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KPAO Palo Alto Airport
Palo Alto, California, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 10 SEPTEMBER 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 -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 10 September 2020 at 0901Z to 08 October 2020 at 0900z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
POINT REYES THREE   download (250KB)
POINT REYES THREE   download (250KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 31   download (229KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply **CHANGED**   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 - Metropolitan 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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Photo taken 11-Jan-2015
looking south-southwest.

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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 29-Sep-2020
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:3813:38
Sunrise07:0414:04
Sunset18:5301:53
Evening civil twilight19:1902:19

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  29-Sep-2020 16:28:34
Local (UTC-7)  29-Sep-2020 09:28:34
 
METAR
KPAO 291547Z 31004KT 10SM FU FEW015 18/15 A3003
KNUQ 
5nm SE 
291355Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM SCT015 BKN020 BKN025 17/15 A2998 RMK AO2
KSQL 
7nm NW 
291547Z VRB03KT 10SM FEW200 18/14 A3004
KSJC 
11nm SE 
291553Z 00000KT 10SM FEW018 BKN039 OVC065 20/13 A3002 RMK AO2 SLP166 FU FEW018 FU BKN039 FU OVC065 T02000133
KHWD 
12nm N 
291554Z 31006KT 10SM CLR 18/14 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP177 T01830139
KOAK 
15nm N 
291553Z 31007KT 10SM FEW005 FEW010 SCT150 18/14 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP169 FU SCT150 T01780144
KSFO 
15nm NW 
291556Z 30008KT 10SM FEW004 SCT200 17/13 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP168 FOG IN GAP W T01670133
KRHV 
17nm SE 
291547Z 00000KT 10SM SKC 19/12 A3003
KHAF 
19nm W 
291615Z AUTO 18004KT 9SM BKN004 14/14 A3005 RMK AO2
TAF
KSJC 
11nm SE 
291127Z 2912/3012 VRB03KT 6SM HZ SKC FM292000 32006KT 6SM HZ SKC FM292200 31011KT 6SM HZ SKC FM300300 30008KT 6SM HZ SKC FM300500 VRB05KT 6SM HZ SKC
KOAK 
15nm N 
291138Z 2912/3018 VRB03KT 6SM FU HZ FEW010 TEMPO 2914/2916 BKN010 FM291700 29006KT 6SM FU HZ SKC FM292100 31011KT 6SM FU HZ SKC FM300300 31007KT 6SM FU HZ FEW200 FM300600 33005KT 6SM FU HZ SCT015 FM300900 VRB04KT 6SM FU HZ BKN009 FM301600 30005KT 6SM FU HZ SCT012
KSFO 
15nm NW 
291138Z 2912/3018 VRB03KT 6SM FU HZ FEW010 FEW200 FM291900 31008KT 6SM FU HZ FEW200 FM292100 31016KT 6SM FU HZ SKC FM300300 29012KT 6SM FU HZ FEW200 FM301000 31004KT 6SM FU HZ BKN010 FM301600 VRB04KT 6SM FU HZ SCT015
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650-856-7640
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