• 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 212247Z 27010G15KT 10SM FEW023 23/15 A2998

    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)



  • Email: webmaster at sancarlosairport.org
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    San Carlos Airport Association
    P.O. Box 1183
    San Carlos, CA 94070

Read about why April Gafford founded JATO Aviation in the June, 2017 issue of Cirrus Pilot Magazine.  Click here and goto page 38.

Posted by Administrator3 Aug 20, 2017  12:08 AM

James was a long time friend and founding member of the San Carlos Airport Association.  We note that services are scheduled August 23, 2017 11:00AM, Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, 1721 Hillside Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010 with interment to follow at Skylawn Memorial Park. James G. B. DeMartini, Jr. 06/26/1928 – 08/14/2017  James G. […]

Posted by Administrator3 Aug 19, 2017  03:08 PM

The Board of Directors is organizing our next barbecue on Sun. Oct. 15, 2017  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. This […]

Posted by Administrator3 Aug 19, 2017  12:08 AM

Marshall S. Michaelian, DDS, age 71, died on August 3, 2017 near Sacramento, CA.  He was born in Monterey Park, CA on August 21, 1945 and was the son of the late Edith and John Michaelian.  Dr. Michaelian graduated from Alhambra High School in 1963, received his MCheE from University of Southern California in 1968 […]

Posted by Administrator3 Aug 15, 2017  05:08 PM

From the San Mateo Daily Journal, August 14, 2017 Aspiring pilots get view from the top San Carlos Flight Center creates community for aviation enthusiasts of all stripes By Anna Schuessler Daily Journal staff Aug 14, 2017 Michelle Karpishin stands in front of a plane at the San Carlos Flight Center where she took part […]

Posted by Administrator3 Aug 14, 2017  05:08 PM

Check out this recent FAA video about runway incursion prevention at Hayward: Hayward runway safety vignette It will be useful the next time you land there and the information will be useful at all airports.

Posted by Administrator3 Aug 13, 2017  11:08 PM

Stop by the San Carlos Airport on Sat. Sept. 30th from 10AM to 4PM for our 5th Annual Airport Day. ENTRY IS FREE! The Airport along with our based businesses and organizations has planned a day of hands-on activities designed to welcome our local community to the airport. Visitors will learn about general aviation, its […]

Posted by Administrator3 Aug 08, 2017  09:08 AM

from the Airport Manager Airport Businesses, Associations & Users, In June, the County Board of Supervisors approved the San Carlos Airport (SQL) to enter into an agreement with Hughes Aerospace to research, analyze and develop additional instrument approach/departure procedures for SQL that support the current noise abatement procedures. To begin their initial research, Hughes will […]

Posted by Administrator3 Jul 27, 2017  10:07 PM

San Carlos Airport Association President Carol Ford is quoted in the following article about the Surf Air problem at San Carlos Airport that appeared in the July 24, 2017 edition of the San Mateo Daily Journal . She points out that SCAA is pleased that the county is focusing on the origin of the controversy, […]

Posted by Administrator3 Jul 25, 2017  09:07 AM

From our friends at Alliance for Aviation Across America Dear Carol, After fifty years of flying, Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger knows aviation. Privatization of air traffic control would turn over control of the skies to the corporate interests of the big airlines, giving them the keys to the kingdom. That’s why Sully appears in this new […]

Posted by Administrator3 Jul 24, 2017  05:07 PM

Encroaching development is an ongoing issue at San Carlos Airport. The following letter was submitted to the Redwood City Council in advance of their meeting July 24, 2017 about the Harbor View Project. July 24, 2017 The Honorable John D. Seybert and the City Council City of Redwood City 1017 Middlefield Road Redwood City, CA […]

Posted by Administrator3 Jul 24, 2017  04:07 PM

The San Carlos Airport Association commends San Mateo County’s recent filing of an opposition to the application of Encompass Aviation to obtain authority from the Department of Transportation to operate as a commuter air carrier at San Carlos Airport and elsewhere. We applaud this first step in what we hope are many challenges to Surf […]

Posted by Administrator3 Jul 22, 2017  04:07 PM

The San Carlos Airport Association is happy to pass along an announcement of the new fire truck at San Carlos Airport (in service starting April, 2017). The following message from Chris St. Peter, Assistant Airport Manager, summarizes background for our new truck, shown below in photos from the manufacturer’s web site. Our old Airport One […]

Posted by Administrator3 Jul 10, 2017  05:07 PM

CalPilots is going to launch its first ever CalPilots EXPO in Paso Robles (KPRB) on October 13-14, 2017. They will have a Wine & Food Reception on Friday, October 13 from 5-8pm. Mark Baker, President of AOPA will be there and conduct a townhall-like meeting and meet with everyone. The CalPilots Board Members will also […]

Posted by Administrator3 Jul 09, 2017  08:07 PM

From the Alliance for Aviation Across America: I write with a critical update. The big commercial airlines and private interests are lobbying hard for a bill introduced in Congress, by Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA), which takes away Congressional authority over our air traffic control system and turns it over to a board of private stakeholders. […]

Posted by Administrator3 Jul 02, 2017  10:07 PM