|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : bak|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 4500|
msl bound upper : 4500
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zid|
|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 : atp|
pilot : cfi
pilot : flight engineer
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 90|
flight time total : 15000
flight time type : 600
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I flew through R-3401 because I believed the area to be cold. Being unfamiliar with the general area I interpreted tue-sat to be tue and sat rather than tue through sat. To avoid this happening in the future I would suggest that the hyphen be eliminated and the word through used instead. Callback conversation with reporter revealed following information. Reporter states he found out about the airspace penetration upon landing when told to call FAA. Feels pretty foolish to have misinterpreted days of operation. Use of hyphen one place and 'thru' in another does cause confusion.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PENETRATION OF RESTRICTED AIRSPACE.
Narrative: I FLEW THROUGH R-3401 BECAUSE I BELIEVED THE AREA TO BE COLD. BEING UNFAMILIAR WITH THE GENERAL AREA I INTERPRETED TUE-SAT TO BE TUE AND SAT RATHER THAN TUE THROUGH SAT. TO AVOID THIS HAPPENING IN THE FUTURE I WOULD SUGGEST THAT THE HYPHEN BE ELIMINATED AND THE WORD THROUGH USED INSTEAD. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED FOLLOWING INFO. RPTR STATES HE FOUND OUT ABOUT THE AIRSPACE PENETRATION UPON LNDG WHEN TOLD TO CALL FAA. FEELS PRETTY FOOLISH TO HAVE MISINTERPRETED DAYS OF OPERATION. USE OF HYPHEN ONE PLACE AND 'THRU' IN ANOTHER DOES CAUSE CONFUSION.
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.