PALMDALE USAF PLANT 42
Latitude: 34-37-45.8 N
Longitude: 118-5-4.39 W
Elevation: 2543 ft.
Variation: 15 E 1980
From city: 3 miles NE of PALMDALE, CA
ARTCC: ZLA
Section chart: LOS ANGELES
Time Zone: UTC-8(-7DT)
PMD (KPMD)
PALMDALE, CA
UNITED STATES

Data is effective:
04/03/2014 - 05/29/2014
Airport Operations
Airport Status: Operational
Facility use: Open to the public
OFFICAL BUSINESS ONLY. MILITARY ARPT. CIVIL USE REQUIRES USAF APPROVAL AND DD FORM 2400/01/02.
Control Tower: Airport traffic control tower
Tower Hours: OPR 1330-0600Z++, OTHER TIMES CLSD TO ALL TFC WITHOUT WRITTEN APVL.
FSS: RIVERSIDE FSS (RAL)
Toll Free: 1-800-WX-BRIEF
NOTAMs Facility: PMD (PALMDALE USAF PLANT 42)
Attendance: 1330-0600Z++
OTHER TIMES CLSD TO ALL TFC WITHOUT WRITTEN APVL.
Wind Indicator: Yes
Segmented Circle: Yes
Lights: SEE RMK
ACTVT HIRL RY 04-22 AND RY 07-25, PAPI RYS 22 AND 25 - CTAF.
Beacon: Clear and Green
SS-SR
Landing Fee: Yes
Fuel: NONE
Int'l Operations: Not a Landing Rights Airport
Not an Airport of Entry
Airport Contacts
OWNER:
USAF
LIEUTENANT COLONEL RONALD E. CLEAVES, COMMANDING OFFICER, PHONE 661-272-6770.
2503 E AVE P
PALMDALE, CA 93550-2196
UNITED STATES
Phone: 661-272-6700
MANAGER:
KEN NEITZEL
CHIEF OF USAF AIRFIELD OPERATIONS.
2503 E AVE P
CIVILIAN AIRPORT CONTACT AT 39516 NORTH 25TH STREET E, PALMDALE, CA 93550, CURRENTLY CLOSED.
PALMDALE, CA 93550-2196
UNITED STATES
Phone: 661-272-6715
General Remarks
•  MISC: INDUSTRIAL INSTL - NO TRANSPORTATION, LODGING OR NML SVC AVAILABLE ON SITE.
•  WHEN ATCT CLSD ARPT CLSD TO ALL TFC WITHOUT WRITTEN APVL.
•  PARKING RAMP LCTD S OF RY 22 & TWY V NOT VISIBLE FM ATCT.
•  UNLGT OBSTN SURROUND AFLD.
•  DRAINAGE DITCHES PARL ALL RYS.
•  BIRD HAZ POTENTIAL EXISTS. MIGRATORY SEASON PHASE II 1 OCT - 31 MAR. DURG BWC MODERATE, TKOF AND LNDG PERMITTED. DURG BWC SEVERE, TKOF AND LNDG PROHIBITED.
•  MILITARY USE: ASSAULT LDG ZONE LCTD 1ST 6,000 EAST END OF TWY B, ALZ 25 OPEN TO C-130 ACFT, PPR ONLY; CALL 661-272-6715. ASSAULT LDG ZONE ONE-WAY LDG ALZ 25 ONLY.
•  MISC: WINDS ARE EST DUE TO FMQ-13 WIND SENSORS BEING ACCURATE TO WITHIN ONLY +/- 2 KT. ATC/WX WILL NOT INCL/RELAY WIND CORR INTO FCST/PHRASEOLOGY. THEREFORE, AIRCREWS WILL INCORPORATE A +/- 2 KT ACCURACY INTO THEIR DECISION MAKING PROCESS FOR FLYING OPR.
•  SERVICE-LGT: GATED THLD LGT RWY 07-25 AND RWY 04-22.
•  TRAN ALERT (1 OF 2): NO FLEET SVC AVBL. LTD TRAN SVC DUR NML HR, WKEND AND HOL CAPABILITY EXTREMELY LTD AND MAY BE POSTPONED TIL NEXT DUTY DAY. NO FLW ME SVC AVBL. EXP PROGRESSIVE TAXI TO PRK. AIRCREW RESPONSIBLE FOR ACFT PINNING/SAFING.
•  MISC: COMSEC STORAGE UNAVBL.
•  CAUTION: USE EXTREME CAUTION FOR UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS) OPS IN VCNTY.
•  FUEL: NO TRANS ACFT FUEL SVC AVBL. LTD FUELING AVBL, GOVT ACFT ONLY 1430-2230Z++ MON-FRI. 24 HR PN WITH AFLD MGT RQR; NO SAME DAY REQUEST. GAS AND GO UNAVBL. EXPECT 2+ HR DLY FOR FUEL.
•  RSTD - OFFL BUS ONLY. MIL ARPT. CIVIL USE RQR USAF APVL ANDDD FORM 2400/01/02. PPR RQR FOR FULL STOP LDG ONLY. CALL C661-272-6619/6614. RWY 252 MRK ONLY FOR C-130 ASSAULT OPR; ONE-WAY LDG ONLY. USE OF ASSAULT STRIP LDG ZONE PPR WITH 146 OSF/OSK DSN 893-7590, C805-986-7590.
•  TRAN ALERT (2 OF 2): UNABLE TO SVC ACFT WITH ORDNANCE. LTD GRD SUPPORT EQUIPMENT AVBL. NO POTABLE WATER SVC. NO TRAN MAINT AVBL. GND SVC UNAVBL WHEN LIGHTNING WITHIN 5 NM.
•  MISC: FLT PLANS MUST BE ACTIVATED WITH PRESCOTT FSS.
•  RWY 22 EDGE LGT LCTD 14 FT FR OUTSIDE SIDE STRIPE.
•  CAUTION: LAST 7000 FT OF RWY 25, S SIDE, 300 FT FROM RWY CNTLN, GRD SFC HAS TERRAIN IRREGULARITIES AND VIOLATES GRADED AREA RQR.
•  CAUTION: VARIOUS ACFT TEST OPS MARKINGS PAINTED IN WHITE ON TAXIWAY UNIFORM.
•  CAUTION: RWY 25 NSTD MRK: SPOT LDG ZONE MRK LCTD AT 6000 FT REMAINING MRK. RWY 07/25 DECEPTIVE SFC MRK PAINTED ENTIRE WIDTH OF SHOULDER.
•  RSTD: OVERNIGHT PRK UNAUTHD ON C-RAMP.
•  RSTD: TWY L BTN RWY 04/22 AND PAX TRML UNLGTD AND USABLE FOR DAYLT VFR ONLY.
•  SERVICE: JASU - 1 (AM32A-95).
Airport Communications
UNICOM: None  
ATIS: None  
RADAR SERVICE: Approach / Departure  
JOSHUA APPROACH/DEPARTURE: 124.55 MHz APCH/P DEP/P  
  363 MHz APCH/P DEP/P  
PALMDALE EMERGENCY: 121.5 MHz EMERG  
  243 MHz EMERG  
PALMDALE GROUND: 121.9 MHz GND/P  
  348.6 MHz GND/P  
PALMDALE TOWER: 123.7 MHz LCL/P  
  236.6 MHz LCL/S  
  317.6 MHz LCL/P  
Radio AIDS To Navigation
ILS/DME:
Rwy End Type ID Frequency Channel Remarks
Rwy 25 ILS I-PMD 110.7 MHz  
•  ILS CLASSIFICATION CODE ID.


