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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: 
13.3 E (as of August 2019 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

Operations

Airport Status: 
Operational
Facility Use: 
Public
Type: 
Airport
Activation Date: 
04/1940
Control tower: 
Yes
Attendance (Months/Days/Hours): 
Months/Days/Hours
ALL/ALL/0600-2000
Boundary ARTCC: 
ZOA (Oakland)
Responsible 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:  90
Multi Engine:  8
Gliders:  1

Annual Operations (as of 05/22/2018)

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

Fixed Based Operators (FBOs) & Fuel

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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 08/15/19 to 0901Z 09/12/19.

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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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PAO Airport Diagram

Palo Alto Airport (PAO) Diagram
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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)
350 337 100LL, Jet A
46.0 Gnoss Field Airport
(NOT KDVO DVO)
333 320 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)
340 327 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

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NOTAMS within
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Buffer (Both Sides):
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Ratings & Reviews

Palo Alto Airport Ratings

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Remarks

A110*G THIS AIRPORT HAS BEEN SURVEYED BY THE NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY.
A110-1 +100 FT TRANSMISSION TWRS E OF ARPT.
A110-11 ARPT RSTRD BY ARPT OPR TO ACFT WITH MAX CERTD WT OF 12500 LBS OR LESS.
A110-12 FOR CD WHEN ATCT IS CLSD CTC NORCAL APCH AT 916-361-3748.
A110-2 BIRDS ON AND INVOF AP.
A110-3 TPA 1000 FT W & 800 FT E.
A110-4 NOISE SENSITIVE AREA SE THRU NW OF ARPT. RCMD ACFT LDG AT PALO ALTO ARPT FLY AT OR ABOVE 1500 FT UNTIL XNG THE BAYSHORE FREEWAY, AND RCMD ACFT DEP RWY 31 TURN 10 DEG RIGHT AFTER TKOF TIL RCHG DUMBARTON AUTO BRIDGE.
A110-5 BE ALERT FOR PEDESTRAINS XNG A DIKE ROAD 8 FT HIGH AND 300 FT FROM RWY 13 END.
A110-6 CONS PEDESTRIAN/VEHICLE ACT ON ACFT TAXI LANES NOT DESIGNATED AS TWY MOV AREAS.
A110-7 ARPT SCTY PRODS IN EFCT.
A110-9 ON APCH TO RWY 31 BE ALERT TO POSS STG UPDRAFT FM WIND TUNNEL LCTD ON W SIDE OF MOFFETT FEDERAL AIRFIELD.
A57-13 RY 13 +8 FT DIKE 300 FT FROM RY END, OBSTN LGTD.
A57-31 RY 31 +5 FT DIKE 230 FT FROM RY END, OBSTN LGTD.
A70 SELF-FUELING AVAILBLE 24/7.
A81-APT ARPT LGTS OPERATE CONTINUOUSLY WHEN ATCT CLSD.

Runways

PAO Airport Runway Summary

Runways: 13/31
Longest Runway: 13/31 is 2443 ft (745 m) long
Runways with an Instrument Approach:

PAO Airport Runway Details

Runway 13/31  2443 ft x 70 ft (745 m x 21 m)
Runway Length Source:  NGS as of 04/13/2001
Surface:  Asphalt - Good condition -
Runway Pavement Class: 
Runway Edge Lights:  Medium Intensity

Runway Weight Bearing Capacity (in thousands of pounds) 
Single Wheel Landing Gear:  12.5
Dual Wheel Landing Gear: 
Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear: 
Dual Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear: 

Runway 13

Runway 31

Elevation: 
7 7
Latitude: 
37-27-49.5066N 37-27-30.5562N
Longitude: 
122-07-03.5484W 122-06-44.7693W
True Magnetic Hdg.: 
142 322
ILS Type: 
Glide Path Angle: 
4.0 degrees 4.0 degrees
Traffic Pattern: 
Left Right
Runway Markings Type: 
Basic Nonprecision Instrument
Runway Markings Condition:
Good Good
Arresting Device: 
Object at End: 
BERM BERM
Object Height: 
8 5
Object Marked/Lighted?: 
Lighted Lighted
Distance from End: 
300 230
Object Centerline Offset: 
0 ft. left and right of centerline 0 ft. left and right of centerline
Visual Glide Slope Indicators: 
2-Light PAPI On Left Side Of Runway 2-Light PAPI On Left Side Of Runway
Runway Visual Range (RVR): 
Approach Light System: 
REIL: 
Yes Yes
Touchdown Lights: 
No No
Centerline Lights: 
No No
Threshold Crossing Height: 
29 29
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

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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