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KSMO Santa Monica Municipal Airport
Santa Monica, California, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 16 JUNE 2022

Location

FAA Identifier: SMO
Lat/Long: 34-00-56.9590N 118-27-04.7020W
34-00.949317N 118-27.078367W
34.0158219,-118.4513061
(estimated)
Elevation: 169.8 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 SMO 124.9 ;069-100 LAX 125.2 ;246-341 LAX 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 ;RWY 21 135.05 ;RWY 3
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 (310-631-3022)
WX AWOS-3PT at WHP (15 nm N): 132.1 (818-899-9820)
WX ASOS at LGB (19 nm SE): PHONE 562-424-0572

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A UL94
100LL:100LL FULL SVC ONLY.
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: 34-00.743782N34-01.154843N
Longitude: 118-27.321517W118-26.835203W
Elevation: 126.5 ft.169.8 ft.
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

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: 74
Single engine airplanes: 68
Multi engine airplanes: 6
    
Aircraft operations: avg 185/day *
56% transient general aviation
40% local general aviation
4% air taxi
<1% military
* for 12-month period ending 31 October 2021

Additional Remarks

PPR RQRD FOR DW ACFT IN EXCESS OF 60000 LBS CRTFYD MAX LDG WT, CTC AMGR 310-458-8692.
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 RUN-UP: JETS AND TURBOPROPS NORTH SIDE, WI 300 FT EAST OF TWY A4. PISTON SNGLS AND TWINS ON SOUTH SIDE, WI 300 FT EAST OF TWY B4. 0900-1700 ONLY.
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.
FOR CD WHEN ATCT CLSD CTC SOCAL APCH AT 800-448-3724.
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 June 2022 at 0901Z to 14 July 2022 at 0900z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
BOGET TWO (RNAV)   download (286KB)
BONJO TWO (RNAV)   download (212KB)
FERNANDO SEVEN   2 pages: [1] [2] (388KB)
KIMMO THREE   2 pages: [1] [2] (367KB)
THRNE THREE (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (365KB)
WAYVE ONE (RNAV)   download (189KB)
ZUUMA THREE (RNAV)   download (220KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 21   download (319KB)
RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 03   download (321KB)
RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 03   download (292KB)
VOR-A   download (338KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (36KB)
 
Departure Procedures
CHOII THREE (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (360KB)
CTRUS FOUR (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (438KB)
PEVEE SIX (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (299KB)
SANTA MONICA THREE (RNAV)   download (268KB)
 
TOPANGA TWO (OBSTACLE)   download (246KB)
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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Airport diagram
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 25-Jun-2022
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:1612:16
Sunrise05:4512:45
Sunset20:0803:08
Evening civil twilight20:3703:37

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  25-Jun-2022 10:51:16
Local (UTC-7)  25-Jun-2022 03:51:16
 
METAR
KSMO 250951Z AUTO 15003KT 5SM BR OVC004 16/14 A2989 RMK AO2 SLP122 T01560144
KLAX 
6nm SE 
250953Z 27005KT 5SM BR OVC005 17/14 A2989 RMK AO2 SLP120 T01670144
KHHR 
8nm SE 
250953Z AUTO 26003KT 9SM OVC007 17/14 A2989 RMK AO2 SLP122 T01720144
KCQT 
11nm E 
250947Z AUTO 00000KT 5SM BR OVC005 16/14 A2988 RMK AO2 SLP117 T01610144
KBUR 
12nm N 
250953Z 00000KT 10SM CLR 18/14 A2989 RMK AO2 SLP108 T01830139
KVNY 
12nm N 
250951Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 20/14 A2989 RMK AO2 SLP109 T02000139
KWHP 
14nm N 
250250Z 12004KT 10SM SKC 30/05 A2989 RMK OBSERVER HT
KTOA 
15nm SE 
250255Z 27012KT 10SM SCT006 17/16 A2985 RMK LAST
KLGB 
19nm SE 
250953Z AUTO 32005KT 8SM OVC007 17/14 A2989 RMK AO2 SLP122 T01670144
TAF
KSMO 250806Z 2508/2606 VRB03KT 5SM BR OVC005 FM251000 VRB03KT 2SM BR OVC004 FM251500 VRB03KT 4SM BR OVC006 FM251700 VRB03KT 6SM HZ SCT007 FM251900 23009KT P6SM SKC FM260400 VRB03KT P6SM SCT005
KLAX 
6nm SE 
250941Z 2510/2612 24005KT 5SM BR OVC007 FM251700 26006KT 6SM HZ SCT007 FM252100 26012KT P6SM FEW007 FM260400 26006KT P6SM SCT005 FM260800 VRB03KT P6SM BKN005
KBUR 
12nm N 
250538Z 2506/2606 12005KT P6SM SKC FM250900 VRB03KT P6SM SKC FM252000 17010KT P6SM SKC FM260300 12006KT P6SM SKC
KVNY 
12nm N 
250538Z 2506/2606 VRB03KT P6SM SKC FM252100 15009KT P6SM SKC FM260300 VRB03KT P6SM SKC
KLGB 
19nm SE 
250538Z 2506/2606 VRB03KT P6SM SKC FM250900 VRB03KT 6SM BR OVC006 FM251600 VRB03KT P6SM SKC FM251800 19008KT P6SM SKC FM252300 30009KT 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 $8.49 $10.86 
 Updated 24-Jun-2022
 
   1 read write
 Aeroplex
562-981-2659
424-303-3800
[web site]
[email]
Aviation fuel, Hangar leasing / sales

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independent
UL94
SS $6.79 
GUARANTEED
 
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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
Titan
100LL Jet A
FS $8.76 $9.19 
SS $7.76 --- 
GUARANTEED
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   7 read write
Located at KHHR
Hawthorne Hangar Operations
ASRI 128.85
310-644-0400
[email]
At KHHR (Jack Northrop Field/Hawthorne Municipal Airport), 8 miles SE

ABOUT HAWTHORNE HANGAR OPERATIONS
Hawthorne Hangar Operations (HHO) is a new full-service FBO centrally located on the Hawthorne Municipal Airport field in the Wolfe Air hangar facility (turnout Delta on runway 7-25). Offering both Jet A and Avgas, HHO began operations as KHHR's CAA-preferred FBO on August 1, 2017. HHO offers all the amenities discerning guests expect from a customer-centric FBO, complete with concierge services for every client. Guests can now fly in and fuel up with the options of full service with a jet fuel truck or assisted self-service at self service station.
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Located at KHHR
Avfuel
100LL Jet A
FS $8.39 $7.97 
GUARANTEED
 
   24 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 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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