• 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 (SCAA) 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 280630Z AUTO 30008KT 10SM CLR 13/10 A3012 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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    P.O. Box 1183
    San Carlos, CA 94070

San Carlos AirportRunway and Taxiway Closures The FAA will be restricting all access to the entire east side hangar areas including Bravo, Hotel, Sierra, Twin & Transient tiedown aprons during the runway closure periods during all air show activities. The San Carlos Airport will be temporarily closed to all flight operations during the dates and […]

Posted by Administrator3 May 26, 2017  10:05 AM

Well, its that time of year again and the Columbia Airport will be hosting its 51st Annual Fathers Day Fly In, Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18, 2017. This is our largest event of the year and planning has been underway for the past few months. We are excited to host the B-25 “Executive Sweet,” the […]

Posted by Administrator3 May 25, 2017  02:05 PM

The San Carlos Airport Association is very pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached among San Mateo County, Surf Air (flights now being operated by Encompass Aviation, LLC), and the San Carlos Airport Association that will redirect Surf Air flights conducted in VFR conditions away from noise sensitive areas. As a result, […]

Posted by Administrator3 May 18, 2017  01:05 PM

The FAA Chart Supplement for KSQL now lists a telephone number for clearance delivery (directly from Norcal) when the tower is closed. The April 27, 2017 edition of the Chart Supplement is linked to our Airport Facts page.

Posted by Administrator3 May 13, 2017  12:05 PM

Dear Members, The following is from the Manager of Operations. ===================== Dear SQL and HAF tenants, users and businesses, NOTICE: The San Carlos Airport’s runway will be closed on, Monday May 22nd, from 8:00 AM until 9:30 AM for runway maintenance. Be advised that sweeping operations will be underway at SQL in both movement and […]

Posted by Administrator3 May 11, 2017  08:05 AM

Jean Kaye Tinsley March 24, 1927 – April 25, 2017 Jean Kaye Tinsley passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. She was a major influence to many women in the field of aviation. Jean was born in San Francisco and graduated from Lowell High school. She earned an A.B. at the Language University of Santa […]

Posted by Administrator3 May 02, 2017  09:05 AM

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