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Home > Reference > Flying the Special Flight Rules Area

Flying the Special Flight Rules Area




SFRA
The following rules shall be adhered to when utilizing the Los Angeles Special Air Traffic Rules Area:

  • The flight must be conducted under VFR
  • The aircraft must squawk 1201 prior to entering and while operating in this area
  • The pilot shall operate on the SMO 132 radial
  • Aircraft navigating in a southeasterly direction shall be level at 3500
  • Aircraft navigating in a northwesterly direction shall be level at 4500
  • Indicated airspeed shall not exceed 140kts
  • Anti-collision lights and aircraft position/navigation lights shall be on. Use of landing lights is recommended
  • If this is flown on VATSIM, pilots may announce their intentions on text unicom, 122.80, rather than the frequency depicted in the graphic
  • Turbojet aircraft are prohibited from VFR operations in this area



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