Modifications to the Los Angeles Class B airspace went into effect Thursday, changing the altitudes for several VFR flyways. The only problem is that because of an internal glitch at the FAA, those changes will not appear on the back of the December 22 chart. But the FAA already has acted to correct the error, mailing a chart notice to pilots that contains the changes. An updated chart will be issued by February 16. (For a depiction of the altitude changes, download the chart notice.) These changes are part of the Class B modification that will shrink the airspace to the northwest, south, and southeast but expand it to the east to better protect Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). AOPA supported the changes that will enhance safety and improve traffic flow.
December 22, 2005