Concert Venues to Pilots: Shhhhhhh!

Concert goers are apparently a little miffed at pilots. The Federal Aviation Administration and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association asked them today to avoid flying over the Hollywood Bowl and the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre during the summer concert season.

Just to be sure they get the message, searchlights and strobe lights over the Hollywood Bowl will alert pilots that a concert is in progress, while a single strobe light will be used for marking performances at the Ford Amphitheatre.

Performances at the two venues will be held nightly from 6 p.m. to midnight between June 7 and Oct. 3,

The FAA noted that it modifies aircraft flight patterns when possible to minimize noise for concert audiences.

Announcements asking pilots to avoid flying near the venues in the Cahuenga Pass area of Los Angeles during the summer will be broadcast on the Automatic Terminal Information Service at pertinent airports throughout the area, officials said.

Pilots will continue to ask passengers to turn off their cell phones to prepare for landing but may add “shhhhh” to the announcement. 

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