Kirk

LAX airspace question help.

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So I have a need to shoot photo in a city called El Segundo, ca. It is located directly south of LAX. Now as I study the map I note the area that is the city limit does not extend to the beach, shows a obstacle 462 ft (buildings), 2,500 ft floor east of the city, and the B airspace has a 5,000 ft floor. In my estimation I have no airspace issues with this city. My only issue is the 3 mile from airport rule. So when asking for waiver do I only ask for relief to operate within the city limits of El Segundo? I know you guys are smarter Then I am so you'll have some input.

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Isn't it five miles?  Not that in this case it really matters.  The link you provided is for Seattle.

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@Av8Chuck the link I provided is of the entire US. It's interactive so just go south of where you were to Los Angeles.

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That's a pretty cool map..

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2 hours ago, Kirk said:

So I have a need to shoot photo in a city called El Segundo, ca. It is located directly south of LAX. Now as I study the map I note the area that is the city limit does not extend to the beach, shows a obstacle 462 ft (buildings), 2,500 ft floor east of the city, and the B airspace has a 5,000 ft floor. In my estimation I have no airspace issues with this city. My only issue is the 3 mile from airport rule. So when asking for waiver do I only ask for relief to operate within the city limits of El Segundo? I know you guys are smarter Then I am so you'll have some input.

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According to the UAS Facility map that area is class D from 0 to 2500 ft 

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See this is why I asked the question here. Just looking at the sectional there is a lot going on in that area. @Spitfire76 I've not seen the "UAS facility map" you screen captured here. I'm going to google it but while I'm here. Where did you get that app or software?

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@Spitfire76 ahhh! That is the FAA's maps. When they first went online I tried to use it put their maps were not online and I haven't been back since. That sure makes things a lot easier to work with. Thanks!

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18 minutes ago, Kirk said:

See this is why I asked the question here. Just looking at the sectional there is a lot going on in that area. @Spitfire76 I've not seen the "UAS facility map" you screen captured here. I'm going to google it but while I'm here. Where did you get that app or software?

Its a new set of maps that the FAA is providing for UAS pilots to help with airspace authorization particularly around airports. Click on "The maps" link in the first paragraph. 

https://www.faa.gov/uas/request_waiver/uas_facility_maps/

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The sectional map is not so clear as that section of D airspace borders B airspace on 2 sides. The [25] of course means a D airspace ceiling of 2500 ft.

 

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