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KSMO Santa Monica Municipal Airport
Santa Monica, California, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 16 AUGUST 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: SMO
Lat/Long: 34-00-56.9630N / 118-27-04.7050W
34-00.949383N / 118-27.078417W
34.0158231 / -118.4513069
(estimated)
Elevation: 169.9 ft. / 51.8 m (surveyed)
Variation: 12E (2020)
From city: 3 miles E of SANTA MONICA, CA
Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -8 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 90405

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 04/1940
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: LOS ANGELES CENTER
FSS: HAWTHORNE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: SMO (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Pattern altitude: TPA: 1200' AGL SINGLE-ENG; 1700' AGL TWIN-ENG.
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: WHEN ATCT CLSD ACTVT REIL RWY 21; MIRL RWY 03/21 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
Landing fee: yes
International operations: customs landing rights airport

Airport Communications

CTAF: 120.1
UNICOM: 122.95
ATIS: 119.15
WX ASOS: PHONE 310-392-6453
SANTA MONICA GROUND: 121.9 [0700-2100]
SANTA MONICA TOWER: 120.1 257.8 [0700-2100]
SOCAL APPROACH: 124.3(101-245) 124.9(069-100) 125.2(246-341) 128.5(342-068)
SOCAL DEPARTURE: 125.2
BOGET STAR: 135.05
BONJO STAR: 128.75
CHOII DP: 135.05
CTRUS DP: 125.2
IC: 128.5(342-068)
PEVEE DP: 125.2
SANTA MONICA DP: 125.2 RY 21 135.05 RY 03
THRNE STAR: 126.7
WAYVE STAR: 119.85
ZUUMA STAR: 128.5
WX ASOS at LAX (5 nm SE): PHONE 310-568-1486
WX ASOS at HHR (8 nm SE): PHONE 310-973-8930
WX ASOS at VNY (12 nm N): PHONE 818-904-9213
WX ASOS at BUR (12 nm NE): PHONE 818-841-1384
WX AWOS-3PT at CPM (13 nm SE): 127.150 (310-631-4958)
WX AWOS-3PT at WHP (15 nm N): 132.1 (818-899-9820)
WX ASOS at LGB (19 nm SE): PHONE 562-424-0572
  • FOR CLNC DEL WHEN ATCT CLSD CALL SOCAL APCH (800) 448-3724.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
SMO at fieldSANTA MONICA VOR/DME110.8015E
LAXr334/5.1LOS ANGELES VORTAC113.6015E
VNYr156/12.6VAN NUYS VOR/DME113.1015E
SLIr290/24.2SEAL BEACH VORTAC115.7015E
FIMr119/29.6FILLMORE VORTAC112.5015E
VTUr086/30.3VENTURA VOR/DME108.2015E
POMr249/33.2POMONA VORTAC110.4015E
CMAr095/34.1CAMARILLO VOR/DME115.8015E
SXCr343/38.5SANTA CATALINA VORTAC111.4015E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
EL MONTE243/21.335915EEMT . -- -

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A
Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: HIGH
Bulk oxygen: HIGH

Runway Information

Runway 3/21

Dimensions: 3500 x 150 ft. / 1067 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 40.0
Double wheel: 60.0
Double tandem: 105.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 3  RUNWAY 21
Latitude: 34-00.743870N34-01.154897N
Longitude: 118-27.321590W118-26.835242W
Elevation: 126.5 ft.169.9 ft.
Gradient: 1.2%1.2%
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Runway heading: 032 magnetic, 044 true212 magnetic, 224 true
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.42 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.50 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: noyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 45 ft. tree, 475 ft. from runway, 150 ft. left of centerline, 6:1 slope to clear
7' VOR ANT 250' RIGHT OF RY 03 CNTRLN & 100' FM END OF RY.
none
+5' LGT POLE 100' L OF CNTRLN 75' FM END OF RY.

Helipad H1

Dimensions: 40 x 40 ft. / 12 x 12 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Runway edge lights: PERI
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Markings: basic, in good condition

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: CITY OF SANTA MONICA
3223 DONALD DOUGLAS LOOP S.
SANTA MONICA, CA 90405
Phone (310) 458-8692
Manager: STELIOS MAKRIDES
3223 DONALD DOUGLAS LOOP S.
SANTA MONICA, CA 90405
Phone (310) 458-8692

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 235
Single engine airplanes: 199
Multi engine airplanes: 22
Jet airplanes: 5
Helicopters: 9
    
Aircraft operations: avg 452/day *
61% transient general aviation
30% local general aviation
7% air taxi
1% military
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2016

