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KPAO Palo Alto Airport
Palo Alto, California, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 22 APRIL 2021

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 -7 (UTC -8 during Standard 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 22 April 2021 at 0901Z to 20 May 2021 at 0900z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
POINT REYES THREE   download (260KB)
POINT REYES THREE   download (260KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 31   download (239KB)
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 Executive 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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Aerial photo
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Aerial photo of KPAO (Palo Alto Airport)
Photo taken 11-Jan-2015
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Airport diagram
Diagram of KPAO (Palo Alto Airport)
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 08-May-2021
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:3812:38
Sunrise06:0713:07
Sunset20:0303:03
Evening civil twilight20:3203:32

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  08-May-2021 14:40:39
Local (UTC-7)  08-May-2021 07:40:39
 
METAR
KPAO 081347Z VRB04KT 10SM SKC 09/06 A3004
KSQL 
7nm NW 
081355Z AUTO 00000KT 9SM CLR 11/05 A3005 RMK AO2
KSJC 
11nm SE 
081353Z 00000KT 10SM FEW011 11/07 A3004 RMK AO2 SLP171 T01110067
KHWD 
12nm N 
081354Z 06005KT 10SM CLR 10/06 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP180 T01000056
KOAK 
15nm N 
081353Z 00000KT 9SM CLR 10/08 A3004 RMK AO2 SLP172 T01000078
KSFO 
15nm NW 
081356Z 26003KT 10SM FEW200 11/06 A3004 RMK AO2 SLP171 T01110061
KRHV 
17nm SE 
081355Z 00000KT 10SM SKC 11/06 A3004
KHAF 
19nm W 
081415Z AUTO 33007KT 2SM -RA CLR 10/08 A3004 RMK AO2
TAF
KSJC 
11nm SE 
080539Z 0806/0906 34007KT P6SM SKC FM080700 VRB05KT P6SM SKC WS020/01030KT FM081200 VRB03KT P6SM SKC WS020/36025KT FM081500 32008KT P6SM SKC FM082000 33013KT P6SM SKC FM090300 31008KT P6SM SKC
KOAK 
15nm N 
081120Z 0812/0918 04005KT P6SM SKC WS015/02035KT FM081700 01010KT P6SM SKC FM082000 32012G18KT P6SM SKC FM082200 28016G24KT P6SM SKC FM090300 34014KT P6SM SKC WS010/02030KT FM091000 33004KT P6SM SKC WS010/02030KT FM091500 03004KT P6SM SKC
KSFO 
15nm NW 
080901Z 0809/0912 29008KT P6SM SKC WS020/02035KT FM081500 32010G18KT P6SM SKC WS020/02030KT FM081800 33012G20KT P6SM SKC FM082000 30025G34KT P6SM SKC FM090500 29018G25KT P6SM SKC
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Fuel Prices
 
Comments
  
Rossi Aircraft 650-493-3326
650-493-1673
[web site]
[email]
Aviation fuel, Aircraft ground handling, Oxygen service, Aircraft maintenance

More info about Rossi Aircraft
Titan
100LL Jet A
FS $5.35 $4.25 
SS $5.20 --- 
GUARANTEED
 
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West Valley Flying Club 650-856-2030
650-856-7640
[web site]
Aviation fuel, Flight training, Aircraft rental, Aircraft maintenance, Flying club, Pilots lounge / snooze room, Computerized weather, Internet access, Restrooms

More info about West Valley Flying Club
Phillips 66
100LL
FS $5.39 
 Updated 29-Apr-2021
 
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FS=Full service
SS=Self service
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