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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : txk|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 8000|
msl bound upper : 8600
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zfw|
tower : ord
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Route In Use||enroute : on vectors|
enroute airway : zfw
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : atp
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 150|
flight time total : 3150
flight time type : 300
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
altitude deviation : overshoot
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
As I was climbing through approximately 6500 to 8000' assigned, ZFW gave me a vector to avoid an MOA which I questioned due to the fact that I wanted to go to rick mountain VOR which is between 2 MOA's. At this time I opened my charts to confirm that my course did not go through the MOA's. ZFW's answer was that it was a special operations area for 1 week. This information was not included in the NOTAMS I received from ZFW FSS at XX00 am local time. I later questioned ponca city FSS about this and they too did not have any NOTAMS on this and could not get any information from ZKC. I looked up from my charts and saw my altitude at 8100' and effected a level off at 8200' indicated. ZFW called at this time and asked my assigned altitude and I replied 8000'. Center said I indicated 8600' and gave the altimeter setting at 3044. I had set my altimeter at 3034 accounting for another 100'. I corrected back to 8000' indicated and after some minutes center informed me I was still indicating 8300' and to discontinue altitude squawk which I did for the rest of the flight.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMT CLIMBING TO ASSIGNED ALT HAD WRONG ALTIMETER SETTING AND APPARENTLY A BAD TRANSPONDER. ACFT CLIMBED ABOVE ASSIGNED ALT AND WAS DISTRACTED BY HOT MOA'S.
Narrative: AS I WAS CLBING THROUGH APPROX 6500 TO 8000' ASSIGNED, ZFW GAVE ME A VECTOR TO AVOID AN MOA WHICH I QUESTIONED DUE TO THE FACT THAT I WANTED TO GO TO RICK MOUNTAIN VOR WHICH IS BTWN 2 MOA'S. AT THIS TIME I OPENED MY CHARTS TO CONFIRM THAT MY COURSE DID NOT GO THROUGH THE MOA'S. ZFW'S ANSWER WAS THAT IT WAS A SPECIAL OPS AREA FOR 1 WK. THIS INFO WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE NOTAMS I RECEIVED FROM ZFW FSS AT XX00 AM LCL TIME. I LATER QUESTIONED PONCA CITY FSS ABOUT THIS AND THEY TOO DID NOT HAVE ANY NOTAMS ON THIS AND COULD NOT GET ANY INFO FROM ZKC. I LOOKED UP FROM MY CHARTS AND SAW MY ALT AT 8100' AND EFFECTED A LEVEL OFF AT 8200' INDICATED. ZFW CALLED AT THIS TIME AND ASKED MY ASSIGNED ALT AND I REPLIED 8000'. CENTER SAID I INDICATED 8600' AND GAVE THE ALTIMETER SETTING AT 3044. I HAD SET MY ALTIMETER AT 3034 ACCOUNTING FOR ANOTHER 100'. I CORRECTED BACK TO 8000' INDICATED AND AFTER SOME MINUTES CENTER INFORMED ME I WAS STILL INDICATING 8300' AND TO DISCONTINUE ALT SQUAWK WHICH I DID FOR THE REST OF THE FLT.
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.