• 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 (SCAA) 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 140615Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 08/02 A3008 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

from the Airport’s facebook page: Copper’s Dream Rescue, an Airport Day institution, is returning again this September 30th. The pictures below are of last year’s attendees/adoptees. Be sure to stop by between 10 AM and 3 PM and spend some time with some loving and deserving dogs. Parking and entry to the event is FREE. […]

Posted by Sep 09, 2017  11:09 AM

from the Airport staff: Airport Users: Runway 30/12 at the San Carlos Airport will be closed on Monday, September 11, 2017 from 8:00 AM until 9:30 AM local time for pavement sweeping. PLEASE NOTE – Dates and times of runway and airport closures are subject to change. These notices are only advisory in nature and […]

Posted by Sep 05, 2017  03:09 PM

Stop by the San Carlos Airport on Sat. Sept. 30th from 10AM to 4PM for our 5th Annual Airport Day. ENTRY IS FREE! The Airport along with our based businesses and organizations has planned a day of hands-on activities designed to welcome our local community to the airport. Visitors will learn about general aviation, its […]

Posted by Aug 31, 2017  01:08 PM

Read story in Half Moon Bay Review here. Airfield renamed for beloved pilot By Carina Woudenberg Aug 30, 2017  A crowd gathers at the Half Moon Bay Airport for the unveiling of a new sign honoring the late Eddie Andreini Sr. (Carina Woudenburg / Review) A sun-filled sky burned through the morning’s fog cover just […]

Posted by Aug 31, 2017  11:08 AM

The following Letters to Airmen from the FAA re. the Burning Man Festival (thru 9/4/17) and Labor Day weekend activities at Truckee Airport, are provided for your information. LTA-Burning-Man.pdf LTA-TRK.pdf

Posted by Aug 31, 2017  09:08 AM

Read about why April Gafford founded JATO Aviation in the June, 2017 issue of Cirrus Pilot Magazine.  Click here to read the article.

Posted by Aug 20, 2017  12:08 AM

James was a long time friend and founding member of the San Carlos Airport Association.  We note that services are scheduled August 23, 2017 11:00AM, Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, 1721 Hillside Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010 with interment to follow at Skylawn Memorial Park. James G. B. DeMartini, Jr. 06/26/1928 – 08/14/2017  James G. […]

Posted by Aug 19, 2017  03:08 PM

Marshall S. Michaelian, DDS, age 71, died on August 3, 2017 near Sacramento, CA.  He was born in Monterey Park, CA on August 21, 1945 and was the son of the late Edith and John Michaelian.  Dr. Michaelian graduated from Alhambra High School in 1963, received his MCheE from University of Southern California in 1968 […]

Posted by Aug 15, 2017  05:08 PM

From the San Mateo Daily Journal, August 14, 2017 Aspiring pilots get view from the top San Carlos Flight Center creates community for aviation enthusiasts of all stripes By Anna Schuessler Daily Journal staff Aug 14, 2017 Michelle Karpishin stands in front of a plane at the San Carlos Flight Center where she took part […]

Posted by Aug 14, 2017  05:08 PM

Check out this recent FAA video about runway incursion prevention at Hayward: Hayward runway safety vignette It will be useful the next time you land there and the information will be useful at all airports.

Posted by Aug 13, 2017  11:08 PM

from the Airport Manager Airport Businesses, Associations & Users, In June, the County Board of Supervisors approved the San Carlos Airport (SQL) to enter into an agreement with Hughes Aerospace to research, analyze and develop additional instrument approach/departure procedures for SQL that support the current noise abatement procedures. To begin their initial research, Hughes will […]

Posted by Jul 27, 2017  10:07 PM

San Carlos Airport Association President Carol Ford is quoted in the following article about the Surf Air problem at San Carlos Airport that appeared in the July 24, 2017 edition of the San Mateo Daily Journal . She points out that SCAA is pleased that the county is focusing on the origin of the controversy, […]

Posted by Jul 25, 2017  09:07 AM

From our friends at Alliance for Aviation Across America Dear Carol, After fifty years of flying, Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger knows aviation. Privatization of air traffic control would turn over control of the skies to the corporate interests of the big airlines, giving them the keys to the kingdom. That’s why Sully appears in this new […]

Posted by Jul 24, 2017  05:07 PM

Encroaching development is an ongoing issue at San Carlos Airport. The following letter was submitted to the Redwood City Council in advance of their meeting July 24, 2017 about the Harbor View Project. July 24, 2017 The Honorable John D. Seybert and the City Council City of Redwood City 1017 Middlefield Road Redwood City, CA […]

Posted by Jul 24, 2017  04:07 PM

The San Carlos Airport Association commends San Mateo County’s recent filing of an opposition to the application of Encompass Aviation to obtain authority from the Department of Transportation to operate as a commuter air carrier at San Carlos Airport and elsewhere. We applaud this first step in what we hope are many challenges to Surf […]

Posted by Jul 22, 2017  04:07 PM