NAVAIDS:
Type ID Name Frequency Hours Distance Bearing Remarks
VORTAC PMD PALMDALE 114.5 MHz 24 Hours 1.0 nm 263.3°
•  OPERATIONAL RESTRICTED
•  TACAN ANTENNA OFFSET 200' ON 345 DEGREE AZIMUTH OF VOR.
•  TACAN AZIMUTH AND DME UNUSBL 120-145 BYD 20 NM BLO 15500 FT; 145-150 BYD 20 NM BLO 14500 FT.
•  VOR PORTION UNUSBL 010-020 ALL DSTCS AND ALTS, 110-160 BYD 35 NM BLO 11,600 FT, 160-235 BYD 30 NM BLO 8,100 FT.
•  TACAN AZIMUTH UNUSBL 110-145 BYD 20 NM BLO 15500 FT; 145-235 BYD 20 NM BLO 14500 FT; 345-355 BYD 35 NM ALL ALTS.
NDB GWF GEN WILLIAM J FOX 282 KHz 24 Hours 9.3 nm 135.1°
•  OPERATIONAL IFR
•  NDB UNMON.
VORTAC LHS LAKE HUGHES 108.4 MHz 24 Hours 24.6 nm 97.4°
•  OPERATIONAL RESTRICTED
•  DME PORTION UNMONITORED.
•  VOR PORTION UNUSBL 335-350 BLO 10000'.
NDB PAI PACOIMA 370 KHz 24 Hours 27.5 nm 36.2°
•  OPERATIONAL VFR ONLY
VOR/DME VNY VAN NUYS 113.1 MHz 24 Hours 31.6 nm 39.5°
•  OPERATIONAL RESTRICTED
•  VOR/DME UNUSBL 010-030 BYD 20 NM BLO 6700 FT; 030-050 BYD 25 NM BLO 8600 FT; 330-350 BYD 25 NM BLO 5500 FT; 350-010 BYD 15 NM BLO 6100 FT.
•  DME UNUSBL 094-096 BYD 35 NM BLO 5000 FT.
VOR RAL RIVERSIDE 112.4 MHz 24 Hours 51.2 nm 322.3°
•  OPERATIONAL IFR
VOT LAX SAN PEDRO HILL 113.9 MHz 24 Hours 54.4 nm 13.2°
•  OPERATIONAL IFR
•  VOT AREA OF COVERAGE: SANTA MONICA MUNI (SMO) - UNUSBL ALL AREAS EXCEPT RUNPU AREAS FOR RYS 03 AND 21.
•  VOT AREA OF COVERAGE: LONG BEACH (DAUGHERTY FIELD) (LGB) UNUSBL ALL AREAS EXCEPT RUNUP 25L AT TWY J; RUNUP 25R.
•  UNUSBL ALL AREAS EXCEPT INTERSECTION OF TWYS A AT G RUNUP RY 25L AT TWY F & INTERSECTION OF TWY C AT N.
•  VOT AREA OF COVERAGE: HAWTHORNE MUNI (HHR) UNUSBL ON SOUTH TWY.
•  VOT AREA OF COVERAGE: ZAMPERINI FLD (TOA).
TACAN RIV MARCH   24 Hours 59.1 nm 317.4°
•  OPERATIONAL RESTRICTED
•  TACAN UNUSBL 035-055 BYD 30 NM BLO 17500 FT; 210-220 BYD 30 NM BLO 10000 FT; 250-275 BYD 20 NM BLO 8000 FT; 305-330 BYD 30 NM BLO 13000 FT; 330-350 BYD 15 NM BLO 17000 FT; 350-035 BYD 30 NM BLO 14000 FT.
•  NO-NOTAM MP 1500-1700Z++ THU (1500/3+1), EXC LAST THU 1500-2300Z++ (1500/3+1).
Weather Data Services
ID Type Frequency Phone Distance Remarks
PMD WX ASOS 118.275 MHz 661-272-3798 0.0 nm
WJF WX ASOS   661-949-2840 9.4 nm
WJF WX AWOS-3 133.875 MHz 661-942-2774 9.4 nm
GXA WX ASOS 413.2 MHz 760-315-0639 20.9 nm
•  ASOS IS ASSOCIATED WITH GRAY BUTTE FIELD. (04CA)
MHV WX AWOS-3 132.225 MHz 661-824-5218 26.2 nm
Runways
04/22
Dimensions: 12001 ft. x 150 ft.
Surface Type: CONC
Surface Condition: GOOD
Treatment:  
Runway Edge Lights: High Intensity
Weight Limitations  
   PCN: 73/R/C/W/T
   Single Wheel: 83,000 lbs
   Double Wheel: 173,000 lbs
   Double Tandem: 315,000 lbs
   Dual Double Tandem: 778,000 lbs
  Runway 04 Runway 22
True Alignment: 52° 232°
Traffic Pattern: Right Left
Markings: Basic Basic
Markings Condition: Good Good
Latitude: 34-37-0.842 N 34-38-14.236 N
Longitude: 118-5-29.802 W 118-3-36.966 W
Elevation: 2542.5 ft. 2491.1 ft.
Threshold Crossing Height:   52 ft. AGL
Visual Glide Path Angle:   2.5°
Visual Slope Indicator:   4-light PAPI on left
Centerline Lights: no no
Runway End Identifier Lights: No No
TDZE: 2542.5 ft. 2497.9 ft.

