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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : sna|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 2500|
msl bound upper : 2800
|Controlling Facilities||tower : nzj|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 90|
flight time total : 2400
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : exited penetrated airspace|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Departed from sna VFR to smo. Just forgot about the arsa. It dawned on me passing 2800'. The floor of the arsa is 2500. I was 1/2 mi or less from the outer limits of the arsa. I immediately descended to 2500' and exited the arsa. I believe I was in the arsa 15 seconds or so. I usually don't fly into sna VFR and just forgot about the arsa being there. I don't know how to prevent it. I am a flight instructor and usually do not make that kind of mistake. I was returning from a board meeting of an organization I belong to, and might have been preoccupied with the meeting. However, this usually does not happen to me.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA UNAUTH PENETRATION OF AIRSPACE.
Narrative: DEPARTED FROM SNA VFR TO SMO. JUST FORGOT ABOUT THE ARSA. IT DAWNED ON ME PASSING 2800'. THE FLOOR OF THE ARSA IS 2500. I WAS 1/2 MI OR LESS FROM THE OUTER LIMITS OF THE ARSA. I IMMEDIATELY DSNDED TO 2500' AND EXITED THE ARSA. I BELIEVE I WAS IN THE ARSA 15 SECONDS OR SO. I USUALLY DON'T FLY INTO SNA VFR AND JUST FORGOT ABOUT THE ARSA BEING THERE. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO PREVENT IT. I AM A FLT INSTRUCTOR AND USUALLY DO NOT MAKE THAT KIND OF MISTAKE. I WAS RETURNING FROM A BOARD MEETING OF AN ORGANIZATION I BELONG TO, AND MIGHT HAVE BEEN PREOCCUPIED WITH THE MEETING. HOWEVER, THIS USUALLY DOES NOT HAPPEN TO ME.
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.