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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : mia|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 1500|
msl bound upper : 1500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : mia|
tower : boi
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 40|
flight time total : 1300
flight time type : 1100
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
I was at fll. I wanted to go VFR to tamiami airport. Prior to starting my engine, I called clearance delivery on the radio. I advised clearance delivery that I wished to fly to tamiami airport at 1500' VFR. I was advised by clearance delivery that I was cleared to tamiami airport. Clearance delivery then advised me to contact ground control for taxi instructions. I started the engine, contact ground control and was cleared to the active runway (which I believe was 9R). After run-up, I contacted fll tower. I was cleared for takeoff, given clearance to 1500', direct to turn right to (I believe) 270 degrees after takeoff, and given what I believed was a departure frequency of 124.4. I took off, began to climb, turned right to 270 degrees and established radio contact on the frequency, which I had been given by the tower. On my initial call-up, I stated Y altitude and stated my intention to land at tamiami. I believed that I was speaking to the appropriate approach control for tamiami airport. I gave my position as approximately 25 mi north of tamiami airport. In response to my transmission, I was told to report, '5 mi north of the airport.' I believed that this meant that I was to report 5 mi north of tamiami airport and that I was cleared directly to tamiami airport. I therefore turned south and proceeded toward tamiami airport at 1500'. When I was approximately 5 mi north of the field. When I was approximately 5 mi north of the field, I contacted tamiami tower for landing instructions, obtained those instructions and landed at tamiami airport. After landing, I was advised by radio by ground control that I was to call a specific phone #. I called the phone #, which turned out to be that of some official of mia approach. I was advised by that official that I had not been cleared to enter the mia TCA, and that I had in fact entered the TCA west/O clearance. It appears to me that imprecise radio communications were the cause of this inadvertent violation on my part. Apparently the frequency which I called after leaving the fll tower frequency was not a mia approach frequency. Another source of confusion was my 'clearance' to tamiami by fll clearance delivery, which was apparently not a clearance to tamiami airport, but simply a clearance out of the fll arsa. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following: pilot hindsight is very effective. Realizes original clearance did not have code to squawk, an obvious omission, nor altitude. In fact, he really did not have a clearance at all. Mia approach indicated they would forward information to FSDO. To date, pilot has not heard from FAA.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA PLT DEPARTING ARPT ADJACENT TCA USED FREQ ASSIGNED. AFTER CONTACT, FOLLOWED INSTRUCTIONS PENETRATED TCA.
Narrative: I WAS AT FLL. I WANTED TO GO VFR TO TAMIAMI ARPT. PRIOR TO STARTING MY ENG, I CALLED CLRNC DELIVERY ON THE RADIO. I ADVISED CLRNC DELIVERY THAT I WISHED TO FLY TO TAMIAMI ARPT AT 1500' VFR. I WAS ADVISED BY CLRNC DELIVERY THAT I WAS CLRED TO TAMIAMI ARPT. CLRNC DELIVERY THEN ADVISED ME TO CONTACT GND CTL FOR TAXI INSTRUCTIONS. I STARTED THE ENG, CONTACT GND CTL AND WAS CLRED TO THE ACTIVE RWY (WHICH I BELIEVE WAS 9R). AFTER RUN-UP, I CONTACTED FLL TWR. I WAS CLRED FOR TKOF, GIVEN CLRNC TO 1500', DIRECT TO TURN RIGHT TO (I BELIEVE) 270 DEGS AFTER TKOF, AND GIVEN WHAT I BELIEVED WAS A DEP FREQ OF 124.4. I TOOK OFF, BEGAN TO CLB, TURNED RIGHT TO 270 DEGS AND ESTABLISHED RADIO CONTACT ON THE FREQ, WHICH I HAD BEEN GIVEN BY THE TWR. ON MY INITIAL CALL-UP, I STATED Y ALT AND STATED MY INTENTION TO LAND AT TAMIAMI. I BELIEVED THAT I WAS SPEAKING TO THE APPROPRIATE APCH CTL FOR TAMIAMI ARPT. I GAVE MY POS AS APPROX 25 MI N OF TAMIAMI ARPT. IN RESPONSE TO MY XMISSION, I WAS TOLD TO RPT, '5 MI N OF THE ARPT.' I BELIEVED THAT THIS MEANT THAT I WAS TO RPT 5 MI N OF TAMIAMI ARPT AND THAT I WAS CLRED DIRECTLY TO TAMIAMI ARPT. I THEREFORE TURNED S AND PROCEEDED TOWARD TAMIAMI ARPT AT 1500'. WHEN I WAS APPROX 5 MI N OF THE FIELD. WHEN I WAS APPROX 5 MI N OF THE FIELD, I CONTACTED TAMIAMI TWR FOR LNDG INSTRUCTIONS, OBTAINED THOSE INSTRUCTIONS AND LANDED AT TAMIAMI ARPT. AFTER LNDG, I WAS ADVISED BY RADIO BY GND CTL THAT I WAS TO CALL A SPECIFIC PHONE #. I CALLED THE PHONE #, WHICH TURNED OUT TO BE THAT OF SOME OFFICIAL OF MIA APCH. I WAS ADVISED BY THAT OFFICIAL THAT I HAD NOT BEEN CLRED TO ENTER THE MIA TCA, AND THAT I HAD IN FACT ENTERED THE TCA W/O CLRNC. IT APPEARS TO ME THAT IMPRECISE RADIO COMS WERE THE CAUSE OF THIS INADVERTENT VIOLATION ON MY PART. APPARENTLY THE FREQ WHICH I CALLED AFTER LEAVING THE FLL TWR FREQ WAS NOT A MIA APCH FREQ. ANOTHER SOURCE OF CONFUSION WAS MY 'CLRNC' TO TAMIAMI BY FLL CLRNC DELIVERY, WHICH WAS APPARENTLY NOT A CLRNC TO TAMIAMI ARPT, BUT SIMPLY A CLRNC OUT OF THE FLL ARSA. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING: PLT HINDSIGHT IS VERY EFFECTIVE. REALIZES ORIGINAL CLRNC DID NOT HAVE CODE TO SQUAWK, AN OBVIOUS OMISSION, NOR ALT. IN FACT, HE REALLY DID NOT HAVE A CLRNC AT ALL. MIA APCH INDICATED THEY WOULD FORWARD INFO TO FSDO. TO DATE, PLT HAS NOT HEARD FROM FAA.
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.