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KPMD Palmdale USAF Plant 42 Airport
Palmdale, California, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 12 OCTOBER 2017

Location

FAA Identifier: PMD
Lat/Long: 34-37-45.8000N / 118-05-04.3900W
34-37.763333N / 118-05.073167W
34.6293889 / -118.0845528
(estimated)
Elevation: 2542.5 ft. / 775.0 m (surveyed)
Variation: 15E (1980)
From city: 3 miles NE of PALMDALE, CA
Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -8 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 93550

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public, OFFICAL BUSINESS ONLY. MILITARY ARPT. CIVIL USE REQUIRES USAF APPROVAL AND DD FORM 2400/01/02.
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: LOS ANGELES CENTER
FSS: RIVERSIDE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: PMD (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: 1330-0600Z++
OTHER TIMES CLSD TO ALL TFC WITHOUT WRITTEN APVL.
Pattern altitude: TPA OVERHEAD 1,500 FT. FIGHTER AND TRAINER TYPE ACFT 1,500 FT. ALL OTHERS, RECTANGULAR 2,000 FT. ACFT LESS THAN 50,000 LBS, 1,500 FT.
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT REIL RWY 04, 07, 22, 25; PAPI RWY 22 & 25; HIRL RWY 04/22 & 07/25 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
Landing fee: yes

Airport Communications

CTAF: 123.7
ATIS: 118.275
WX ASOS: PHONE 661-272-3798
PALMDALE GROUND: 121.9 317.6 [OPR 1330-0600Z++.]
PALMDALE TOWER: 123.7 317.6 236.6 [OPR 1330-0600Z++.]
JOSHUA APPROACH: 124.55
JOSHUA DEPARTURE: 124.55
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
WX ASOS at WJF (9 nm NW): PHONE 661-949-2840
  • WHEN ATCT CLSD ARPT CLSD TO ALL TFC WITHOUT WRITTEN APVL, DUE TO MILITARY OPS DURING TOWER CLOSURE.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
PMDr248/1.0PALMDALE VORTAC114.5015E
LHSr083/24.5LAKE HUGHES VORTAC108.4015E
EDWr204/27.4EDWARDS VORTAC116.4015E
VNYr025/31.6VAN NUYS VOR/DME113.1015E
VCVr260/34.4VICTORVILLE VOR/DME109.0514E
POMr321/36.2POMONA VORTAC110.4015E
GMNr089/39.7GORMAN VORTAC116.1016E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
EL MONTE340/32.635915EEMT . -- -

Airport Services

Runway Information

Runway 7/25

Dimensions: 12002 x 200 ft. / 3658 x 61 m
1000 FT ASPH OVRN EACH END; OVRN POOR COND EMERG USE ONLY.
Surface: concrete, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 71 /R/B/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 7  RUNWAY 25
Latitude: 34-37.835100N34-37.966517N
Longitude: 118-06.783817W118-04.395717W
Elevation: 2540.2 ft.2498.7 ft.
Gradient: 0.5% DOWN0.2% UP
Traffic pattern: leftright
Runway heading: 071 magnetic, 086 true251 magnetic, 266 true
Markings: precision, in good conditionprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS

Runway 4/22

Dimensions: 12001 x 150 ft. / 3658 x 46 m
Surface: concrete, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 53 /R/B/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 4  RUNWAY 22
Latitude: 34-37.014033N34-38.237267N
Longitude: 118-05.496700W118-03.616100W
Elevation: 2542.5 ft.2491.1 ft.
Gradient: 0.6% DOWN0.3% UP
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Runway heading: 037 magnetic, 052 true217 magnetic, 232 true
Markings: basic, in good conditionbasic, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (2.50 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: hill, 35:1 slope to clear
23000' FM THR.
none

Runway 72/252

Dimensions: 6000 x 75 ft. / 1829 x 23 m
Surface: concrete, in excellent condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 97 /R/B/W/T
Operational restrictions: RY USED AS A MILITARY ASSAULT STRIP.
RUNWAY 72  RUNWAY 252
Traffic pattern: leftleft

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Air Force
Owner: USAF
2503 E AVE P
PALMDALE, CA 93550-2196
Phone 661-272-6700
LIEUTENANT COLONEL RONALD E. CLEAVES, COMMANDING OFFICER, PHONE 661-272-6770.
Manager: KEN NEITZEL
2503 E AVE P
PALMDALE, CA 93550-2196
Phone 661-272-6715
CIVILIAN AIRPORT CONTACT AT 39516 NORTH 25TH STREET E, PALMDALE, CA 93550, CURRENTLY CLOSED.

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft operations: avg 176/day *
80% military
8% local general aviation
8% transient general aviation
2% air taxi
2% commercial
* for 12-month period ending 30 April 2008

