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KSMO Santa Monica Municipal Airport
Santa Monica, California, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 11 OCTOBER 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
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 11 October 2018 at 0901Z to 8 November 2018 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
BOGET TWO (RNAV) **CHANGED**   download (277KB)
BONJO TWO (RNAV)   download (188KB)
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 (297KB)
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] (325KB)
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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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 15-Oct-2018
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:3513:35
Sunrise07:0014:00
Sunset18:1901:19
Evening civil twilight18:4401:44

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  15-Oct-2018 15:33:25
Local (UTC-7)  15-Oct-2018 08:33:25
 
METAR
KSMO 151451Z 08004KT 10SM CLR 20/M04 A3007 RMK AO2 SLP181 T02001044 53020 $
KLAX 
6nm SE 
151453Z 00000KT 8SM FEW012 FEW090 SCT180 16/14 A3007 RMK AO2 SLP180 T01610139 53018
KHHR 
8nm SE 
151453Z 31003KT 8SM CLR 16/14 A3007 RMK AO2 SLP180 T01610139 53018
KCQT 
11nm E 
151447Z AUTO 00000KT 8SM CLR 17/14 A3005 RMK AO2 SLP175 T01670139 53013 $
KBUR 
12nm N 
151517Z 11010G16KT 10SM CLR 20/M14 A3009 RMK AO2 T02001139
KVNY 
12nm N 
151451Z 02015G27KT 10SM CLR 21/M13 A3008 RMK AO2 PK WND 02030/1428 SLP180 T02061133 51018
KWHP 
14nm N 
151455Z 35015G25KT 330V030 10SM SKC 19/M15 A3013
KTOA 
15nm SE 
151448Z 00000KT 10SM FEW080 SCT180 16/12 A3006
KLGB 
19nm SE 
151453Z 07005KT 10SM FEW095 18/02 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP177 T01780017 51016
TAF
KSMO 151135Z 1512/1612 02007KT P6SM SKC FM151500 04012G18KT P6SM SKC FM152200 04012KT P6SM SKC FM160200 02008KT P6SM SKC FM160300 VRB03KT P6SM SKC
KLAX 
6nm SE 
151135Z 1512/1618 04005KT P6SM SKC WS015/05035KT FM151500 05010G18KT P6SM SKC FM152000 05006KT P6SM SKC FM160200 VRB03KT P6SM SKC
KBUR 
12nm N 
151135Z 1512/1612 35010KT P6SM SKC FM151500 04020G30KT P6SM SKC FM160100 01015G25KT P6SM SKC FM160300 36012KT P6SM SKC
KVNY 
12nm N 
151135Z 1512/1612 01010KT P6SM SKC FM151400 01015G25KT P6SM SKC FM151600 01025G35KT P6SM SKC FM160000 01015G25KT P6SM SKC FM160400 01015KT P6SM SKC FM160700 01010KT P6SM SKC
KLGB 
19nm SE 
151135Z 1512/1612 VRB03KT P6SM SKC FM151500 05008KT P6SM SKC FM151700 05014G20KT P6SM SKC FM152200 05010KT P6SM SKC FM160000 VRB03KT P6SM SKC
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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 14-Oct-2018
 
   6 read write
 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 KHHR
EPIC
100LL Jet A
FS $6.75 $6.82 
SS $5.75 --- 
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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