PALO ALTO ARPT OF SANTA CLARA CO
Latitude: 37-27-40 N
Longitude: 122-6-54.2 W
Elevation: 7 ft.
Variation: 15 E 1995
From city: 0 miles E of PALO ALTO, CA
ARTCC: ZOA
Section chart: SAN FRANCISCO
Time Zone: UTC-8(-7DT)
PAO (KPAO)
PALO ALTO, CA
UNITED STATES

Data is effective:
04/03/2014 - 05/29/2014
Airport Operations
Airport Status: Operational
Facility use: Open to the public
Control Tower: Airport traffic control tower
Tower Hours: 0700-2100
FSS: OAKLAND FSS (OAK)
Toll Free: 1-800-WX-BRIEF
•  EMERG FREQ 121.5 NOT AVBL AT FSS.
NOTAMs Facility: PAO (PALO ALTO ARPT OF SANTA CLARA CO)
Attendance: THU-TUE 0800-1800
WED 0700-2100
Wind Indicator: Lighted
Segmented Circle: Yes
Beacon: Clear and Green
SS-SR
Landing Fee: No
Fuel: 100LL, A
Int'l Operations: Not a Landing Rights Airport
Not an Airport of Entry
Airport Contacts
OWNER:
CO OF SANTA CLARA
2500 CUNNINGHAM AVE
SAN JOSE, CA 95148
UNITED STATES
Phone: 408-918-7700
CARL HONAKER, DIRECTOR OF AIRPORTS.
MANAGER:
CHRIS NUCCI
2500 CUNNINGHAM AVE
SAN JOSE, CA 95148
UNITED STATES
Phone: 408-918-7700
General Remarks
•  +100 FT TRANSMISSION TOWERS EAST OF ARPT.
•  BIRDS ON AND IN VICINITY OF AIRPORT.
•  TPA 1000 FT WEST & 800 FT EAST.
•  NOISE SENSITIVE AREA SE THRU W OF ARPT. RCMD ACFT LNDG AT PALO ALTO ARPT FLY AT OR ABOVE 1500 FT UNTIL CROSSING THE BAYSHORE FREEWAY. RCMD ACFT DEP RY 31 TURN 10 DEG RIGHT AFTER TKOF UNTIL REACHING DUMBARTON AUTO BRIDGE.
•  BE ALERT FOR PEDESTRAINS CROSSING A DIKE ROAD 8 FT HIGH AND 300 FT FROM END RY 13.
•  CONTINUOUS PEDESTRIAN/VEHICLE ACTIVITY ON ACFT TAXI LANES NOT DESIGNATED AS TWY MOVEMENT AREAS.
•  AIRPORT SECURITY PROCEDURES IN EFFECT.
•  ON APCH TO RY 31 BE ALERT TO POSSIBLE STRONG UPDRAFT FM WIND TUNNEL LCTD ON WEST SIDE OF MOFFETT FEDERAL AIRFIELD.
•  LANDING NOT AUTHORIZED FOR PURE JET AND SURPLUS MILITARY AIRCRAFT EXCEPT THOSE ACFT MEETING FAR 36 STAGE 3 NOISE CRITERIA.
•  ARPT RESTRICTED BY ARPT OPERATOR TO ACFT WITH MAX CERTIFICATED WEIGHT OF 12,500 LBS OR LESS.
Airport Communications
UNICOM: 122.95 MHz  
ATIS: 135.275 MHz (650-858-0606) 24 Hours
RADAR SERVICE: Approach / Departure  
NORCAL APPROACH: 121.3 MHz APCH/P  
  133.95 MHz APCH/S  
  134.5 MHz APCH/S  
  270.35 MHz APCH/P  
  290.25 MHz APCH/S  
  338.2 MHz APCH/S  
NORCAL DEPARTURE: 121.3 MHz DEP/P  
  270.35 MHz DEP/P  
PALO ALTO GROUND: 125 MHz GND/P  
PALO ALTO TOWER: 118.6 MHz LCL/P  
Remarks:
•  FREQ 121.5 NOT AVAILABLE.
Radio AIDS To Navigation
NAVAIDS:
Type ID Name Frequency Hours Distance Bearing Remarks
TACAN NUQ MOFFETT   24 Hours 3.2 nm 302.2°
•  OPERATIONAL RESTRICTED
•  TACAN DME UNUSABLE 170- 215 BYD 15 NM ALL ALTITUDES.
