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KSMO Santa Monica Municipal Airport
Santa Monica, California, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 03 JANUARY 2019

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 -8 (UTC -7 during Daylight Saving 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
Declared distances: TORA:3500 TODA:3500 ASDA:3500 LDA:3500TORA:3500 TODA:3500 ASDA:3500 LDA:3500
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.
THE PAVED AREAS PRECDG THE RWY 3-21 THRS ARE NOT AVBL FOR LDG, TKOF, OR TAXI OPS. THE PAVED AREAS ARE NOW BLAST PADS CREATED FROM THE THRS' RELOCATION AND RWY LENGTH REDUCTION IN DECEMBER 2017.
ACFT MUST NOW EXIT THE RWY AT DSGND CONNECTOR TWYS. THE CONS RWY EXIT SYS IS NO LONGER AVBL.
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 3 January 2019 at 0901Z to 31 January 2019 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
BOGET TWO (RNAV)   download (275KB)
BONJO TWO (RNAV)   download (188KB)
FERNANDO SEVEN   2 pages: [1] [2] (355KB)
KIMMO THREE   2 pages: [1] [2] (324KB)
THRNE THREE (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (336KB)
WAYVE ONE (RNAV)   download (166KB)
ZUUMA TWO (RNAV)   download (204KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 21   download (300KB)
RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 03   download (298KB)
RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 03   download (270KB)
VOR-A   download (331KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (64KB)
 
Departure Procedures
CHOII TWO (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (322KB)
CTRUS THREE (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (407KB)
PEVEE SIX (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (256KB)
SANTA MONICA THREE (RNAV)   download (255KB)
 
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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Aerial photo
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Aerial photo of KSMO (Santa Monica Municipal Airport)
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Photo taken 03-Feb-2018
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Sectional chart

 
Airport diagram
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Diagram of KSMO (Santa Monica Municipal Airport)
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 17-Jan-2019
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:3314:33
Sunrise07:0015:00
Sunset17:0801:08
Evening civil twilight17:3501:35

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  17-Jan-2019 23:52:56
Local (UTC-8)  17-Jan-2019 15:52:56
 
METAR
KSMO 172251Z 23005KT 10SM BKN004 BKN050 17/14 A3014 RMK AO2 RAE47 SLP204 P0000 T01720144
KLAX 
6nm SE 
172310Z 25008KT 10SM OVC005 15/15 A3014 RMK AO2 T01500150 $
KHHR 
8nm SE 
172300Z VRB04KT 10SM SCT009 OVC012 16/15 A3014 RMK AO2 T01560150
KCQT 
11nm E 
172300Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM OVC008 16/15 A3013 RMK AO2 CIG 007V013 T01610150
KBUR 
12nm N 
172253Z 00000KT 10SM SCT006 BKN023 OVC038 16/13 A3013 RMK AO2 RAE01 SLP194 P0000 T01610133
KVNY 
12nm N 
172324Z 27004KT 10SM BKN024 OVC100 17/13 A3013 RMK AO2 T01720128
KWHP 
14nm N 
172255Z 00000KT 9SM SCT015 BKN110 15/15 A3016
KTOA 
15nm SE 
172247Z 25009KT 10SM SCT015 OVC050 17/15 A3014 RMK STRATUS W-NE
KLGB 
19nm SE 
172253Z 26006KT 10SM FEW006 SCT012 BKN041 18/15 A3014 RMK AO2 SLP206 T01780150
TAF
KSMO 172102Z 1721/1818 26005KT 1 1/2SM -RA BR BKN003 OVC019 FM172300 25008KT P6SM SCT025 BKN050 FM180300 27005KT P6SM SCT025 BKN040 FM181200 VRB03KT P6SM SCT040
KLAX 
6nm SE 
172134Z 1722/1824 26009KT 6SM BCFG BR SCT004 OVC009 FM172300 24012KT 3SM -SHRA BKN012 OVC025 FM180300 27007KT P6SM SCT025 BKN050 FM181200 08004KT P6SM SCT040 FM181700 27006KT P6SM SCT040 FM182000 27012KT P6SM SCT040
KBUR 
12nm N 
172108Z 1721/1818 19006KT 2SM -RA BR BKN008 BKN016 OVC021 FM172300 24004KT P6SM VCSH BKN012 FM180300 19010KT P6SM SCT015 OVC025 FM181200 08004KT P6SM SCT040
KVNY 
12nm N 
171747Z 1718/1818 00000KT 2SM -RA BR BKN018 OVC025 FM171900 21006KT 5SM -SHRA SCT004 OVC018 FM172300 24004KT P6SM VCSH BKN018 FM180300 19010KT P6SM SCT015 OVC025 FM181200 08004KT P6SM SCT040
KLGB 
19nm SE 
172107Z 1721/1818 24011G16KT 3SM BR OVC005 FM172300 24012KT P6SM VCSH BKN015 BKN050 FM180300 27005KT P6SM SCT025 BKN040 FM181200 08004KT P6SM SCT040
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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 17-Jan-2019
 
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 Aeroplex
562-981-2659
424-303-3800
[web site]
[email]
Aviation fuel, Hangar leasing / sales

More info about Aeroplex
EPIC
100LL
SS $5.49 
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 KHHR
EPIC
100LL Jet A
FS $5.54 $6.24 
SS $4.54 --- 
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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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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