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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : teb|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 1800|
msl bound upper : 1900
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : n90|
tower : teb
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 2|
flight time total : 300
flight time type : 200
|Anomaly||inflight encounter : weather|
non adherence : far
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : became reoriented|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Upon departing teb runway 19, I encountered reduced visibility at 1100' due to a snow shower. As a safety precaution, I climbed to 1700' to be as high above traffic pattern altitude as possible during a time when there were many aircraft in the pattern and control zone. At 1700' while directing my attention outside the aircraft, I encountered turbulence in the form of a vertical gust which resulted in the 100' incursion into the TCA. I immediately checked my altimeter, reduced power and descended to 1600', the entire occurrence lasting approximately 15 seconds. Primary factors effecting my action during and leading up to this incursion would most surely be the reduced visibility and increased traffic density at that time. My response was immediate and I prudently changed direction to an area where visibility was greater. I then returned to teb.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA ON CLIMBOUT FROM ARPT UNDERLYING TCA ENCOUNTERED VERTICAL LIFTING AND ENTERED TCA AIRSPACE.
Narrative: UPON DEPARTING TEB RWY 19, I ENCOUNTERED REDUCED VISIBILITY AT 1100' DUE TO A SNOW SHOWER. AS A SAFETY PRECAUTION, I CLBED TO 1700' TO BE AS HIGH ABOVE TFC PATTERN ALT AS POSSIBLE DURING A TIME WHEN THERE WERE MANY ACFT IN THE PATTERN AND CTL ZONE. AT 1700' WHILE DIRECTING MY ATTN OUTSIDE THE ACFT, I ENCOUNTERED TURB IN THE FORM OF A VERT GUST WHICH RESULTED IN THE 100' INCURSION INTO THE TCA. I IMMEDIATELY CHKED MY ALTIMETER, REDUCED PWR AND DSNDED TO 1600', THE ENTIRE OCCURRENCE LASTING APPROX 15 SECS. PRIMARY FACTORS EFFECTING MY ACTION DURING AND LEADING UP TO THIS INCURSION WOULD MOST SURELY BE THE REDUCED VISIBILITY AND INCREASED TFC DENSITY AT THAT TIME. MY RESPONSE WAS IMMEDIATE AND I PRUDENTLY CHANGED DIRECTION TO AN AREA WHERE VISIBILITY WAS GREATER. I THEN RETURNED TO TEB.
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.