Gillespie Field Driver Training Program

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Gillespie Field

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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.

Gillespie Field and two airport industrial parks generate an estimated $403 million in direct economic impact and support 3,164 jobs in the city of El Cajon. These activities generate an estimated $919 million in direct, indirect and induced economic impacts and support 6,250 jobs, throughout San Diego County.

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