SCAUWG – Current Projects

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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 promters of the Beacon presented  the idea to Co-Chairman PatCarey, 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 entites that might be affected.

 

2021 Meeting Agendas:

SCAUWG MTG Guest Speaker First 03-2021

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