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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : lwl|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 9500|
msl bound upper : 11500
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zlc|
tracon : edw
|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 : private|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 35|
flight time total : 925
flight time type : 500
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||inflight encounter : weather|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
flight crew : returned to intended course or assigned course
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Navigating to slc VFR in scattered thunderstorms. VFR with flight following from or. Too low for continuous radar contact. Thought I was north of location and west of restr area, but deviations for thunderstorms resulted in navigation error. Contacted ZLC and surprised to find myself already 3 mi into restr airspace. Promptly complied with vectoring out of same to north. No other complications. Main contributing factor was difficulty with precise fixes based on landmarks in adverse WX and delayed recognition of position. Contributing factor was distraction from avoiding scattered thunderstorms.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ENTERED RESTRICTED AIRSPACE.
Narrative: NAVIGATING TO SLC VFR IN SCATTERED TSTMS. VFR WITH FLT FOLLOWING FROM OR. TOO LOW FOR CONTINUOUS RADAR CONTACT. THOUGHT I WAS N OF LOCATION AND W OF RESTR AREA, BUT DEVIATIONS FOR TSTMS RESULTED IN NAV ERROR. CONTACTED ZLC AND SURPRISED TO FIND MYSELF ALREADY 3 MI INTO RESTR AIRSPACE. PROMPTLY COMPLIED WITH VECTORING OUT OF SAME TO N. NO OTHER COMPLICATIONS. MAIN CONTRIBUTING FACTOR WAS DIFFICULTY WITH PRECISE FIXES BASED ON LANDMARKS IN ADVERSE WX AND DELAYED RECOGNITION OF POS. CONTRIBUTING FACTOR WAS DISTR FROM AVOIDING SCATTERED TSTMS.
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.