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KSEE Gillespie Field Airport
San Diego/El Cajon, California, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 31 DECEMBER 2020

Location

FAA Identifier: SEE
Lat/Long: 32-49-34.4000N 116-58-20.8000W
32-49.573333N 116-58.346667W
32.8262222,-116.9724444
(estimated)
Elevation: 387.5 ft. / 118.1 m (surveyed)
Variation: 13E (1990)
From city: 10 miles NE of central business district of the associated city
Time zone: UTC -8 (UTC -7 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 92020

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 12/1942
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: LOS ANGELES CENTER
FSS: SAN DIEGO FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: SEE (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: 0700-2100
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: WHEN ATCT CLSD ACTVT VASI RWY 17, 35, & 09L; PAPI & REIL RWY 27R; MIRL RWY 09L/27R & RY 17/35 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 120.7
ATIS: 125.45
WX AWOS-3P: 125.45 (619-449-1228)
GILLESPIE GROUND: 121.7 [0700-2100]
GILLESPIE TOWER: 120.7 257.8 123.8 [0700-2100]
SOCAL APPROACH: 124.35
SOCAL DEPARTURE: 124.35
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 125.1
CWARD DP: 119.6
PADRZ DP: 119.6
WX ASOS at MYF (8 nm W): 126.9 (858-576-4337)
WX ASOS at SAN (12 nm SW): PHONE 619-296-8934
WX ASOS at RNM (13 nm N): PHONE 760-789-7699
WX ASOS at SDM (15 nm S): 132.35 (619-661-8297)
WX ASOS at NRS (17 nm SW): PHONE 619-437-9890
  • GENERAL OUTLOOK ON ATIS WHEN ATCT CLSD.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
PGYr347/13.0POGGI VORTAC116.4514E
MZBr063/13.0MISSION BAY VORTAC117.8015E
TIJr345/17.2TIJUANA VOR/DME116.5012E
JLIr211/27.1JULIAN VORTAC114.0015E
OCNr123/33.5OCEANSIDE VORTAC115.3015E

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A
FOR FUEL SVC OR ASSISTANCE DRG BUS HRS, CTC (619) 449-0611, (619) 448-5991, OR (619) 981-5000. 100LL SELF SVC AVBL 24 HRS.
Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: HIGH/LOW
Bulk oxygen: HIGH/LOW

Runway Information

Runway 9L/27R

Dimensions: 5342 x 100 ft. / 1628 x 30 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 90.0
Double wheel: 120.0
Double tandem: 200.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 9L  RUNWAY 27R
Latitude: 32-49.767562N32-49.583215N
Longitude: 116-58.875063W116-57.854818W
Elevation: 359.1 ft.387.5 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftright
Runway heading: 089 magnetic, 102 true269 magnetic, 282 true
Displaced threshold: no706 ft.
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 2-box VASI on left (4.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (4.50 degrees glide path)
PAPI UNUSBL BYD 6 DEGS RIGHT OF CRS.
Runway end identifier lights: yes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: LOC/DME
Obstructions: 87 ft. tree, 580 ft. from runway, 275 ft. left of centerline, 4:1 slope to clear37 ft. road, 585 ft. from runway, 250 ft. both sides of centerline, 10:1 slope to clear
RWY 27R APCH RATIO 30:1 TO DSPLCD THR.

Runway 17/35

Dimensions: 4145 x 100 ft. / 1263 x 30 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 58.0
Double wheel: 106.0
Double tandem: 195.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RWY 17 END LGTS NON-STD, SPREAD LESS THAN RWY PAVEMENT WIDTH.
RUNWAY 17  RUNWAY 35
Latitude: 32-49.770795N32-49.087325N
Longitude: 116-58.349020W116-58.343593W
Elevation: 366.0 ft.384.9 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 166 magnetic, 179 true346 magnetic, 359 true
Displaced threshold: 450 ft.685 ft.
Markings: basic, in good conditionbasic, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 2-box VASI on left (4.00 degrees glide path)2-box VASI on left (4.50 degrees glide path)
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 15 ft. bldg, lighted, 201 ft. from runway, 125 ft. left of centerline
RWY 17 +8 FT FENCE AT 30 FT FM RWY END, 85 FT LEFT.
30 ft. pole, 510 ft. from runway, 40 ft. left of centerline, 10:1 slope to clear
RWY 35 UNLIT 8 FT FENCE 1 FT SOUTH OF RWY END; +20 FT TREES AT 100-200 FT FM RWY END 130 FT LEFT.

