• Location

    Latitude: 
    37-27-40.0000N (37.461111)
    Longitude: 
    122-06-54.2000W (-122.115056)
    Elevation: 
    6.8 feet MSL (2 m MSL)
    Magnetic Variation: 
    13.4 E (as of May 2018 from WMM2015 model)
    Time Zone: 
    UTC -8.0 (Standard Time)
    UTC -7.0 (Daylight Savings Time)
    From City: 
    0 N.M. E of Palo Alto, California
    Found On: 
    San Francisco Chart
    FAA Region: 
    AWP
  • Airport Operations

    Facility Use: 
    Public
    Type: 
    Airport
    Activation Date: 
    04/1940
    Control tower: 
    Yes
    Attendance (Months/Days/Hours): 
    Months/Days/Hours
    ALL/MON-SUN/0700-2100
    Boundary ARTCC: 
    ZOA (Oakland)
    Lighting Schedule: 
    SEE RMK
    Segmented Circle Indicator: 
    Yes
    Beacon Color: 
    White-Green (Lighted Land Airport)
    Traffic Pattern Altitude: 
    1007 feet (307 m)
    NOTAMs Facility: 
    PAO
    NOTAM-D Service: 
    Yes
    International Airport of Entry: 
    No
    Customs Landing Rights: 
    No
    Military Landing Rights: 
    Yes
    Civil/Military Joint Use: 
    No

    Based Aircraft

    Single Engine:  121
    Multi Engine:  11
    GA Helicopters:  2
    Gliders:  1

    Annual Operations (as of 04/13/2017)

    Total Operations:  191697
    Air Taxi:  105 0.1%
    GA Local:  115083 60.0%
    GA Itinerant:  76509 39.9%
  • Communications

    CTAF:  118.600
    Unicom:  122.950
    Tower:  PALO ALTO
    118.6
    Hrs: 0700-2100
    Ground:  125.0
    Approach:  NORCAL
    Departure:  NORCAL
    ATIS:  135.275
    Hrs: 24

    • FREQ 121.5 NOT AVAILABLE.
       
  • Contacts

    Manager: 
    Publicly owned: 
    ANDREW SWANSON
    250 HAMILTON AVENUE
    PALO ALTO, CA 94301-2531
    (650) 329-2444
    CITY OF PALO ALTO
    250 HAMILTON AVENUE
    PALO ALTO, CA 94301-2531
    (650) 329-2444
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    Area Code: 650

    Business Name Frequency Phone Fuel Grade
    Aviak, Inc.
      
    856-3355
    Centurion Flight Services, Inc.
      
    494-7812
    Executive Helicopter Service
      
    858-1119
    Northern California Piper, Inc.
      
    354-1399, for parts 856-7616
    Palo Alto Aero Services, Inc.
      
    856-2151
    Palo Alto Flying Club
      
    Unicom 123.3 494-6946, -7248
    Palo Alto Fuel Service
      
    Unicom 122.95 856-7640 100LL
    Rossi Aircraft, Inc.
      
    Unicom 122.85 493-3326 100LL, Jet A
    Stanford Flying Club
      
    858-2200 Mogas
    Sundance Flying Club
      
    494-7768
    The Airport Shoppe
      
    424-0521
    Victor Aviation Service
      
    856-7616
    West Valley Flying Club
      
    856-2030
    ZP Aircraft Maintenance
      
    494-6556
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  • Flight Service Stations

    Primary Alternate
    FSS on Field:  N
    FSS Name (ID):  Oakland(OAK)
    Frequency: 
    Toll Free Phone:  1-800-WX-BRIEF
       
  • Instrument Procedures / Charts


    FAA Terminal Procedures valid from 0901Z 05/24/18 to 0901Z 06/21/18.

