For Immediate Release

Release No. AWP5-0304
June 21, 2004
Contact: Donn Walker
Phone: (310) 725-3580

LOS ANGELES — The Federal Aviation Administration and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association today asked pilots to avoid flying over the Hollywood Bowl and the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre during the summer concert season. Performances will be held nightly this year from 6 p.m. to midnight, June 25 to September 26.

White searchlights and strobe lights over the Hollywood Bowl will alert pilots that a concert is in progress at the Bowl. A single strobe light will be used for marking performances at the Ford Amphitheatre. Both venues will be lit when in use simultaneously.

The Bowl and the Ford Amphitheatre are in the Cahuenga Pass area of Los Angeles – six miles south of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport, 10 miles southeast of Van Nuys Airport, and 15 miles north-northeast of Los Angeles International Airport. Both locations are near the intersections of Airways V186, V459 and V201.

When possible, the FAA will modify aircraft flight patterns to minimize noise for concert audiences. Announcements asking pilots to avoid flying in the vicinity of the Bowl and the Ford during the summer will be broadcast on the Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS) at airports throughout the Los Angeles area.