SFAR No. 51-1 - Special Flight Rules in the Vicinity of Los Angeles International Airport

Section 1. Applicability: This rule establishes a special operating area for persons operating aircraft under visual flight rules (VFR) in the following airspace of the Los Angeles Class B airspace area designated as the Los Angeles Special Flight Rules Area:    *    *    *

That part of Area A of the Los Angeles TCA between 3,500 feet above mean sea level (MSL) and 4,500 feet MSL, inclusive, bounded on the north by Ballona Creek, on the east by the San Diego Freeway, on the south by Imperial Highway, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean shoreline.

Section 2. Aircraft operations, general. Unless otherwise authorized by the Administrator, no person may operate an aircraft in the airspace described in Section 1 unless the operation is conducted under the following rules.

a. The flight must be conducted under VFR and only when operation may be conducted in compliance with 91.155(a).

b. The aircraft must be equipped as specified in FAR 91.215(b) replying on Code 1201 prior to entering and while operating in this area.

c. The pilot shall have a current Los Angeles Terminal Area Chart in the aircraft.

d. The pilot shall operate on the Santa Monica very high frequency omni-directional radio range (VOR) 132 radial.

e. Operations in a southeasterly direction shall be in level flight at 3,500 feet MSL.

f. Operations in a northwesterly direction shall be in level flight at 4,500 feet MSL.

g. Indicated airspeed shall not exceed 140 knots.

h. Anticollision lights and aircraft position/navigation lights shall be on. Use of landing lights is recommended.

i. Turbojet aircraft are prohibited from VFR operations in this area

Section 3. Notwithstanding the provisions of 91.131(a), an air traffic control authorization is not required in the Los Angeles Special Flight Rules Area for operations in compliance with section 2 of this SFAR. All other provisions of 91.131 apply to operate in the Special Flight Rules Area. AUTHORITY: 49 U.S.C. app. 1303, 1348, 1354(a), 1421, and 1422; 49 U.S.C. 106(g).

[Doc. No. 87-AWA-31, SFAR 51-1, 53 FR 3812, Feb. 9, 1988, as amended by Amdt. 91-227, 56 FR 65652, Dec. 17, 1991]