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KPAO Palo Alto Airport
Palo Alto, California, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 11 OCTOBER 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: PAO
Lat/Long: 37-27-40.0000N / 122-06-54.2000W
37-27.666667N / 122-06.903333W
37.4611111 / -122.1150556
(estimated)
Elevation: 6.8 ft. / 2.1 m (surveyed)
Variation: 15E (1995)
Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -8 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 94303

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 04/1940
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: OAKLAND CENTER
FSS: OAKLAND FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: PAO (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: MON-THUR 0800-1700, ALL FRI-SUN 0700-2100
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ARPT LGTS OPERATE CONTINUOUSLY WHEN ATCT CLSD.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 118.6
UNICOM: 122.95
ATIS: 135.275
PALO ALTO GROUND: 125.0 [0700-2100]
PALO ALTO TOWER: 118.6 [0700-2100]
NORCAL APPROACH: 121.3 133.95 134.5
NORCAL DEPARTURE: 121.3
WX ASOS at NUQ (4 nm SE): 124.175 (650-604-1529)
WX AWOS-3P at SQL (7 nm NW): 125.9 (650-593-0613)
WX ASOS at SJC (11 nm SE): 126.95 (408-969-0838)
WX ASOS at HWD (12 nm N): PHONE 510-786-3052
WX ASOS at SFO (16 nm NW): PHONE 650-872-0246
WX ASOS at OAK (16 nm N): PHONE 510-214-1776
WX AWOS-3 at HAF (19 nm W): 127.275 (650-728-5649)
WX ASOS at LVK (20 nm NE): PHONE 925-606-5412
  • FREQ 121.5 NOT AVAILABLE.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
OSIr046/8.9WOODSIDE VOR/DME113.9017E
SJCr287/9.6SAN JOSE VOR/DME114.1016E
SFOr111/15.6SAN FRANCISCO VOR/DME115.8017E
OAKr145/16.7OAKLAND VOR/DME116.8017E
SAUr124/30.6SAUSALITO VOR/DME116.2017E
CCRr168/35.2CONCORD VOR/DME117.0017E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
TRACY231/34.820315ETCY - -.-. -.--

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A
SELF-FUELING AVAILBLE 24/7.
Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: LOW

Runway Information

Runway 13/31

Dimensions: 2443 x 70 ft. / 745 x 21 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 12.5
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 13  RUNWAY 31
Latitude: 37-27.825110N37-27.509270N
Longitude: 122-07.059140W122-06.746155W
Elevation: 6.7 ft.6.8 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftright
Runway heading: 127 magnetic, 142 true307 magnetic, 322 true
Markings: basic, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 2-light PAPI on left (4.00 degrees glide path)2-light PAPI on left (4.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 8 ft. berm, lighted, 300 ft. from runway, 12:1 slope to clear
RY 13 +8 FT DIKE 300 FT FROM RY END, OBSTN LGTD.
5 ft. berm, lighted, 230 ft. from runway, 6:1 slope to clear
RY 31 +5 FT DIKE 230 FT FROM RY END, OBSTN LGTD.

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

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

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 99
Single engine airplanes: 90
Multi engine airplanes: 8
Gliders airplanes: 1
    
Aircraft operations: avg 525/day *
60% local general aviation
40% transient general aviation
<1% air taxi
* for 12-month period ending 22 May 2018

Additional Remarks

+100 FT TRANSMISSION TWRS E OF AP.
ARPT RSTRD BY ARPT OPR TO ACFT WITH MAX CERTD WT OF 12500 LBS OR LESS.
FOR CD WHEN ATCT IS CLSD CTC NORCAL APCH AT 916-361-3748.
BIRDS ON AND INVOF AP.
TPA 1000 FT W & 800 FT E.
NOISE SENSITIVE AREA SE THRU W OF ARPT. RCMD ACFT LNDG AT PALO ALTO ARPT FLY AT OR ABOVE 1500 FT UNTIL XNG THE BAYSHORE FREEWAY, AND RCMD ACFT DEP RWY 31 TURN 10 DEG RITE AFTER TKOF TIL RCHG DUMBARTON AUTO BRIDGE.
BE ALERT FOR PEDESTRAINS XNG A DIKE ROAD 8 FT HIGH AND 300 FT FROM RWY 13 END.
CONS PEDESTRIAN/VEHICLE ACT ON ACFT TAXI LANES NOT DESIGNATED AS TWY MOV AREAS.
ARPT SCTY PRODS IN EFCT.
ON APCH TO RWY 31 BE ALERT TO POSS STG UPDRAFT FM WIND TUNNEL LCTD ON W SIDE OF MOFFETT FEDERAL AIRFIELD.

Instrument Procedures

NOTE: All procedures below are presented as PDF files. If you need a reader for these files, you should download the free Adobe Reader.

