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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : fcm|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 2500|
msl bound upper : 2500
|Controlling Facilities||tower : fcm|
artcc : mjzs
|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 : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 14|
flight time total : 2436
flight time type : 600
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
In skirting under the edge of the msp TCA, we passed over the flying cloud airport without communicating with the tower. There was no incident, as there was little activity. While we recognized that there was an airport (beacon) a look at the sectional chart showed no communications box containing tower frequencies, ATIS, etc that are usually associated with a controled field. Subsequently, I have learned that recent sectional charts have omitted this information to declutter charts in the vicinity of a TCA. However, this important bit of information doesn't seem to be called out on the chart. I recommend that this information on controled airports be returned to the sectional chart or that its omission be prominently noted.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA FLEW THROUGH FCM ATA WITHOUT CLRNC AND WITHOUT ESTABLISHING COM.
Narrative: IN SKIRTING UNDER THE EDGE OF THE MSP TCA, WE PASSED OVER THE FLYING CLOUD AIRPORT WITHOUT COMMUNICATING WITH THE TWR. THERE WAS NO INCIDENT, AS THERE WAS LITTLE ACTIVITY. WHILE WE RECOGNIZED THAT THERE WAS AN AIRPORT (BEACON) A LOOK AT THE SECTIONAL CHART SHOWED NO COMMUNICATIONS BOX CONTAINING TWR FREQUENCIES, ATIS, ETC THAT ARE USUALLY ASSOCIATED WITH A CTLED FIELD. SUBSEQUENTLY, I HAVE LEARNED THAT RECENT SECTIONAL CHARTS HAVE OMITTED THIS INFORMATION TO DECLUTTER CHARTS IN THE VICINITY OF A TCA. HOWEVER, THIS IMPORTANT BIT OF INFO DOESN'T SEEM TO BE CALLED OUT ON THE CHART. I RECOMMEND THAT THIS INFORMATION ON CTLED AIRPORTS BE RETURNED TO THE SECTIONAL CHART OR THAT ITS OMISSION BE PROMINENTLY NOTED.
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.