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|Locale Reference||navaid : djb.vortac|
|Altitude||msl single value : 4500|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Experimental|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
descent : intermediate altitude
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 40|
flight time total : 1100
flight time type : 135
|Function||observation : passenger|
|Anomaly||airspace violation : entry|
non adherence : published procedure
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Problem Areas||Navigational Facility|
Passenger Human Performance
Flight Crew Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was flying a new 'technically advanced aircraft' and demonstrating the use of the autoplt altitude preselect and vertical speed features to a non-pilot while descending to get below the cle class B airspace. I had the GPS map zoomed in too far and misinterpreted the class B rings. I did not realize that I had penetrated the class B airspace because of my concentration on the autoplt. Luckily; I was northwest of the airport and they were using runway 24 so I was not in conflict with other traffic. My TCAS never showed any nearby traffic. This is one more example of the need to fly the plane and be aware of the situation and don't give too much attention to non flight critical activities.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF A HIGH PERFORMANCE KIT ACFT ENTERS CLE CLASS B WHILE DEMONSTRATING GPS NAV EQUIP TO NON-PLT PAX.
Narrative: I WAS FLYING A NEW 'TECHNICALLY ADVANCED ACFT' AND DEMONSTRATING THE USE OF THE AUTOPLT ALT PRESELECT AND VERT SPD FEATURES TO A NON-PLT WHILE DSNDING TO GET BELOW THE CLE CLASS B AIRSPACE. I HAD THE GPS MAP ZOOMED IN TOO FAR AND MISINTERPRETED THE CLASS B RINGS. I DID NOT REALIZE THAT I HAD PENETRATED THE CLASS B AIRSPACE BECAUSE OF MY CONCENTRATION ON THE AUTOPLT. LUCKILY; I WAS NW OF THE ARPT AND THEY WERE USING RWY 24 SO I WAS NOT IN CONFLICT WITH OTHER TFC. MY TCAS NEVER SHOWED ANY NEARBY TFC. THIS IS ONE MORE EXAMPLE OF THE NEED TO FLY THE PLANE AND BE AWARE OF THE SIT AND DON'T GIVE TOO MUCH ATTENTION TO NON FLT CRITICAL ACTIVITIES.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 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.