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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : ord|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 3000|
msl bound upper : 3100
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : ord|
tower : pwk
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||oversight : pic|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 20|
flight time total : 105
flight time type : 9
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I had departed pwk heading northwest. Shortly after takeoff, pwk tower advised that the ord TCA floor was 3000' MSL at my location, and that I was exceeding 3000' MSL. I immediately began a descent, and realized that I had not set my altimeter correctly. After resetting the altimeter, I proceeded on course, below the 3000' MSL limit of the TCA. No conflicts arose from this event, to the best of my knowledge.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA PLT PENETRATED TCA.
Narrative: I HAD DEPARTED PWK HDG NW. SHORTLY AFTER TKOF, PWK TWR ADVISED THAT THE ORD TCA FLOOR WAS 3000' MSL AT MY LOCATION, AND THAT I WAS EXCEEDING 3000' MSL. I IMMEDIATELY BEGAN A DSCNT, AND REALIZED THAT I HAD NOT SET MY ALTIMETER CORRECTLY. AFTER RESETTING THE ALTIMETER, I PROCEEDED ON COURSE, BELOW THE 3000' MSL LIMIT OF THE TCA. NO CONFLICTS AROSE FROM THIS EVENT, TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE.
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.