NOT FOR NAVIGATION. Please procure official charts for flight.
FAA instrument procedures published for use from 11 October 2018 at 0901Z to 8 November 2018 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
POINT REYES THREE   download (229KB)
POINT REYES THREE   download (229KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
GPS RWY 31   download (208KB)
VOR/DME RWY 31   download (187KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (33KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (180KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KNUQ - Moffett Federal Airfield (4 nm SE)
KSQL - San Carlos Airport (7 nm NW)
KSJC - Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (11 nm SE)
KHWD - Hayward Executive Airport (12 nm N)
KSFO - San Francisco International Airport (16 nm NW)
KRHV - Reid-Hillview Airport of Santa Clara County (16 nm SE)
KOAK - Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (16 nm N)
KHAF - Half Moon Bay Airport (19 nm W)
KLVK - Livermore Municipal Airport (20 nm NE)
 
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Aerial photo
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Aerial photo of KPAO (Palo Alto Airport)
Photo taken 11-Jan-2015
looking south-southwest.

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Airport diagram
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 22-Oct-2018
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:5813:58
Sunrise07:2414:24
Sunset18:2201:22
Evening civil twilight18:4801:48

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  23-Oct-2018 03:48:46
Local (UTC-7)  22-Oct-2018 20:48:46
 
METAR
KPAO 230147Z 32010KT 10SM SKC 15/11 A2995
KNUQ 
5nm SE 
230256Z 33004KT 10SM CLR 14/10 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP150 T01390100 53011
KSQL 
7nm NW 
230258Z 28007KT 10SM SKC 14/10 A2997
KSJC 
11nm SE 
230253Z 34010KT 10SM CLR 15/11 A2996 RMK AO2 SLP145 T01500106 53013
KHWD 
12nm N 
230254Z 28008KT 10SM CLR 14/10 A2996 RMK AO2 SLP156 T01440100 53013
KOAK 
15nm N 
230253Z 27011KT 10SM FEW010 14/11 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP147 T01440106 53010
KSFO 
15nm NW 
230256Z 26010KT 10SM FEW021 13/09 A2995 RMK AO2 SLP143 T01330094 53012
KRHV 
17nm SE 
230255Z 31008KT 10SM SKC 15/11 A2995
TAF
KSJC 
11nm SE 
221731Z 2218/2318 31006KT 6SM HZ FEW003 BKN010 OVC013 FM221900 31007KT P6SM FEW015 FM222100 31011KT P6SM SKC FM230800 VRB03KT P6SM BKN012 FM231745 VRB03KT P6SM SCT015
KOAK 
15nm N 
221727Z 2218/2324 30007KT P6SM OVC014 FM221900 28008KT P6SM SCT015 FM222100 28011KT P6SM FEW015 FM230400 VRB04KT P6SM SCT012 FM230700 VRB03KT P6SM OVC011 FM231900 28008KT P6SM SCT014 FM232100 29011KT P6SM FEW015
KSFO 
15nm NW 
222105Z 2221/2324 29014KT P6SM FEW017 FM230300 29010KT P6SM FEW012 FM230900 27007KT P6SM OVC011 FM231830 28005KT P6SM SCT014 FM232100 28009KT P6SM FEW015
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Fuel Prices
 
Comments
  
Rossi Aircraft 650-493-3326
650-493-1673
[web site]
[email]
Aviation fuel, Oxygen service, Aircraft maintenance

More info about Rossi Aircraft
Avfuel
100LL Jet A
FS $5.55 $4.85 
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West Valley Flying Club 650-856-2030
650-856-7640
[web site]
Aviation fuel, Flight training, Aircraft rental, Aircraft maintenance, Flying club, Pilots lounge / snooze room, Computerized weather, Internet access, Restrooms

More info about West Valley Flying Club
100LL
FS $5.59 
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Aviation Businesses, Services, and Facilities

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Distance
 
Comments
  
 Peninsula Avionics
650-858-2000
[web site]
[email]
Avionics sales and service, Aviation accessories, Courtesy transportation
 
FAA-Approved Repair Station   Avidyne   Garmin   S-TEC  
 
More info about Peninsula Avionics
on airport  
   5 read write
Sundance Flying Club 650-494-7768
[web site]
[email]
Flight training, Aircraft rental, Aerial tours / aerial sightseeing, Pilot supplies, Flying club
 
Wireless Internet Access (WiFi)  
 
More info about Sundance Flying Club
on airport  
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Stanford Flying Club 650-858-2200
[web site]
[email]
Flight training, Aircraft rental, Aircraft management, Pilot supplies, Flying club, Organization with aviation interests, Pilots lounge / snooze room, Computerized weather, ...

More info about Stanford Flying Club
0.7 miles  
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