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Old 02-07-2021, 06:37 PM
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Default LAX Special Flight Rules area

Can someone walk me through using this transition north to south? It's been a long time.
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Old 02-07-2021, 07:06 PM
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Default LAX Corridor

The complete details are on the LAX Terminal Chart. Its not a big problem to make the transition either way. N-S you maintain 3500'MSL starting over about SMO. Squawk 1201 and monitor and make position reports on 128.55. The precise route is off a radial of SMO VOR. That will take you over the control tower between the N and S rwy complexes (basically mid-field). Once south of KLAX there are some chunks of airspace from SUR-025 and the Class B along the shoreline is 050-100 so you have to pay attention.

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Old 02-07-2021, 07:19 PM
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Default Really easy

This is really easy. Follow the rules on the tca chart. There is no controller helping you but self report position, watch altitude and fly south. If you read the chart, they want you on a SMO radial, but the west and east boundaries are pretty wide.

If there is a stadium TFR active, watch the east boundary and altitude.

I prefer to fly the miniroute northbound and southbound at 2500 feet If you use the mini route, you will be talking to LAX tower and wont have to worry about TFRs since you will be legal to enter. With the miniroute, you will first need to talk to Santa Monica tower southbound, of Hawthorne tower northbound.

The Special Flight Rules area does not need any conversations with Hawthorne, LAX, or Torrance tower; just follow the instructions.

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Old 02-07-2021, 07:56 PM
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The LAX SFRA is flown off the 132 radial of SMO. I program it as SMO - VPLSR in the GPS and it works out nicely.

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Old 02-07-2021, 10:58 PM
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Mini route is almost always closed these days due to "staffing" FYI.
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Old 02-07-2021, 11:15 PM
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It's fun dropping into HHR after exiting the corridor southbound.

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Old 02-07-2021, 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by davidkarlsberg View Post
Mini route is almost always closed these days due to "staffing" FYI.
Couldn’t be further from the truth
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