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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : m45.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 11500|
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zoa.artcc|
tower : toa.tower
|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 : multi engine|
pilot : instrument
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 35|
flight time total : 790
flight time type : 700
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other other : 2|
|Resolutory Action||controller : provided flight assist|
flight crew : diverted to another airport
|Primary Problem||Environmental Factor|
I received a csc duats briefing for a VFR flight from fat to M45 at approximately XA30 on jun/sat/07. There were no tfr's in the briefing. En route; I was asked by ZOA if I was aware that M45 was closed and there was a 10 NM tfr (firefighting). I changed my destination and completed the flight without incident. Upon landing I checked for tfr's with a different online service and found the M45 closure. If it weren't for the heads up from the oakland controller I might have continued my flight into M45 and violated the tfr; not to mention creating a hazard for any firefighting aircraft in the vicinity. With the consolidation of FSS services currently underway; I suspect more pilots will rely on online briefing services. It is imperative that all of these services have current information.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: C172 PLT HAD FLT PLANNED UTILIZING AN ON-LINE RESOURCE. AFTER AIRBORNE; ATC INFORMED HIM THAT HIS INTENDED DEST WAS CLOSED FOR FIREFIGHTING OPERATIONS. THIS FACT WAS NOT LISTED ON THE WEBSITE.
Narrative: I RECEIVED A CSC DUATS BRIEFING FOR A VFR FLT FROM FAT TO M45 AT APPROX XA30 ON JUN/SAT/07. THERE WERE NO TFR'S IN THE BRIEFING. ENRTE; I WAS ASKED BY ZOA IF I WAS AWARE THAT M45 WAS CLOSED AND THERE WAS A 10 NM TFR (FIREFIGHTING). I CHANGED MY DEST AND COMPLETED THE FLT WITHOUT INCIDENT. UPON LNDG I CHKED FOR TFR'S WITH A DIFFERENT ONLINE SVC AND FOUND THE M45 CLOSURE. IF IT WEREN'T FOR THE HEADS UP FROM THE OAKLAND CTLR I MIGHT HAVE CONTINUED MY FLT INTO M45 AND VIOLATED THE TFR; NOT TO MENTION CREATING A HAZARD FOR ANY FIREFIGHTING ACFT IN THE VICINITY. WITH THE CONSOLIDATION OF FSS SVCS CURRENTLY UNDERWAY; I SUSPECT MORE PLTS WILL RELY ON ONLINE BRIEFING SVCS. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT ALL OF THESE SVCS HAVE CURRENT INFO.
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.