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    HOT - Hot Spots
    IAP - Instrument Approach Procedure Charts
    MIN - Minimums
    STAR - Standard Terminal Arrival Charts
    Page Type Page Name Volume Action Since
    Last Cycle
    APD AIRPORT DIAGRAM SW-2
    IAP GPS RWY 31 SW-2
    IAP VOR/DME RWY 31 SW-2
    MIN ALTERNATE MINIMUMS SW-2
    MIN TAKEOFF MINIMUMS SW-2
    STAR POINT REYES THREE SW-2
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  • Maps

    Palo Alto - Palo Alto (PAO) Airport Terminal Map

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  • METAR / TAF

    METAR

    TAF

  • Navigation Aids (Navaids) near PAO

    Navigational Aid (NAVAID) distances from the airport are listed in Nautical Miles (NM).
  • Nearby Airports with Fuel

    Dist (NM) Name (Airport IDs) True Hdg Mag Hdg Fuel Grade
    7.1 San Carlos Airport
    (SQL KSQL SQL)
    295 282 100LL, Jet A, Jet A+, MOGAS, UL94
    10.7 Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport
    (SJC KSJC SJC)
    123 110 100LL, Jet A
    11.9 Hayward Executive Airport
    (HWD KHWD HWD)
    358 345 100LL, Jet A
    15.6 San Francisco International Airport
    (SFO KSFO SFO)
    307 294 100LL, Jet A
    16.0 Reid-Hillview Of Santa Clara County Airport
    (RHV KRHV RHV)
    118 105 100LL, Jet A
    16.4 Metropolitan Oakland International Airport
    (OAK KOAK OAK)
    342 329 100LL, Jet A
    18.6 Half Moon Bay Airport
    (HAF KHAF HAF)
    279 266 100LL
    19.8 Livermore Municipal Airport
    (LVK KLVK LVK)
    45 32 100LL, Jet A
    31.8 Buchanan Field Airport
    (CCR KCCR CCR)
    4 351 100LL, Jet A-1+
    32.0 Byron Airport
    (C83)
    46 33 100LL
    33.6 San Martin Airport
    (E16)
    132 119 100LL, Jet A
    34.8 Tracy Municipal Airport
    (KTCY TCY)
    66 53 100LL, Jet A
    35.2 Watsonville Municipal Airport
    (WVI KWVI WVI)
    153 140 100LL, Jet A
    45.8 Napa County Airport
    (APC KAPC APC)
    350 336 100LL, Jet A
    46.0 Gnoss Field Airport
    (NOT KDVO DVO)
    333 319 100LL, Jet A
    47.9 Hollister Municipal Airport
    (HLI KCVH CVH)
    135 122 100LL, Jet A
    48.1 Rio Vista Municipal Airport
    (O88)
    23 10 100LL
    48.4 Sonoma Valley Airport
    (0Q3)
    340 326 100LL
    49.1 Stockton Metropolitan Airport
    (SCK KSCK SCK)
    57 44 100, 100LL, Jet A
    49.7 Marina Municipal Airport
    (OAR KOAR OAR)
    160 147 100LL, Jet A
  • Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS)

    NOTAMs

    List ALL KOAR NOTAMs

    NOTAM Radius Search

    NOTAMS within
    NM of KOAR

    NOTAM Flight Path Search (Enter from two to five locations below)

    Locations (ICAO):
    Buffer (Both Sides):
    NM
    Include:
  • Ratings & Reviews

    Palo Alto Airport Ratings

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    On-time Performance
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Business Services & Internet Airport Lounges
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Business Centers
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Airport Website (information & tools)
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Availability of Internet Connectivity
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Wireless Internet Access
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    General Facilities ATM Locations
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Public Telephones
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Restrooms
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Architecture
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Terminal Layout
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    Overall Cleanliness
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Children Play Areas
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

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    Baggage Handling
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Overall Comfort
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Security Lines
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Transportation & Parking Parking Availability
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Parking Pricing
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Public Transport
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Car Rental
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Taxis
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Hotel Shuttles
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Proximity to City Center
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Amenities Shopping (variety and number)
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

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  • Remarks

    A110*G THIS AIRPORT HAS BEEN SURVEYED BY THE NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY.
    A110-2 DEP RY 29 EXECUTE 45 DEGREE RIGHT TURN TO AVOID OVERFLIGHT OF NOISE SENSITIVE RESIDENTIAL AREA.
    A110-3 RY 29 CALM WIND RY.
    A110-4 ULTRALIGHT & SKYDIVING ACTIVITY ON AND INVOF ARPT.
    A110-5 SKYDIVING ACTIVITY ON SE SIDE OF AIRPORT
    A110-6 FOR CD CTC NORCAL APCH AT 916-361-3748.
    A14 JEFF CRECHRIOU, AIRPORT SERVICES MANAGER
    A43-29 PAPI OPERS CONTINUOUSLY.
    A70 FUEL AVBL (100LL & JET A) 24 HRS VIA CREDIT CARD LOCK SYS.
    A81-APT ACTVT MIRL RWY 11/29 - CTAF 7 CLICKS.

