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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : cos|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 6900|
msl bound upper : 6900
|Controlling Facilities||tower : cos|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 13|
flight time total : 300
flight time type : 167
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
other flight crewa
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
In 8/88 I made a VFR flight from corsicana, tx, to cos in an small aircraft with my family. After landing to refuel at pueblo, co (45 min reserve) I flew to my destination of cos VFR--a distance of approximately 33 NM at 8500-6700'. I told the pueblo controller of my destination before departure. I monitored ATIS. I monitored approach for cos. Due to a fly-in, radio traffic was heavy and it took greater than 5 mins to contact approach. By the time I was idented on radar (mode C) I was not only inside the TRSA, but also inside the air traffic area. Initial attempts at call up were outside both the TRSA and air traffic area, but time lapse allowed a travel of at least 7 NM, possibly 13 NM into controled airspace. To my knowledge, there was no disruption of traffic, as I was routed directly to runway 30. At the time of contact I should have been 3-5 NM east of the airport (which I had not located until after radar contact and vector to 30) and at an altitude of 27000' mgl. Though visibility was generally good, a light shower was in progress. Cockpit interference was complicated by a passenger with motion sickness and vomiting. Navigation from pueblo to cos was along the 328 degree right off (from) pueblo (116.7). Cross reference was checked with the petey NDB (407). At the time of initial attempts at call up, petey was a bearing of 50-60 degrees to the left of my heading, and should have placed me clear of the TRSA. Additional complications: TRSA not indicated on WAC, only on my sectional (WAC expired). A) self correction: 1) earlier call in, 2) double check currency of charts (TRSA, arsa, TCA), 3) decrease cabin confusion (?), and 4) circumnav TRSA, arsa, TCA until radio contact made. B) FAA actions: 1) include all information on all charts, and 2) increase controllers/frequencys during heavy traffic periods.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: UNAUTH PENETRATION OF AIRSPACE.
Narrative: IN 8/88 I MADE A VFR FLT FROM CORSICANA, TX, TO COS IN AN SMA WITH MY FAMILY. AFTER LNDG TO REFUEL AT PUEBLO, CO (45 MIN RESERVE) I FLEW TO MY DEST OF COS VFR--A DISTANCE OF APPROX 33 NM AT 8500-6700'. I TOLD THE PUEBLO CTLR OF MY DEST BEFORE DEP. I MONITORED ATIS. I MONITORED APCH FOR COS. DUE TO A FLY-IN, RADIO TFC WAS HVY AND IT TOOK GREATER THAN 5 MINS TO CONTACT APCH. BY THE TIME I WAS IDENTED ON RADAR (MODE C) I WAS NOT ONLY INSIDE THE TRSA, BUT ALSO INSIDE THE ATA. INITIAL ATTEMPTS AT CALL UP WERE OUTSIDE BOTH THE TRSA AND ATA, BUT TIME LAPSE ALLOWED A TRAVEL OF AT LEAST 7 NM, POSSIBLY 13 NM INTO CTLED AIRSPACE. TO MY KNOWLEDGE, THERE WAS NO DISRUPTION OF TFC, AS I WAS ROUTED DIRECTLY TO RWY 30. AT THE TIME OF CONTACT I SHOULD HAVE BEEN 3-5 NM E OF THE ARPT (WHICH I HAD NOT LOCATED UNTIL AFTER RADAR CONTACT AND VECTOR TO 30) AND AT AN ALT OF 27000' MGL. THOUGH VIS WAS GENERALLY GOOD, A LIGHT SHOWER WAS IN PROGRESS. COCKPIT INTERFERENCE WAS COMPLICATED BY A PAX WITH MOTION SICKNESS AND VOMITING. NAV FROM PUEBLO TO COS WAS ALONG THE 328 DEG R OFF (FROM) PUEBLO (116.7). CROSS REF WAS CHKED WITH THE PETEY NDB (407). AT THE TIME OF INITIAL ATTEMPTS AT CALL UP, PETEY WAS A BEARING OF 50-60 DEGS TO THE LEFT OF MY HDG, AND SHOULD HAVE PLACED ME CLR OF THE TRSA. ADDITIONAL COMPLICATIONS: TRSA NOT INDICATED ON WAC, ONLY ON MY SECTIONAL (WAC EXPIRED). A) SELF CORRECTION: 1) EARLIER CALL IN, 2) DOUBLE CHK CURRENCY OF CHARTS (TRSA, ARSA, TCA), 3) DECREASE CABIN CONFUSION (?), AND 4) CIRCUMNAV TRSA, ARSA, TCA UNTIL RADIO CONTACT MADE. B) FAA ACTIONS: 1) INCLUDE ALL INFO ON ALL CHARTS, AND 2) INCREASE CTLRS/FREQS DURING HVY TFC PERIODS.
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.