The FAA has issued a notice to airmen (notam) cautioning pilots to correct a communications frequency given in two places on the Los Angeles Terminal Area Chart. The correct radio frequency (123.025 MHz) for position reports in the affected airspace appears on the chart’s information panel in a list of frequencies to use in intensive flight training areas.
The incorrect frequency omits a digit, and appears on the chart in the airspace box west of Los Angeles International Airport and northeast of EXERT intersection, and again in the box directly below Point Vicente.
The chart containing the error is the Los Angeles Terminal Area Chart, Release 62. It took effect Dec. 16, 2010, and expires June 30.
Pilots flying below 2,000 feet mean sea level in the Los Angeles Basin, and not receiving services from an Air Traffic Control facility should tune 123.025 MHz and provide regular air-to-air position reports, particularly when flying over water or congested areas.
This is the text of the FAA notam about the frequency error:
!FDC 0/2906 FDC FI/P CORRECT US GOVT VFR LOS ANGELES TERMINAL AREA CHART(TAC)/FLYWAY, 62ND EDITION, EFF 16 DEC 2010. REVISE FREQ 123.05 TO FREQ 123.025 IN CAUTION NOTE BOXES LOCATED AT 33 56 00N, 118 47 00W AND 33 34 00N, 118 25 00W.