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News and Events

Annual General Membership Meeting

Thursday December 1, 6:30 pm, via Zoom Our annual general membership meeting will be held Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022 at 6:30 PM on Zoom. Click here to join the Zoom meeting. All current members should have received an email from us recently about the meeting; if you...

Fall 2022 Newsletter is Here

Click here to download and view our newsletter. Prop Blast Fall 2022 Online

Annual Barbecue Set For October 16

Sunday, October 16, 2022 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Hiller Aviation Museum Patio Mark your calendar and plan to attend our annual barbecue!  Come join your fellow San Carlos aviators from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm behind the Hiller Museum and enjoy and...

Get the Lead Out

Did you know that about two-thirds of piston-engine aircraft are eligible to use UL94, an unleaded aviation fuel that's better for your engine, better for the environment, and is actually cheaper to buy than 100LL? Even better, did you know that UL94 fuel has been...

June Armanino Obituary

June Alice Armanino née Almestad June Alice Armanino née Almestad born 7/23/1928 passed peacefully in her sleep on 12/27/2021 at the age of 93. Her parents Alfred and Josephine Almestad immigrated from Norway in 1942. June was born in Seattle WA and the family moved...

Annual Meeting, Wed. 12/1/21 at 6:30 PM

Airline Safety Procedures for GA: Pro-level flying for the GA Pilot and San Carlos Airport Association Annual General Membership Meeting -- Wed. Dec. 1, 2021 at 6:30 PM PT Our annual general membership meeting will be held Wed. Dec. 1, 2021 at 6:30 PM on Zoom.  If...

Obituary – Ronald Marenda

Ronald E. Marenda, DDS January 22, 1933 - October 16, 2021 Ronald Edmund Marenda, D.D.S., known by his friends as "RE", passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in San Mateo, California on October 16, 2021 at the age of 88. He was born in La Salle, Illinois on...

New Hangar Space coming to San Carlos, Skyway Center to open Jan. 2022

Webmaster's Note: We are pleased to welcome the Skyway Center as our newest member and gladly accepted their request to post the following article on our web site.In early 2022, new hangar space comes to San Carlos, with the opening of the Skyway Center. This premier,...

Aug. 13-14 Oceano Airport Celebration

We are back! Friends of Oceano Airport August 13th and 14th, 2021 Friday night, August 13th: Beach Burger Fry and Dance, $10 featuring Leo and the Boyz. Come have a burger and dance under the stars at Oceano Airport. Saturday night, August 14th: Fly-In Movie Night....

Annual BBQ at Hiller Sun. 9/19/21, 11:30AM to 1:30PM

Please join us for the San Carlos Airport Association's Annual Barbecue on Sunday, September 19th, 2021 from 11:30AM to 1:30PM in the courtyard behind the Hiller Museum. Please enter through the Museum. Admission is free for paid-up members. Guests, including spouses...

Thurs. 4/29 9AM to 5PM: Free Moderna Clinic

  Free Moderna Clinic for anyone 18+ who lives or works in San Mateo County. See the San Mateo County Dept. of Health website (click here) for more information.  This event was announced on twitter. No appointment necessary. If you wish, you may register at...

Private Pilot Flies Thawed Vaccine to San Carlos

Read how a private pilot, who wishes to remain anonymous, flew a "pizza box" containing 1000 doses of thawed Pfizer vaccine from a remote airstrip in rural Humboldt County to San Carlos Airport. Our hats are off to this selfless hero. This is one more example of the...

TSA Seeks GA’s Assistance in Security Surrounding Inauguration

From our friends at NBAA. Click here for original story. Jan. 14, 2021 The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has appealed to the general aviation community to support federal and local law enforcement agencies as they prepare for the presidential...

Flight Training Scholarships

Growing the Pilot Population Through the AOPA Flight Training Scholarship Program Take advantage of AOPA’s scholarship program—over $1 million in awards—or pass along this information to someone you know is passionate about learning to fly or wants to earn an...

Hangars at Hayward

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...

Urgent: by 12/23 Comment on Proposed Closure of Stovepipe Wells Airport

Managers of Death Valley National Park in California are seeking public input regarding future use of the park’s Stovepipe Wells Village. One of the park’s proposals is to change the Stovepipe Wells airstrip into a dedicated night sky viewing area due to the...

Annual Meeting – Thurs. 12/3/20 at 6:30 PM

Lessons Learned Flying in New Zealand and San Carlos Airport Association Annual General Membership Meeting -- Thurs. Dec. 3, 2020 at 6:30 PM PT Join us for a fun and informative look at lessons learned flying in New Zealand and taking a NZ Commercial Checkride. Learn...

9/12/20 9AM to 5PM Calpilots Annual Meeting

Register for California Zooming, this year’s first-ever, must-be-there-in-cyberspace aviation event in California. It’s for pilots, features free admission, and is sponsored by CalPilots in participation with CalDART. The all-day event includes webinars on...

Webinar 6PM Wed. 8/26/20 on Sonic Boom Research

Dear Friends, Kostas Speridakos, a CFII and Seminar Coordinator at West Valley Flying Club passed on the following information about a webinar that will be presented this Wed. Aug. 26, 2020 at 6PM by PAO pilot and NASA Ames research Don Durston on NASA's supersonics...