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KSQL San Carlos Airport
San Carlos, California, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 26 JANUARY 2023

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 -8 (UTC -7 during Daylight Saving 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: 0700-2100
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: LOW

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)
UNUSBL BYD 8 DEG LEFT OF CNTRLN.
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
DIR OF PUB WORKS - ANN M. STILLMAN (INTERIM).
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 206/day *
48% local general aviation
36% transient general aviation
16% air taxi
<1% military
* for 12-month period ending 31 May 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 26 January 2023 at 0901Z to 23 February 2023 at 0900z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
POINT REYES THREE   download (241KB)
POINT REYES THREE   download (241KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 30   download
RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 30   download
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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Aerial photo of KSQL (San Carlos Airport)
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Photo taken 30-Dec-2015
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 28-Jan-2023
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:4914:49
Sunrise07:1715:17
Sunset17:2701:27
Evening civil twilight17:5501:55

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  29-Jan-2023 07:07:58
Local (UTC-8)  28-Jan-2023 23:07:58
 
METAR
KSQL 290655Z AUTO 26006KT 10SM 10/06 A2997 RMK AO2
KPAO 
7nm SE 
290447Z 25007KT 10SM SCT020 08/05 A2998 RMK LAST
KSFO 
8nm NW 
290656Z 28013G21KT 10SM BKN019 OVC024 11/06 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP139 T01110061 $
KHWD 
11nm NE 
290654Z AUTO 25010KT 10SM OVC022 11/06 A2995 RMK AO2 SLP152 T01060061 $
KOAK 
11nm N 
290653Z 24012KT 10SM BKN018 10/06 A2995 RMK AO2 SLP141 T01000061
KNUQ 
12nm SE 
290650Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM SCT030 BKN036 09/05 A2997 RMK AO2
KHAF 
12nm W 
290655Z AUTO 32017G23KT 7SM OVC021 10/07 A2996 RMK AO2
KSJC 
18nm SE 
290653Z 27006KT 10SM BKN033 10/04 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP148 T01000044
TAF
KSFO 
8nm NW 
290539Z 2906/3012 26012KT P6SM OVC020 FM291300 27016G25KT P6SM BKN020 FM291800 29013KT P6SM -DZ BKN030 FM292100 30014KT P6SM VCSH BKN025 FM300300 03012KT P6SM SCT030 SCT050 FM300600 03010KT P6SM FEW050
KOAK 
11nm N 
290539Z 2906/3012 25010KT P6SM SCT020 TEMPO 2906/2908 BKN020 FM291300 29013KT P6SM SCT025 FM291700 28010KT P6SM -DZ BKN020 FM292100 32015KT P6SM -SHRA BKN025 FM300300 04010KT P6SM SCT030 SCT050 FM300600 03010KT P6SM FEW050
KSJC 
18nm SE 
290539Z 2906/3006 31005KT P6SM OVC025 FM290900 13005KT P6SM BKN025 FM291600 30013KT P6SM -DZ BKN025 FM292000 32012KT P6SM -SHRA OVC025 FM300400 36010KT P6SM SCT040
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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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100LL UL94 Jet A
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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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Things to do: Attractions on or near the airport

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Distance
 
Comments
  
Hiller Aviation Museum 650-654-0200
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