Additional Remarks

PPR RQRD FOR DUAL WHEEL ACFT IN EXCESS OF 60,000 LBS CERTIFIED MAX LNDG WGT, CTC AMGR (310) 458-8592.
NO TOUCH/GO, STOP/GO, OR LOW APCH PERMITTED ON SAT, SUN, HOLS; WEEKDAYS SS-0700.
VFR DEPS RWY 21 TURN LEFT 10 DEGS OVER SMO VOR THEN TURN RIGHT 225 DEGS
IF DEP NORTH, NO RIGHT TURNS BFR RCHG SHORELINE. RWY 03 DEP NO TURNS PRIOR TO 405 FREEWAY LCTD 1 MI EAST.
ENG MAINT RUNUP: JETS AND TURBOPROP NORTH SIDE, WITHIN 300 FT EAST OF TWY A4. PISTON SINGLE AND TWINS ON SOUTH SIDE, WITHIN 300 FT EAST OF TWY B4.
CONS NOISE ORDINANCE IN EFCT CTC NOISE OFFICE FOR PROCS (310) 458-8692.
NOISE LMTS ALL ACFT: PURE JET AND STAGE II (WITH/WITHOUT HUSHKITS) PROHIBITED. MAX NOISE LIMIT 95.0 DBA SNGL EVENT NOISE EXPOSURE LEVEL (SENEL) RCRDD 2200 FT EXTDD CNTRLN.
PPR EX-MIL ACFT CTC ARPT MGR (310) 458-8692.
CURFEW: NO ENG STARTS, APU, OR TKOFS EXC PPR LIFEGUARD FLTS 2300-0700 MON-FRI AND 2300-0800 WKENDS.
TURBINE ACFT & ACFT OVER 12,000 LBS PROHIBITED ON SOUTH SIDE TSNT PKNG.
IFR JETS & TURBOPROPS CTC GND PRIOR TO ENG START.
PURE JET AND STAGE II (WITH/WITHOUT HUSH KITS) PROHIBITED.
TSNT PRKG SOUTH SIDE, NEXT TO BCN.
HEL FLT TRNG OPN PROHIBITED; HEL OPNS APCH ARPT BDRY AT MIDFIELD AT OR ABOVE 900 FT MSL.
INTXN DEPS AND FRMN LNDGS/DEPS PROHIBITED.
RWY 03/21 DEP END APPROX 1000 FT FM RESIDENTIAL HOMES. EXTENDED HIGH POWER SETTINGS ON RUN-UP OR DEP NEGATIVELY IMPACT THE COMMUNITY.

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 16 August 2018 at 0901Z to 13 September 2018 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
BOGET TWO (RNAV) **CHANGED**   download (277KB)
BONJO TWO (RNAV)   download (189KB)
FERNANDO SEVEN   2 pages: [1] [2] (355KB)
KIMMO THREE   2 pages: [1] [2] (323KB)
THRNE THREE (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (336KB)
WAYVE ONE (RNAV)   download (166KB)
ZUUMA TWO (RNAV)   download (202KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 21 **CHANGED**   download (295KB)
RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 03 **CHANGED**   download (296KB)
RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 03 **CHANGED**   download (270KB)
VOR-A **CHANGED**   download (327KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (64KB)
 
Departure Procedures
CHOII TWO (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (322KB)
CTRUS THREE (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (404KB)
PEVEE SIX (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (256KB)
SANTA MONICA THREE (RNAV)   download (257KB)
 
TOPANGA TWO (OBSTACLE)   download (223KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (132KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KLAX - Los Angeles International Airport (5 nm SE)
KHHR - Jack Northrop Field/Hawthorne Municipal Airport (8 nm SE)
KVNY - Van Nuys Airport (12 nm N)
KBUR - Bob Hope Airport (12 nm NE)
KTOA - Zamperini Field Airport (14 nm SE)
KWHP - Whiteman Airport (15 nm N)
KLGB - Long Beach Airport (Daugherty Field) (19 nm SE)
 
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Area around KSMO (Santa Monica Municipal Airport)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 21-Aug-2018
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:5512:55
Sunrise06:2113:21
Sunset19:3302:33
Evening civil twilight19:5902:59

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  22-Aug-2018 00:10:50
Local (UTC-7)  21-Aug-2018 17:10:50
 
