Voluntary Noise Abatement Procedures

The following information is from the San Carlos Airport Voluntary Noise Abatement Procedures brochure, July 2019.

RUNWAY 30 DEPARTURES

Hillsdale Departure

Fly straight out, parallel Highway 101 for 2.75 NM. until abeam the Hillsdale Mall (37° 32.72’N 122° 17.32’W). Begin left turn to a southwesterly heading. Remain clear of the SFO Class B Airspace.

Oracle Departure

Fly straight out until just past the diamond-shaped waterway, then turn right crosswind, follow the Belmont Slough out towards the Bay. Avoid overflying homes on either side of the Belmont Slough.  For obstacle avoidance and to avoid inbound traffic, keep KNBR Radio Tower off to your right.

Coyote Hills Departure

Fly straight out until just past the diamond-shaped waterway, then turn right downwind. At midfield, turn left towards Coyote Hills. Use caution for aircraft inbound from Coyote Hills.

Woodside Departure

Fly straight out until just past the diamond-shaped waterway, then turn right downwind. Continue downwind until abeam Woodside Road, then turn right toward southwest.

RUNWAY 12 DEPARTURES

All aircraft departing Runway 12 should turn left 20° to a heading of 100° as soon as safe for noise abatement.

Woodside Departure

Turn left to 100°. Continue upwind until abeam Woodside Road, turn right toward southwest.

ARRIVALS

Cement Plant Arrival

Inbound from the east over Coyote Hills, expect to arrive via the Cement Plant (VPWFR).

KNBR Arrival

Inbound from the Northeast, expect to arrive via the KNBR radio tower. Keep KNBR off your right side and enter the downwind as advised. Use caution for aircraft departing SQL via the Oracle Departure ¾ mile north of the KNBR radio tower.

Overhead Arrival

Aircraft arriving from the west should expect to arrive via overhead the Air Traffic Control Tower at or above 1,200’ MSL and enter the downwind as advised.

Straight-In Arrival

From the vicinity of Woodside VOR (OSI), proceed towards SLAC (VPSLA). Remain at or above 1,000’ MSL until passing Kaiser Hospital. Expect a straight-in approach to Runway 30 or a left downwind for Runway 12.

ROTORCRAFT OPERATIONS

Rotorcraft use left traffic Runway 30. TPA 800’ MSL. Delay crosswind turn until reaching TPA. Fly parallel to Highway 101 and remain east of all residential areas.

PATTERN WORK – VOLUNTARY ADHERENCE REQUESTED

Runway 30: Fly straight out until just past the diamond-shaped waterway. Reduce power/RPM as soon as safe. Delay downwind turn until reaching 800’ MSL.

Runway 12: Turn left to 100° as soon as safe. Turn left crosswind as soon as traffic permits.

Weekdays: We ask for your cooperation in not performing touch and go or full stop taxi-back operations earlier than 8:00 AM or later than two (2) hours after sunset.

Weekends & Holidays: We ask for your cooperation in not performing touch and go or full stop taxi-back operations earlier than 9:30 AM or later than 6:00 PM.

We ask for your cooperation in not performing touch and go or full stop taxi-back operations when the Air Traffic Control Tower is closed.