VORTAC OSI WOODSIDE 113.9 MHz 24 Hours 8.9 nm 62.5°
•  OPERATIONAL RESTRICTED
•  VOR UNUSBL 025-030 BYD 35 NM BLO 6,000 FT; 225-305 BYD 20 NM BLO 9000 FT.
•  TACAN AZIMUTH & DME PORTIONS UNUSBL 060-160 BYD 35 NM BLO 7000 FT; 160-350 BLO 11000 FT; 190-230 BYD 20 NM BLO 13000 FT; 230-350 BYD 20 NM.
•  TACAN AZIMUTH UNUSBL 015-025 BYD 10 NM.
VOR/DME SJC SAN JOSE 114.1 MHz 24 Hours 9.7 nm 302.6°
•  OPERATIONAL RESTRICTED
•  VOR PORTION UNUSBL 360-070 BYD 25 NM BLO 6500'; 140-160 BYD 25 NM BLO 6100'; 170-240 BYD 30 NM BLO 6700'.
VOT SFO SAN FRANCISCO INTL 111 MHz 24 Hours 15.3 nm 128.6°
•  OPERATIONAL RESTRICTED
VOR/DME SFO SAN FRANCISCO 115.8 MHz 24 Hours 15.6 nm 127.6°
•  OPERATIONAL RESTRICTED
•  VOR DME UNUSABLE 025-065 BYD 30 NM BLO 18,000 FT; 035-055 BYD 12 NM BLO 6,500 FT; 150-190 BYD 25 NM BLO 4,500 FT; 190-260 BYD 10 NM BLO 4,500 FT; 260-295 BYD 35 NM BLO 3,000 FT; 295-330 BYD 20 NM BLO 8,000 FT.
VORTAC OAK OAKLAND 116.8 MHz
HIWAS BROADCAST.
24 Hours 16.7 nm 162.0°
•  OPERATIONAL RESTRICTED
•  TACAN AZIMUTH UNUSBL 018-065 BYD 30 NM BLO 10,000 FT, 335-351 BYD 30 NM BLO 10,000 FT, 351-018 BYD 20 NM BLO 10,000 FT.
•  DME UNUSBL 335-065 BYD 30 NM BLO 8,000 FT.
NDB LV REIGA 374 KHz 24 Hours 24.8 nm 236.0°
•  OPERATIONAL IFR
TACAN SUU TRAVIS   24 Hours 47.7 nm 189.8°
•  OPERATIONAL RESTRICTED
•  TACAN AZIMUTH AND DME UNUSBL 260-320 BYD 20 NM BLO 10000 FT; 155-160 BYD 20 NM BLO 7000 FT.
Weather Data Services
ID Type Frequency Phone Distance Remarks
SQL WX AWOS-3P 125.9 MHz 650-593-0613 7.2 nm
OAK WX ASOS   510-383-9514 16.4 nm
HAF WX AWOS-3 127.275 MHz 650-728-5649 18.4 nm
LVK WX ASOS   925-606-5412 19.8 nm
C83 WX AWOS-3 123.775 MHz 925-634-0906 32.1 nm
Runways
13/31
Dimensions: 2443 ft. x 70 ft.
Surface Type: ASPH
Surface Condition: FAIR
Treatment:  
Runway Edge Lights: Medium Intensity
Weight Limitations  
   PCN:  
   Single Wheel: 12.5,000 lbs
   Double Wheel:  
   Double Tandem:  
   Dual Double Tandem:  
  Runway 13 Runway 31
True Alignment: 142° 322°
Traffic Pattern: Left Right
Markings: Basic Basic
Markings Condition: Fair Fair
Latitude: 37-27-49.5066 N 37-27-30.5562 N
Longitude: 122-7-3.5484 W 122-6-44.7693 W
Elevation: 6.7 ft. 6.8 ft.
Threshold Crossing Height: 29 ft. AGL 29 ft. AGL
Visual Glide Path Angle:
Visual Slope Indicator: 2-light PAPI on left 2-light PAPI on left
Centerline Lights: no no
Runway End Identifier Lights: Yes Yes
TDZE: 6.8 ft. 6.8 ft.

Heliports
None