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Airport Hours and Location
DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, commonly called Peachtree-DeKalb Airport or PDK, is open 24 hours every day. The airport is located in the northern Atlanta suburb of Chamblee, about 12 miles (19 kilometers) north of downtown Atlanta. The address is 2000 Airport Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30341.
Private jets available for charter to and from DeKalb-Peachtree Airport include the Pilatus PC-12 turboprop, the Hawker 400XP light jet, the Citation III and Hawker 800XP midsize jets and the Gulfstream GIV-SP and Legacy 600 large jets.
The DeKalb-Peachtree Airport has three asphalt runways in an “H” configuration. Its longest runway is 6,000 feet (1,829 meters) long and 100 feet (30 meters) wide. Its elevation is 998 feet (304 meters).
DeKalb-Peachtree Airport offers a wide range of top-notch airport amenities such as VIP vehicle-to-plane ramp access, golf cart services and luxurious ground transportation services. It also has excellent conference rooms and comfortable snooze rooms.
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DeKalb Peachtree Airport is a county-run general aviation airport located in Chamblee, Georgia, about 20 miles north of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and 12 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta.
However, don’t get your hopes up that you can use it to get to Atlanta on a commercial flight instead of using Hartsfield-Jackson, the world’s busiest airport.
Unless you are an elite traveler, of course.
DeKalb Peachtree is a general aviation airport that does not offer commercial flights. If you are looking for a way to get into Atlanta without using Hartsfield-Jackson, you will have to charter a private jet into DeKalb Peachtree.
Operated by DeKalb County, the Dekalb Peachtree Airport is located on prime real estate inside Atlanta’s I-285 outer belt. The 64-mile highway that rings the city is used by more than 2 million people a day.
The I-285 outer belt also connects the three major interstates in and around Atlanta, I-20, I-75 and I-85.
Many people charter private jets into DeKalb Peachtree to get to nearby Buckhead, one of Atlanta’s biggest business centers.
The Buckhead area, located in the northernmost portion of the city, is an affluent residential – one of the richest ZIP codes in the United States -- and commercial district.
Executives also hire private jets into DeKalb Peachtree to get to Midtown, another major business district in Atlanta.
The airport’s proximity to Atlanta and ease of use leads to more than 600 aircraft operations daily, making it the second busiest airport in Georgia.
What is the airport code for DeKalb-Peachtree Airport?
The ICAO code for DeKalb-Peachtree Airport is KPDK and its IATA code is PDK.
FBOs at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport
There are three FBOs offering services to private and charter business jets and planes at DeKalb Peachtree Airport.
Atlantic Aviation at KPDK. Picture Source.
At Atlantic Aviation PDK, the motto is “customer first,” starting with the freshly baked cookies at the front counter. A concierge is there to help you plan your trip around or out of Atlanta.
Atlantic PDK, one of Atlantic Aviation’s 68 FBOs in the United States, offers the same range of services to cargo, military and other governmental aircraft that it does to corporate and business jets.
- 24-hour surveillance and security
- Conference rooms
- Crew cars
- De-icing (Type I)
- Go Rentals
- Heated hangar space (please call for availability)
- Pilot's lounge and snooze room
- Public notary
- Wi-Fi (in facility and on ramp)
Signature Flight Support
Signature Flight Support at KPDK. Picture Source.
Signature Flight Support, the world’s largest network of fixed base operators, has one of its 200 FBOs at DeKalb Peachtree.
While many people rent or hire private business into Atlanta to do business at Buckhead or Midtown, Signature also boasts of providing FBO services to people who charter a private jet into PDK to see things such as the Georgia Aquarium, music events or the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Amenities include:
- 24-hour surveillance
- 26,750 square foot hangar
- 94,000 square foot ramp
- Aircraft parking long term
- Business center
- Catering on site
- Conference rooms
- Covered ramp
- Crew cars
- Crew room
- Dallas Airmotive engine services
- Flight planning
- Freshly baked cookies
- Fuel farm
- Golf cart service
- Heated hangar
- Helicopter handling
- Limousine service
- Long term vehicle parking
- Medical/ambulance capabilities
- Overnight Hangar
- Passenger lounge
- Ramp side vehicle access
- Satellite TV
- Scissor Lift
- Shoe shine machine
- Snooze room
- Transient Hangar Space
- Vacuum Cart
- Valet parking
- Vending machines
- Weather Planning Service
Among the most celebrated independently owned and operated fixed base operators in the United States is Epps Aviation. The FBO, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015.
