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KSQL San Carlos Airport
San Carlos, California, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 09 SEPTEMBER 2021

Location

FAA Identifier: SQL
Lat/Long: 37-30-42.7000N 122-14-58.3120W
37-30.711667N 122-14.971867W
37.5118611,-122.2495311
(estimated)
Elevation: 5.5 ft. / 1.7 m (surveyed)
Variation: 15E (2000)
From city: 2 miles NE of SAN CARLOS, CA
Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -8 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 94070

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 07/1952
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: OAKLAND CENTER
FSS: OAKLAND FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: SQL (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: 0600-2200
Pattern altitude: 805.5 ft. MSL
APPLIES TO BOTH-FIXED WING AND HEL.
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: WHEN ATCT CLSD; ACTVT MIRL RWY 12/30 & REIL RWY 12/30 - 119.0
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 119.0
UNICOM: 122.95
ATIS: 125.9
WX AWOS-3P: 125.9 (650-593-0613)
SAN CARLOS GROUND: 121.6 [0700-2100]
SAN CARLOS TOWER: 119.0 326.2 [0700-2100]
NORCAL APPROACH: 133.95 135.65
NORCAL DEPARTURE: 135.65
WX ASOS at SFO (9 nm NW): PHONE 650-827-8593
WX ASOS at HWD (11 nm NE): PHONE 510-786-3052
WX AWOS-3PT at NUQ (11 nm SE): 124.175 (650-386-0655)
WX AWOS-3 at HAF (12 nm W): 127.275 (650-728-5649)
WX ASOS at OAK (13 nm N): PHONE 510-214-1776
WX AWOS-AV at 18CN (17 nm NW): 119.925 (415-514-4209)
WX ASOS at SJC (18 nm SE): 126.95 (408-969-0838)
  • FREQ 121.5 NOT AVAILABLE.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
OSIr355/7.3WOODSIDE VOR/DME113.9017E
SFOr121/8.8SAN FRANCISCO VOR/DME115.8017E
OAKr168/12.9OAKLAND VOR/DME116.8017E
SJCr284/16.7SAN JOSE VOR/DME114.1016E
SAUr131/24.4SAUSALITO VOR/DME116.2017E
CCRr180/33.4CONCORD VOR/DME117.0017E

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A JET-A+ UL94
Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: MINOR
Powerplant service: MINOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 12/30

Dimensions: 2621 x 75 ft. / 799 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt, in fair condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 12.5
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 12  RUNWAY 30
Latitude: 37-30.872110N37-30.551228N
Longitude: 122-15.153375W122-14.790375W
Elevation: 5.0 ft.5.1 ft.
Traffic pattern: left
HEL RIGHT TFC RWY 12/LEFT TFC RWY 30.
right
FIXED-WING RIGHT TFC RWY 30/LEFT TFC RWY 12.
Runway heading: 123 magnetic, 138 true303 magnetic, 318 true
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 2-box VASI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)2-box VASI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 18 ft. pole, 565 ft. from runway, 80 ft. right of centerline, 20:1 slope to clearnone
7' LGTD DIKE 100' E OF CNTRLN AT THR, EXTENDING TO 60' E OF CNTRLN AT END OF PRIMARY SFC.

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: SAN MATEO COUNTY
555 COUNTY CENTER, 5TH FLOOR
REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063-1665
Phone 650-573-3700
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS - JAMES PORTER.
Manager: GRETCHEN KELLY
620 AIRPORT DR
SAN CARLOS, CA 94070
Phone 650-573-3700

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 323
Single engine airplanes: 287
Multi engine airplanes: 23
Jet airplanes: 4
Helicopters: 9
    
Aircraft operations: avg 318/day *
47% local general aviation
40% transient general aviation
13% air taxi
<1% military
* for 12-month period ending 15 January 2020

Additional Remarks

FOR CD WHEN ATCT IS CLSD CTC NORCAL APCH AT 916-361-3829.
RABBIT AVIATION 130.00
LRG HEL SHOULD AVOID OVERFLIGHT OF DIRT INFIELD AREAS.
NO TGL OR STOP AND GO LDGS WHEN ATCT CLSD.
CALM WIND RWY 12.
NOISE SENSITIVE AREAS S THRU NE OF ARPT. FOR NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES CTC AMGR (650) 573-3700.
MIGRATORY BIRD ACT ON & INVOF OF ARPT.
100 FT STEEL TRANSMISSION TWRS AND POWERLINES LCTD 750 FT WEST AND PARALLEL TO RWY 12/30.
7 FT LIGHTED DIKE LCTD IN RWY SAFETY AREA ON APCH END RWY 30.

