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LAX VFR 'mini-route' hours extendedLAX VFR 'mini-route' hours extended

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
LOS ANGELES AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER
245 WORLD WAY NORTH
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90045

ISSUED: September 13, 2002 EFFECTIVE: October 7, 2002

LOS ANGELES TOWER LETTER TO AIRMEN NO. 02-02

SUBJECT: LAX VFR "MINI-ROUTE" TRANSITION PROCEDURES

CANCELLATION: October 31, 2003

A two-directional transition for light VFR aircraft has been developed — the "Mini Route." Fixed-wing, non-turbojet aircraft will transition via the Santa Monica 128 radial at 2,500 feet in direct communication with Los Angeles Tower on 126.25. LAX must be in a west traffic configuration and reporting a ceiling of at least 3,000 feet and visibility of at least three miles; Hawthorne and Santa Monica Airports must be VFR.

Pilots should advise Santa Monica, Hawthorne, or Torrance Tower that they are requesting the Mini Route. Proceed to Loyola College (LMU) from the north or the TRW building from the south at 2,500 feet, remain clear of Bravo airspace, and contact Los Angeles Tower on 126.25 for clearance.

This procedure is now available daily from 0830 to 1230, and 1330 to 1730, local, weather permitting. These hours of operation were increased as a result of increased staffing.

If you have questions regarding this procedure, please contact Frank Sweeney, Support Manager, Los Angeles Tower, at 310/342-4912.

/s/

Sherry Avery
Air Traffic Manager
Los Angeles Tower

September 17, 2002

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