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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : tpl.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 5500|
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : act.tracon|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Cessna 210 Centurion / Turbo Centurion 210C, 210D|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Navigation In Use||other|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 34|
flight time total : 4883
flight time type : 2340
|Function||observation : passenger|
|Anomaly||airspace violation : entry|
non adherence : published procedure
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other controllerb|
other flight crewa
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I flew from the hill country (TA52) to horseshoe bay (4x57) to visit family and drive to austin on business. Departed 4x57 for lxy at approximately XA30, VFR night flight. After reaching cruising altitude of 5500 ft, I changed frequency from 122.8 to 118.8 to monitor austin approach. My wife, a pilot also, and I were discussing the day's events. It was a very clear night. We both had traveled this route 2-6 times a month for yrs and are very familiar with P49 restrs along this route. I get a briefing prior to every flight from a commercial web site and/or FSS as to the expansion of P49. I was aware of the 30 mi zone. I was flying 053 degrees from RX57 to lxy and normally fly over temple with the airport and lakes on my left side. About temple, I switched from 118.8 to 135.2 and a few mins later, waco called for aircraft east of temple at 5500 ft to contact waco approach on 135.2. I responded immediately with my position and he gave me a squawk code. I also had been monitoring waco approach and heard him talk to a helicopter that was flying in the restr area and he was told to call gray approach once on the ground. The waco controller later came back to me and told me to contact gray approach controller once I was on the ground. After landing lxy about 40 mins later, I contacted the controller. He stated I had flown through the edge of the restr area approximately 1.5 - 2 mi. He took down some information and said that is all he needed for his report. In the future, I should have contacted gray approach control sooner and will do that when I am close to the P49 restr area, even though I thought I was outside of the restr area. I realize I made a bad decision for not getting flight following which I do 99% of the time unless I'm flying local and will not let this happen again in the future. I treasure my flying privilege. I have learned my lesson here.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: T210 PLT INADVERTENTLY ENTERS P49 TFR WHILE TRANSITING VFR TO LXY.
Narrative: I FLEW FROM THE HILL COUNTRY (TA52) TO HORSESHOE BAY (4X57) TO VISIT FAMILY AND DRIVE TO AUSTIN ON BUSINESS. DEPARTED 4X57 FOR LXY AT APPROX XA30, VFR NIGHT FLT. AFTER REACHING CRUISING ALT OF 5500 FT, I CHANGED FREQ FROM 122.8 TO 118.8 TO MONITOR AUSTIN APCH. MY WIFE, A PLT ALSO, AND I WERE DISCUSSING THE DAY'S EVENTS. IT WAS A VERY CLR NIGHT. WE BOTH HAD TRAVELED THIS RTE 2-6 TIMES A MONTH FOR YRS AND ARE VERY FAMILIAR WITH P49 RESTRS ALONG THIS RTE. I GET A BRIEFING PRIOR TO EVERY FLT FROM A COMMERCIAL WEB SITE AND/OR FSS AS TO THE EXPANSION OF P49. I WAS AWARE OF THE 30 MI ZONE. I WAS FLYING 053 DEGS FROM RX57 TO LXY AND NORMALLY FLY OVER TEMPLE WITH THE ARPT AND LAKES ON MY L SIDE. ABOUT TEMPLE, I SWITCHED FROM 118.8 TO 135.2 AND A FEW MINS LATER, WACO CALLED FOR ACFT E OF TEMPLE AT 5500 FT TO CONTACT WACO APCH ON 135.2. I RESPONDED IMMEDIATELY WITH MY POS AND HE GAVE ME A SQUAWK CODE. I ALSO HAD BEEN MONITORING WACO APCH AND HEARD HIM TALK TO A HELI THAT WAS FLYING IN THE RESTR AREA AND HE WAS TOLD TO CALL GRAY APCH ONCE ON THE GND. THE WACO CTLR LATER CAME BACK TO ME AND TOLD ME TO CONTACT GRAY APCH CTLR ONCE I WAS ON THE GND. AFTER LNDG LXY ABOUT 40 MINS LATER, I CONTACTED THE CTLR. HE STATED I HAD FLOWN THROUGH THE EDGE OF THE RESTR AREA APPROX 1.5 - 2 MI. HE TOOK DOWN SOME INFO AND SAID THAT IS ALL HE NEEDED FOR HIS RPT. IN THE FUTURE, I SHOULD HAVE CONTACTED GRAY APCH CTL SOONER AND WILL DO THAT WHEN I AM CLOSE TO THE P49 RESTR AREA, EVEN THOUGH I THOUGHT I WAS OUTSIDE OF THE RESTR AREA. I REALIZE I MADE A BAD DECISION FOR NOT GETTING FLT FOLLOWING WHICH I DO 99% OF THE TIME UNLESS I'M FLYING LOCAL AND WILL NOT LET THIS HAPPEN AGAIN IN THE FUTURE. I TREASURE MY FLYING PRIVILEGE. I HAVE LEARNED MY LESSON HERE.
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.