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PMD

Palmdale USAF Plant 42
Palmdale, California

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FAA Identifier: PMD
Latitude/Longitude: 34-37-45.8000N / 118-05-04.3900W
34.6292 / -118.0844
Elevation: 2542 feet MSL (Surveyed)
Magnetic Variation: 15E (1980)
Land Area Covered: 5832 acres
From City: 3 nautical miles NE of Palmdale, CA
County/Parish: Los Angeles, CA
Airport Operations:
Airport Use: Public
Sectional Chart: Los Angeles
Control Tower: Yes
ARTCC: Los Angeles Center (ZLA)
FSS: Riverside Flight Service Station ()
Attendance: ALL/ALL/1330-0600Z++
Wind Indicator: Yes
Segmented Circle: Yes
Lights: See Rmk
Beacon: White-Green (lighted land airport)
International Operations: No
Landing Fee: Yes
Communications:
CTAF: 123.7
LCL/S 236.6
LCL/P 317.6
LCL/P 123.7
GND/P 121.9
GND/P 317.6
EMERG 243.0
EMERG 121.5
ATIS 118.275
WHEN ATCT CLSD ARPT CLSD TO ALL TFC WITHOUT WRITTEN APVL, DUE TO MILITARY OPS DURING TOWER CLOSURE.
Services:
Runway Information:
Runway: 04/22
Dimensions: 12001 x 150 ft.
Surface: Portland cement concrete - in good condition
Runway Edge Lights: High intensity
Runway: 07/25
Dimensions: 12002 x 200 ft.
Surface: Portland cement concrete - in good condition
Runway Edge Lights: High intensity
Runway: 072/252
Dimensions: 6000 x 75 ft.
Surface: Portland cement concrete - in excellent condition
Airport Ownership and Management:
Ownership: Air Force Owned
Owner: USAF
2503 E Ave P
Palmdale, CA 93550-2196
661-272-6700
Manager: Ken Neitzel
2503 E Ave P
Palmdale, CA 93550-2196
661-272-6715
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Remarks:
  • PRIMLY TRMG 747-707-727.
  • LIEUTENANT COLONEL RONALD E. CLEAVES, COMMANDING OFFICER, PHONE 661-272-6770.
  • THIS AIRPORT HAS BEEN SURVEYED BY THE NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY.
  • MISC: INDUS INSTLN - NO TRNSPN, LODGING OR NML SVC AVBL ON SITE.
  • UNLGT OBSTN SURROUND AFLD.
  • DRAINAGE DITCHES PARL RWY 22 FM TWY S TO TWY U.
  • 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. RWY 252 MRK ONLY FOR C-130 ASSAULT OPR; ONE-WAY LDG 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. NO FLW ME SVC AVBL. EXP PROGRESSIVE TAXI TO PRK. AIRCREW RESPONSIBLE FOR ACFT PINNING/SAFING.
  • MISC: COMSEC STORAGE UNAVBL.
  • PRKG RAMP LCTD S OF RWY 22 & TWY V NOT VSB 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.
  • 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 FILED AND ACTIVATED WITH P42 AFLD MGMT. USE PRESCOTT FSS WHEN P42 AFLD MGMT CLSD.
  • 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 EXCEED STANDARD BY APPROX 50 FT.
  • 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.
  • BASE OPS OPR 1330-0600Z++ MON-SAT, CLSD SUN AND FEDERAL HOL.
  • RSTD: RWY RESERVED FOR ACFT BASED THEREIN ON SAT AND SUN. GRD CREWS MUST INSPECT ALL ANTICIPATED AFLD PAVEMENTS RQR FOR THEIR MSN PRIOR TO EACH ACFT ARR OR DEP
  • CHIEF OF USAF AIRFIELD OPERATIONS.
  • CIVILIAN AIRPORT CONTACT AT 39516 NORTH 25TH STREET E, PALMDALE, CA 93550, CURRENTLY CLOSED.
  • OTHER TIMES CLSD TO ALL TFC WITHOUT WRITTEN APVL.
  • OFFICAL BUSINESS ONLY. MILITARY ARPT. CIVIL USE REQUIRES USAF APPROVAL AND DD FORM 2400/01/02.
  • RY USED AS A MILITARY ASSAULT STRIP.
  • 1000 FT ASPH OVRN EACH END; OVRN POOR COND EMERG USE ONLY.
  • 23000' FM THR.
  • ACTVT REIL RWY 04, 07, 22, 25; PAPI RWY 22 & 25; HIRL RWY 04/22 & 07/25 - CTAF.
  • ESTABD PRIOR TO 5/15/59.
  • 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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