Instrument Procedures

NOTE: All procedures below are presented as PDF files. If you need a reader for these files, you should download the free Adobe Reader.

NOT FOR NAVIGATION. Please procure official charts for flight.
FAA instrument procedures published for use from 09 September 2021 at 0901Z to 07 October 2021 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
POINT REYES THREE **CHANGED**   download (244KB)
POINT REYES THREE **CHANGED**   download (244KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 30   download (324KB)
RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 30   download (334KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (59KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (211KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KPAO - Palo Alto Airport (7 nm SE)
KSFO - San Francisco International Airport (9 nm NW)
KHWD - Hayward Executive Airport (11 nm NE)
KNUQ - Moffett Federal Airfield (11 nm SE)
KHAF - Half Moon Bay Airport (12 nm W)
KOAK - Metro Oakland International Airport (13 nm N)
KSJC - Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (18 nm SE)
 
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Photo taken 30-Dec-2015
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 16-Sep-2021
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:2713:27
Sunrise06:5313:53
Sunset19:1502:15
Evening civil twilight19:4102:41

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  16-Sep-2021 21:37:14
Local (UTC-7)  16-Sep-2021 14:37:14
 
METAR
KSQL 162047Z 020211KT 10SM CLR 19/14 A2985
KPAO 
7nm SE 
162047Z 35011KT 10SM SKC 20/13 A2985
KSFO 
8nm NW 
162056Z 06005KT 10SM FEW009 FEW021 19/13 A2985 RMK AO2 SLP108 T01890128 55007
KHWD 
11nm NE 
162054Z 28011KT 10SM CLR 21/12 A2985 RMK AO2 SLP117 T02060122 56008
KOAK 
11nm N 
162053Z 30015KT 10SM FEW010 FEW018 19/13 A2987 RMK AO2 SLP113 T01890128 55006
KHAF 
12nm W 
162115Z AUTO 23008KT 5SM BR OVC007 14/12 A2990 RMK AO2 PWINO
KSJC 
18nm SE 
162053Z 00000KT 10SM FEW080 25/09 A2983 RMK AO2 SLP099 T02500089 58014
TAF
KSFO 
8nm NW 
161740Z 1618/1724 VRB03KT P6SM FEW008 BKN018 TEMPO 1618/1619 SCT018 FM161900 VRB05KT P6SM FEW008 FM162200 29015KT P6SM SKC FM170400 28010KT P6SM FEW015 FM171100 VRB05KT P6SM BKN012 FM171800 VRB05KT P6SM FEW006 FEW012 FM172100 29014KT P6SM FEW008
KOAK 
11nm N 
161740Z 1618/1724 VRB06KT P6SM SCT015 TEMPO 1618/1619 BKN014 FM162000 30012KT P6SM SKC FM170400 29008KT P6SM SCT016 FM170700 28007KT P6SM OVC014 FM171830 30006KT P6SM FEW010 FM172100 30012KT P6SM FEW010
KSJC 
18nm SE 
161740Z 1618/1718 VRB05KT P6SM FEW016 FM162100 33011KT P6SM SKC FM170600 VRB05KT P6SM SKC FM171200 15006KT P6SM SCT014 FM171700 VRB04KT P6SM FEW016
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Fuel Prices
 
Comments
  
Rabbit Aviation Services 650-591-5857
650-716-6579
[web site]
[email]
Aviation fuel, Aircraft ground handling, Oxygen service, GPU / Power cart, Aircraft cleaning / washing / detailing, Rental cars nearby

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Aviation Businesses, Services, and Facilities

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Distance
 
Comments
  
 San Carlos Flight Center
650-946-1700
[web site]
[email]
Flight training, Aircraft rental, Aircraft maintenance, Aircraft parts, Flying club, Internet access, Restrooms

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West Valley Flying Club 650-856-2030
[web site]
Flight training, Aircraft rental, Pilot supplies, Flying club

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Where to Eat: Catering, Restaurants, Food shops

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Distance
 
Comments
  
Sky Kitchen 650-595-0464
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 Services / Description 
 
Distance
 
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Hiller Aviation Museum 650-654-0200
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