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Old 02-07-2021, 05:37 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, 06:06 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, 06:19 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.

Both are easy peesey, dont fear the reaper.
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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, 09:58 PM
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Mini route is almost always closed these days due to "staffing" FYI.
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It's fun dropping into HHR after exiting the corridor southbound.


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Old 02-07-2021, 10:51 PM
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Mini route is almost always closed these days due to "staffing" FYI.
Couldn’t be further from the truth
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You might find the Coastal Route easier, but I am assuming you're flying from CMA. Climb and at 5500 going south on the LAX 323 to the LAX VOR and maintain 6500 from the Vincent Thomas Bridge to the LAX VOR, going North on the LAX 123.


TAC map will have the frequencies you need, 134.2 from the North and west of San Diego Freeway at low altitude 10,000 ft or less.
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Couldn’t be further from the truth
Not in my recent experience. I also haven't had luck getting the mini route lately. I hope the OP's results are better than mine though! So my cautious advice would be to make the mini route "Plan A", but definitely have a "Plan B" in the hip pocket. This isn't the kind of airspace where a non-local pilot can be told "mini route is closed" and not have an alternate route already figured out. It can get messy in a hurry.
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Old 03-18-2021, 07:25 AM
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Default Mini route vs vfr corridor

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Not in my recent experience. I also haven't had luck getting the mini route lately. I hope the OP's results are better than mine though! So my cautious advice would be to make the mini route "Plan A", but definitely have a "Plan B" in the hip pocket. This isn't the kind of airspace where a non-local pilot can be told "mini route is closed" and not have an alternate route already figured out. It can get messy in a hurry.
So the vfr corridor is available anytime. For the mini route right over the tower at 2500, I always had to coordinate with santa monica or hawthorne tower per the instructions on the TCA chart. I have never been denied that miniroute transition, but that is just me. I would be curious in the details why a mini route request was denied.
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