Runway 9R/27L

Dimensions: 2738 x 60 ft. / 835 x 18 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 12.0
RUNWAY 9R  RUNWAY 27L
Latitude: 32-49.642865N32-49.548297N
Longitude: 116-58.574245W116-58.051327W
Elevation: 366.3 ft.379.9 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 089 magnetic, 102 true269 magnetic, 282 true
Markings: basic, in good conditionbasic, in good condition
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO
DEPT PUBLIC WORKS-AIRPORTS, 1960 JOE CROSSON DR
EL CAJON, CA 92020-1236
Phone 619-956-4800
Manager: CATHE JOHNSON
GILLESPIE FIELD AIRPORT, 1960 JOE CROSSON DR
EL CAJON, CA 92020-1236
Phone (619) 956-4805
ARPT OPNS, 619-956-4800

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 519
Single engine airplanes: 439
Multi engine airplanes: 30
Jet airplanes: 21
Helicopters: 28
Gliders airplanes: 1
    
Aircraft operations: avg 630/day *
70% local general aviation
30% transient general aviation
<1% air taxi
<1% military
* for 12-month period ending 31 March 2019

Additional Remarks

W TRNT RAMP AND PTNS OF TWY DELTA BTN D2 AND W TSTN RAMP NOT VISIBLE FROM ATCT.
WHEN TWR CLSD, ACFT MUST SELF-ANNOUNCE ON CTAF PRIOR TO LDG OR DEP.
COYOTES AND BIRDS OCCASIONALLY ON AND IN VCNTY OF ARPT.
SIMULATED ENG FAILURES PROHIBITED OVER RESIDENTIAL AREAS.
PPR FOR ALL MIL ACFT, AND ALL MIL/CIV VFR LOW APCHS BLO 1000 FT AGL CTC ARPT OPS 619-956-4800.
NOISE ABATEMENT PROCS IN EFFECT. RWY 17 PREFERRED NOISE ABATEMENT DEP WHEN ATCT CLSD. TGL AND JET DEPS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED 2200-0700. NOISE SENSITIVE AREAS ALL QUADS. NOISE ABATEMENT PATTERN INFO AVBL AT SDCOUNTYAIRPORTS.COM OR CTC ARPT OPS 619-956-4800. COPTER PIONEER NOISE ABATEMENT PATTERN ALT 700 FT MSL; DEP S FR RWY 35 NRS, CROSSWIND BTN BRADLEY AND VERNON WAY, DOWNWIND AT WING AVE, TURN BASE LEG TO FLY OVR E/W TAXI LINE ON E TSNT RAMP, DO NOT OVRFLY TWY D, THEN VIA RWY 17 TO RWY 35 NRS. RMN S OF TWY B4 DUE TO XNG GND TFC. DO NOT OVRFLY PRKD OR TAX ACFT.
RWYS 9L/27R & 9R/27L HEL SKID/RUN-ON LDG PROHIBITED.
FOR CD WHEN ATCT CLSD CTC SOCAL APCH AT 800-448-3724.
RWY 17-35 TPA 1188 (800) SR-SS, 1388 (1000) SS-SR.
RWY 27R CNTRLN IN CLOSE ALNMT WITH TRRN, USE OF LOC/DME HIGHLY RCMDD.
FORMATION FLT AVBL AS TFC PERMITS, LTD TO NO MORE THAN 3 ACFT PER FORMATION.
RWY 27R TPA 1588 (1200) RIGHT TFC SR-SS; TPA 1388 (1000) LEFT TFC SS-SR DUE TO 893 FT AGL MOUNTAIN 2.1 NM ENE OF ARPT. RWY 27L 1388 (1000) LEFT TFC SR-SS.

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 31 December 2020 at 0901Z to 28 January 2021 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 09L   download (314KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 17   download (393KB)
LOC-D   download (464KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (64KB)
 
Departure Procedures
CWARD TWO (RNAV)   download (309KB)
PADRZ TWO (RNAV)   download (328KB)
 
MISSION BAY ONE (OBSTACLE)   2 pages: [1] [2] (645KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (213KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KMYF - Montgomery-Gibbs Exec Airport (8 nm W)
KNKX - Miramar MCAS (Joe Foss Field) Airport (9 nm W)
KSAN - San Diego International Airport (12 nm SW)
KRNM - Ramona Airport (13 nm N)
KNZY - North Island Naval Air Station (Halsey Field) (14 nm SW)
KSDM - Brown Field Municipal Airport (15 nm S)
KNRS - Imperial Beach Naval Outlying Field (Ream Field) (17 nm SW)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 23-Jan-2021
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:2314:23
Sunrise06:4914:49
Sunset17:1101:11
Evening civil twilight17:3701:37

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  23-Jan-2021 08:32:51
Local (UTC-8)  23-Jan-2021 00:32:51
 
