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KPAO Palo Alto Airport
Palo Alto, California, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 31 DECEMBER 2020

Location

FAA Identifier: PAO
Lat/Long: 37-27-40.0000N 122-06-54.2000W
37-27.666667N 122-06.903333W
37.4611111,-122.1150556
(estimated)
Elevation: 6.8 ft. / 2.1 m (surveyed)
Variation: 15E (1995)
Time zone: UTC -8 (UTC -7 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 94303

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 04/1940
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: OAKLAND CENTER
FSS: OAKLAND FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: PAO (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: 0600-2000
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ARPT LGTS OPERATE CONTINUOUSLY WHEN ATCT CLSD.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 118.6
UNICOM: 122.95
ATIS: 135.275
PALO ALTO GROUND: 125.0 [0700-2100]
PALO ALTO TOWER: 118.6 [0700-2100]
NORCAL APPROACH: 121.3 133.95 134.5
NORCAL DEPARTURE: 121.3
WX AWOS-3PT at NUQ (4 nm SE): 124.175 (650-386-0655)
WX AWOS-3P at SQL (7 nm NW): 125.9 (650-593-0613)
WX ASOS at SJC (11 nm SE): 126.95 (408-969-0838)
WX ASOS at HWD (12 nm N): PHONE 510-786-3052
WX ASOS at SFO (16 nm NW): PHONE 650-827-8593
WX ASOS at OAK (16 nm N): PHONE 510-214-1776
WX AWOS-3 at HAF (19 nm W): 127.275 (650-728-5649)
WX ASOS at LVK (20 nm NE): PHONE 925-606-5412
  • FREQ 121.5 NOT AVAILABLE.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
OSIr046/8.9WOODSIDE VOR/DME113.9017E
SJCr287/9.6SAN JOSE VOR/DME114.1016E
SFOr111/15.6SAN FRANCISCO VOR/DME115.8017E
OAKr145/16.7OAKLAND VOR/DME116.8017E
SAUr124/30.6SAUSALITO VOR/DME116.2017E
CCRr168/35.2CONCORD VOR/DME117.0017E

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A
SELF-FUELING AVAILBLE 24/7.
Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: LOW

Runway Information

Runway 13/31

Dimensions: 2443 x 70 ft. / 745 x 21 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 12.5
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 13  RUNWAY 31
Latitude: 37-27.825110N37-27.509270N
Longitude: 122-07.059140W122-06.746155W
Elevation: 6.7 ft.6.8 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftright
Runway heading: 127 magnetic, 142 true307 magnetic, 322 true
Markings: basic, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 2-light PAPI on left (4.00 degrees glide path)2-light PAPI on left (4.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 8 ft. berm, lighted, 300 ft. from runway, 12:1 slope to clear
RY 13 +8 FT DIKE 300 FT FROM RY END, OBSTN LGTD.
5 ft. berm, lighted, 230 ft. from runway, 6:1 slope to clear
RY 31 +5 FT DIKE 230 FT FROM RY END, OBSTN LGTD.

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: CITY OF PALO ALTO
250 HAMILTON AVENUE
PALO ALTO, CA 94301-2531
Phone (650) 329-2444
Manager: ANDREW SWANSON
250 HAMILTON AVENUE
PALO ALTO, CA 94301-2531
Phone (650) 329-2444

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 77
Single engine airplanes: 70
Multi engine airplanes: 6
Gliders airplanes: 1
    
Aircraft operations: avg 525/day *
60% local general aviation
40% transient general aviation
<1% air taxi
* for 12-month period ending 31 July 2019

