• 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

Attention pilots: our friends at Reid Hillview are in a bit of a pickle. The EAA62 Young Eagles rally set for Sat. July 16 at RHV already has about 136 young people signed up on the website to fly. That’s the good news! The bad news…. several pilots have had to cancel for a variety […]

Posted by Administrator3 Jul 11, 2016  08:07 AM

Stop by the San Carlos Airport for our 4th Annual Airport Day Sat. Oct. 22nd from 10AM to 3PM. ENTRY IS FREE! The San Carlos Airport and our based businesses will host a day of hands-on activities designed to welcome people to the airport who may never have visited before. Learn about general aviation, see […]

Posted by Administrator3 Jul 06, 2016  11:07 PM

from our friends at Freeway Airport in Maryland. “Few creatures see the world from a bird’s-eye-view. Maybe that’s why so many people want to fly in helicopters and airplanes. And now… just about anyone can. It’s probably not what you’d call an ‘inexpensive’ hobby, but it costs less than you might think. Arash Arabasadi spent […]

Posted by Administrator3 Jun 18, 2016  05:06 PM

Thanks to everyone who came to the joint membership meeting with SCAPA and the EAA Chapter, on Tuesday the June 14th, and a special thanks to Alan Eustace. Alan’s presentation was terrific and inspiring. It’s a privilege to meet the man who devised, designed, paid for and built this amazing achievement. New frontiers are out […]

Posted by Administrator3 Jun 16, 2016  09:06 PM

The San Carlos Airport Association extends our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Frederick A. Wolfe who passed away on June 3, 2016 at the age of 78. According to the obituary in the San Francisco Chronicle on June 12, 2016, a memorial service is pending.

Posted by Administrator3 Jun 12, 2016  07:06 PM

FAA Offers Incentive to General Aviation Aircraft Owners to Equip Aircraft with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)    FAA Press Release For Immediate Release Date: June 6, 2016 Contact: Tammy Jones, Paul Takemoto or Alison Duquette Phone: 202-267-3438  Rebate will help bring NextGen safety technology to airplanes now WASHINGTON – Today on a national press call, […]

Posted by Administrator3 Jun 06, 2016  01:06 PM

Please enjoy another photo from our friend Steve Bell who is now living in Florida. This one shows Steve and his mom (visiting from Southern CA) at West Bay Aviation (c. 1966) that was on the West side of the field near the present location of the Hiller Museum. You can see the Piombo Construction […]

Posted by Administrator3 May 30, 2016  09:05 PM

SCAPA is pleased to announce that our annual meeting will be held at 7PM on Tuesday June 14, 2016 at the Hiller Museum. The program will feature a presentation by Allan Eustace, who leapt to Earth from the edge of the stratosphere wearing only a spacesuit, shattering skydiving records and potentially revolutionizing the commercial space […]

Posted by Administrator3 May 05, 2016  08:05 PM

The San Carlos Airport Association is pleased to announce that our President, Ms. Carol Ford, was named the 2016 recipient of the prestigious AOPA Joseph P. Crotti Award for General Aviation Advocacy in California at the recent California Aviation Day on April 20, 2016 in Sacramento. The following photo shows Carol shortly after the presentation […]

Posted by Administrator3 Apr 30, 2016  05:04 PM

Please note the following message from Airport Staff Subject: parking lot construction paving project SQL As part of finishing the Fuel Farm Relocation and Pump Station Rehabilitation Project, PG&E is required to perform work in the terminal building parking lot to connect their existing power to the Airport’s new transformers and equipment. In order to […]

Posted by Administrator3 Apr 21, 2016  02:04 PM

Thanks to Chris St. Peter and the rest of the airports management team, we are happy to announce that live webcam views of San Carlos Airport (updated approximately every five mins.) are now available. Please check the time stamps on the images to verify they are current. You could get a more up-to-date image by […]

Posted by Administrator3 Apr 21, 2016  02:04 PM

from our friends at the Hiller Aviation Museum Biggest Little Air Show Saturday May 7 10am-1pm Join the festivities as the Biggest Little Air Show matches a thrilling aerobatic performance by airshow pilot Vicky Benzing and her full-sized 1940 Boeing Stearman along with demonstrations of exceptional radio controlled models. San Carlos Airport will close to […]

Posted by Administrator3 Apr 07, 2016  07:04 PM

The annual Pacific Coast Dream Machines Event will be held at Half Moon Bay Airport on Sunday April 24, 2016. HAF will be closed from 11:00 to 11:30 AM and 1:00 to 2:00 PM for aircraft flybys. A temporary air traffic control tower will be in place to coordinate the high volume of air traffic […]

Posted by Administrator3 Apr 03, 2016  12:04 PM

San Mateo County Airports will be re-striping the runway at the San Carlos Airport. The contractor has agreed to perform the work during the following dates and times. During the below dates and times, the runway will be closed to all aircraft operations. Ø San Carlos Airport -Tuesday & Wednesday April 12th and 13th from […]

Posted by Administrator3 Mar 25, 2016  09:03 AM

Thanks to all who responded to our call for support and attended the Board of Supervisors meeting this past Tuesday March 8, 2016 on the topic of noise generated by Surf Air flights approaching San Carlos Airport. Many supporters of the Airport spoke, including members of SCAPA, BASCA (Business Association of San Carlos Airport), and […]

Posted by Administrator3 Mar 15, 2016  06:03 PM