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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : bos|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 6000|
msl bound upper : 6500
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zbw|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 10|
flight time total : 950
flight time type : 500
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
I took off from hanscom runway 11 and was clrd for a right downwind departure behind a slower moving aircraft. I asked the tower the direction of flight of the aircraft ahead and was told that the normal departure was left. The aircraft ahead turned right on a heading of approximately 200 degree - 240 degree and I turned right to approximately 290 degree to avoid the traffic. After clearing the airport control zone I called boston center twice to get radar advisories and was told that I was unreadable. I climbed to 3000 ft and proceeded towards putnam on a direct LORAN track to farmingdale. After clearing the TCA as indicated by LORAN and a position fix near bosox I climbed and called boston center and asked for radar advisories to farmingdale. The controller now gave me a squawk code and asked me my altitude. I told him I was at 6000 ft and indicated after his reply that I would climb to 6500 ft. The controller came back and told me I had violated his (TCA) airspace. I indicated that I was well out of the TCA before I started my climb. When I was leaving the boston airspace and approaching bradley I was told that I should call boston after arrival at farmingdale. When I did so I was told that I would be issued a warning for climbing through the TCA. In my opinion I was not in the TCA dn the controller was possibly tracking the previously departing traffic from hanscom B.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ALLEGED PENETRATION OF THE BOS TCA.
Narrative: I TOOK OFF FROM HANSCOM RWY 11 AND WAS CLRD FOR A R DOWNWIND DEP BEHIND A SLOWER MOVING ACFT. I ASKED THE TWR THE DIRECTION OF FLT OF THE ACFT AHEAD AND WAS TOLD THAT THE NORMAL DEP WAS L. THE ACFT AHEAD TURNED R ON A HEADING OF APPROX 200 DEG - 240 DEG AND I TURNED R TO APPROX 290 DEG TO AVOID THE TFC. AFTER CLRING THE ARPT CTL ZONE I CALLED BOSTON CENTER TWICE TO GET RADAR ADVISORIES AND WAS TOLD THAT I WAS UNREADABLE. I CLBED TO 3000 FT AND PROCEEDED TOWARDS PUTNAM ON A DIRECT LORAN TRACK TO FARMINGDALE. AFTER CLRING THE TCA AS INDICATED BY LORAN AND A POSITION FIX NEAR BOSOX I CLBED AND CALLED BOSTON CENTER AND ASKED FOR RADAR ADVISORIES TO FARMINGDALE. THE CTLR NOW GAVE ME A SQUAWK CODE AND ASKED ME MY ALT. I TOLD HIM I WAS AT 6000 FT AND INDICATED AFTER HIS REPLY THAT I WOULD CLB TO 6500 FT. THE CTLR CAME BACK AND TOLD ME I HAD VIOLATED HIS (TCA) AIRSPACE. I INDICATED THAT I WAS WELL OUT OF THE TCA BEFORE I STARTED MY CLB. WHEN I WAS LEAVING THE BOSTON AIRSPACE AND APCHING BRADLEY I WAS TOLD THAT I SHOULD CALL BOSTON AFTER ARRIVAL AT FARMINGDALE. WHEN I DID SO I WAS TOLD THAT I WOULD BE ISSUED A WARNING FOR CLBING THROUGH THE TCA. IN MY OPINION I WAS NOT IN THE TCA DN THE CTLR WAS POSSIBLY TRACKING THE PREVIOUSLY DEPARTING TFC FROM HANSCOM B.
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.