Palo Alto Airport

IATA/ICAO CODE: PAO/KPAO
CITY: San Jose
STATE: CA
COUNTRY: USA

AIRPORT CONTACT

Information updated by the airport 2/2011

Name: Carl Honaker Eric Peterson
Title: Director of County Airports Assistant Director of County Airports
Airport: Palo Alto Airport Palo Alto Airport
Address:

2500 Cunningham Avenue
San Jose, CA 95148
2500 Cunningham Avenue
San Jose, CA 95148
Phone: +1408-918-7700 +1 408-918-7700
Fax: +1408-929-8617 +1 408-929-8617
Email: Carl@countyairports.org Eric@coutnyairports.org

Name: Ken Betts  
Title: Business Manager  
Airport: Palo Alto Airport  
Address:

2500 Cunningham Avenue
San Jose, CA 95148
 
Phone: +1 408-918-7706  
Fax: +1 408-929-8617  
Email: ken@countyairports.org  
Airport Web Site: www.countyairports.org/arp_palo_alto.htm

ELEVATION: 4ft.
RUNWAY INFORMATION
Orientation
Length (ft)
Displaced
Threshold (ft)
Glide Slope(deg)
Width (ft)
13/31
2443
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70
Check FAA Airport Diagrams for current information.

NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES
Departures - Runway 31:
- Right Dumbarton Departure: Turn right 10 degrees after take-off until reaching Dumbarton Bridge. Then initiate right crosswind turn with departure.
- Right Downwind Departure: Turn right 10 degrees after take-off until reaching 500 feet MSL, then turn to right downwind departure.
- Left Dumbarton Departure: Turn right 10 degrees after take-off until reaching Dumbarton Bridge. Then initiate left crosswind departure, crossing Bayshore Freeway (US 101) at or above 1500 feet MSL.

Departures - Runway 13:

- KGO/Leslie Salt Departure: Turn left crosswind after take-off, remaining clear of Moffett Class D airspace. Proceed direct to KGO/Leslie Salt.
- Left 270 degree Overhead Departure: Turn left after take-off for 270 degree overhead departure. Cross Bayshore Freeway (US 101) at or above 1500 feet MSL.
- Straight Out Departure: Cross Bayshore Freeway (US 101) at or above 1500 feet MSL. All straight out departures MUST be coordinated with Moffett Tower prior to take-off.

Arrivals (For all Runways/Requested Approaches):
- SE through NW: When possible, maintain 1500 feet MSL over Palo Alto and the surrounding communities until crossing the Bayshore Freeway (US 101) before descending to pattern altitude. (1000 feet MSL SW side of field)
- NW through E, and Closed Traffic: Expect Right Traffic, Runway 30 and descend into pattern altitude (800 feet MSL NE side of field).
- W through S: May be assigned Left Traffic Runway 30, aircraft to maintain at least 1000 feet AGL or 1500 AGL when possible over Palo Alto and surrounding communities until crossing Bayshore Freeway (US 101) before descending to pattern altitude (1000 feet MSL SW of field.)

CONTINUOUS DESCENT ARRIVAL (CDA) - NONE

AIRPORT CURFEWS - NONE

PREFERENTIAL RUNWAYS - NONE

OPERATING QUOTA - NONE

ENGINE RUN-UP RESTRICTIONS - NONE

APU OPERATING RESTRICTIONS - NONE

NOISE BUDGET RESTRICTIONS - NONE

NOISE SURCHARGE - NONE

NOISE MITIGATION/LAND USE PLANNING PROGRAM INFORMATION
Type of Program
Date Implemented
Status
Sound Insulation (Residences and Public Buildings)
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-
Purchase Assurance for Homeowners Located Within the Airport Noise Contours
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-
Avigation Easements
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-
Zoning Laws
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Real Estate/Property Disclosure Laws
-
-
Acquire Land for Noise Compatibility to date
-
-
Population within each noise contour level relative to aircraft operations
-

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Airport Noise Contour Overlay Maps
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-
Total Cost of Noise Mitigation Programs to Date
-

-

Source of Noise Mitigation Program Funding for Aircraft Noise
-
-

NOISE MONITORING SYSTEM - NONE

FLIGHT TRACK MONITORING SYSTEM - NONE

FLIGHT TRACK MONITORING SYSTEM - NONE

NOISE LEVEL LIMITS - NONE

STAGE 2 RESTRICTIONS
Stage 2 airplanes >75,000 lbs are prohibited from operating at airports within the 48 contiguous states.

STAGE 2 PHASEOUT
U.S. Stage 2 Phase out complete as of 12/31/1999 (CFR Part 91.801). Stage 2 airplanes >75,000 lbs are prohibited from operating at airports within the 48 contiguous states.

STAGE 3 RESTRICTIONS - NONE