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Welcome to the New Air Traffic Controllers at San Carlos Airport

Air traffic services at San Carlos Airport (SQL) are provided by SERCO, a privately owned company, through a contract with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Air traffic controllers are essential partners for safe and secure flight operations at airports. A full complement of six controllers—with expertise developed through FAA and military air traffic control careers—is […]

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Mission Accomplished: San Carlos and Half Moon Bay Airports Runways’ Rehab Projects

The runways at Half Moon Bay Airport (HAF) and San Carlos Airport (SQL) were rehabilitated in summer and fall 2023, respectively, marking a major milestone for the County of San Mateo Airports team. The SQL and HAF runways collectively support 130,000 aircraft takeoffs and landings annually, causing pavement wear and tear, which requires ongoing care.

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Preferred Flight Procedures – Fly Friendly

— Half Moon Bay Airport — Clear-weather patterns during winter and spring can lead to more flight training at Half Moon Bay Airport (HAF). Pilots should be aware that HAF neighbors—residents, business owners, and thriving wildlife in the nearby Fitzgerald Marine Reserve—are sensitive to aircraft noise. Airports’ staff ask that pilots (when practical and safe)

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Elizabeth Antoine-Hands – EAA Board Member

Elizabeth Antoine-Hands is a familiar face around the San Carlos Airport (SQL). An Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 20 at-large board member who is leading construction of the Van’s RV-12 in the EAA Airplane Build Hangar, she is an ever-present EAA representative during public tours of SQL. Elizabeth’s passion for aviation and charisma is shared

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Join Our Team!

— Find Your Dream Career at the San Carlos and Half Moon Bay Airports — Check out the County of San Mateo’s hiring page to find your dream career. Type “airport” in the search bar to learn about open positions at the San Carlos and Half Moon Bay airports. Recruitments for operations, maintenance and administrative

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Listening and Learning

The Friendly Approach program makes it easy for community members to have their aircraft-related questions answered in two simple ways: The more detail provided about the aircraft operation—including time of day, full street address including ZIP Code, and the reason for the concern—the easier it will be for airports’ staff to review the comment, and

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