John Wayne Airport (SNA) Pilot Information Guide

LOCATION:

4 nm S of the city of Santa Ana.
N33° 40.54' W117° 52.09'
On Los Angeles Sectional, L3-L4, and Terminal Area Charts.

Distances from other airports:

7 nm WSW of MCAS El Toro - CLOSED
16 nm ESE of Long Beach
26 nm SSW of Ontario International

Distances from NAVAIDS: (·=DME)

        ELB   117.2    255°    7 nm   VOR only
        SLI   115.7·   110°   11 nm   VORTAC
        PDZ   112.2·   215°   22 nm   VORTAC
        OCN   115.3·   303°   34 nm   VORTAC

COMMUNICATIONS FREQUENCIES

Field Elevation: 54 feet MSL

ATIS   (714-546-2279)                    126.00
ASOS   (714-424-0590)
        Clearance Delivery
        VFR                              121.85
        IFR                              118.00
John Wayne Ground*                       120.80
John Wayne Tower* 
    [Operates: 0615 - 2300 LCL]
    [Contact ATC prior to entering Class C]
        RWYs 20R/02L                     126.80
        RWYs 20L/02R 
       [RWY 20L/02R CLSD when ATC CLSD]  119.90
Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF) 126.80
SOCAL Approach*
        SW-NW                            125.35
        NW-NE                            121.30
        NE-SE                            124.10
        Straight out RWY 20   		 128.10

*[NOTE: Monitor ATIS prior to contacting Ground, Tower, or Approach
        Control.]

ARRIVING FROM:

(NE) Irvine Lake and (EAST)
(SE) Dana Point and Laguna Beach
(SW) Huntington Pier
(WEST) clockwise to Chino Hills

Traffic Pattern Altitudes:

Singles:  854' MSL

Twins:  1054' MSL

Turbine:  1554' MSL

EXPECTED CLEARANCE:

"Proceed to El Toro (CLOSED) then Signal Peak for LEFT traffic RWY 20L."

"Proceed to Signal Peak for LEFT traffic RWY 20L."

"Enter RIGHT traffic, RWY 20R."

"Proceed to Mile Square Park for RIGHT traffic RWY 20R."


MISCELLANEOUS APPROACH FREQUENCIES

ILS Localizer/DME:         I-SNA                        111.75
LDA Localizer/DME:         I-OJW                        108.30
AM Radio:                  KWIZ (140°, 5nmi to field)   1480 kHz
VOT:                       TOWER RUN-UP AREA            110.00
AFSS:                      RAL                          122.45


NORMAL VFR DEPARTURE ROUTES:

Departing E: "El Toro Departure" - Fly heading 080°

Departing S: "Newport Departure" - Fly heading 150°

Departing SW: "Mesa Departure" - Fly heading 220°

Departing NW: "Orange Departure" - Fly heading 340°

Squawk frequency and altitude as assigned.

Pilots not requesting radar service beyond the 5 nm core of the Class C may state "Local" when requesting their departure route. (Example: "John Wayne Clearance, Cessna N739MB, west-side parking, Mesa Departure Local.") Local radar service will be terminated upon exiting the 5 nm core of the Class C. Pilots must then remain clear of all other regulated airspace, including the upper tier of the Class C.


Avoid Overflight of 20R/02L:

VFR aircraft: To avoid overflight of Rwy 20R/02L:

Rwy 20L arrival fly final at 15° angle to Rwy, Rwy 20L departures turn Left 15° at departure end of runway.

To avoid overflights of Rwy 02L, Rwy 02R departures turn Right 15° at freeway.


JWA Tenants

Executive Hangars
FAA Tower
Jay's Aircraft Maintenance
Martin Aviation
Signature Flight Support Hangars
South Coast Associates

NEWPORT JET CENTER
Frequency: 122.85
19711 Campus Drive
Santa Ana CA 92707
(949) 851-5061

SIGNATURE FLIGHT SUPPORT
Frequency: 131.5
19301 Campus Drive
Santa Ana CA 92707
(949) 263-5800


Help Prevent Runway Incursions:

  • "READ BACK" ALL RUNWAY HOLD SHORT INSTRUCTIONS.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Airport's layout, signage and markings.
  • When in doubt tell Controllers "UNFAMILIAR" and request progressive taxi instructions.
  • YOUR ACTIONS CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE!