KPAO
Airport
Palo Alto
Palo Alto, California

FAA NFDC Information Effective 56-day cycle 02/28/2019 - 4/25/2019

Ops Comms Services Owner Runways IFR Procs Current NOTAMs Remarks

Location

FAA/ICAO Identifier:PAO / KPAO (Papa-Alpha-Oscar)
Lat/Lng:37.4611111111, -122.115055556
37-27-40.0000N, 122-06-54.2000W
Estimated by NGS on 04/13/2001
Elevation:6 feetSurveyedby NGSon 04/13/2001
Magnetic Variation:15E,(1995),[13E (2019)]
Sectional:SAN FRANCISCO
From City:in Palo Alto

Operations

Use:Open to the public
Ownership:Publicly owned
Activation:04/1940
Attended:All year Every day 0600-2000 (local)
Control Tower:yes0700-2100 (local)
Type:ATCT
Hours:12
Days Tower Operational:ALL
Airspace Class:D,Class D Svc 0700-2100; Other Times Class G
ARTCC:Oakland Center(ZOA)
FSS:Oakland FSS(OAK)
NOTAMs and Weather:PAONOTAM-D service at airport
Wind Indicator:Lighted
Segmented Circle:yes
Lights:Airport Lights Operate Continuously When ATCT Closed.
Beacon:Sunset-Sunrise (local time)
Clear-Green (Lighted Land Airport)
Landing Fee:no

Communications

CTAF:118.600
UNICOM:122.950
ATIS:135.275
(650-858-0606) operates continuously
Tower:
Contact 'Palo Alto Tower'
118.6
Ground:
Contact 'Palo Alto Ground'
125.0
Approach:
Contact 'NORCAL' Approach
121.3,270.35,133.95,
134.5,290.25,338.2
Departure:
Contact 'NORCAL' Departure
121.3,270.35
Master Airport:NCT (NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TRACON)
Master Provides:LAWRS
Tower Remarks:Frequency 121.5 not Available.

Services

Fuel:Grade 100LL Gasoline (low lead blue)
Jet A - Kerosene, freeze point -40C
Self-Fueling Availble 24/7.
Airframe Repair:Major
Powerplant Repair:Major
Bottled Oxygen:Low pressure
Transient Storage:Tie-Down
Other Services:Air Ambulance, Avionics, Charter, Glider, Pilot Instruction, Aircraft Rental, Aircraft Sales

Based Aircraft

Single Engine GA:90
Multi Engine GA:8
Gliders:1
Total:99

Annual Operations

For year ending:05/22/2018
AirTaxi:105
Local GA (< 20 miles):115083
Non-local GA:76509
Total:191697

Ownership

Owner:City of Palo Alto
250 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, Ca 94301-2531
(650) 329-2444
Manager:Andrew Swanson
250 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, Ca 94301-2531
(650) 329-2444

Runways

Runways:13/31

Runway 13/31

Length:2443 feet
by Ngs on 04/13/2001
Width:70 feet
Surface:Asphalt / Bituminous Concrete, Good Condition
Weight Capacity:Single Wheel aircraft: 12,000 lbs
Runway Lights Edge Intensity:Med Intensity
End 13 End 31
True Alignment:142,(129 Magnetic)322,(309 Magnetic)
Right Hand Pattern: Yes
Runway Markings:Basic,Good ConditionNonprecision Instrument,Good Condition
Gradient:0.0 0.0
Elevation at End:6.7' MSL6.8' MSL
Elevation at Touchdown Zone:6.8' MSL6.8' MSL
Threshold Crossing Glide Path Height:29' AGL29' AGL
Visual Glide Path Angle:4.00°4.00°
Visual Glide Slope Indicator:2-light PAPI on left side of runway2-light PAPI on left side of runway
Runway End Identifer Lights (REIL):YesYes
Objects:BermBerm
Object Marking:LightedLighted
Objects affecting Navigable Airspace (CFR part 77):Utility runway with a visual approachUtility runway with a nonprecision approach
Object Clearance Slope:12:1
Runway 13 +8 Ft Dike 300 Ft from Runway End, Obstruction Lgtd.
6:1
Runway 31 +5 Ft Dike 230 Ft from Runway End, Obstruction Lgtd.
Object Height:8' AGL5' AGL
Object Distance:300' Along centerline
0L/' Right of centerline
230' Along centerline
0L/' Right of centerline

Procedures

NOTAMs

Additional Remarks

A110*G-This Airport Has Been Surveyed by the National Geodetic Survey.
+100 Ft Transmission Twrs E of Airport.
Birds on and in Vicinity of Ap.
TPA 1000 Ft W & 800 Ft E.
Noise Sensitive Area SE Thru NW of Airport. Rcmd Aircraft Landing at Palo Alto Airport Fly at or Above 1500 Ft Until Xng the Bayshore Freeway, and Rcmd Aircraft Departure Runway 31 Turn 10 Deg Right After Takeoff Til Rchg Dumbarton Auto Bridge.
be Alert for Pedestrains Xng a Dike Road 8 Ft High and 300 Ft from Runway 13 End.
Cons Pedestrian/Vehicle Act on Aircraft Taxi Lanes not Designated As Taxiway Mov Areas.
Airport Scty Prods in Efct.
on Approach to Runway 31 be Alert to Poss Stg Updraft from Wind Tunnel Located on W Side of Moffett Federal Airfield.
Airport Rstrd by Airport Operating to Aircraft with Max Certd Wt of 12500 Lbs or Less.
for Cd When ATCT is Closed Contact Norcal Approach at 916-361-3748.

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