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PMD
Palmdale Usaf Plant 42 Airport
Official FAA Data Effective 2014-11-13 0901Z
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Location Information for KPMD
Coordinates: N34°37.76' / W118°5.07'
Located 03 miles NE of Palmdale, California on 5832 acres of land. View all Airports in California.
Surveyed Elevation is 2543 feet MSL.
Magnetic Variation from 1980 is 15° East
Operations Data
Airport Use:Open to the public
OFFICAL BUSINESS ONLY. MILITARY ARPT. CIVIL USE REQUIRES USAF APPROVAL AND DD FORM 2400/01/02.
Status:Operational
Control Tower:Yes
Seg-Circle:Yes
Beacon:Clear-Green
(Lighted Land Airport)
Wind Indicator:Yes, Not Lighted
Lighting Schedule:SEE RMK
A.R.T.C.C.:LOS ANGELES
F.S.S.:RIVERSIDE
NOTAMs Facility:PMD (NOTAM-D available)
Sectional Chart:LOS ANGELES
Landing Fee:Yes
AirspaceAnalysis:NOT ANALYZED
ESTABD PRIOR TO 5/15/59.
Attendance:ALL/ALL/1330-0600Z++
OTHER TIMES CLSD TO ALL TFC WITHOUT WRITTEN APVL.
Airport Communications
ASOS:118.275 Tel. 661-272-3798
PALMDALE TOWER:123.7 236.6 317.6
PALMDALE GROUND:121.9 348.6
JOSHUA APPROACH:124.55 363.0
JOSHUA DEPARTURE:124.55 363.0
EMERG:121.5 243.0
CTAF:123.700
ATIS at WJF (9.4 NW):126.3
ASOS at WJF (9.4 NW): 661-949-2840
ATIS at EDW (19.4 NE):269.9
Remarks:
  • WHEN ATCT CLSD ARPT CLSD TO ALL TFC WITHOUT WRITTEN APVL, DUE TO MILITARY OPS DURING TOWER CLOSURE.
Nearby Navigation Aids
IDNameFreqRadial / Range
VOT PMD PALMDALE 114.50 248°1.0
VOT LHS LAKE HUGHES 108.40 082°24.6
VOT EDW EDWARDS 116.40 204°27.4
VOD VNY VAN NUYS 113.10 024°31.6
IDNameFreqBearing / Range
VOD GWF GEN WILLIAM J FO 282 300°9.3
VOD PAI PACOIMA 370 201°27.5
VOD UR VINEE 253 194°29.6
VOD EMT EL MONTE 359 160°32.5
Runway 07/25
Dimensions:12002 x 200 feet / 3658 x 61 meters
1000 FT ASPH OVRN EACH END; OVRN POOR COND EMERG USE ONLY.
Surface:Concrete in Good Condition
Weight Limits:94 /R/B/W/T, S-83, D-173, ST-450, DT-778
Edge Lighting:High Intensity
Runway 07Runway 25
Coordinates:N34°37.84' / W118°6.78'N34°37.97' / W118°4.40'
Elevation: 2540.2 2498.7
Gradient: 0.5 DOWN 0.2 UP
Traffic Pattern: Left Right
Runway Heading: 071° Magnetic, 086° True 251° Magnetic, 266° True
Markings:Precision Instrument in good condition.Precision Instrument in good condition.
Glide Slope IndicatorP4L (3.00° Glide Path Angle)
REIL:Yes
Runway 04/22
Dimensions:12001 x 150 feet / 3658 x 46 meters
Surface:Concrete in Good Condition
Weight Limits:73 /R/C/W/T, S-83, D-173, ST-315, DT-778
Edge Lighting:High Intensity
Runway 04Runway 22
Coordinates:N34°37.01' / W118°5.50'N34°38.24' / W118°3.62'
Elevation: 2542.5 2491.1
Gradient: 0.6 DOWN 0.3 UP
Traffic Pattern: Right Left
Runway Heading: 037° Magnetic, 052° True 217° Magnetic, 232° True
Markings:Basic in good condition.Basic in good condition.
Glide Slope IndicatorP4L (2.50° Glide Path Angle)
Obstacles: ft Hill ft from runway
23000' FM THR.
Runway 072/252
RY USED AS A MILITARY ASSAULT STRIP.
Dimensions:6000 x 75 feet / 1829 x 23 meters
Surface:Concrete in Excellent Condition
Weight Limits:132/R/B/W/T
Runway 072Runway 252
Ownership Information
Ownership:Owned by the Air Force
Owner:USAF
LIEUTENANT COLONEL RONALD E. CLEAVES, COMMANDING OFFICER, PHONE 661-272-6770.
2503 E AVE P
PALMDALE, CA 93550-2196
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
661-272-6715
Operational Statistics
Single Engine Aircraft Based on Field:none Statistics collected for 12 month period ending 2008-04-30
Multi-Engine Aircraft Based on Field:none Annual Commercial Operations:1203
Jet Aircraft Based on Field:none Annual Commuter Operations:none
Helicopters Based on Field:none Annual Air Taxi Operations:1320
Military Aircraft Based on Field:none Annual Military Operations:51620
Gliders Based on Field:none Annual GA Local Operations:5158
PRIMLY TRMG 747-707-727.
Ultralights Based on Field:none Annual GA Itinerant Operations:5132
Other Remarks
  • THIS AIRPORT HAS BEEN SURVEYED BY THE NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY.
  • MISC: INDUSTRIAL INSTL - NO TRANSPORTATION, LODGING OR NML SVC AVAILABLE ON SITE.
  • 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.
  • PARKING RAMP LCTD S OF RY 22 & TWY V NOT VISIBLE FM ATCT.
  • CAUTION: USE EXTREME CAUTION FOR UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS) OPS IN VCNTY.
  • FUEL: A++ AVBL. NO TRANS ACFT FUEL SVC AVBL. LTD FUELING AVBL; GOVT ACFT ONLY 1600-2300Z++ MON-FRI. 24 HR PN WITH AFLD MGR RQR; NO SAME DAY REQ; GAS AND GO UNAVBL. EXPECT 2+ HR DELAY FOR FUEL.
  • RSTD - OFFL BUS ONLY. MIL ARPT. CIVIL USE RQR USAF APVL AND DD 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: 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.
  • ALL DEPT ACFT MUST FILE FPL WITH P42 AFLD MGMT OPS.
  • CAUTION: FOD HAZ ON TWY S; ALL LARGE BODY ACFT MUST TAXI WITH OUTBOARD MOTORS SHUT OFF.
  • SERVICE-JASU: POWER CARS UNAVBL.
  • ACTVT HIRL RY 04-22 AND RY 07-25, PAPI RYS 22 AND 25 - CTAF.
  • TPA OVERHEAD 1,500 FT. FIGHTER AND TRAINER TYPE ACFT 1,500 FT. ALL OTHERS, RECTANGULAR 2,000 FT. ACFT LESS THAN 50,000 LBS, 1,500 FT.
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