METAR
KSMO 212351Z 23007KT 10SM CLR 26/18 A2992 RMK AO2 SLP129 T02610183 10278 20256 57014
KLAX 
6nm SE 
212353Z 26010KT 10SM FEW015 24/19 A2992 RMK AO2 SLP129 T02440189 10267 20244 56014
KHHR 
8nm SE 
212353Z 23010KT 10SM CLR 25/19 A2992 RMK AO2 SLP130 T02500189 10272 20250 56013
KCQT 
11nm E 
212347Z AUTO 28006KT 10SM CLR 27/19 A2990 RMK AO2 SLP122 T02670189 10300 20267 58013 $
KBUR 
12nm N 
212353Z 17009G21KT 9SM CLR 28/18 A2991 RMK AO2 SLP114 T02830183 10294 20239 56014
KVNY 
12nm N 
212351Z 14009KT 10SM CLR 30/16 A2990 RMK AO2 SLP115 T03000161 10317 20250 56016
KWHP 
14nm N 
212355Z 00000KT 10SM SKC 29/17 A2996
KTOA 
15nm SE 
212354Z 26014KT 10SM FEW010 24/19 A2991
KLGB 
19nm SE 
212353Z 19007KT 10SM CLR 27/18 A2990 RMK AO2 SLP126 T02720178 10283 20244 56016
TAF
KSMO 220001Z 2200/2224 24008KT P6SM SCT020 FM220400 23005KT P6SM BKN010 FM220800 VRB03KT P6SM OVC013 FM221500 23005KT P6SM BKN016 FM221800 24009KT P6SM SCT020
KLAX 
6nm SE 
212109Z 2121/2224 24011KT P6SM FEW018 FEW024 SCT150 FM220500 25006KT P6SM BKN012 FM220800 VRB03KT P6SM OVC014 FM221500 VRB03KT P6SM OVC020 FM221800 23006KT P6SM SCT024 FM222000 26012KT P6SM SCT025
KBUR 
12nm N 
211748Z 2118/2218 17005KT P6SM SCT016 FM212000 18008KT P6SM SKC FM220300 18005KT P6SM SKC FM220600 VRB03KT P6SM SKC FM220900 VRB03KT P6SM BKN010
KVNY 
12nm N 
220001Z 2200/2224 14008KT P6SM SKC FM220400 12004KT P6SM SKC FM220800 VRB03KT P6SM OVC010 FM221500 14004KT P6SM BKN015 FM221700 15009KT P6SM FEW021
KLGB 
19nm SE 
211748Z 2118/2218 21004KT P6SM OVC020 FM211900 19008KT P6SM SCT024 FM212300 29008KT P6SM SKC FM220400 VRB03KT P6SM SKC FM220700 VRB03KT P6SM OVC015 FM221600 17006KT P6SM OVC020
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Fuel Prices
 
Comments
  
Atlantic Aviation ASRI 129.375
310-396-6770
[web site]
[email]
Aviation fuel, Aircraft parking (ramp or tiedown), Hangars, GPU / Power cart, Passenger terminal and lounge, Rental cars, Courtesy transportation, ...
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Go Rentals  
 
independent
100LL Jet A
FS $6.25 $7.80 
 Updated 21-Aug-2018
 
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 Aeroplex
562-981-2659
424-303-3800
[web site]
[email]
Aviation fuel, Hangar leasing / sales

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Avfuel
100LL
SS $5.75 
GUARANTEED
 
   1 read write
Alternatives at nearby airports
IMPORTANT: Note that the FBOs below are NOT at KSMO but at other nearby airports. Do not expect services from these FBOs to be available at KSMO.
Located at KHHR
Jet Center Los Angeles
123.30
310-676-4673
[web site]
[email]
At KHHR (Jack Northrop Field/Hawthorne Municipal Airport), 8 miles SE

Airport management, Aviation fuel, Aircraft parking (ramp or tiedown), Hangars, Hangar leasing / sales, GPU / Power cart, Passenger terminal and lounge, ...
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Located at KSMO
EPIC
100LL Jet A
FS $6.63 $6.52 
SS $5.63 --- 
GUARANTEED
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   9 read write
FS=Full service
SS=Self service
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Aviation Businesses, Services, and Facilities

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Distance
 
Comments
  
Leading Edge Avionics
Leading Edge Avionics
toll-free 1-855-955-6151
[web site]
[email]

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Leading Edge Avionics is a FAA Certified Part 145 Repair Station (137R236D) that provides outstanding avionics repair and installation services for all General Aviation aircraft from business jets to helicopters to single engine airplanes. We are committed to delivering our customers with services that ensure uncompromised safety and the highest quality of workmanship and reliability, while exceeding our clients' expectations on all levels. 24/7 AOG Service is also available at all Southern California airports, so call us at (855) 955-6151 and let us exceed all your service expectations!
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located at KSNA  
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Bill's Air Center 310-397-8183
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Where to Eat: Catering, Restaurants, Food shops

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Distance
 
Comments
  
Spitfire Grill 310-397-3455
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