|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : cfi
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 150|
flight time total : 7000
|Primary Problem||Chart Or Publication|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
NOAA's issuance of sectionals with vital airport information deleted in areas for which there are terminal area charts. VFR access to TCA should require a TCA chart but one can remain clear with a sectional. To do this with no widespread notice to pilots, instrs, FBO's is borderline criminal.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT COMPLAINT ABOUT CHANGES IN NOAA SECTIONAL CHARTS, RESULTING IN THE DELETION OF ARPT INFORMATION FOR AREAS COVERED BY A TCA CHART.
Narrative: NOAA'S ISSUANCE OF SECTIONALS WITH VITAL ARPT INFO DELETED IN AREAS FOR WHICH THERE ARE TERMINAL AREA CHARTS. VFR ACCESS TO TCA SHOULD REQUIRE A TCA CHART BUT ONE CAN REMAIN CLEAR WITH A SECTIONAL. TO DO THIS WITH NO WIDESPREAD NOTICE TO PLTS, INSTRS, FBO'S IS BORDERLINE CRIMINAL.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 2007 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.