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Airport information

E45 on Airnav

E45 on Wikipedia

New Frequencies

Pine Mountain Lake  Airport (E45)     122.900 MHz

Columbia Airport (O22)                         122.975 MHz

Columbia AWOS-3 (15 nm NW): 124.65  MHz (209-536-9384)

IFR Clearence

To get an IFR clearance on the ground or to close a flight plan call (916) 366 4042 or (916) 361 0516. Norcal Approach is reachable in flight over E45 at 123.85. Oakland Center frequency is 121.25.

Please avoid overflying the Lake and the Golf Course

Notice to all the pilots: Please avoid flight over the Lake and the Golf Course. These are noise-sensitive areas.  The airport has a right traffic pattern for runway 27 and a left traffic pattern for runway 9, to keep the traffic away from the lake and the golf course.  Please comply with the established traffic patterns. Departures over the Lake & Golf Course are Discouraged. Arrivals over the Lake and Golf Course should be at least 500 above pattern altitude with reduced power settings.

Acceptable procedures to be used at Nontowered Airports are listed at:

Safety always supersedes noise abatement and
 the pilot in command always has the final authority (FAR 91.3).

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Other Airport Information

  • Groveland - Pine Mountain Lake
  • FAA Identifier: E45 (formerly Q68)
  • Lat/Long: 37-51.70N / 120-10.67W
  • Modesto VOR (MOD) radial 052 at 39.7 SM
  • El Nido VOR/DME (HYP) radial 000 at 40 SM
  • Runway 9-27: 3625 x 50 ft
  • Elevation: 2930 ft.
  • Pattern altitude: 3930 ft. MSL
  • Variation: 15E
  • Airport is 3 miles NE of Groveland, CA 95321
  • CTAF: 122.90
  • Columbia AWOS 124.65 or (209) 536-9384
  • Norcal Approach 123.85
  • Oakland Center: 121.25
  • Fuel 100 LL available 24 hours self service or Mother Lode Aviation 209-962-6472
  • See also

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Last modified: 01/31/2010