07/25
Dimensions: 12002 ft. x 200 ft.
Surface Type: CONC
Surface Condition: GOOD
Treatment:  
Runway Edge Lights: High Intensity
Weight Limitations  
   PCN: 94/R/B/W/T
   Single Wheel: 83,000 lbs
   Double Wheel: 173,000 lbs
   Double Tandem: 450,000 lbs
   Dual Double Tandem: 778,000 lbs
  Runway 07 Runway 25
True Alignment: 86° 266°
Traffic Pattern: Left Right
Markings: Precision instrument Precision instrument
Markings Condition: Good Good
Latitude: 34-37-50.106 N 34-37-57.991 N
Longitude: 118-6-47.029 W 118-4-23.743 W
Elevation: 2540.2 ft. 2498.7 ft.
Threshold Crossing Height:   58 ft. AGL
Visual Glide Path Angle:  
Visual Slope Indicator:   4-light PAPI on left
Centerline Lights: no no
Runway End Identifier Lights: No Yes
TDZE: 2540.2 ft. 2503.4 ft.

072/252
RY USED AS A MILITARY ASSAULT STRIP.
Dimensions: 6000 ft. x 75 ft.
Surface Type: CONC
Surface Condition: EXCELLENT
Treatment:  
Runway Edge Lights:  
Weight Limitations  
   PCN: 132/R/B/W/T
   Single Wheel:  
   Double Wheel:  
   Double Tandem:  
   Dual Double Tandem:  
  Runway 072 Runway 252
Runway End Identifier Lights: No No

Heliports
None