SCAUWG has played a major innovative role helping to shape the character of LA Airspace.
Monthly, SCAUWG Current Projects are discussed.
Whether in person or via the teleconferenced meeting option stakeholder professionals and knowledgeable airmen meet to discuss further pathways that can lead to LA Airspace Safety and Efficiency. Whether the goal is to promote Southern California Airport Runway Safety, to deconflict IFR approach and departure procedures, design safer flight routes that can lesson area TCAS Alerts, and provide improved VFR transit throughout the LA Basin, or promote better noise abatement policy amongst pilots, no challenge has been to large for SCAUWG to tackle.
Perhaps one of SCAUWG's Most Important Goals today, is to influence the redesign of the Los Angeles Flyway Chart, found on the reverse side of the LA TAC. This important VFR Pilot Route Planning Chart was designed in the early 1990's and was up-to-date and current at that time. Now, after so many procedures have changed, our position after considerable reflection, is the Flyway Chart's suggested VFR routes and altitudes also must change.
The revision of the LA TAC Chart might also be further enhanced if a hybrid design that would combine the LA Area Helicopter Chart and the LA TAC Chart as one production could be published. SCAUWG has a prototype that depicts what such a chart would look like.
The most recent SCAUWG goals are featured herein via the meeting agendas that follow and detail our Current Projects.
For additional perspective regarding SCAUWG goals we invite you to also refer to the current chart revisions SCAUWG has proposed.
In Progress Now: A Brand New Way to Study the Boundaries of the LA Basin Practice Areas! This innovative approach will yield the most concise and revealing information about our LA Basin Flight Intensive Training Areas Ever! Exposed is that the Redlands Area thought to be a large space NE of Redlands Airport, is not accurate. Though a small aerobatic area is presently active and alive there, a newly documented large area for non aerobatic flight training exists SE of the airport. This area is not currently recognized on the TAC chart. Our new INTERACTIVE CHART will describe it as well as the other charted areas on the TAC, and the user will be able to overlay the areas on the LA TAC, Sectional, Helicopter, IFR Low and Flyway Charts! Other "base map" options also exist e.g. a street map, etc.
A version of our new map is available now, though everyday it seems the chart is being improved, It will feature content, images, and when complete will be available for downloads that will be able to be used as overlays on ForeFlight and Garmin Pilot formats. You can view the current VERSION 1.0 of CHARTAWARE right NOW by Clicking HERE!
CHARTCOMPARE is our NEWEST APPLICATION. Designed by Contributing Editor Michael Carson, ChartCompare allows the user to compare the new version of a LA area Navigation chart to the older version and spot changes immediately, easy and effectively, The user can choose the exact area they wish to visually compare. This application details EVERY CHANGE made by the FAA, not just those that are published! You can visit ChartCompare Here.
A project that has recently sought the blessing of SCAUWG is that of the FREEDOM BEACON. The promoters of the Beacon presented the idea to Co-Chairman Pat Carey, and the project idea was placed on the July 2020 Meeting Agenda. SCT also sought information about the Freedom Beacon project from SCAUWG, that by unanimous vote of the meeting participants granted a green light. The project entails High Intensity Lights comprised of 50 7KW Xenon arc lamps mounted in parabolic reflectors at the Pacific Palms Resort in the City of Industry. SCT (9/2020) is vetting the project seeking info from all aviation entities that might be affected.
ARIZONA: ARIZONA ADDITIONAL FREQUENCY PROJECT - SCAUWG.ORG and SCAUWG has been helping Lee Unger, FAASTeam Rep. & SCAUWG.ORG Contributing Editor & SCAUWG member, who has been very instrumental in the quest to obtain more frequencies for ARIZONA airspace, with the goal of safer airspace separation in mind. SCAUWG member Mr. Bradfield (FAA) "is being very helpful!! What an opportunity... for Arizona!..."
Advanced Air Mobility - What the Future in Air Separation Safety will demand of us. - This is an important topic that deserves the utmost in attention. Mike Wilson FAA Aviation Safety - connectU TEAM / UAS Outreach - FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam), AFS-850 - General Aviation and Commercial Division, AFS-800 was invited to address the SCAUWG audience 4/13/2021 in order to help us focus upon the concerns that might seem pertinent. You can access some the Q&A that followed HERE.
SANTA YNEZ AIRPORT KIZA - NON TOWERED AIRPORT - GOAL: GETTING the Correct AIRPORT INFO Out!
For COMPLETE Information please see the So Cal Airports Page and scroll down to Santa Ynez Airport KIZA. Click Here
A New Project 5/2021 is to help design a safe traffic flow at KIZA. The goal is to consider the drafts that are depicted here, and to perhaps create a plan that will enhance safety.
VFR CHART CHANGES - UPDATES Published - SCAUWG Charting Committee chairman Candy Robinson armed with SCAUWG Member Mike Carson's ChartCompare application is now presenting current updates that note chart changes. These notes are regularly responsible for valuable feedback to the FAA in the form of correction information and quality improvement proposals. You can view Candy's work under PILOT STUFF. Link to it HERE.