Los Angeles-area pilots are reminded that a temporary flight restriction area (TFR) will be imposed over the site of the Democratic National Convention beginning Monday. The TFR will be in effect from noon until midnight through Thursday (August 17).
The TFR will be centered on the Staples Center, near downtown Los Angeles. It will extend to a five-nautical-mile radius and include airspace from the surface to 10,000 feet msl.
Aeronautically, the Staples Center is on the 036 degree radial of the Los Angeles (LAX) Vortac at 10.4 DME, or latitude 34 02 52 north, longitude 118 16 07 west.
No practice instrument approaches or sightseeing flight requests will be accepted by ATC when the TFR is effective. Entry into the area will be afforded only to aircraft on IFR flight plans, pre-briefed law enforcement and news media aircraft, and medical emergency flights. A telephone number for TFR entry requests will be published by notam.
Portions of the Los Angeles Class B airspace lie within the temporary restricted area. Pilots should not confuse an ATC Class B clearance with authorization to penetrate the restricted area. Likewise, special permission to enter the temporary restricted area will not constitute a clearance to operate in Class B airspace.
August 10, 2000