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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : sli|
airport : lgb
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 5500|
msl bound upper : 7500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : lax|
tracon : ont
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 1150
flight time type : 100
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
I took off out of lgb airport on a southerly heading, climbed to 5500 MSL and proceeded direct to sli VORTAC. Upon passage, tracked the 058 radial outbnd (while squawking 1200 mode C) and upon visual contact over disneyland began a VFR climb to 7500 MSL. When contacting ontario approach for VFR advisories, I was told to contact los angeles TRACON who claimed I had climbed through the 6000 MSL floor of the los angeles TCA which covers sli VORTAC. I have flown this area for 4 yrs and I am aware of the TCA boundaries. I believe that violations should not be totally based on mode C readouts due to their inaccuracies.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: REPORTED TCA PENETRATION DURING CLIMB.
Narrative: I TOOK OFF OUT OF LGB ARPT ON A SOUTHERLY HDG, CLIMBED TO 5500 MSL AND PROCEEDED DIRECT TO SLI VORTAC. UPON PASSAGE, TRACKED THE 058 RADIAL OUTBND (WHILE SQUAWKING 1200 MODE C) AND UPON VISUAL CONTACT OVER DISNEYLAND BEGAN A VFR CLIMB TO 7500 MSL. WHEN CONTACTING ONTARIO APCH FOR VFR ADVISORIES, I WAS TOLD TO CONTACT LOS ANGELES TRACON WHO CLAIMED I HAD CLIMBED THROUGH THE 6000 MSL FLOOR OF THE LOS ANGELES TCA WHICH COVERS SLI VORTAC. I HAVE FLOWN THIS AREA FOR 4 YRS AND I AM AWARE OF THE TCA BOUNDARIES. I BELIEVE THAT VIOLATIONS SHOULD NOT BE TOTALLY BASED ON MODE C READOUTS DUE TO THEIR INACCURACIES.
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.