Flight Restrictions & Curfew Proposed at San Carlos Airport
Flight Restrictions & Curfews Proposed at San Carlos Airport
County of San Mateo seeking public, stakeholder input prior to decision
As part of its ongoing efforts to ease noise impacts on residents, the County of San Mateo is considering restrictions the number of flights into and out of San Carlos Airport for some aircraft and imposing an evening curfew.
The Board of Supervisors will likely consider noise abatement solutions, including the potential restrictions in July.
The proposed operational changes at the airport are the latest step to address continued community concerns about the number of flights into the airport and noise levels, especially during hours when more residents are at home. The proposal calls for fewer flights for some aircraft, based on their certified noise level. If approved, flights for some aircraft will also be prohibited between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. every day.
Comments regarding the proposed ordinance should be sent to: SQLFlightRestrictions@smcgov.org
More information about the proposed ordinance, list of affected aircraft, a press lease, FAQs and a copy of the letter sent to stakeholders is available below:
FAA Adivisory Circular 36-1H (external link)
EASA Approved Noise Levels (external link)
If you would like to be added to a mailing list about this issue, you can add your e-mail to the County's GovDelivery Service and select "San Carlos Airport - Aircraft Disturbance Study" from the list of available topics.