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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : gsp|
airport : 7a1
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 3000|
msl bound upper : 5000
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : gsp|
tower : cle
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 60|
flight time total : 2300
flight time type : 1500
|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|
Departed runway 22 donaldson airport, greenville, sc. WX was VFR, but very bad thunderstorms approaching from nnw. I tried to phone FSS from lockheed FBO on 800 line to file IFR plan, but could not reach them--line was busy. Tried several times over 15 min period. Lockheed supervisor tried himself--also got busy signal. Since WX was getting worse I decided to leave while still VFR and file in air. I tried calling FSS on 122.2 after departing runway 22 on left downwind, would not answer up to 3000'. I then called greer departure on 188.8, advised him my location, that I wanted to file IFR to charlotte. He took information needed, assigned me 5000' and gave me a transponder code. After flying a short while he passed me off to another controller, who then asked if I had departed donaldson. I said I had. He then advised me that he had been watching me since I departed donaldson and that I had flown across the arsa. He then gave me another code and cleared my flight plan to charlotte, nc. I flew the path or heading, altitude and code approved by first controller. Problem only came from second greer controller. No problem with first controller, nor charlotte controller. It seems to me that second controller was not talking with first controller!!!!
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA UNAUTH PENETRATION OF AIRSPACE.
Narrative: DEPARTED RWY 22 DONALDSON ARPT, GREENVILLE, SC. WX WAS VFR, BUT VERY BAD TSTMS APCHING FROM NNW. I TRIED TO PHONE FSS FROM LOCKHEED FBO ON 800 LINE TO FILE IFR PLAN, BUT COULD NOT REACH THEM--LINE WAS BUSY. TRIED SEVERAL TIMES OVER 15 MIN PERIOD. LOCKHEED SUPVR TRIED HIMSELF--ALSO GOT BUSY SIGNAL. SINCE WX WAS GETTING WORSE I DECIDED TO LEAVE WHILE STILL VFR AND FILE IN AIR. I TRIED CALLING FSS ON 122.2 AFTER DEPARTING RWY 22 ON LEFT DOWNWIND, WOULD NOT ANSWER UP TO 3000'. I THEN CALLED GREER DEP ON 188.8, ADVISED HIM MY LOCATION, THAT I WANTED TO FILE IFR TO CHARLOTTE. HE TOOK INFO NEEDED, ASSIGNED ME 5000' AND GAVE ME A TRANSPONDER CODE. AFTER FLYING A SHORT WHILE HE PASSED ME OFF TO ANOTHER CTLR, WHO THEN ASKED IF I HAD DEPARTED DONALDSON. I SAID I HAD. HE THEN ADVISED ME THAT HE HAD BEEN WATCHING ME SINCE I DEPARTED DONALDSON AND THAT I HAD FLOWN ACROSS THE ARSA. HE THEN GAVE ME ANOTHER CODE AND CLRED MY FLT PLAN TO CHARLOTTE, NC. I FLEW THE PATH OR HDG, ALT AND CODE APPROVED BY FIRST CTLR. PROB ONLY CAME FROM SECOND GREER CTLR. NO PROB WITH FIRST CTLR, NOR CHARLOTTE CTLR. IT SEEMS TO ME THAT SECOND CTLR WAS NOT TALKING WITH FIRST CTLR!!!!
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.