Additional Remarks

MISC: INDUS INSTLN - NO TRNSPN, LODGING OR NML SVC AVBL ON SITE.
UNLGT OBSTN SURROUND AFLD.
DRAINAGE DITCHES PARL RWY 22 FM TWY S TO TWY U.
BIRD HAZ POTENTIAL EXISTS. MIGRATORY SEASON PHASE II 1 OCT - 31 MAR. DURG BWC MODERATE, TKOF AND LNDG PERMITTED. DURG BWC SEVERE, TKOF AND LNDG PROHIBITED.
MILITARY USE: ASSAULT LDG ZONE LCTD 1ST 6,000 EAST END OF TWY B. RWY 252 MRK ONLY FOR C-130 ASSAULT OPR; ONE-WAY LDG ONLY.
MISC: WINDS ARE EST DUE TO FMQ-13 WIND SENSORS BEING ACCURATE TO WITHIN ONLY +/- 2 KT. ATC/WX WILL NOT INCL/RELAY WIND CORR INTO FCST/PHRASEOLOGY. THEREFORE, AIRCREWS WILL INCORPORATE A +/- 2 KT ACCURACY INTO THEIR DECISION MAKING PROCESS FOR FLYING OPR.
SERVICE-LGT: GATED THLD LGT RWY 07-25 AND RWY 04-22.
TRAN ALERT (1 OF 2): NO FLEET SVC AVBL. NO FLW ME SVC AVBL. EXP PROGRESSIVE TAXI TO PRK. AIRCREW RESPONSIBLE FOR ACFT PINNING/SAFING.
MISC: COMSEC STORAGE UNAVBL.
PRKG RAMP LCTD S OF RWY 22 & TWY V NOT VSB FM ATCT.
CAUTION: USE EXTREME CAUTION FOR UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS) OPS IN VCNTY.
FUEL: A++ AVBL. NO TRANS ACFT FUEL SVC AVBL. LTD FUELING AVBL; GOVT ACFT ONLY 1600-2300Z++ MON-FRI. 24 HR PN WITH AFLD MGR RQR; NO SAME DAY REQ; GAS AND GO UNAVBL. EXPECT 2+ HR DELAY FOR FUEL.
RSTD - OFFL BUS ONLY. MIL ARPT. CIVIL USE RQR USAF APVL AND DD FORM 2400/01/02. PPR RQR FOR FULL STOP LDG ONLY. CALL C661-272-6619/6614.
TRAN ALERT (2 OF 2): UNABLE TO SVC ACFT WITH ORDNANCE. LTD GRD SUPPORT EQUIPMENT AVBL. NO POTABLE WATER SVC. NO TRAN MAINT AVBL. GND SVC UNAVBL WHEN LIGHTNING WITHIN 5 NM.
MISC: FLT PLANS MUST BE FILED AND ACTIVATED WITH P42 AFLD MGMT. USE PRESCOTT FSS WHEN P42 AFLD MGMT CLSD.
CAUTION: VARIOUS ACFT TEST OPS MARKINGS PAINTED IN WHITE ON TAXIWAY UNIFORM.
CAUTION: RWY 25 NSTD MRK: SPOT LDG ZONE MRK LCTD AT 6000 FT REMAINING MRK. RWY 07-25 DECEPTIVE SFC MRK EXCEED STANDARD BY APPROX 50 FT.
RSTD: OVERNIGHT PRK UNAUTHD ON C-RAMP.
RSTD: TWY L BTN RWY 04/22 AND PAX TRML UNLGTD AND USABLE FOR DAYLT VFR ONLY.
ALL DEPT ACFT MUST FILE FPL WITH P42 AFLD MGMT OPS.
CAUTION: FOD HAZ ON TWY S; ALL LARGE BODY ACFT MUST TAXI WITH OUTBOARD MOTORS SHUT OFF.
SERVICE-JASU: POWER CARS UNAVBL.
BASE OPS OPR 1330-0600Z++ MON-SAT, CLSD SUN AND FEDERAL HOL.
RSTD: RWY RESERVED FOR ACFT BASED THEREIN ON SAT AND SUN. GRD CREWS MUST INSPECT ALL ANTICIPATED AFLD PAVEMENTS RQR FOR THEIR MSN PRIOR TO EACH ACFT ARR OR DEP
A103 PRIMLY TRMG 747-707-727.

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 between 14 September 2017 at 0901Z and 9 November 2017 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
HI-ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 25   download (190KB)
ILS OR LOC RWY 25   download (366KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 25   download (285KB)
VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 25   download (296KB)
HI-TACAN RWY 25   download (173KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (29KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (132KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KWJF - General Wm J Fox Airfield (9 nm NW)
KEDW - Edwards Air Force Base (19 nm NE)
KMHV - Mojave Air and Space Port (26 nm N)
KWHP - Whiteman Airport (28 nm SW)
KBUR - Bob Hope Airport (29 nm SW)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 19-Oct-2017
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:3713:37
Sunrise07:0214:02
Sunset18:1201:12
Evening civil twilight18:3801:38

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  19-Oct-2017 12:32:36
Local (UTC-7)  19-Oct-2017 05:32:36
 
METAR
KPMD 191153Z AUTO 21005KT 10SM CLR 14/00 A2993 RMK AO2 SLP112 T01390000 10172 20133 55005
KWJF 
8nm NW 
191156Z AUTO 27010KT 10SM CLR 18/M06 A2992 RMK AO2 SLP115 T01781061 10206 20150 56006
KEDW 
19nm NE 
191158Z 22010KT 10SM CLR 16/M06 A2989 RMK AO2A SLP101 T01591064 10178 20144 55005
TAF
KPMD 191123Z 1912/2012 22008KT P6SM SKC FM191600 25012KT P6SM SKC FM192000 25018G28KT P6SM BKN250 FM200200 25014KT P6SM BKN120 FM201000 25018KT P6SM SCT050 BKN100
KWJF 
8nm NW 
191123Z 1912/2012 25012KT P6SM SKC FM192000 25022G32KT P6SM BKN250 FM200200 25018KT P6SM BKN120 FM201000 25023KT P6SM SCT050 BKN100
KEDW 
19nm NE 
191000Z 1910/2016 VRB06KT 9999 FEW230 QNH2989INS BECMG 1917/1918 25015G25KT 9999 SKC 510009 QNH2987INS BECMG 1919/1920 26020G30KT 9999 SKC 520009 QNH2984INS BECMG 2002/2003 25012G18KT 9999 SCT090 QNH2987INS BECMG 2015/2016 25015G20KT 9999 BKN090 QNH2991INS TX27/1921Z TN10/1913Z
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