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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||navaid : hgr.vor|
|Altitude||msl single value : 2500|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : hgr.tower|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||M-20 B/C Ranger|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
ground : maintenance
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : commercial
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 20|
flight time total : 1728
flight time type : 1132
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Anomaly||airspace violation : entry|
non adherence : far
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
flight crew : exited penetrated airspace
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
Flight Crew Human Performance
Return trip to FBO to have garmin 530 (wass upgraded) reinstalled in aircraft. Did not fly thru ADIZ as mode C appeared inoperative after removal of 530 for waas upgrade. Exited ADIZ to the east with transponder squawk of XXXX from W29. Changed squawk to 1200 after departing ADIZ. Climbed to 5500 ft to odesa intersection to avoid R4001A then turned to the harrisburg VOR 135 radial and climbed to 6500 ft. Listened to hagerstown ATIS. Intersected hagerstown VOR radial 090 and tracked inbound starting my descent. Contacted hagerstown tower 13 miles out at 2500 ft. And was immediately vectored away from camp david. I was approached by a military helicopter with a man pointing to a frequency sign. Tower demanded I stay on his frequency as I was on approach to land. Escorted to ground by a blackhawk and interviewed by the secret service. I felt the 090 radial would keep me clear of camp david and expanded camp david if in effect. I always file and fly IFR to avoid situations like this. Flew VFR this time as my GPS was removed; and mode C disabled. Am having FBO test my VOR receiver and obs for accuracy as it showed me right on the hgr 090 radial. Also the garmin 530 wass is being reinstalled. Will practice my VOR skills as well as my VFR skills; as to not be so reliant on the GPS. Will remember to check with the FSS regarding NOTAMS when flying VFR as well as IFR.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A LIGHT AIRCRAFT PILOT PENETRATED THE CAMP DAVID RESTRICTED AREA.
Narrative: RETURN TRIP TO FBO TO HAVE GARMIN 530 (WASS UPGRADED) REINSTALLED IN AIRCRAFT. DID NOT FLY THRU ADIZ AS MODE C APPEARED INOPERATIVE AFTER REMOVAL OF 530 FOR WAAS UPGRADE. EXITED ADIZ TO THE EAST WITH TRANSPONDER SQUAWK OF XXXX FROM W29. CHANGED SQUAWK TO 1200 AFTER DEPARTING ADIZ. CLIMBED TO 5500 FT TO ODESA INTERSECTION TO AVOID R4001A THEN TURNED TO THE HARRISBURG VOR 135 RADIAL AND CLIMBED TO 6500 FT. LISTENED TO HAGERSTOWN ATIS. INTERSECTED HAGERSTOWN VOR RADIAL 090 AND TRACKED INBOUND STARTING MY DESCENT. CONTACTED HAGERSTOWN TOWER 13 MILES OUT AT 2500 FT. AND WAS IMMEDIATELY VECTORED AWAY FROM CAMP DAVID. I WAS APPROACHED BY A MILITARY HELICOPTER WITH A MAN POINTING TO A FREQUENCY SIGN. TOWER DEMANDED I STAY ON HIS FREQUENCY AS I WAS ON APPROACH TO LAND. ESCORTED TO GROUND BY A BLACKHAWK AND INTERVIEWED BY THE SECRET SERVICE. I FELT THE 090 RADIAL WOULD KEEP ME CLEAR OF CAMP DAVID AND EXPANDED CAMP DAVID IF IN EFFECT. I ALWAYS FILE AND FLY IFR TO AVOID SITUATIONS LIKE THIS. FLEW VFR THIS TIME AS MY GPS WAS REMOVED; AND MODE C DISABLED. AM HAVING FBO TEST MY VOR RECEIVER AND OBS FOR ACCURACY AS IT SHOWED ME RIGHT ON THE HGR 090 RADIAL. ALSO THE GARMIN 530 WASS IS BEING REINSTALLED. WILL PRACTICE MY VOR SKILLS AS WELL AS MY VFR SKILLS; AS TO NOT BE SO RELIANT ON THE GPS. WILL REMEMBER TO CHECK WITH THE FSS REGARDING NOTAMS WHEN FLYING VFR AS WELL AS IFR.
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.