SCAUWG – Current Projects

9/25 BEWARE - TFR - LONG BCH GRAND PRIX 9/26    9/25 LNG BCH GRAND PRIX PARACHUTE JUMPS 9/25/26 HERE    9/24 HOUSE PASSES AMENDMENT TO REVERSE FAA FLIGHT TRAINING POLICY- HERE    9/24 2021 September IA refresher course provider extension letter - HERE    Volocopter teams with Urban Movement Labs to explore Los Angeles market - HERE    9/20 Criminal Charges Coming For MAX Chief Technical Pilot - HERE    9/18 All-electric aircraft from Rolls-Royce completes maiden flight in Britain - HERE    9/17 NASA, Joby Complete eVTOL Flight Tests - HERE    9/14 PUBLIC SAFETY SPOTLIGHTED IN EFFORT TO CURB AIRCRAFT LASER STRIKES - HERE    Environmental Groups Renew Fight To Ban 100LL - HERE    9/10 FAA Approves G-1 Certification Basis For Archer eVTOL - HERE    9/4 Hensel Phelps Keeps Discovering Profitable Uses for Construction Drones - HERE    9/01 FAA ISSUES FINAL RULE ON PILOT RECORDS DATABASE - HERE    9/01 Collins to acquire FlightAware - Here    8/26 Archer Announces Deal That Will Bring eVTOL Landing Sites to Major Cities - HERE    8/23 KWHP Airport Commission Webinar 7 p.m. 8/25 - See Events    8/18 The 2021 LA Air Show in Lancaster at Fox Field has been cancelled- HERE    8/16 Canada Mandates Vaccinations For Airline Workers, Passengers - HERE    8/10 U.S. Senate confirms Homendy to head transportation safety board - here    8/10 Tasked with converting helicopter pilots to civilians, LBPD still looking for solution - HERE    8/4 Infrastructure Package Calls for $25B More for Aviation - HERE    7/31 NASA SELECTS PARTNERS IN AIR MOBILITY QUEST 7/22 - HERE    7/31 Mysterious ‘Jetpack Man’ may have been spotted again in the skies near LAX - HERE    7/30 'A big deal': $550 billion infrastructure spending deal passes key test vote in Senate - HERE    7/28 Western Aviation Fuel Shortage Spreading - HERE    7/26 Space Tycoons Aren’t Astronauts Says FAA - Here    7/23 Wisk Partners with NASA to Develop Standards for Urban Air Mobility - HERE-    7/19 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) opened a safety field office in Houston to increase its oversight of commercial space operations in Texas and New Mexico.    7/14 ‘Scary’: Fuel shortage could ground firefighting aircraft - Podcast from Stars & Stripes - Here    7/13 HHR EVENING INSTRUMENT APPROACH ACTIVE NOW!!    7/10 Committee to Address Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight Drone Operations - HERE    6/03 AVIATION GROUPS WANT TO HELP IMPLEMENT REAL-TIME SUA NOTIFICATIONS - HERE    4/04 AOPA SEEKS TO HAVE GLIDER PILOTS SQUAWK 1202 FOR ALL VFR OPS - HERE    3/29 Quieter Airplanes Creating Far More Noise Complaints - HERE    2/23 REMINDER: VFR CHARTS TO GO ON 56-DAY CYCLE STARTING 2/25 - HERE

SCAUWG has played a major innovative role helping to shape the character of LA Airspace.

LA TAC 77- Flyway needs redesign

LA TAC Flyway Routes need re-design

 

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.

 

2021 Meeting Agendas:

SCAUWG Airspace Agenda 09-14-2021

SCAUWG Airspace Agenda 07-13-2021

SCAUWG Airspace Agenda 06-08-2021

SCAUWG Guest Speakers 05-11-2021

SCAUWG Airspace Agenda 05-11-2021

SCAUWG MTG Guest Speaker 04-13-2021

SCAUWG Airspace Agenda 04-13-2021

SCAUWG MTG Guest Speaker First 03-2021

SCAUWG Airspace Agenda 03-09-2021

SCAUWG Airspace Agenda 02-09-2021

SCAUWG Airspace Agenda 01-12-2021

2020 Meeting Agendas:

SCAUWG Airspace Agenda 12-08-2020

SCAUWG Airspace Agenda 11-10-2020

SCAUWG Airspace Agenda 10-13-2020

SCAUWG Airspace Agenda 08-11-2020

SCAUWG Airspace Agenda 07-14-2020

SCAUWG Airspace Agenda 06-09-2020

SCAUWG Airspace Agenda 05-12-2020

SCAUWG Airspace Agenda 03-10-2020

SCAUWG Airspace Agenda 02-11-2020

SCAUWG Airspace Agenda 01-14-2020

2019 Meeting Agendas:

SCAUWG Airspace Agenda 11-12-2019

SCAUWG Airspace Agenda 10-8-2019

SCAUWG Airspace Agenda 9-10-2019

SCAUWG Airspace Agenda - 8-13-2019

SCAUWG Airspace Agenda - 6-11-2019

SCAUWG Airspace Agenda - 05-14-2019

SCAUWG Airspace Agenda - 4-9-2019

SCAUWG Airspace Agenda 03-12-2019

SCAUWG Airspace Agenda - 2-12-2019

Airspace Special Agenda – 1-8-2019

2018 Meeting Agendas:

SCAUWG Agenda 12-11-2018

SCAUWG Agenda 11-13-2018

SCAUWG Agenda -10-09-2018

SCAUWG Agenda 09-11-2018

SCAUWG Agenda 08-14-2018

SCAUWG Agenda 07-10-2018

SCAUWG Agenda 06-12-2018

SCAUWG Agenda 05-08-2018

SCAUWG Agenda 04-10-2018

SCAUWG Agenda 03-13-2018

SCAUWG Agenda 01-9-2018