METAR
KSEE 230815Z AUTO 19004KT 6SM BR FEW015 BKN020 OVC033 11/09 A2995 RMK AO2
KMYF 
8nm W 
230753Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM FEW009 BKN020 OVC033 12/10 A2996 RMK AO2 RAB00E50 SLP143 P0009 T01170100 401670094
KNKX 
8nm W 
230825Z 30009KT 10SM FEW010 BKN038 OVC055 12/11 A2995 RMK AO2 RAE11 P0001 T01170111 $
KSAN 
12nm SW 
230816Z 29003KT 5SM RA SCT018 BKN026 OVC035 13/10 A2998 RMK AO2 RAB0758 P0002 T01330100
KRNM 
13nm N 
230810Z AUTO 19004KT 8SM -RA BKN012 OVC021 08/08 A2993 RMK AO2 P0000 T00830078 $
KNZY 
14nm SW 
230752Z AUTO 30010KT 10SM FEW017 SCT026 OVC036 13/10 A2996 RMK AO2 RAE21 SLP144 P0001 T01330100 401670117
KSDM 
15nm S 
230753Z AUTO 18004KT 10SM -RA BKN026 BKN042 OVC049 12/07 A2996 RMK AO2 RAE07B38 SLP142 P0000 T01170072 401890067
KNRS 
17nm SW 
230756Z AUTO 10SM FEW013 BKN023 OVC038 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP150 PNO $
MMTJ 
18nm S 
230746Z 00000KT 7SM BKN020 12/06 A2999 RMK 8/500 HZY MSG TX MMMX
TAF
KNKX 
8nm W 
2303/2403 21008KT 9999 BKN020 OVC035 QNH2991INS TEMPO 2307/2311 22008G15KT FM231130 VRB05KT 9999 VCSH BKN035 QNH2990INS BECMG 2319/2321 24008KT 9999 -SHRA BKN020 OVC030 QNH2987INS FM240230 VRB05KT 9999 VCSH BKN030 QNH2989INS T08/2313Z T17/2321Z
KSAN 
12nm SW 
230526Z 2306/2412 18005KT P6SM VCSH SCT025 BKN035 OVC070 FM230900 23007KT P6SM SCT025 BKN035 FM231800 25010KT P6SM -SHRA OVC025 FM240300 33007KT P6SM VCSH BKN025 FM241000 VRB05KT P6SM SCT025 BKN035
KNZY 
14nm SW 
TAF 2307/2407 VRB05KT 9999 VCSH SCT020 BKN035 520009 530905 QNH2990INS TEMPO 2307/2313 25009KT 8000 -SHRA BR BKN020 OVC035 FM231300 27009KT 9999 VCSH SCT020 BKN035 520009 530905 QNH2986INS TEMPO 2313/2319 18009KT -SHRA BKN020 OVC035 FM231900 31008KT 9999 VCSH SCT025 520009 530905 QNH2987INS TEMPO 2319/2401 25009KT -SHRA BKN025 AUTOMATED SENSOR METWATCH 2307 TIL 2314 T12/2313Z T16/2322Z FS30150
MMTJ 
18nm S 
230438Z 2306/2412 14005KT 6SM HZ BKN025 TX18/2321Z TN09/2312Z TEMPO 2309/2313 4SM RA FM231300 20005KT 5SM -RA BKN020 OVC030 TEMPO 2318/2322 4SM RA OVC010 FM232200 20010KT 6SM -RA OVC020 TEMPO 2323/2403 3SM RA FM240600 16005KT 6SM -RA BKN010 OVC020
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Fuel Prices
 
Comments
  
Golden State Aviation
No ramp fees
123.50
619-368-0065
[email]
Golden State Aviation is a relatively small full service FBO. We cater to the needs of small to medium corporate jets. we are not the big fancy plush FBO but we will take great care of you and your customers. We offer overnight, short and long term parking at our location. Shell Aviation Certified Dealer. Serving Aviation since 1968. No Ramp Fee and Free outside Parking w/purchase. Free courtesy/crew car w/purchase of Jet A when available Start Cart no charge. 24 Hr callouts $100: Call Mike Roberts 24/7 at 619-368-0065. We look forward to serving you.
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Shell
100LL Jet A
FS $5.19 $3.49 
SS $4.99 --- 
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Circle Air Group 123.00
619-448-5991
toll-free 1-877-253-8247
[web site]
[email]
BRAND NEW AND MODERN OFFICE SPACE! Circle Air, at Gillespie Field (KSEE), is the only full service FBO. We offer a private passenger terminal with world class concierge services & amenities, the largest FAA Class III Part 145 Repair Station in San Diego and comprehensive onsite avionics shop. We specialize in KingAir, Citation, Lear, Challenger, Falcon and larger aircraft. We have 85,000 sq. ft. hangar rental space & 500,000 sq. ft. of ramp space. Just 20 minutes from La Jolla and Downtown.
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Phillips 66
100LL Jet A
FS $4.95 $3.49 
SS $4.45 --- 
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High Performance Aircraft 858-576-5000
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[email]
A trusted and reputable name in aviation for the past 30 years! High Performance Aircraft offers aircraft maintenance, sales, parts, and FBO services. What sets our FBO apart from our competition? Our dedication to hospitality and excellent customer service! Our reputation for integrity and reliability keeps our customers coming back. Our facility offers plenty of space for your aircraft to spread its wings on our ramp or in a hangar.
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Jet A
FS $3.39 
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Aviation Businesses, Services, and Facilities

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Distance
 
Comments
  
 Neal Aviation
619-663-1000
619-857-8770
[web site]
[email]
Avionics sales and service
 
FAA-Approved Repair Station   Avidyne   Garmin   NAT / dB Systems   S-TEC  
 
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Anglo-American Aviation 619-448-9149
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Coastal Fliers 619-441-2610
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Getting Around: Taxi, Limo, Rental Cars, Mass Transit

  
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 Contact 
 
Services / Description
 
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SDMTS Bus # 877 [web site]
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