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|Locale Reference||atc facility : maf.tracon|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 12000|
msl bound upper : 13000
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : maf.tracon|
|Make Model Name||Gates Learjet Corp Undifferentiated or Other Model|
|Flight Phase||climbout : initial|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : departure|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
controller : non radar
|Experience||controller non radar : 1.5|
controller radar : 18
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Anomaly||airspace violation : entry|
non adherence : required legal separation
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Problem Areas||ATC Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Operational Deviation|
For over 11 yrs midland (maf) approach has worked the approach for san angelo; tx (sjt). Sjt airspace is 12000 ft ceiling; maf 13000 ft. Many times (more than 30) over the yrs; I have heard 13000 ft issued to aircraft at sjt. Through suggestions; qtp; facility advisory boards. I have recommended airspace ceilings be made the same to no avail. On feb/sun/06; 13000 ft was issued to a learjet; yet no one realized this mistake. This time unlike many others; an operational deviation occurred. Recently the TRACON has 'changed position;' put maf east side of room sjt west; until 3 months this was reversed -- 11 yrs. I feel this FLIP helped contribute to the error. This could be solved by lowering maf airspace to 12000 ft or raising sjt. FAA management is unwilling to discuss this with ZFW or ZHU.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: MAF CTLR EXPERIENCED OPDEV WHEN SJT DEP WAS ISSUED INCORRECT ALT AND ENTERED CTR AIRSPACE WITHOUT HDOF OR COORD.
Narrative: FOR OVER 11 YRS MIDLAND (MAF) APCH HAS WORKED THE APCH FOR SAN ANGELO; TX (SJT). SJT AIRSPACE IS 12000 FT CEILING; MAF 13000 FT. MANY TIMES (MORE THAN 30) OVER THE YRS; I HAVE HEARD 13000 FT ISSUED TO ACFT AT SJT. THROUGH SUGGESTIONS; QTP; FACILITY ADVISORY BOARDS. I HAVE RECOMMENDED AIRSPACE CEILINGS BE MADE THE SAME TO NO AVAIL. ON FEB/SUN/06; 13000 FT WAS ISSUED TO A LEARJET; YET NO ONE REALIZED THIS MISTAKE. THIS TIME UNLIKE MANY OTHERS; AN OPDEV OCCURRED. RECENTLY THE TRACON HAS 'CHANGED POS;' PUT MAF E SIDE OF ROOM SJT W; UNTIL 3 MONTHS THIS WAS REVERSED -- 11 YRS. I FEEL THIS FLIP HELPED CONTRIBUTE TO THE ERROR. THIS COULD BE SOLVED BY LOWERING MAF AIRSPACE TO 12000 FT OR RAISING SJT. FAA MGMNT IS UNWILLING TO DISCUSS THIS WITH ZFW OR ZHU.
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.