Since 1965, Epps Aviation has been the only independent full service, fixed-base operator at DeKalb Peachtree Airport (PDK) in Atlanta. Its founder, Pat Epps, is considered the most famous aviator in the state of Georgia.
Epps Aviation, located on 21 acres at DeKalb Peachtree, employs 150 – including Pat Epps’ three children -- to serve planes and private jets and oversee operations at its executive terminal, eight hangars and 40 T-hangars.
Epps says the key to its success is its “real southern hospitality.”
Founder Pat Epps has carried on a long tradition of aviation in his family. His father, Ben T. Epps, became the first aviator in Georgia after building his aircraft in 1907.
Ben Epps continued building and flying aircraft until he was killed during takeoff in 1937 when Pat Epps, his youngest child, was only three years old.
The fatal crash took place at the Athens, Ga., airport, which Ben Epps opened in 1917. The airport was renamed in his honor: Athens Ben Epps Airport.
It is a county owned airport three miles east of Athens. Besides Pat, Ben Epps left behind five other sons and three daughters. Despite the tragedy, their mother encouraged the children to fly. Most of the kids got their pilot licenses.
In 1965, Pat Epps began Epps Air Service after buying a small fixed based operation at DeKalb Peachtree Airport. It had a shop-office area and a 40,000 square foot hangar. He had 19 employees.
Today, the Epps Aviation facility consists of the original hangar, two addition -- 14,000 square foot total -- maintenance/avionics hangars, a terminal lobby, five corporate aircraft hangars, 40 T-hangars, and its own fuel farm.
In the 1980s, Pat Epps, who has logged more than 10,000 hours as a commercial pilot, became famous in his own right. In 1981, Epps began an 11-year quest to recover the Lost Squadron on the Greenland ice cap.
The Lost Squadron was eight World War II planes – two Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bombers and six Lockheed P-38 Lightnings -- that were lost when they were forced to land on the ice cap after running out of fuel.
In 1992, after seven trips to the ice cap, Epps and his Greenland Expedition Society recovered one of the Lockheed P-38 Lightnings, Glacier Girl. It had been buried 265 feet below the Greenland ice cap for 50 years.
Constantly promoting the benefits of general aviation, Pat Epps is a major supporter of youth aviation efforts such as Aviation Career Enrichment (ACE).
Epps Aviation amenities include:
- Authorized service center For Pilatus, Cessna, Cirrus, Michelin, Dallas Airmotive and Lycoming
- Conference rooms
- Courtesy transportation
- Designated Airworthiness Representative on staff
- FAA repair station for major repairs and inspections of both turbine and piston aircraft
- FAA research and technical library
- Flight planning/WSI
- Hangar facilities
- Newly renovated lobby
- Pilots lounge/showers/snooze room
- U.S. customs with notice
DeKalb Peachtree trivia
DeKalb Peachtree is the second busiest airport in Georgia, behind Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International.
Classified as a general aviation reliever airport for the Atlanta metropolitan area, DeKalb Peachtree has four aviation service companies, seven flight schools, two helicopter operations and almost 800 aviation-related jobs at the airport.
The aircraft it serves include corporate jets, chartered business jets, personal planes for business and recreation, and helicopters. It also has serves jets and planes being used for flight lessons and does aircraft maintenance.
The DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK) is located northeast of Atlanta in Chamblee, on an old World War I Army training facility called Camp Gordon.
DeKalb Peachtree Airport is on the original site of Naval Air Station Atlanta, which operated from 1942 to 1959, during and after World War II. The Naval station has been relocated to the south side of Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta.
After the war, in the late 1940s, the Naval barracks were converted into classrooms for Southern Technical Institute, an engineering technology school that was created by Georgia Tech for veteran soldiers. The school moved from the site in the late 1950s to land donated by Dobbins and is now known as Southern Polytechnic State University.
When the U.S. Navy gave up the lease on the property it had with DeKalb County, it was converted to civilian use.
DeKalb Peachtree Airport is an example of how Georgia general-aviation facilities have improved the state’s air transportation system and overall economy. As a general reliever airport, it helps reduce congestion by serving smaller aircraft so Hartsfield-Jackson International can serve only commercial airliners.
