In this Sydney Flyer piece we have a Close Call from club member Andrew Grischenko who has kindly shared his experience with us.
I violated controlled airspace!
Summary: NRL Entered Camden CTR Without ATC Clearance
An aircraft was identified on TSAD at 1500FT approaching the CTR boundary around Cobbitty Bridge from the NW and descending. The aircraft was tracking SE on descent to 800FT and then climbed back out to the N. The aircraft appeared to be conducting a practice forced landing procedure. Through binoculars it was observed to be a P28A type aircraft and the callsign was identified by ADSB as NRL. Attempts to contact the aircraft were unanswered. Traffic was passed to an aircraft departing crosswind RWY24. Coord was done with Sydney Radar and NRL was identified by them.
There are no serious consequences for that incident – no fine or “demerit points”, but a record on file. Most importantly, the lesson learned – navigate and monitor frequency of airspaces in the vicinity.