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Archive for May, 2017

San Carlos AirportRunway and Taxiway Closures

The FAA will be restricting all access to the entire east side hangar areas including Bravo, Hotel, Sierra, Twin & Transient tiedown aprons during the runway closure periods during all air show activities.

The San Carlos Airport will be temporarily closed to all flight operations during the dates and times shown below as a result of the Hiller Museum’s Biggest Little Airshow Event:


Saturday, June 3rd from 10:30am until 12pm

Please contact the Airport Office for more information at 650-573-3700 

Please check your NOTAM’s prior to flight.

Marty D. Wray

Manager of Operations

San Mateo County Airports

620 Airport Way, Suite 10

San Carlos CA. 94070

ph# 650-573-3700

posted by May 26, 2017  10:05 AM
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Well, its that time of year again and the Columbia Airport will be hosting its 51st Annual Fathers Day Fly In, Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18, 2017. This is our largest event of the year and planning has been underway for the past few months. We are excited to host the B-25 “Executive Sweet,” the Tiger Squadron, the Bay Bombers, the Gooney Bird Association (C-47, T-34, and FW 149), 2 Beech 18’s, Airplane/Car Races, Pancake Breakfasts, a Fly-In movie (Always), camping, Saturday Night dinner (Taco Bar and a Bring your own Tequila Margarita bar), various aviation and local area vendors, and a whole lot more. Youll be able to purchase rides on the B-25 and a Stearman as well as a handful of 172’s.

The county in no way profits off this event as it runs at a loss; however, the impact to the community is one that is immeasurable. So please, help support us by sending anyone you know who would enjoy this our way. I would like to also invite everyone on this forum to come out for the weekend (yes, its runs from Friday night June 16th until Sunday afternoon June 18th) and enjoy the airport, its surrounding area, and of course to aviation!

We will have a temporary FAA tower guiding traffic and NOTAMs will be up for the weekend as it is pretty busy.

I’m including this year’s flyer as an attachment, if you all could be so kind as to print it out and post it wherever you deem necessary we would really appreciate it. If any of you show up, please do so and look me up. It’s a great weekend and Im sure you ally will have a great time. Also, if you know of anyone with antique, WWII, or generally pretty cool aircraft that would like to fly during the event, have them give me a call directly and we can schedule them in. Certificates for aircraft display will also be available for anyone whos looking to get some of their 12 days out of the way.

Spread the word and Happy almost Friday!


Benedict Stuth
Tuolumne County Airports Manager
10723 Airport Rd
Columbia, Ca 95310


posted by May 25, 2017  02:05 PM
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SCAPA is pleased to announce that our annual membership meeting will be held at 7PM on Wed. June 21, 2017 at the Hiller Museum.

The program will feature a presentation by Karl Schweikert, attorney for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

We will also have our regular updates from the San Carlos Airport Manager and we will elect our new slate of Board members.

posted by May 15, 2017  04:05 PM
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The FAA Chart Supplement for KSQL now lists a telephone number for clearance delivery (directly from Norcal) when the tower is closed. The April 27, 2017 edition of the Chart Supplement is linked to our Airport Facts page.

posted by May 13, 2017  12:05 PM
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Dear Members,
The following is from the Manager of Operations.
Dear SQL and HAF tenants, users and businesses,


The San Carlos Airport’s runway will be closed on, Monday May 22nd, from 8:00 AM until 9:30 AM for runway maintenance.

Be advised that sweeping operations will be underway at SQL in both movement and non-movement areas from Monday May 22nd from 0800am-1600pm

The Half Moon Bay Airport’s runway will be closed on, Friday May 26th, from 8:00 AM until 11:00 AM for runway maintenance.

Be advised that sweeping operations will be underway at HAF in both movement and non-movement areas from Friday May 26th from 0800am-1600pm

If you have any questions please contact the airport at 650-573-3700

Marty D. Wray
Manager of Operations
San Mateo County Airports
620 Airport Way, Suite 10
San Carlos CA. 94070

posted by May 11, 2017  08:05 AM
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Jean Kaye Tinsley
March 24, 1927 – April 25, 2017

Jean Kaye Tinsley passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. She was a major influence to many women in the field of aviation. Jean was born in San Francisco and graduated from Lowell High school. She earned an A.B. at the Language University of Santa Barbara and a M.A. in Philology.

Jean was a pioneer woman in the field of aviation achieving many firsts for her Gender. She was a private pilot owning her own aircraft. She was Whirly Girl #118; when female helicopter pilots were few. She was the first female in the world to earn a rating in constant speed prop gyroplane and also was the first female in the world to fly the XV-15 tiltrotor aircraft. She also spent many decades as a judge, overseeing Helicopter competitions around the world. Jean was an active member of many aviation organizations, and sitting on the boards of Whirly Girls, Helicopter Club of America and the 99’s.

Jean married Dr. Clarence Tinsley, now deceased. Three children preceded her in death. Survived by 3 children: Margaret Mulchay, William Tinsley (Joy) & Martha Minot; 12 grandchildren; 8 great- grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

There will be no funeral services as per Jean’s wishes. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Jean’s memory to The Whirly Girls Scholarship or the Bay City Chapter of the 99’s.

See more at: sfgate obituary

Almanac article (2005)

National Aeronautic Association Award (1996)

posted by May 02, 2017  09:05 AM
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