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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : eqy.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 1000|
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : clt.tracon|
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||King Air 100 A/B|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Affiliation||company : corporate|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 150|
flight time total : 8000
flight time type : 500
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Anomaly||airspace violation : entry|
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||atc equipment other atc equipment : radar/mode c|
other flight crewa
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued advisory|
none taken : anomaly accepted
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Landed at eqy told approach controller that I was dropping off and coming right back out. He said, 'yes I see your flight plan.' I asked him if the rco was functioning at eqy. He said it was. I replied that it was not working that morning when I departed. He said give me a call and we'll get your clearance. I departed VFR from eqy which is inside the clt class B airspace. I immediately contacted departure. My altitude was approximately 1000 ft MSL. I was cleared via the betty transition, read back the clearance and started to climb. Another controller came on the air, I assumed he was the supervisor and asked if I was familiar with the clt class B airspace. I said that I was. He seemed quite agitated and informed me that I had performed a 'pilot deviation.' he said nothing else and switched me to the next frequency. I was in the class B airspace wihtout a clearance, but I had picked up at least 5 other clrncs in the same fashion in the preceding days and weeks. The controller should have simply stated that I should remain clear of the class B and this all would be moot. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following information: reporter stated his aircraft was a king air, but did not add any other significant information.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: BE10 PLT DEPARTED OFF AN UNCTLED ARPT AND APPARENTLY ENTERED THE CLT CLASS B AIRSPACE BEFORE RECEIVING AN IFR CLRNC.
Narrative: LANDED AT EQY TOLD APCH CTLR THAT I WAS DROPPING OFF AND COMING RIGHT BACK OUT. HE SAID, 'YES I SEE YOUR FLT PLAN.' I ASKED HIM IF THE RCO WAS FUNCTIONING AT EQY. HE SAID IT WAS. I REPLIED THAT IT WAS NOT WORKING THAT MORNING WHEN I DEPARTED. HE SAID GIVE ME A CALL AND WE'LL GET YOUR CLRNC. I DEPARTED VFR FROM EQY WHICH IS INSIDE THE CLT CLASS B AIRSPACE. I IMMEDIATELY CONTACTED DEP. MY ALT WAS APPROX 1000 FT MSL. I WAS CLRED VIA THE BETTY TRANSITION, READ BACK THE CLRNC AND STARTED TO CLB. ANOTHER CTLR CAME ON THE AIR, I ASSUMED HE WAS THE SUPVR AND ASKED IF I WAS FAMILIAR WITH THE CLT CLASS B AIRSPACE. I SAID THAT I WAS. HE SEEMED QUITE AGITATED AND INFORMED ME THAT I HAD PERFORMED A 'PLTDEV.' HE SAID NOTHING ELSE AND SWITCHED ME TO THE NEXT FREQ. I WAS IN THE CLASS B AIRSPACE WIHTOUT A CLRNC, BUT I HAD PICKED UP AT LEAST 5 OTHER CLRNCS IN THE SAME FASHION IN THE PRECEDING DAYS AND WKS. THE CTLR SHOULD HAVE SIMPLY STATED THAT I SHOULD REMAIN CLR OF THE CLASS B AND THIS ALL WOULD BE MOOT. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING INFO: RPTR STATED HIS ACFT WAS A KING AIR, BUT DID NOT ADD ANY OTHER SIGNIFICANT 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.