Through the years:
In 1975, more than 400 aircraft and 48 corporations were based at DeKalb Peachtree.
In 1988, the Federal Aviation Administration built a $2 million, 130-foot control tower at PKD.
In the 1990s, DeKalb Peachtree built a modern helipad, used by most media helicopters.
In 1996, Muhammad Ali landed at DeKalb Peachtree to light the torch for the Olympic Games that were held in Atlanta that year.
In 2000, the National Air Transportation Association named DeKalb Peachtree Airport one of “America's 100 Most Needed Airports.” With its 230,000 takeoffs and landings a year for more than 30 years, the association called it “critical for the growth of the nation’s aviation and economy.”
DeKalb Peachtree Airport sits on 765 acres. On the property are four runways, dozens of hangars and 590 parked and stored aircraft.
Angel Flight, a group of volunteer pilots that help out patients, is headquartered at DeKalb Peachtree Airport.
The group was founded by pilot Jim Shafer who saw a desperate need for people in the southeast to find free or inexpensive transportation to get to their medical treatments. He found that some families, may living in rural areas far from airports, could not afford to fly back and forth to regional hospitals or treatment centers.
So, Shafer recruited 15 pilots, and they organized flights from his kitchen table. In 1991, Angel Flight got an office at Dekalb Peachtree Airport and has been there ever since.
The company, which has made about 36,000 flights of mercy, has expanded into Alabama and South Carolina. In 1990, it joined other such organizations and now serves people throughout the country, with its biggest users in:
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
It also serves as first responders to national tragedies such as 9/11 and hurricane disasters. It not only delivers supplies, it also delivers Red Cross and other such relief workers.
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FBOs at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport, KPDK, PDK
METAR Weather Data
- Weather Clear
- Observed 04:02 AM
- Temperature 19 °C, 66 °F
- Preticipation 0.0 mm
- Humidity 45%
- Pressure 1021 mb
- Cloud Cover 0%
- Visibility 16%
- Wind Speed: 2mph, 4km/h
- Wind Direction: 84°, E
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to stop for customs when I fly on a private jet?Passengers on all international private charter flights will have to stop at customs. In certain countries, you may have to go through customs at a specific port of entry; for example, you must stop in Tahiti to perform customs checks en route to Bora Bora. You’ll also need to stop at the first port of entry when entering the U.S. from Mexico.
How much rest does the crew need before they can depart again?Crew members are required to have a 10-hour rest period within each 24-hour cycle. The maximum duty day is 14 hours and must be followed by a 10-hour rest period at their hotel. When scheduling a flight, operators usually account for 12 hours of rest instead of 10. These extra two hours allow the crew time to get to their hotel, rest for the required time, and return to the airport.
How long does a fuel stop for a private jet flight take?The average fuel stop takes 45–60 minutes. To speed up fuel stops, the operator, or pilots may call ahead, so a fuel truck is waiting for the aircraft on arrival. For smaller jets, a fuel stop can take as little as 30 minutes.
Will my private jet charter use the same airport as a commercial airline?No. When you charter a private jet, you generally fly into a private airport. However, you could access the same airports as a commercial airline if you request to do so or if there are no private airport options. However, using a large mainstream airport like Los Angeles International or London Heathrow is often a bad choice for private jets, as flying to a smaller regional private airport is much faster and often makes for a more luxurious experience.
Is the age of an aircraft a safety factor?Aircraft age is not a safety factor. However, if the aircraft is older and hasn’t been refurbished properly, it may cause flyers some inconvenience, such as overheating, faulty air conditioning, or faulty plumbing in the lavatory.
How much luggage am I allowed to bring on a private jet?As a rule of thumb, each seat on a light or midsize jet equates to one passenger and one item of luggage. Each item of luggage is considered to be the standard 23 kilograms, or about 50 lbs. Large jets are designed for long-range trips, which typically involve longer stays, so you can carry more than one item of luggage per person.
Are there aircraft that are wheelchair accessible?There are many aircraft that are wheelchair accessible. Most of them are large jets or above and have a straight aisle. If the jet has a zigzag aisle – like the Falcon 900 – it will be difficult to maneuver the wheelchair onboard the aircraft. You’ll also need the right type of wheelchair; many motorized wheelchairs won’t fit and can’t be collapsed. If this is the case, you’ll need a smaller, temporary wheelchair. Some aircraft operators have smaller wheelchairs that can be used. Please speak with your Paramount private jet expert to review your aircraft options.
