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Palmdale USAF Plant 42 Airport

Palmdale, CA

Phone: 661-272-6715
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Attendance: Attended
Other Times Closed To All Tfc Without Written Apvl.Year-round, 7 Days a Week,1330-0600z++
Tower:Air Traffic Control Tower, 18 hrs/day, everyday, year-roundTower Hrs: OPR 1330-0600Z++.
Elevation:2,542 ft (774.8 m) (Surveyed)
Location:3.00 mi. NE of Palmdale
Beacon: Present (white-green)
Instrument Procedures:ILS, DME, LOC, VOR, RNAV, GPS, TACAN
Runways:04/22, 07/25, 072/252
Longest paved runway: 12002 ft
Fees:Landing, Parking
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Runway 04/22

Dimensions:12001 x 150ft. / 3657.9 x 45.7mWeight Bearing Cap:
Surface:concrete, no surface treatment, in good conditionRunway Edge Lights:high
#Elev/HdgTr. Pat.MarkingsApproach LightsTD PointILS/LOCObstructionsComments/Noise
042542.5ft. MSL
37° mag
52° true
0.4% down
basicrunway end identifier: REIL is present
Hill, ft of center, 35:1 clearance slope
23000' Fm Thr
222491.1ft. MSL
217° mag
232° true
0.4% up
basicvisual glide slope: 4-Light/Left-Side PAPI
runway end identifier: REIL is present

Runway 07/25

Dimensions:12002 x 200ft. / 3658.2 x 61.0mWeight Bearing Cap:
Surface:concrete, no surface treatment, in good conditionRunway Edge Lights:high
#Elev/HdgTr. Pat.MarkingsApproach LightsTD PointILS/LOCObstructionsComments/Noise
072540.2ft. MSL
71° mag
86° true
0.4% down
precisionrunway end identifier: REIL is present
252498.7ft. MSL
251° mag
266° true
0.4% up
precisionrunway end identifier: REIL is present
visual glide slope: 4-Light/Left-Side PAPI

Runway 072/252

Dimensions:6000 x 75ft. / 1828.8 x 22.9mWeight Bearing Cap:
Surface:concrete, no surface treatment, in excellent conditionRunway Edge Lights:
#Elev/HdgTr. Pat.MarkingsApproach LightsTD PointILS/LOCObstructionsComments/Noise
072No Data
No DataNo Data
252No Data
No DataNo Data

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Operations & More Information

Lat/Long:N34 37.7633' / W118 5.0732'
Charts:NACO: Los Angeles Sectional
Mag Var:15E (1980)
ARTCC:Los Angeles (ZLA)
FSS:Riverside (RAL)
NOTAM Facility:PMD
Approach/Departure Control FacilityJCF
Pattern Altitude:
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
Heavy Aircraft4543
Light Aircraft4043
Turbine Aircraft4043
Wind Indicator:Present (unlit)
Seg. Circle:Yes
Lighting:Pilot Activated Lighting:
  • high intensity: 7 clicks in 10 secs
  • medium intensity: 6 clicks in 10 secs
  • low intensity: 5 clicks in 10 secs
Actvt REIL Rwys 4, 22, 7, & 25; PAPI Rwys 22 and 25; HIRL Rwy 04/22 and Rwy 07/25 - CTAF

Aircraft & Activity

Based GA Aircraft

Single Engine:0
Multi Engine:0

Airport Activity

GA Local:5,158
GA Itinerant:5,132
Air Taxi:1,320

(12-month period ending on 4/30/2008)

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Contact Addresses

Owner:Airport Manager:
USAFKen Neitzel
2503 E Ave P2503 E Ave P
Palmdale, CA 93550-2196Palmdale, CA 93550-2196
661-272-6700 (Office) 661-272-6715 (Office)
Civilian Airport Contact at 39516 North 25th Street E, Palmdale, Ca 93550, Currently Closed
Chief of Usaf Airfield Operations
Lieutenant Colonel Ronald E. Cleaves, Commanding Officer, Phone 661-272-6770