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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : sfo|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 3800|
msl bound upper : 4000
|Controlling Facilities||tower : hio|
|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 : 13|
flight time total : 140
flight time type : 50
|Function||other personnel other|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : exited penetrated airspace|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
While underflying sfo TCA sector D, I put the aircraft into climb confign and encountered some difficulty in contacting oak radio to open the flight plan, probably due to terrain interference with the radio signal. After establishing contact I noticed that the aircraft was about to enter the TCA, so I dropped down to 3800' MSL. This was caused by spending too much time on 1 aspect of flight. I should have kept up my scan while adjusting the radio.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PENETRATED THE FLOOR OF TCA WITHOUT CLRNC.
Narrative: WHILE UNDERFLYING SFO TCA SECTOR D, I PUT THE ACFT INTO CLB CONFIGN AND ENCOUNTERED SOME DIFFICULTY IN CONTACTING OAK RADIO TO OPEN THE FLT PLAN, PROBABLY DUE TO TERRAIN INTERFERENCE WITH THE RADIO SIGNAL. AFTER ESTABLISHING CONTACT I NOTICED THAT THE ACFT WAS ABOUT TO ENTER THE TCA, SO I DROPPED DOWN TO 3800' MSL. THIS WAS CAUSED BY SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME ON 1 ASPECT OF FLT. I SHOULD HAVE KEPT UP MY SCAN WHILE ADJUSTING THE RADIO.
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.