  • Runways

    PAO Airport Runway Summary

    Longest Runway: 11/29 is 3483 ft (1062 m) long
    Runways with an Instrument Approach:

    PAO Airport Runway Details

    Runway 11/29  3483 ft x 75 ft (1062 m x 23 m)
    Runway Length Source:  NGS as of 04/11/2009
    Surface:  Asphalt - Excellent condition -
    Runway Pavement Class: 
    Runway Edge Lights:  Medium Intensity

    Runway Weight Bearing Capacity (in thousands of pounds) 
    Single Wheel Landing Gear:  20.0
    Dual Wheel Landing Gear:  50.0
    Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear: 
    Dual Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear: 

    Runway 11

    Runway 29

    Elevation: 
    136 136
    Latitude: 
    36-41-02.7937N 36-40-44.1889N
    Longitude: 
    121-45-59.9470W 121-45-23.9581W
    True Magnetic Hdg.: 
    122 302
    ILS Type: 
    Glide Path Angle: 
    0.0 degrees 3.0 degrees
    Traffic Pattern: 
    Right
    Runway Markings Type: 
    Nonprecision Instrument Nonprecision Instrument
    Runway Markings Condition:
    Good Good
    Arresting Device: 
    Object at End: 
    Object Height: 
    0 0
    Object Marked/Lighted?: 
    Distance from End: 
    0 0
    Object Centerline Offset: 
    Visual Glide Slope Indicators: 
    2-Light PAPI On Left Side Of Runway
    Runway Visual Range (RVR): 
    Approach Light System: 
    REIL: 
    Touchdown Lights: 
    Centerline Lights: 
    Threshold Crossing Height: 
    45
    Threshold Elevation: 
    0 0
    Displaced Threshold: 
    0 0
    Threshold Latitude: 

    Threshold Longitude: 

    Declared Distances
    Take Off Run Avbl. (TORA): 
    0 0
    Take Off Distance Avbl. (TODA): 
    0 0
    Actual Stop Dist. Avbl. (ASDA): 
    0 0
    Landing Dist. Avbl. (LDA): 
    0 0

    Runway 11/29  3000 ft x 75 ft (914 m x 23 m)
    Runway Length Source:  as of
    Surface:  Asphalt -
    Runway Pavement Class: 
    Runway Edge Lights:  Yes Intensity

    Runway Weight Bearing Capacity (in thousands of pounds) 
    Single Wheel Landing Gear: 
    Dual Wheel Landing Gear: 
    Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear: 
    Dual Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear: 

    Runway 11

    Runway 29

    Elevation: 
    134 134
    Latitude: 
    36.6841 36.6797
    Longitude: 
    -121.767 -121.758
    True Magnetic Hdg.: 
    123 303
    ILS Type: 
    Glide Path Angle: 
    0.0 degrees 0.0 degrees
    Traffic Pattern: 
    Runway Markings Type: 
    Runway Markings Condition:
    Arresting Device: 
    Object at End: 
    Object Height: 
    0 0
    Object Marked/Lighted?: 
    Distance from End: 
    0 0
    Object Centerline Offset: 
    Visual Glide Slope Indicators: 
    Runway Visual Range (RVR): 
    Approach Light System: 
    REIL: 
    Yes Yes
    Touchdown Lights: 
    Centerline Lights: 
    Threshold Crossing Height: 
    Threshold Elevation: 
    134 134
    Displaced Threshold: 
    0 0
    Threshold Latitude: 

    Threshold Longitude: 

    Declared Distances
    Take Off Run Avbl. (TORA): 
    0 0
    Take Off Distance Avbl. (TODA): 
    0 0
    Actual Stop Dist. Avbl. (ASDA): 
    0 0
    Landing Dist. Avbl. (LDA): 
    0 0

  • Services

    Airframe Repair: 
    Major
    Powerplant Repair: 
    Major
    Bottled Oxygen: 
    High Pressure / Low Pressure
    Fuel Available: 
    100LL, Jet A
    Parking: 
    Tiedowns available

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