Can I fly with large sums of cash?Yes, you can. This is a common occurrence for many private jet clients. You can fly with up to $5 million in cash as long as you declare that cash when coming through customs. For domestic trips, there’s no limit and no need to declare it.
Which private jets come with flight attendants?In the United States, large jets and above are required to have flight attendants onboard; in Europe, flight attendants are used on midsize jets and above. Flight attendants require their own seats. Larger jets and above have a jump seat near the cockpit for the flight attendant to use, meaning the attendant generally stays out of the cabin.
Which airports offer ramp access, allowing the client to drive their car right up to their private jet?Private jet clients can often have a limo drive them right up to the private jet, or even drive their own car to the plane. That said, different airports have different policies, and some may not offer ramp access. Please speak with your Paramount Aviation Advisor to review your options for a given trip.
Do private jets come with Wi-Fi?Many private jets do have Wi-Fi, and it’s increasingly available free of charge on U.S. domestic flights. On international flights, prices range from $3.00-$8.50 USD per megabyte used. This means that opening up social media sites that are rich in images and videos could quickly cost you $20 – and downloading a feature-length movie could cost thousands!
When is on-demand private jet charter better than buying a block of hours?Private jet charter can be a lot cheaper than buying a block of hours for a one-way flight, as you can access floating fleets or an empty leg to reduce the cost. With a block of hours, the price covers a round trip. If you only fly one-way, you are effectively paying double.
What is a carbon-neutral flight?Every aircraft burns jet fuel and emits a certain amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. This can be offset via one of several carbon offset programs that allow private jet clients to purchase a certain number of carbon credits to offset the emissions from their flights. A carbon-neutral flight is one that offsets the carbon emissions it uses via a formal process.
Can I have a flexible departure time for my private jet flight?Yes, it is possible to have a flexible departure when flying privately. Operators typically offer a 30-minute to two-hour window, but you can request a longer window as long as it doesn’t interfere with the maximum crew duty day or their next scheduled flight. Please confirm with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking your jet.
When should I hire a Boeing Business Jet?Boeing Business Jets (BBJs) have unique amenities that extend far beyond sheer size and are often equipped with 1-2 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms (one more of those bathrooms may even offer stand-up showers.) These airliner-based executive aircraft also feature tall or ‘stand-up’ cabins that are also longer and wider than more typical corporate aircraft.
How soon can I have a private jet ready from the time I call in the request?Generally speaking, with as little as 4 hours of notice. However, we have had wheels up in as little as 32 minutes from the time our client called us to book the flight and had them in the air. It depends on a few factors, such as how long it takes for the pilots to arrive at the airport (generally, there is a 2-hour call-out time for the pilots), and whether the aircraft is ready to go at the airport with no repositioning needed. Our Jet Card members enjoy faster booking since they have funds on account and can confirm a flight with a simple email.
Can I access my luggage while in flight?On most private jets, you will be able to access your luggage during the flight. That’s because luggage and passengers are situated on the same level. This is in contrast to commercial airlines, where checked luggage is stored in a cargo hold. On large private jets, luggage is often stored in a compartment behind the lavatory, which means easy access to your bags.
When are private jet charter landing and takeoff slots applicable?A landing or takeoff slot is simply a small window of time in which your aircraft is scheduled to fly in or out of the airport. You will need a landing and takeoff slot if you fly to a high-density airport in the United States or one that is hosting a special event with a significant number of aircraft arriving and departing. If you’re flying internationally, you will need a landing and takeoff slot for all major European cities. Please check with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking for a specific route.
What kind of in-flight catering is available on a private jet?Other than the standard snacks and drinks, you can order local cuisine options for your catering on board. In short, anything that doesn’t need to be cooked can be ordered; hot food must be precooked and then warmed on board.
Can I bring pets with me on private jet flights?Of course! Just let us know in advance. The majority of the operators and aircraft owners allow pets onboard. In some cases, a small cleaning fee may apply. That said, there are specific requirements that must be met when traveling with your pet, including making sure that all documentation and vaccination records for your pet(s) are correct and up-to-date. Dogs and cats must also be at least eight weeks old and weaned when traveling within the U.S.