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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : yip|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 5500|
msl bound upper : 5500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : dtw|
tower : yip
tower : sea
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||enroute : direct|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 60|
flight time total : 900
flight time type : 600
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
In jun/88 I was flying from 3HO hobart, in, to yip willow run. I was utilizing the services of radar following. Starting with sbn south bend, in, and was subsequently turned over to cleveland center. I requested from cleveland center for assistance into willow run airport and I was assured that I'd be given frequency change at appropriate time. When nearing yip I was given frequency change. When I tuned new frequency the controller was talking with tremendous speed and almost non-stop. Every time I anticipated a pause in the controller's voice I would key the microphone but upon releasing it I would hear his talking again to some other aircraft. After what seemed like endless attempts the controller acknowledged my contact. Being under the impression that I was handed over from cleveland center. I identified myself adding that I would appreciate help getting into willow run. The controller replied with great impertinence that he had no time for me and to stand by. Under the impression that I have established contact I took care to continue on the same heading and altitude, awaiting further communication for vectoring or instructions. The controller never again contacted me. Meanwhile the willow run airport came into site and I knew that I could no longer wait for the approach controller and at that time changed frequencys to willow run control tower advising him of my position and the code I was still squawking and asked for landing advisory. At that time control tower controller advised me that I was inside the TCA without proper clearance and subsequently provided me with landing instructions. I feel that the alleged violation was brought about by the over burdened controller and his total disregard for my need and my request for assistance.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA UNAUTH PENETRATION OF AIRSPACE DTW TCA.
Narrative: IN JUN/88 I WAS FLYING FROM 3HO HOBART, IN, TO YIP WILLOW RUN. I WAS UTILIZING THE SERVICES OF RADAR FOLLOWING. STARTING WITH SBN SOUTH BEND, IN, AND WAS SUBSEQUENTLY TURNED OVER TO CLEVELAND CENTER. I REQUESTED FROM CLEVELAND CENTER FOR ASSISTANCE INTO WILLOW RUN ARPT AND I WAS ASSURED THAT I'D BE GIVEN FREQ CHANGE AT APPROPRIATE TIME. WHEN NEARING YIP I WAS GIVEN FREQ CHANGE. WHEN I TUNED NEW FREQ THE CTLR WAS TALKING WITH TREMENDOUS SPEED AND ALMOST NON-STOP. EVERY TIME I ANTICIPATED A PAUSE IN THE CTLR'S VOICE I WOULD KEY THE MIKE BUT UPON RELEASING IT I WOULD HEAR HIS TALKING AGAIN TO SOME OTHER ACFT. AFTER WHAT SEEMED LIKE ENDLESS ATTEMPTS THE CTLR ACKNOWLEDGED MY CONTACT. BEING UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT I WAS HANDED OVER FROM CLEVELAND CENTER. I IDENTIFIED MYSELF ADDING THAT I WOULD APPRECIATE HELP GETTING INTO WILLOW RUN. THE CTLR REPLIED WITH GREAT IMPERTINENCE THAT HE HAD NO TIME FOR ME AND TO STAND BY. UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT I HAVE ESTABLISHED CONTACT I TOOK CARE TO CONTINUE ON THE SAME HDG AND ALT, AWAITING FURTHER COMMUNICATION FOR VECTORING OR INSTRUCTIONS. THE CTLR NEVER AGAIN CONTACTED ME. MEANWHILE THE WILLOW RUN ARPT CAME INTO SITE AND I KNEW THAT I COULD NO LONGER WAIT FOR THE APCH CTLR AND AT THAT TIME CHANGED FREQS TO WILLOW RUN CTL TWR ADVISING HIM OF MY POSITION AND THE CODE I WAS STILL SQUAWKING AND ASKED FOR LNDG ADVISORY. AT THAT TIME CTL TWR CTLR ADVISED ME THAT I WAS INSIDE THE TCA WITHOUT PROPER CLRNC AND SUBSEQUENTLY PROVIDED ME WITH LNDG INSTRUCTIONS. I FEEL THAT THE ALLEGED VIOLATION WAS BROUGHT ABOUT BY THE OVER BURDENED CTLR AND HIS TOTAL DISREGARD FOR MY NEED AND MY REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE.
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.