Fixed Wing Propeller Aircraft Procedures

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photo: Chad Slattery

SMO Propeller Aircraft Pilot's Guide

VFR Departures

Westerly Flow: Runway 21

Standard traffic pattern is left. Please over-fly the Penmar Golf Course west of SMO. The procedure requires an initial 10° left turn over the VOR and then a right turn to overfly the golf course. Please do not initiate the left 10 ° turn prior to the VOR. 

Special Flight Rules Area: Runway 21

Right climbing 270° turn at shoreline to head southeast along SMO 132 ° radial at 3,500´ MSL. 

Easterly Flow: Runway 03

Standard traffic pattern is right. Turn crosswind over 405 FWY.  

Special Flight Rules Area: Runway 03

Left climbing 270° turn to fly southeast along the SMO 132 ° radial at 3,500´ MSL.  No crosswind turns prior to the 405 Freeway.


VFR Arrivals

Runway 03/21

Maintain pattern altitude or above as long as practical. 

Special Flight Rules Area Arrivals

Contact SMO Tower for north crossing midfield to enter right traffic. 

Fixed Wing VFR Operations Only

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Procedures for Special Flight Rules Area

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Fixed Based Operators Providing Transient Services

Atlantic Aviation
2828 Donald Douglas Loop North, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: 310-396-6770 Frequency: 122.95 MHz
Fuel – JetA, 100LL