Palomar airport (KCRQ) San Diego

Route:

This flight will take us to Polomar airport CRQ airport.  From French Valley this is a very short flight as you can see we pretty much flew direct.

Foreflight
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Foreflight

Enroute:

We climbed to 3500 feet and proceeded direct. We contacted palomar tower 10miles out and they had us do a right base for runway 24.

Time in Flight:

11min – 15 min.

Airport Environment:

Palomar CRQ is a class delta airport with friendly ATC personnel, at least in my 4 flights there. The have one runway 24&06. The common runway seems to be runway 24.

Runway 24 & 06

  • Right pattern 24
  • pattern Altitude is approx 1300feet for non jet aircrafts.
  • Runway length is approx 4900 feet.

TIP: when coming from the north, ATC has always allowed me to do an extended right base into runway 24.

TIP: transient parking is literally 15 feet from the base of the tower
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FBO:

Palomar airport is home to many private and commuter jets and  planes, we did not go into any FBO so I can’t really report any info. Next visit I will make a point to venture into the FBO. I believe they have a terminal rather than an FBO, I could be wrong though.

Near by Accommodations:

We ate lunch at the airport and enjoyed the view. The restaurant is named The Landings Restaurant &Bar, there they boast some great easts.  We have eaten there twice and have not been disappointed.

The landings restaurant and bar
The landings restaurant and bar

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Monique is sad for me because I’m unable to enjoy a cold beer with my burger. Well that is sure gonna change when she gets her pilots license in a few more months!!!

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The bacon burger with blue cheese won’t disappoint.

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Departing runway 24 for a right crosswind departure to the north. This is looking east.

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Back to French valley Ca  via the rainbow pass looking east.

The rainbow pass
The rainbow pass

Birds eye view of the new golf course at Pechanga casino.

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Temecula valley looking north.

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Building more houses so we can have more traffic.

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Thoughts:

Palomar is an awesome little get away for lunch. It is very location makes it a wonderful airport to catch a ride to one of the nearby world class beaches and spend the day. There was no tie down fee for all of you day pilots, however, there is a small overnight fee. I love this airport, but for us, the Comanches oil hardly gets to operating range before we need to land.

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