Flying to RHV (Reid-Hillview Airport)San Jose California
Runways 13/31 L, R
The following Reid-Hillview Airport arrival instructions are for VFR planning purposes only. Be sure to check NOTAMs and follow ATC instructions at all times. For more information, see AIRNAV.com
RHV class D airspace is bordered by SJC Class C airspace which lies to the Southwest. The airport is surrounded by residential, shopping and recreational areas.
From the South or South East
Arriving from the SE, report over "UTC", the group of buildings in the foothills about 7 miles SE of RHV, between RHV and Anderson Reservoir. ATIS will indicate which tower frequency to use (normally 126.1).
Expect "straight in 31L, report 2 mile final, squawk 5300", if the winds reverse, expect "right traffic 13R".
From the North or North East
Aircraft arriving from the N or NW, normally report over Calaveras Reservoir or abeam Mission Peak.
Watch for outbound aircraft turning right, for noise abatement and to avoid SJC class C. Expect "enter on a 45, right traffic 31R, squawk 5300".
To help you find your way, we've posted some aerial views of the approaches into RHV. Please be patient, as pictures may take a long time to come up on your screen.
Choose from which direction you will approach RHV: