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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : pct.tracon|
|Altitude||msl single value : 2500|
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : pct.tracon|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Skyhawk 172/Cutlass 172|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : commercial
pilot : instrument
pilot : multi engine
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : gps|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Consequence||faa : assigned or threatened penalties|
faa : investigated
faa : reviewed incident with flight crew
|Problem Areas||Airspace Structure|
Flight Crew Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I called leesburg flight watch to get a clearance out of washington tfr airspace. I called back to change my clearance to go 'VFR' to okv. I took off and made contact with potomac approach and proceeded sbound out of the tfr. I reached 2w5, then turned west direct hef at 2500 ft, below the 3500 ft ring and south of dca airspace. Potomac approach asked me to identify, then informed me I had busted class B and class D airspace. Checking landmarks and the airplane's GPS, I could not confirm that I had violated either, but I did immediately turn south and asked for instructions. I was allowed to continue to my destination. I was also asked to call the air traffic manager. He informed me an inquiry would be done.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: C172 PLT ADVISED BY PCT APCH OF CLASS B VIOLATIONS OF DCA-ADW TERMINAL AREAS WHEN ON VFR ADIZ FLT PLAN TRANSITING S AND WBOUND OVER MARYLAND INDIAN HEAD ARPT AT 2500 FT.
Narrative: I CALLED LEESBURG FLT WATCH TO GET A CLRNC OUT OF WASHINGTON TFR AIRSPACE. I CALLED BACK TO CHANGE MY CLRNC TO GO 'VFR' TO OKV. I TOOK OFF AND MADE CONTACT WITH POTOMAC APCH AND PROCEEDED SBOUND OUT OF THE TFR. I REACHED 2W5, THEN TURNED W DIRECT HEF AT 2500 FT, BELOW THE 3500 FT RING AND S OF DCA AIRSPACE. POTOMAC APCH ASKED ME TO IDENT, THEN INFORMED ME I HAD BUSTED CLASS B AND CLASS D AIRSPACE. CHKING LANDMARKS AND THE AIRPLANE'S GPS, I COULD NOT CONFIRM THAT I HAD VIOLATED EITHER, BUT I DID IMMEDIATELY TURN S AND ASKED FOR INSTRUCTIONS. I WAS ALLOWED TO CONTINUE TO MY DEST. I WAS ALSO ASKED TO CALL THE AIR TFC MGR. HE INFORMED ME AN INQUIRY WOULD BE DONE.
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.