I am an IFR rated pilot flying 172s and 182s out of Hawthorne Municipal Airport (KHHR) in Los Angeles. I've heard from other pilots that in actual IFR conditions (IMC) it can be difficult to get sequenced for an approach due to the proximity of inbound jet traffic at nearby LAX, perhaps due to separation requirements for IFR aircraft combined with the parallel approaches or the two airports:
What really happens when both airports are landing to the west as is most often the case? My worry is that if I'm returning home on a cloudy day, I might be forced to land at Torrance airport (KTOA) and then Uber it back to my car at Hawthorne.
I've heard from other pilots that they have returned to the area and been told they will have to hold for hours, which obviously makes the Hawthorne LOC approach useless in a practical sense.
Ideally, this question would be best answered by someone who works as an approach controller in the LA basin.