASON I THOUGHT EPCOT WAS DISNEY AND FLEW N OF IT, WHICH PUT ME JUST N OF DISNEY WORLD. I WAS HIGHER THAN 3000 FT WHEN I REACHED THE 3 MI LIMIT, BUT IT WAS FAR CLOSER THAN I WOULD WANT TO BE TO ANY TFR. ALTHOUGH I DON'T BELIEVE I ENTERED THE TFR, I DO THINK I MADE AN ERROR IN THINKING EPCOT WAS DISNEY. I ALSO HAD IT IN MY GPS, BUT AT THE 50 NM SCALE, IT'S HARD TO JUDGE 3 NM. NEXT TIME, I WILL HAVE A LOWER SCALE ON THE MAP. NEEDLESS TO SAY, I HAVE STUDIED THE MAP VERY CLOSELY, AND ONCE AGAIN REALIZE THAT IT IS EASY TO GET DISORIENTED, EVEN WHEN FAMILIAR WITH THE AREA.
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.