• Our mission is to promote and protect San Carlos Airport and its flight operations, and to enhance the safety and spirit of general aviation through participation in local community activities.


  • The San Carlos Airport Association (SCAPA) has represented pilots and friends of the Airport since our founding in 1986.

Noise Abatement Procedures

  • San Carlos Airport is surrounded by noise sensitive neighborhoods. All pilots are encouraged to follow the noise abatement procedures

Live View of San Carlos Airport (SQL)

San Carlos METAR

  • KSQL 270855Z AUTO 29007KT 10SM OVC012 12/10 A3006 RMK AO2

    A METAR describes the current weather at an airport. Click here to learn how to read a METAR.

SQL Notams

  • Click here and enter KSQL in the Locations box to read the Notices to Airmen (Notams) about San Carlos Airport.

ASOS from Half Moon Bay Airport (HAF)



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    San Carlos Airport Association
    P.O. Box 1183
    San Carlos, CA 94070

Stop by the San Carlos Airport on Sat. Sept. 30th from 10AM to 4PM for our 5th Annual Airport Day. ENTRY IS FREE! Enjoy aircraft displays, exhibitors and vendors, food trucks, helicopter rides and free airplane rides for children. Check back here as the event draws closer for some announcements that are sure to make […]

Posted by Administrator3 Apr 05, 2017  12:04 PM

The following email was sent to all our members on 3/24/17. As I’m sure you all know, the Airport is surrounded by noise sensitive communities. The Voluntary Noise Abatement Procedures (VNAP), established more than 20 years ago, have been responsible for a peaceful and friendly relationship with our neighbors. To ensure that this continues, I […]

Posted by Administrator3 Mar 24, 2017  01:03 PM

AOPA FLIGHT TRAINING SCHOLARSHIPS In an effort to support outstanding student pilots, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Foundation and the You Can Fly High School Aviation Initiative will award scholarships, ranging from $2,500 to $5,000, in 2017. High School Flight Training Scholarships Program Twenty teens will get closer to their dream of earning […]

Posted by Administrator3 Mar 14, 2017  09:03 PM

The flight training activities at San Carlos Airport are an important part of solving the severe nationwide pilot shortage. Read more about the problem in this article by Alan Karp in the March 8, 2017 edition of Air Transport World. SkyWest CEO warns pilot shortage could lead to big service cuts Aaron Karp Mar 08, […]

Posted by Administrator3 Mar 11, 2017  11:03 AM

Click here to read the story by Barbara Wood of the Almanac: “Carol Ford, the president of the San Carlos Airport Association, made up of pilots and businesses that use the airport, said association members have several reasons to oppose a draft airport curfew ordinance recently proposed by San Mateo County. She said the proposed […]

Posted by Administrator3 Mar 09, 2017  10:03 PM

Avweb points out that San Mateo County’s proposed curfew is “thinly veiled attempt to target Surf Air’s Pc-12.” (click here for avweb coverage)

Posted by Administrator3 Mar 03, 2017  09:03 PM

To all friends of San Carlos Airport: We have just been informed that in response to noise complaints directed at Surf Air from Atherton and other communities, the County is proposing to implement a curfew that will effectively close San Carlos Airport to all but a small number of aircraft types from 9PM to 6AM […]

Posted by Administrator3 Mar 02, 2017  11:03 PM

from the Airport Manager: In order to reduce Foreign-Object-Debris (FOD) and maintain the condition of our pavement, we have scheduled sweeping of the San Carlos Airport and Half Moon Bay next week. Please see the Runway closure schedule below: San Carlos Airport Runway 12/30 will be closed on Monday, February 27th from 9:00 AM until […]

Posted by Administrator3 Feb 24, 2017  04:02 PM

The following is a copy of a letter from Congresswoman Jackie Speier to the Vice President of Air Traffic Organization at the FAA in Washington, D.C. in reference to recently instituted Westerly departures from SQL. The SCAPA Board of Directors have been battling against the use of these procedures since they first came to our […]

Posted by Administrator3 Feb 15, 2017  06:02 PM

Mary Caroline Nehls DeMartini 10/26/1930-01/10/2017 Mary Caroline Nehls DeMartini beloved wife of 66 years to James G.B. De Martini, Jr. died peacefully in her sleep 01/10/2017. She was the daughter of the late Captain and Mrs. Frederick E. Nehls, and the granddaughter of Carnegie Silver Medal Winner Captain George Henry Zeh. She was born and […]

Posted by Administrator3 Jan 19, 2017  12:01 PM

from our friends at CalPilots: Great Lakes Airlines is looking for California-based pilots. Meet with them Wed. Jan. 18, 2017, 1PM to 6PM, at Stockton Metro Airport, 5000 South Airport Way, Stockton, CA. Areas of focus: Part 121 flying Embraer 120 Brasilia. http://www.flygreatlakes.com

Posted by Administrator3 Dec 21, 2016  11:12 AM

Urgent Message to All Members and Pilots Using San Carlos Airport Do not fly left traffic for 30 or make overhead departures to the south and west of 101. Follow the established Bay Meadows, Woodside and Belmont Slough voluntary noise abatement procedures! http://www.sancarlosairport.org/noise-abatement-procedures Over the past few months, the Airport has begun receiving noise complaints […]

Posted by Administrator3 Dec 08, 2016  02:12 PM

A great time was had by all who attended this year’s barbecue at the Hiller on Sun. Sept. 25, 2016. The food was fantastic and included tri-tips, chicken, baked beans, cornbread, salad, cold drinks and dessert. If you couldn’t make it this time, plan on attending next year. You’re sure to enjoy yourself. Thanks to […]

Posted by Administrator3 Oct 03, 2016  09:10 AM

The SCAPA Board of Directors is organizing our next barbecue on Sun. Sept. 25, 2016 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM on the back patio at the Hiller Museum. Be sure to save the date. This year we are going to use a caterer. Nevertheless, there will undoubtedly be tasks that could use volunteer help. […]

Posted by Administrator3 Sep 05, 2016  11:09 AM

Mary Griffin Ramseur Resident of Millbrae Late of Millbrae and San Mateo County resident for 49 years. Entered into rest in Millbrae on August 10, 2016 surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of Walter F. Ramseur for 25 years and the late Donald F. Griffin for 30 years. Loving mother of John Griffin of San […]

Posted by Administrator3 Aug 12, 2016  05:08 PM