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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : lnk.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 18000|
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : lnk.tracon|
|Make Model Name||Talon|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Route In Use||approach : instrument precision|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
controller : departure
controller : handoff position
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||controller radar : 18|
controller time certified in position1 : 12
|Anomaly||airspace violation : entry|
non adherence : published procedure
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Problem Areas||ATC Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Operational Deviation|
I accepted a handoff from ZMP on a T38 at FL180 for a high ILS runway 18 approach. The T38 was over the top of R90 airspace; which is 11000-15000 ft. This is a new airspace change; which was rushed into existence. In my briefing on the airspace change; I was told it was ZMP's responsibility to point out aircraft on this high approach to R90. My co-workers operate under this assumption as well. As the T38 was descending through the top of R90's airspace; R90 called and said pointout approved. I asked that ZMP did not point out the aircraft; and the response was no. I turned in the scenario to my supervisor/controller in charge believing it was an error on ZMP's part. Only later was I told it was my error; contrary to my briefing. I feel if the airspace change hadn't been implemented so quickly; scenarios like these could have been evaled; thus eliminating the error. Our LOA needs to be changed to clarify who has responsibility for these approachs.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: LNK CTLR EXPERIENCED OPDEV WHEN FAILING TO POINT OUT TFC TO R90 DURING HIGH ILS RWY 18 APCH PROC.
Narrative: I ACCEPTED A HDOF FROM ZMP ON A T38 AT FL180 FOR A HIGH ILS RWY 18 APCH. THE T38 WAS OVER THE TOP OF R90 AIRSPACE; WHICH IS 11000-15000 FT. THIS IS A NEW AIRSPACE CHANGE; WHICH WAS RUSHED INTO EXISTENCE. IN MY BRIEFING ON THE AIRSPACE CHANGE; I WAS TOLD IT WAS ZMP'S RESPONSIBILITY TO POINT OUT ACFT ON THIS HIGH APCH TO R90. MY CO-WORKERS OPERATE UNDER THIS ASSUMPTION AS WELL. AS THE T38 WAS DSNDING THROUGH THE TOP OF R90'S AIRSPACE; R90 CALLED AND SAID POINTOUT APPROVED. I ASKED THAT ZMP DID NOT POINT OUT THE ACFT; AND THE RESPONSE WAS NO. I TURNED IN THE SCENARIO TO MY SUPVR/CIC BELIEVING IT WAS AN ERROR ON ZMP'S PART. ONLY LATER WAS I TOLD IT WAS MY ERROR; CONTRARY TO MY BRIEFING. I FEEL IF THE AIRSPACE CHANGE HADN'T BEEN IMPLEMENTED SO QUICKLY; SCENARIOS LIKE THESE COULD HAVE BEEN EVALED; THUS ELIMINATING THE ERROR. OUR LOA NEEDS TO BE CHANGED TO CLARIFY WHO HAS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THESE APCHS.
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.