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FAA implements new LAX 'mini-route' VFR transitionFAA implements new LAX 'mini-route' VFR transition

The FAA will start using a new VFR transition route over Los Angeles International Airport on Monday. The LAX "mini-route" replaces portions of the LAX Shoreline VFR route, which was suspended last October following several instances of airliners passing too close to VFR traffic (see "FAA suspends part of LAX shoreline VFR route"). AOPA has been working with the FAA to ensure that GA aircraft did not lose any access through the Los Angeles Class B. The new route will allow VFR aircraft to cross over the east ends of LAX's runways at 2,500 feet with appropriate clearance. Initially, the route will be available only for a few hours a day. But AOPA expects that the FAA will expand the hours of operation soon. See Los Angeles Tower's letter to airmen for details.

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