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User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2801 posts, RR: 5
Posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

I'm departing Van Nuys tomorrow for a VFR flight around the Los Angeles area. So far, our plan is to fly south over LAX and towards Long Beach. Does anyone have tips or advice about what to expect and what to see? This is my first time flying in the Los Angeles area. (I'm flying with a friend who has his PPL.) Thanks.

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User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1782 times:

LAX airspace is very complicated. Know where you are and ask for help if needed.


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User currently offlineAirworthy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

Wow, you'll be flying in the world's busiest airspace. Just keep an eye out for heavies, and tell us how it goes.

User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2801 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1722 times:

Airworthy, we departing Van Nuys 16L and maintained 3500' over the LAX corridor. There's a special transition under the class Bravo airspace and the route is defined on the Los Angeles sectional. We tuned one of the radios to an LAX tower frequency to monitor departing and arriving traffic. We finally reached Long Beach and spent about 20 minutes doing various maneuvers (turns and stalls). On the return, we complied with restrictions and crossed LAX at 4500'. I saw a Delta aircraft land on the 25's with an Air Tahiti Nui A343 departing 25R. Next, we overflew UCLA and made a few circles. Finally, on our downwind to VNY, the tower informed us of traffic as an American M80 passed overhead on approach to BUR. (That was the most exciting part of the flight!) VNY was busy today so we were sequenced as #6 for 16R. The tower called our base leg and changed our clearance to 16L. Overall, it was an awesome flight with lots of traffic and smog!

User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1715 times:

Wow, sounds like alot of fun. I would like to do that sometime.


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