To all friends of San Carlos Airport:

We have just been informed that in response to noise complaints directed at Surf Air from Atherton and other communities, the County is proposing to implement a curfew that will effectively close San Carlos Airport to all but a small number of aircraft types from 9PM to 6AM every day of the week. Only one landing and one takeoff will be allowed per aircraft from 6AM to 9AM and 6PM to 9PM.

The proposed regulation (click here) applies to many aircraft based at San Carlos (click here to see list), from a Piper Arrow to the Pilatus PC-12 flown by Surf Air.

The SCAPA Board of Directors has been following the Surf Air problem closely and trying to work with County officials on your behalf since we first alerted you last year. The curfew was a surprise to us and is completely unacceptable.

We are currently pursuing various responses to the proposed curfew and will be in touch soon about follow-up measures. We think it will come before the Board of Supervisors in April. We’ll let you know about that meeting as soon as it’s scheduled.

Thank you for your continued support of SCAPA. In the meantime, if you haven’t renewed your membership for 2017, please do so at our membership signup form. We need you now more than ever.

Carol Ford
SCAPA President