Although an official NOTAM is eminent, the following information is being distributed as a courtesy to local pilots that regularly use airspace that will be affected in observance of the Labor Day celebrations at Los Angeles Fleet Week 2018:

On 1-3 Sept., the week-long Los Angeles Fleet Week in the Port of LA (San Pedro) will be hosting 25 flyovers with 10 of them being F/A-18’s. The remaining will be large helicopters from Law Enforcement, Fire, and the USCG.  These demonstrations to our attending public will be conducted over the channel south of the Vincent Thomas Bridge at 1000’ AGL.  The hours for these operations are from 1000-1845 on 1 Sept (Sat); and 1000-1600 on 2-3 Sept (Sun/Mon). 

Staging out of KLGB, the jets will be under SoCal TRACON control.  They will launch and Hold offshore prior to coming ashore for their flyover.  The route map shows the basic plan and they will enter in and exit out through the Practice Area at 1000’.  For the weekend, it is suggested that you avoid this area entirely and use the Practice Area west of Pt. Fermin if necessary.  Depending upon aircraft position for the flyover approach, the Long Beach Practice Area may be affected.  The jets will be announcing their positions on the low altitude frequency of 122.85.  All helicopter operations at the target will be at 300’ and lower with transitions to/from higher altitudes inbound and outbound.  Part 107 Drone operations will be less than 200’ for security and media and currently outside the hours of flyover operations.  The drones should be no factor at any time.

View the Fleet Week Route Map