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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : sea|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 1750|
msl bound upper : 2000
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : sea|
tower : bfi
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 5|
flight time total : 6500
flight time type : 500
|Function||observation : company check pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : atp
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 25|
flight time total : 21000
flight time type : 600
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
After completing INS competency check we were returning to bfi at 2000' east of the TCA. We were turned over to the tower who cleared us straight in to 13L, report abeam the king dome. We turned toward the field and descended to below 1800' (TCA floor). As we passed the tv towers, the tower told us that we were in the TCA and to descend immediately. We were indicating 1700-1750' at the time. Rather than argue on the radio, we continued in to land. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following: does not believe he was in the TCA. Controller was merely given an advisory. Bfi does have a BRITE radar screen in the tower. Has not heard anymore on the incident.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ALLEGED PENETRATION OF THE TCA WHILE CONDUCTING A VISUAL APCH TO BFI.
Narrative: AFTER COMPLETING INS COMPETENCY CHK WE WERE RETURNING TO BFI AT 2000' E OF THE TCA. WE WERE TURNED OVER TO THE TWR WHO CLRED US STRAIGHT IN TO 13L, RPT ABEAM THE KING DOME. WE TURNED TOWARD THE FIELD AND DSNDED TO BELOW 1800' (TCA FLOOR). AS WE PASSED THE TV TWRS, THE TWR TOLD US THAT WE WERE IN THE TCA AND TO DSND IMMEDIATELY. WE WERE INDICATING 1700-1750' AT THE TIME. RATHER THAN ARGUE ON THE RADIO, WE CONTINUED IN TO LAND. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING: DOES NOT BELIEVE HE WAS IN THE TCA. CTLR WAS MERELY GIVEN AN ADVISORY. BFI DOES HAVE A BRITE RADAR SCREEN IN THE TWR. HAS NOT HEARD ANYMORE ON THE INCIDENT.
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.