We are happy to pass on the news that Ms. Gretchen Kelly has been appointed Airports Manager for San Mateo County. Gretchen recently rejoined the staff of San Carlos Airport after service in the San Francisco office of the FAA. On behalf of all our members, I would like extend our congratulations and best wishes [...]
Printed copies of the KSQL IFR Departure Guidance document are now available in the Airport office. San Carlos Airport RUNWAY 30 VFR-to-IFR DEPARTURE GUIDANCE Click here for 8.5×11 format. Click here for 5.5×7.5 Jepp format.
Dr. Mike Paull, former SCAPA President, is the author of Flight of Betrayal, a mystery novel about a pilot from San Carlos who crashes in Baja. Please note that even though this is a fictional story, it is set in San Carlos and the airport and Sky Kitchen are referred to quite a bit. Flight [...]
VOLUNTEERS – GIVE THE GIFT OF TIME The mission of the volunteer services at the Hiller Aviation Museum is to foster knowledge about the history of aviation and the future of flight. Hiller Aviation Museum volunteers share the rich history of aviation through exhibits spanning the last century of flight and offering a window into [...]
SCAPA is pleased to help publicize the following aviation-related event. Kala Artist Project Space presents: Lift, Weight, Thrust, Drag A photography exhibit by Mr. Alexis M. Esguerra Everyone is invited to a memorable opening Friday 30 November 2012 from 6-8pm, at 2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California 94702. (510) 841-7000 Light refreshments will be served. [...]
Aero Club Dinner Ron Blake @CalPilots asked SCAPA to pass the word about this event. The Aero Club of Northern California’s Crystal Eagle Awards dinner is taking place on Friday, November 9th at the Hiller Aviation Museum. This year they are honoring Captain Julie Clark, famed aerobatic performer and former airline captain. Sandra Clifford, and [...]
San Carlos Airport has a multi-year waiting list for hangar rentals. For those folks waiting for hangars, there are several other airports in the Bay area that have space available. We provide the following information as a service to anyone waiting for a place to store their aircraft at San Carlos. If you have any [...]
A great time was had by all who attended this year’s barbecue at the Hiller on Sun. Sept. 30, 2012. Nearly 100 meals were served. The food was fantastic and included ribeye steak, salmon, chicken, shrimp, baked beans, potato and green salads, cold drinks and dessert. If you couldn’t make it this time, plan on [...]
Please enjoy the following photo of the Space Shuttle Endeavor as it flew over San Carlos Tower on Sept. 21, 2012 while on the way to its final resting place at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.
Space to Land and Land to Space Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides Announced as Keynote Speaker CalPilots’ 2012 Annual Meeting happens October 19-21 at world-famous Mojave Air and Space Port…and it’s an event you do not want to miss. This event isn’t just an event – it is an outstanding weekend of many events for [...]
The SCAPA Board of Directors is organizing our next barbecue on Sun. Sept. 30th from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Be sure to save the date. Like all our activities, we depend on volunteers to make them happen. We need people to help with the following: – food preparation on Sat. evening Sept. 29th – [...]
TEMPORARY RUNWAY CLOSURE FOR CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY AT THE SAN CARLOS AIRPORT The San Carlos Airport runway and taxiways will be temporarily closed to all flight operations for construction work associated with South Bayside System Authority’s (SBSA) new sewer line. The airport will be closed during the period shown below: • Tuesday, September 11th from 10:00 [...]
The FAA is scheduled to flight check the VASIs on Friday Aug. 10th. We can expect multiple passes at various altitudes, perhaps by their Learjet, at unexpected times.
To the General Aviation Community, Click here: MBNMS Pilot Outreach Letter_Jul2012 for a 1-page letter (PDF format) from the superintendent of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary that highlights some current and upcoming changes that the FAA is making to the Los Angeles and San Francisco sectional and terminal area charts. The charts will display [...]
Flyabout Synopsis: Flyabout tells the autobiographical story of Monika Petrillo’s journey piloting a small single-engine airplane around the continent of Australia. Her father, a pilot with limited experience himself, is riding shotgun. As the only woman pilot in a group of eleven people, Monika sets out to experience the true freedom of flight above one [...]