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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : oak|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 7000|
msl bound upper : 7500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : oak|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|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 : 26|
flight time total : 250
flight time type : 159
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I contacted bay approach for a clearance to transit the TCA. I was told that I had already entered the TCA and asked if I knew that I felt I was just outside, but did not argue. I have current charts to correct this. In the future I will call much sooner. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following: delay in contacting TRACON was major problem. Climbing above 6000' floor was second error. No FAA follow-up.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA PLT ON CLIMBOUT PENETRATED TCA.
Narrative: I CONTACTED BAY APCH FOR A CLRNC TO TRANSIT THE TCA. I WAS TOLD THAT I HAD ALREADY ENTERED THE TCA AND ASKED IF I KNEW THAT I FELT I WAS JUST OUTSIDE, BUT DID NOT ARGUE. I HAVE CURRENT CHARTS TO CORRECT THIS. IN THE FUTURE I WILL CALL MUCH SOONER. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING: DELAY IN CONTACTING TRACON WAS MAJOR PROB. CLBING ABOVE 6000' FLOOR WAS SECOND ERROR. NO FAA FOLLOW-UP.
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.