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FAA warns of SoCal TFRs March 12, 13FAA warns of SoCal TFRs March 12, 13

Editor's note: The FAA has now released the notams for the Los Angeles area. Check for the latest information before you fly.

Multiple temporary flight restrictions will be active in the Los Angeles, California, region March 12 and 13, the FAA announced.

The FAA urged the aviation community to get the word out about the upcoming restrictions, as “Previous TFRs in this region have resulted in numerous airspace violations.” While details of the TFRs have not yet been released, generally VIP TFRs comprise a 10-nautical-mile inner general aviation “no fly zone” and 30-nm outer ring where many types of operations are prohibited.

In an alert released March 9, the FAA outlined procedures in a typical security TFR, but warned that pilots should check published notices to airmen (notams) for any changes or unique procedures. GA is generally not permitted to operate within the 10-nm inner core; from the inner core to 30 nm, IFR and VFR flights may operate if they are on a flight plan, squawking a discrete beacon code, and talking to ATC, although loitering and certain other operations are prohibited.

Pilots should check notams before each flight, as locations and times of the upcoming TFRs may change.

Sarah Deener

Sarah Deener

Managing Editor, 'AOPA Pilot' and 'Flight Training'
AOPA Pilot and Flight Training Managing Editor Sarah Deener is an instrument-rated private pilot and has worked for AOPA since 2009.
Topics: Advocacy, Airspace, FAA Information and Services

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