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FAA Information Effective: 2/1/2018

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Watsonville Municipal Airport

Watsonville, CA

Phone: 831-768-3575
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Attendance: Attended
Year-round, 7 Days a Week,0800-1700
Elevation:163 ft (49.7 m) (Surveyed)
Location:3.00 mi. NW of Watsonville
Beacon: Present (white-green)
Instrument Procedures:LOC, VOR, RNAV, GPS
Runways:02/20, 09/27
Longest paved runway: 4501 ft
Fees:Hangar, Parking, Tiedown
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  • Diagram
  • Sectional

Minimum Fuel Prices

100LL$ 5.00  (self serve service)
Jet-A$ 4.25  (self serve service)
100LL$ 5.25  (full serve service)
Jet-A$ 4.50  (full serve service)

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Runway 02/20

Dimensions:4501 x 149ft. / 1371.9 x 45.4mWeight Bearing Cap: Single wheel: 81000 lb
Surface:asphalt, no surface treatment, in fair conditionRunway Edge Lights:medium
#Elev/HdgTr. Pat.MarkingsApproach LightsTD PointILS/LOCObstructionsComments/Noise
02139.4ft. MSL
18° mag
32° true
0.4% up
non-precisionrunway end identifier: REIL is present
visual glide slope: 2-Light/Left-Side PAPI
LOCALIZERTrees, 39 ft Left of center, 46 ft high, 1,310 ft from end, 24:1 clearance slope
20157.3ft. MSL
198° mag
212° true
0.4% down
non-precisionvisual glide slope: 2-Light/Left-Side PAPI
590' Disp Threshold
Tree, 125 ft Left of center, 80 ft high, 1,198 ft from end, 12:1 clearance slope
Rwy 20 Apch Ratio 22:1 to Dsplcd Thr

Runway 09/27

Dimensions:3998 x 98ft. / 1218.6 x 29.9mWeight Bearing Cap: Single wheel: 45000 lb
Surface:asphalt, no surface treatment, in fair conditionRunway Edge Lights:
#Elev/HdgTr. Pat.MarkingsApproach LightsTD PointILS/LOCObstructionsComments/Noise
09163.2ft. MSL
85° mag
99° true
0.7% down
basicvisual glide slope: 2-Light/Right-Side PAPI
Tree, centered, 38 ft high, 1,050 ft from end, 22:1 clearance slope
27136.2ft. MSL
265° mag
279° true
0.7% up
basicNo DataTree, 40 ft Right of center, 55 ft high, 935 ft from end, 13:1 clearance slope

Noise Abatement

RunwayApplies toApproach/DepartureText
20All aircraftdepartureFly rwy heading climbing to 900 feet MSL, crossing freeway, before turning on a 45 degree departure. No full power climb outs on downwind departures or over congested areas. Climb to TPA 1200 feet MSL before turning when departing Rwy 27

Business/Service Information

Name LocationFreq. MonitoredMain Phone
Ocean Air Flight Services
  • Maintenance
  • Rentals
  • Sales
  • Flight Training
On field: SE
Santa Cruz Flying Club
  • Rentals
  • Sales
  • Flight Training
On field: S
Specialized Helicopters
  • Maintenance
  • Rentals
  • Sales
  • Flight Training
On field: CTR
Strawberry Aviation
  • Rentals
  • Flight Training
On field: S
United Flight Services
  • Maintenance
  • Rentals
  • Flight Training
On field: CTR
Watsonville Municipal Airport
  • $5.25
  • $5.00
  • $4.50
  • $4.25
  • Sales
On field: CTR
UNICOM: 122.8
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Services at this airport:

Engine Repair: MajorAirframe Repair: Minor
Fuel: 100LL Low-Lead, Jet A
Rental Cars: 
EnterpriseBook Now! 866-315-9155

Activities: Intensive Flight Training
Operations: Parachuting, Helicopter, Glider, Ultralight

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Operations & More Information

Lat/Long:N36 56.1433' / W121 47.3783'
Charts:NACO: San Francisco Sectional
Mag Var:14E (2015)
ARTCC:Oakland (ZOA)
FSS:Oakland (OAK)
NOTAM Facility:WVI
Approach/Departure Control FacilityNCT
Pattern Altitude: No data provided. Assume 1000 AGL
Wind Indicator:Lighted
Seg. Circle:Yes
Lighting:Pilot Activated Lighting:
  • high intensity: 7 clicks in 5 secs
  • medium intensity: 5 clicks in 5 secs
Actvt PAPI Rwy 02, 09 & 20; REIL Rwy 02; MIRL Rwy 02/20 - CTAF

Aircraft & Activity

Based GA Aircraft

Single Engine:327
Multi Engine:19

Airport Activity

GA Local:39,900
GA Itinerant:20,070
Air Taxi:

(12-month period ending on 3/8/2017)

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Contact Addresses

Owner:Airport Manager:
City of WatsonvilleRayvon Williams
275 Main St100 Aviation Way
Watsonville, CA 95076Watsonville, CA 95076
831-768-3008 (Office) 831-768-3575 (Office)