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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : sbj|
airport : nia
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 6000|
msl bound upper : 6000
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : phl|
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||enroute : direct|
|Function||observation : passenger|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 4|
flight time total : 380
flight time type : 1
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
On 3/fri/88, I was a passenger in an small aircraft flown by a long time high hour commercial pilot. We were flying VFR south from the solberg VOR to the flying west airport in nj. I was in the right seat and not involved in the operation of any of the flight activities at all, other than looking up the right to fly from the solberg VOR direct to flying west airport and the frequency of the solberg VOR. At or near the solberg VOR I looked up the right for flying direct to the flying west airport and determined that it was the 195 degree right out of solberg. I informed the pilot of the right and went back to sightseeing. Some time later I informed the pilot that we should call mc guire approach and inform them of our intentions, since we would be flying very close to their restr area. The pilot agreed and I gave him a frequency to contact mc guire approach. I saw him twist in a number on the transponder which was given him by mc guire approach. I then heard mc guire hand him off to phl approach at some different frequency and continued to sightsee. Shortly I heard phl approach contact my pilot and inform him that he had penetrated the phl TCA at 6000' VFR and request the north number of the aircraft and home base of the aircraft. The pilot gave him the information and then phl approach requested his destination. My pilot gave the destination as flying west airport in nj. Phl approach advised him to turn left to a heading of 080 degrees to reach the airport and this immediately told me that we must have been well into the TCA. As I recall, phl approach advised my pilot that once we were straightened out, we were about 12 mi at 12 O'clock to the airport. We finally located it and landed. I am a private pilot and was not checked out in this particular type of aircraft. I was in no way flying the aircraft or involved in setting headings, altimeters, radials or anything else in the flying of the aircraft. As I indicated, I did look up a right and VOR frequency for the pilot and mc guire approach frequency. Other than that, I was not at all involved in the operation of the aircraft or instruments.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA ON VFR FLT, NO FLT PLAN ENTERS TCA WITHOUT CLRNC.
Narrative: ON 3/FRI/88, I WAS A PAX IN AN SMA FLOWN BY A LONG TIME HIGH HOUR COMMERCIAL PLT. WE WERE FLYING VFR S FROM THE SOLBERG VOR TO THE FLYING W ARPT IN NJ. I WAS IN THE RIGHT SEAT AND NOT INVOLVED IN THE OPERATION OF ANY OF THE FLT ACTIVITIES AT ALL, OTHER THAN LOOKING UP THE R TO FLY FROM THE SOLBERG VOR DIRECT TO FLYING W ARPT AND THE FREQ OF THE SOLBERG VOR. AT OR NEAR THE SOLBERG VOR I LOOKED UP THE R FOR FLYING DIRECT TO THE FLYING W ARPT AND DETERMINED THAT IT WAS THE 195 DEG R OUT OF SOLBERG. I INFORMED THE PLT OF THE R AND WENT BACK TO SIGHTSEEING. SOME TIME LATER I INFORMED THE PLT THAT WE SHOULD CALL MC GUIRE APCH AND INFORM THEM OF OUR INTENTIONS, SINCE WE WOULD BE FLYING VERY CLOSE TO THEIR RESTR AREA. THE PLT AGREED AND I GAVE HIM A FREQ TO CONTACT MC GUIRE APCH. I SAW HIM TWIST IN A NUMBER ON THE TRANSPONDER WHICH WAS GIVEN HIM BY MC GUIRE APCH. I THEN HEARD MC GUIRE HAND HIM OFF TO PHL APCH AT SOME DIFFERENT FREQ AND CONTINUED TO SIGHTSEE. SHORTLY I HEARD PHL APCH CONTACT MY PLT AND INFORM HIM THAT HE HAD PENETRATED THE PHL TCA AT 6000' VFR AND REQUEST THE N NUMBER OF THE ACFT AND HOME BASE OF THE ACFT. THE PLT GAVE HIM THE INFO AND THEN PHL APCH REQUESTED HIS DEST. MY PLT GAVE THE DEST AS FLYING W ARPT IN NJ. PHL APCH ADVISED HIM TO TURN LEFT TO A HDG OF 080 DEGS TO REACH THE ARPT AND THIS IMMEDIATELY TOLD ME THAT WE MUST HAVE BEEN WELL INTO THE TCA. AS I RECALL, PHL APCH ADVISED MY PLT THAT ONCE WE WERE STRAIGHTENED OUT, WE WERE ABOUT 12 MI AT 12 O'CLOCK TO THE ARPT. WE FINALLY LOCATED IT AND LANDED. I AM A PVT PLT AND WAS NOT CHKED OUT IN THIS PARTICULAR TYPE OF ACFT. I WAS IN NO WAY FLYING THE ACFT OR INVOLVED IN SETTING HDGS, ALTIMETERS, RADIALS OR ANYTHING ELSE IN THE FLYING OF THE ACFT. AS I INDICATED, I DID LOOK UP A R AND VOR FREQ FOR THE PLT AND MC GUIRE APCH FREQ. OTHER THAN THAT, I WAS NOT AT ALL INVOLVED IN THE OPERATION OF THE ACFT OR INSTRUMENTS.
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.