Additional Remarks

+100 FT TRANSMISSION TWRS E OF ARPT.
ARPT RSTRD BY ARPT OPR TO ACFT WITH MAX CERTD WT OF 12500 LBS OR LESS.
FOR CD WHEN ATCT IS CLSD CTC NORCAL APCH AT 916-361-3748.
BIRDS ON AND INVOF AP.
TPA 1000 FT W & 800 FT E.
NOISE SENSITIVE AREA SE THRU NW OF ARPT. RCMD ACFT LDG AT PALO ALTO ARPT FLY AT OR ABOVE 1500 FT UNTIL XNG THE BAYSHORE FREEWAY, AND RCMD ACFT DEP RWY 31 TURN 10 DEG RIGHT AFTER TKOF TIL RCHG DUMBARTON AUTO BRIDGE.
BE ALERT FOR PEDESTRAINS XNG A DIKE ROAD 8 FT HIGH AND 300 FT FROM RWY 13 END.
CONS PEDESTRIAN/VEHICLE ACT ON ACFT TAXI LANES NOT DESIGNATED AS TWY MOV AREAS.
ARPT SCTY PRODS IN EFCT.
ON APCH TO RWY 31 BE ALERT TO POSS STG UPDRAFT FM WIND TUNNEL LCTD ON W SIDE OF MOFFETT FEDERAL AIRFIELD.

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 31 December 2020 at 0901Z to 28 January 2021 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
POINT REYES THREE   download (261KB)
POINT REYES THREE   download (261KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 31   download (240KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (135KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (180KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KNUQ - Moffett Federal Airfield (4 nm SE)
KSQL - San Carlos Airport (7 nm NW)
KSJC - Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (11 nm SE)
KHWD - Hayward Exec Airport (12 nm N)
KSFO - San Francisco International Airport (16 nm NW)
KRHV - Reid-Hillview Airport of Santa Clara County (16 nm SE)
KOAK - Metro Oakland International Airport (16 nm N)
KHAF - Half Moon Bay Airport (19 nm W)
KLVK - Livermore Municipal Airport (20 nm NE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 19-Jan-2021
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:5314:53
Sunrise07:2115:21
Sunset17:1701:17
Evening civil twilight17:4601:46

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  19-Jan-2021 13:32:00
Local (UTC-8)  19-Jan-2021 05:32:00
 
METAR
KPAO 190447Z 35015KT 10SM SKC 17/01 A2989 RMK LAST
KNUQ 
5nm SE 
191315Z AUTO 01018G24KT 10SM CLR 13/M08 A2989 RMK AO2
KSQL 
7nm NW 
191315Z AUTO 03028G38KT 10SM CLR 13/M03 A2990 RMK AO2
KSJC 
11nm SE 
191253Z AUTO 33014G25KT 10SM CLR 13/M09 A2988 RMK AO2 PK WND 34030/1227 SLP116 T01281094
KHWD 
12nm N 
191254Z AUTO 01018G30KT 10SM CLR 13/M09 A2989 RMK AO2 PK WND 02036/1236 SLP130 T01331094
KOAK 
15nm N 
191253Z 01019G41KT 10SM CLR 15/M08 A2994 RMK AO2 PK WND 01041/1244 SLP137 T01501083
KSFO 
15nm NW 
191256Z 03030G39KT 10SM CLR 14/M01 A2990 RMK AO2 PK WND 02043/1207 SLP126 T01441006
KRHV 
17nm SE 
190551Z 31008KT 10SM SKC 18/M10 A2987 RMK LAST
KHAF 
19nm W 
191315Z AUTO 04025G35KT 020V080 10SM CLR 13/M10 A2989 RMK AO2
TAF
KSJC 
11nm SE 
191137Z 1912/2012 02016G27KT P6SM SKC WS015/02050KT FM191500 36015G23KT P6SM SKC WS015/02040KT FM191900 34013G21KT P6SM SKC FM200000 33010G17KT P6SM SKC FM200200 29007KT P6SM SKC FM201100 VRB03KT P6SM SKC
KOAK 
15nm N 
191137Z 1912/2018 01020G35KT P6SM SKC WS015/03060KT FM191500 02025G40KT P6SM SKC FM191900 01015G30KT P6SM SKC FM192100 02013G25KT P6SM SKC FM200400 03013KT P6SM SKC FM200800 02007KT P6SM SKC FM201200 02003KT P6SM SKC
KSFO 
15nm NW 
191137Z 1912/2018 02028G42KT P6SM SKC FM191400 03020G35KT P6SM SKC WS015/03055KT FM191700 01018G28KT P6SM SKC FM192000 01015G22KT P6SM SKC FM200300 03012KT P6SM SKC FM200700 02008KT P6SM SKC FM201200 02005KT P6SM SKC
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