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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : sea|
airport : bfi
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 1500|
msl bound upper : 3500
|Controlling Facilities||tower : bfi|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Route In Use||enroute : direct|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 25|
flight time total : 480
flight time type : 400
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : exited penetrated airspace|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Departed bfi approximately XB00 UTC VFR runway 31L. Tower cleared, left turn end of runway (declared direction to bremerton initial contact) heading selected 270 degrees magnetic, ground check and altitude 800', crossing the shoreline at 1000' started to climb to 1500', ground check blake island, time out approximately 14 mins, tower traffic advisories inbound/outbnd. Bremerton, kitsap NDB 206 verified and audio on, ADF needle centered for direct to beacon, heading 258 degrees, time out now 17 mins, initiated climb to 3000', ground check pt orchard, time out 21 mins, listening bremerton unicom 122.7 and bfi tower, ground check, bremerton on my right, pt orchard channel below, bremerton airport sighted, time out 25 mins, initiated climb to 3500'. Bfi tower controller requested my present altitude. Reported back 3500' level. Controller stated 'showing 3600',' and that the floor was 3000'. Requested immediate descent to 3000'. Complied immediately and further descended to 2500'. Nothing else was communicated, and as I was approximately 8 mi from the bremerton airport requested frequency change. Change approved. Completed my mission and returned to bfi home base west/O further incident or comment. Prevention: maintain VFR below the floor till arriving at destination airport area, then declare intentions and altitude.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ENTERED TCA WHEN ASSUMED CLEAR OF THE OUTER BOUNDARY.
Narrative: DEPARTED BFI APPROX XB00 UTC VFR RWY 31L. TWR CLRED, LEFT TURN END OF RWY (DECLARED DIRECTION TO BREMERTON INITIAL CONTACT) HDG SELECTED 270 DEGS MAGNETIC, GND CHK AND ALT 800', XING THE SHORELINE AT 1000' STARTED TO CLB TO 1500', GND CHK BLAKE ISLAND, TIME OUT APPROX 14 MINS, TWR TFC ADVISORIES INBND/OUTBND. BREMERTON, KITSAP NDB 206 VERIFIED AND AUDIO ON, ADF NEEDLE CENTERED FOR DIRECT TO BEACON, HDG 258 DEGS, TIME OUT NOW 17 MINS, INITIATED CLB TO 3000', GND CHK PT ORCHARD, TIME OUT 21 MINS, LISTENING BREMERTON UNICOM 122.7 AND BFI TWR, GND CHK, BREMERTON ON MY RIGHT, PT ORCHARD CHANNEL BELOW, BREMERTON ARPT SIGHTED, TIME OUT 25 MINS, INITIATED CLB TO 3500'. BFI TWR CTLR REQUESTED MY PRESENT ALT. RPTED BACK 3500' LEVEL. CTLR STATED 'SHOWING 3600',' AND THAT THE FLOOR WAS 3000'. REQUESTED IMMEDIATE DSCNT TO 3000'. COMPLIED IMMEDIATELY AND FURTHER DSNDED TO 2500'. NOTHING ELSE WAS COMMUNICATED, AND AS I WAS APPROX 8 MI FROM THE BREMERTON ARPT REQUESTED FREQ CHANGE. CHANGE APPROVED. COMPLETED MY MISSION AND RETURNED TO BFI HOME BASE W/O FURTHER INCIDENT OR COMMENT. PREVENTION: MAINTAIN VFR BELOW THE FLOOR TILL ARRIVING AT DEST ARPT AREA, THEN DECLARE INTENTIONS AND ALT.
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.