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Gillespie Field

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1960 Joe Crosson Drive 
El Cajon, CA 92020, USA 
General Information
(619) 956-4800
Fax Number (619) 956-4801 

Gillespie Field ALP Narrative Report
Cajon Air Center Schedule and Lease Information
Gillespie Field ALP Narrative Report, Comments & Responses

Organizations at Gillespie Field
Gillespie Field Development Council Agenda
Gillespie Field Development Council Minutes
Good Neighbor Program
Current Projects

Location: Off Bradley & Highway 67, 10 miles NE of downtown San Diego.

History:

1942 -- Commissioned as a Marine Corps parachutists facility and named for Marine Lieutenant Archibald H. Gillespie. Camp Gillespie served in that capacity until Marine parachute units were phased out in1944.

1946 – December, the County of San Diego leased Gillespie Field and converted it to a public airport.

1952 – County granted ownership of the facility by the federal government. 

1971 – San Diego County Sheriff stationed ASTREA, the law enforcement aviation section, at the airport.

1993 – San Diego Aerospace museum located its restoration operations and a special exhibit at the field. 

Community: Nestled in the northwest corner of El Cajon, Gillespie Field is a gateway to the world. It’s an important part of its community.

Gillespie Field is the oldest and largest of the County’s eight airports. It includes not just runways, tower, and a terminal, but many airport-related businesses as well.  Local Information--Hotels, Attractions, etc.

In addition to the airport itself, Gillespie Field includes two business parks which provide more than 2,000 jobs in the City of El Cajon and a $40 million boost to the local economy.

The airport is home to flight schools, repair and maintenance shops, aircraft storage, food and beverage services, fuel, instrument and avionics shops, rental cars and aircraft sales and rental services. Hotels are within easy reach of the field.

Aviation Information:

Airport designator   SEE
Latitude32-49-34N

Longitude

116-54-20w
Variation13EElevation387'
Total acres775LocationEl Cajon
ManagerRoger GriffithsTelephone619.956.4800
FrequenciesTower120.7 (0700-2100L)
Ground121.7 (0700-2100L)
CTAF120.7
Unicom123.05
Runways09L/27R

Length

5,341

Runway 27R displaced threshold

t/o 5,341
land 4,635
09R/27L

Length

2,737
17/35

Length

4,147
SurfacePaved 
Operations (2008)242,962

Based aircraft

989
Transient parking YesFuelYes
AirlinesNo

ATTENTION: Noise Abatement Procedures in effect, please contact Airport Management at 619-956-4800. 

Gillespie Field Good Neighbor Program

Noise Abatement Procedures

Special helicopter operations and use of runway 27LNoise Abatement Procedures

Runway 09R -27L CLOSED dusk-dawn, not lighted.  Runway 17 preferred noise abatement departure when tower closed.  Formation departures available as traffic permits, limited to no more than 3 aircraft per formation takeoff.  PPR for VFR low approaches below 1000' AGL from airport director.

Rwy 27L Traffic Pattern Altitude raised to 1400’ effective Friday December 1, 2006

Report Airport Noise Problems On Line

 


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