REID HILLVIEW AIRPORT INFO

KRHV AIRPORT SPECS

Coordinates: N37°20.16' / W121°49.41'

Elevation: 122.8

Traffic Pattern: Right

Runway Heading: 143° True

Displaced Threshold: 499 Feet

Markings: Non-Precision Instrument in good condition

Glide Slope Indicator: N/A

RWY 13R

RWY 31L

Coordinates: N37°19.75' / W121°49.02'

Elevation: 133.9

Traffic Pattern: Left

Runway Heading: 323° True

Displaced Threshold: 409 Feet

Markings: Non-Precision Instrument in good condition.

Glide Slope Indicator: P4L (4.00° Glide Path Angle)

Dimensions: 3099 x 75 feet / 945 x 23 meters

Surface: Asphalt in Excellent Condition

Weight Limits: S-17

Coordinates: N37°20.19' / W121°49.36'

Elevation: 123.6

Traffic Pattern: Left

Runway Heading: 143° True

Displaced Threshold: 499 Feet

Markings: Non-Precision Instrument in good condition.

Glide Slope Indicator: P4R (4.00° Glide Path Angle)

RWY 13L

RWY 31R

Coordinates: N37°19.78' / W121°48.97'

Elevation: 135.4

Traffic Pattern: Right

Runway Heading: 323° True

Displaced Threshold: 410 Feet

Markings: Non-Precision Instrument in good condition.

Glide Slope Indicator: P4L (4.00° Glide Path Angle)

Dimensions: 3100 x 75 feet / 945 x 23 meters

Surface: Asphalt in Excellent Condition

Weight Limits: S-17

Edge Lighting: Medium Intensity

KRHV FUEL SERVICES

UL94 (clear), Jet-A, SELF-FUELING AVAILABLE 24/7

100LL NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS AIRPORT

KRHV AIRPORT REMARKS

THIS AIRPORT HAS BEEN SURVEYED BY THE NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY.


RY 31R CALM WIND RY WHEN ATCT CLSD.


NO PURE JET AND NO SURPLUS MIL ACFT EXCEPT THOSE MEETING FAR 36 NOISE CRITERIA.


NO TURNS BLO 500' WHEN LEAVING PATTERN EXCEPT RWY 31R DEPARTURES - AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE AFTER DEPARTURE MAKE A SLIGHT RIGHT TURN TO AVOID SCHOOL ONE HALF MILE OFF DEPARTURE END.


NO TOUCH & GO LNDGS BTN 2100-0700.


NO SIMULATED EMERGENCIES IN ARPT TFC AREA.


BIRDS ON AND INVOF ARPT.


BE ALERT ALL PILOTS - DO NOT CONFUSE ILLUMINATION FROM STREET LGTS NORTH-EAST OF AND PARALLEL TO RHV RYS THAT COULD BE MISTAKEN FOR RY LGTS. ENSURE PROPER ACTVTN OF PILOT CTLD ARPT SFC LGTG.


FOR CD WHEN ATCT IS CLSD CTC NORCAL APCH AT 916-361-3748.


94 BGNG JANUARY 1, 2022 100LL UNAVBL.


WHEN ATCT CLSD ACTVT REIL RWYS 13L & 31R; MIRL RWY 13L/31R - CTAF. PAPI RWYS 13L, 31R & 31L OPR CONSLY.

FLYING TO REID HILLVIEW

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Reid Hillview Airport is a wonderful airport to fly into! Just be sure to know all the appropriate information, and what to expect when preparing to land or depart. Also, be sure to take careful note of the airport's proximity to the San Jose Class C airspace. As a good rule of thumb, remain to the East of Highway 101 and 680 until in contact with San Jose Tower on 124.00.

AIRPORT DIAGRAM

*For reference and not for navigational purposes

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NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES

There are many noise sensitive areas near Reid Hillview. Be sure to be a good neighbor and fly quietly! As per the RHV chart supplement, as well as current noise abatement procedures, be sure to comply with the following when flying at Reid Hillview:

  • No repetitive flight operations between 0500-1500Z, (i.e Touch and go's)

  • No turns below 500' except for 31R departures complying with additional noise abatement requirements.

  • Runway 31R departures to make slight right hand turn to avoid overflight of schools; namely one that is half of a mile off of the departure end.

VFR ROUTES

There are several general VFR Routes that pilots use. Please note that you should follow all ATC instructions and relevant FARs. These are merely suggestions and expectations on how pilots generally arrive at and depart Reid Hillview. Runway 31R/L are the predominantly used runways but this is of course subject to change when winds favor operations from 13L/R. Be sure to check the ATIS on 125.20 when preparing to land, and carefully listen to and read back all instructions.

  • San Jose Class C Transition:

    • Arriving: If you're flying in from over the peninsula, after the Bay Tour, or from Palo Alto or San Carlos, you can expect to speak with San Jose Airport's tower on 124.00, and get instructions to overfly the midpoint of the airport at around 1,500' MSL, before turning towards the Highway 101 & 280 interchanges, which will set you up nicely to enter the left downwind for Runway 31L.

    • Departing: If you're planning to depart for the Bay Tour, you can generally expect to fly northbound outside of the San Jose Class C airspace, before being instructed to contact San Jose Tower on 124.00, at which they will instruct you to cross above SJC at around 1,500', and then proceed to follow either the Bayshore freeway (Highway 101) or Interstate 280.

  • Calaveras:

    • Arriving: Calaveras is indicated as GPS fix, VPCAL. Pilots generally use this route when coming from the north, to avoid the San Francisco Class Bravo, and the Oakland Class C. Overfly the reservoir at approximately 4,500' and be sure to remain vigilant for traffic in the practice area. You can then proceed directly to the airport, and expect to enter the right downwind for Runway 31R.

    • Departing: When preparing for departure, you can enter into your GPS, VPCAL, or essentially fly a heading of approximately 330, while climbing. Ensure that you do not cross over Highway 680, as this will put you inside of the San Jose Class Charlie airspace.

  • Southerly Routes:

    • Arriving: Pilots generally approach from the direction of Lake Anderson Reservoir, which is just to the East of the San Martin Airport (E16). As you call Reid Hillview Tower on 119.80 at about 10 NM out, you can expect to make a straight-in approach to the runways. It is advised you get onto the extended centerline as soon as possible to reduce the possibility of traffic conflicts.

    • Departing: You can request from Reid Hillview Tower to do a southbound departure. Essentially, you will point your aircraft south, towards Anderson Reservoir. Be sure to remain to the East of Highway 101 to avoid accidentally entering the San Jose Class C airspace. Also, keep on the lookout for any traffic that is inbound as this departure takes you into the path of the arrivals returning from the Lake Anderson practice area.​​