Planned Runway Closures – RHV and E16 July 16th – July 24th

We received notice today that the county plans on shutting down the runways and taxiways at RHV and E16 on various dates to complete the paving project at both airports. The schedule is as follows:

Monday July 16th – Friday July 20th – RHV
Survey crews and contractors will be operating on runways and taxiways to mark the surface and then do the final coat of paint on all surface markings.

  • Monday July 16th – Surveys at RHV, all runways and taxiways will be impacted at various times.
  • Tuesday July 17th – Friday July 20th – rolling closures of runways and taxiways using the same order that was used during the original project. Closures will start with Runway 31L, Taxiway Y, Runway 31R, Taxiway Z, Taxilane G and Taxilane F.

Pattern work will not be available at RHV during these dates/times.

Monday July 23rd – Tuesday July 24th – E16
San Martin will be closed to ALL traffic on these two dates.

As always CHECK NOTAMS for specific dates/times/changes in schedule before you fly.

RHV Taxiway Construction June 22-July 1

Taxiway C between the right and left runways has problems with the underlying surface and will require substantial work to stabilize the soil prior to installing new pavement. In addition, a section of taxiway Z between A (31 runup) and taxilane U also will undergo additional work. While this work is ongoing, expect minor disruptions to aircraft movement around the airport, including intermittent single runway closures and taxiway Z closure between A and U.

Work is currently planned during regular work hours Monday through Friday and is expected to be completed on Monday July 2nd.

Please make sure to check all NOTAM’s prior to flying to ensure you are familiar with any surface closures.

Flight Planning During RHV Construction

We have a rapidly changing situation with the airport construction and are not getting the clearest information. If you are planning any specific operations, especially at night during the airport construction you will need the best possible information.

9 AM every morning FAA RHV Tower and RHV Airport ops we will be hosting a daily telephone safety briefing. We will discuss any surface closures, and other unusual conditions on the airport in addition to providing an update on the paving project, and answering any questions you might have. You are encouraged to particpate in the call, especially if you will be flying that day. Following is the call in information.

Paricipant Password: 880478

You may use any of these numbers while in the USA.

888-335-6670

405-225-2375

888-924-3230

609-916-1975

Please be sure to check in to these Telcons to be up to date on any recent changes.

E16 and RHV Runway, Taxiway and Airport Closure Schedule

The County Roads and Airports department is moving forward with the long awaited runway and taxiway repaving project at both San Martin (E16) and Reid-Hillview (RHV) Airports in May. The following is the planned schedule for airport closures and runway and taxiway closures during this time period.

  • San Martin Airport will be CLOSED to all operations May 3rd – May 10th
  • RHV Runway 31L and Taxiway Y will be CLOSED May 2nd – May 10th
  • RHV Airport will be CLOSED to all operations at night May 13th – May 25th
  • RHV Runway 31R and Taxiway Z will be CLOSED May 13th – May 19th
  • RHV Rows Foxtrot, Golf and both Runups will be CLOSED May 21st – May 25th
  • The closure of Foxtrot will directly impact Squadron 2. We will be moving our planes to another location when Foxtrot is closed so you will be able to fly. Stay tuned for details of when and where.

    As always CHECK NOTAMS before you fly!

    Temporary Tower at San Martin Airport (E16) 127.375

    Cal-Fire is setting up operations at San Martin airport to fight the Bear Fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains. There will be up to 9 helicopters and crews based at San Martin for this operation. Make sure to check NOTAMS before operating at and near San Martin.

    There is now a temporary tower and ground control at San Martin Airport (E16) that will be operational from 8AM to 6PM Local Time.

    Tower Frequency: 127.375, Ground Frequency: 120.225

    There is also TFR over the fire area that will be active from 7AM to 8PM daily until the fire is contained or extinguished or the TFR is cancelled. See this link for details: http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_7_7079.html

    With this new fire and the ongoing fires in the North Bay, be aware shifting winds can result in sudden decrease of visibility and marginal VFR or even Instrument Meteorological Conditions.

    As always, make sure to get a weather briefing and check for up to date NOTAMS and TFRs before you fly.