From the Flight Deck - A GA Pilot Workshop!
On March 22, 2023 the FAA will host a virtual workshop event for all GA pilots. We encourage all General Aviation Pilots to join this workshop to learn about airfield surface safety as well as issues relating to operation in the General Aviation world. Please see the official flyer from the FAA here.
FAA Flight Safety
Pilots please take the time to view the most recent Flight Safety video from the FAA specifically regarding PDK. This video highlights some of the danger areas when operating in and out of PDK. You can view the video here
PDK remains among the US airports with the highest number of runway incursions. Pilots should use extreme caution when operating at PDK.
*PDK Updated Runway Declared Distances (Feb. 2019)
* FAA Helicopter Forum Presentation (Feb. 2019)
|Areas of Frequent Runway Incursions at PDK|
The Airport Facility Directory (A/FD) is published by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) about every sixty (60) days.
The A/FD is considered by the PDK Airport to be the official, approved informational publication listing the most important operational procedures and limitations of the facility.
The following is a brief summary of the A/FD information, and expanded information on Noise Abatement Procedures. However, all pilots and interested persons should review the latest edition of the A/FD for the most current information.
Pilots should always contact the nearest FAA Flight Service Station (FSS) for the most current NOTAMS on the PDK Airport. 1-800-WX-BRIEF, NOTAM File PDK.
|Field Elevation||998' MSL|
|Time||Eastern Time ~ UTC -5(-4DT)|
|Length||6001' x 100'|
|Weight Bearing Capacity||Single - 46,000 lbs. Dual - 75,000 lbs. ** See Remarks|
|Visual Approach Aids||REIL/VASI - Runway 03R|
|MALSF/PAPI - Runway 21L|
|Displaced Threshold||1000' Runway 21L|
|Length||3744' x 150'|
|Weight Bearing Capacity||Single - 20,000lbs|
|Visual Approach Aids||PAPI-Runway 03L|
|Length||3966' x 150'|
|Weight Bearing Capacity||
Single - 20,000 lbs.
Dual - 75,000 lbs
|Visual Approach Aids||REIL/VASI Runway 34|
|Length||3378' x 150'|
|Weight Bearing Capacity||Single-20,000lbs|
|Visual Approach Aids||REIL/VASI - Runway 9|
|Size||56' x 56'|
|Visual Approach Aids||None|