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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : hef.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 2000|
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : pct.tracon|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Experimental|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Navigation In Use||other|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 15|
flight time total : 1000
flight time type : 650
|Function||controller : approach|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
airspace violation : entry
non adherence : far
non adherence : published procedure
non adherence : clearance
|Independent Detector||atc equipment other atc equipment : radar|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
Flight Crew Human Performance
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Returning to hef, I contacted potomac approach to activate my ADIZ flight plan. ATC gave me a squawk code. That gave me all I needed to enter the ADIZ (radio communication and a unique transponder code). ATC couldn't find me, asked location. Told him southwest of hef, entering ADIZ. He was receiving a code different from what I'd entered, and told me I should not have entered ADIZ without clearance. That is false. No clearance is required to enter ADIZ. Only squawk code and radio contact. I elected not to argue with the controller who couldn't understand the rules of the ADIZ.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN RV6A PLT ENTERS THE DC ADIZ WHILE XMITTING THE WRONG SQUAWK CODE FROM THAT ASSIGNED BY PTC CTLR NEAR HEF.
Narrative: RETURNING TO HEF, I CONTACTED POTOMAC APCH TO ACTIVATE MY ADIZ FLT PLAN. ATC GAVE ME A SQUAWK CODE. THAT GAVE ME ALL I NEEDED TO ENTER THE ADIZ (RADIO COM AND A UNIQUE XPONDER CODE). ATC COULDN'T FIND ME, ASKED LOCATION. TOLD HIM SW OF HEF, ENTERING ADIZ. HE WAS RECEIVING A CODE DIFFERENT FROM WHAT I'D ENTERED, AND TOLD ME I SHOULD NOT HAVE ENTERED ADIZ WITHOUT CLRNC. THAT IS FALSE. NO CLRNC IS REQUIRED TO ENTER ADIZ. ONLY SQUAWK CODE AND RADIO CONTACT. I ELECTED NOT TO ARGUE WITH THE CTLR WHO COULDN'T UNDERSTAND THE RULES OF THE ADIZ.
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.