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Circle Air Group

BRAND NEW AND MODERN OFFICE SPACE! Circle Air, located at Gillespie Field (KSEE) in El Cajon, CA, is a full service FBO offering a private passenger terminal with world class concierge services and amenities, the largest FAA Class III Part 145 Repair Station in San Diego and comprehensive onsite avionics shop. We specialize in King Air, Citation, Lear, Challenger, Gulfstream, Falcon and larger aircraft. We have over 85,000 sq. ft. of hangar rental space and over 500,000 sq. ft. of concrete ramp. Our fuel, hangar and maintenance prices are the best in the area.

With Gillespie Field just 20 minutes from La Jolla and Downtown, it is a hidden gem in the world of corporate and private air travel.
Gillespie Field Airport

681 Kenney Street
El Cajon, CA 92020-1278
United States of America

toll-free 1-877-253-8247
Fax 619-631-0412

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Services, Facilities and Amenities
  • Pilot Lounge
  • Passenger Lounge with Apple TV
  • Flight Planning Room with Internet and WiFi
  • Mercedes Crew Cars
  • WSI Weather
  • Aircraft Detailing
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Avionics Shop
  • Conference Room
  • Kitchen, Laundry room
  • Valet Parking
  • Catering
  • Jet A Volume Discounts
  • GPU, LAV service
  • Oxygen, Nitrogen Services
  • Full Security Camera Coverage
  • No Noise Restrictions
  • Hangar G4 Capabilities
  • Preferred Hotel Rates
  • Ritz Carlton trained CSRs & Line Service
  • Safety & Security is our Top Priority
  • Planeside Vehicle Pullup
  • Go-Rentals, Enterprise, Avis & Hertz
  • Complimentary Refreshments
  • Fresh Baked Cookies
  • VIP PAX Discretion & Privacy
  • Limos and Luxury Car Service
  • Rental Cars (Avis, Enterprise, Go-Rentals)
Aviation fuel services
Brand: Phillips 66
Fueling hours: 0600-2200
After hours available. Call Out Fee $50.00 per hour (minimum of two hours)
Fuel prices as last reported on 15-Oct-2020
100LL Avgas Full service    $4.95
100LL Avgas Self service    $4.45
Jet A Full service    $3.49
Discounts: Ramp waived with minimum fuel purchase. Mercedes crew cars available.
Prices include all taxes. Prices not guaranteed.
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From John Flippen on 06-Aug-2020

  11 T-34's arrived at The Circle Air Ramp for a 7-day formation training event. We were treated like royalty. The Line Crew and Office Support staff was exceptional. They only had a few days notice that we were coming too. We had a great time and were really impressed with the facility, the briefing rooms, and the amenities. We are now planning the next Formation Training Events and will certainly visit San Diego for sure. This is THE place to come for all your flying needs.
From Brian Smith on 22-Jul-2020

  The facilities at Circle Air are outstanding, but the overall customer experience is exceptional. From the fuel trucks to the reception desk, it's all 5-star!! I'd highly recommend this company to any visitor to Gillespie Field.
From Kent Field on 20-Jul-2020

  I have had several great experiences with Circle. Easy to deal with. They are very willing to help you with any problem that you may have. Wonderful staff. I can't recommend them high enough. If you don't want to taxi to their ramp they will send a fuel truck to you.
From John Reed on 19-Jul-2020

  Many thanks for the excellent support we received from the Circle Air FBO staff during our T-34 Formation Training Clinic. The ability to use your conference, flight planning, briefing, and break rooms made it possible to complete more training than we had expected. Keeping our aircraft fueled and serviced between flights helped also.
From Gerry Koehler on 01-Feb-2020

  They may specialize in jets, but they treated us like royalty in our little Cherokee. The young lady at the front desk as well as the ramp staff were super friendly and helpful as we dropped by to get gas and pick up 6 puppies for a Pilots N Paws ride to Santa Barbara. Awesome place with great gas prices. We will definitely be back. Thanks for everything.
From James Freeman on 19-Jul-2019

  State of the art facility. The staff at the front desk is fantastic. Highly recommend CAG.
From Pat Reed on 26-Jun-2019

  My company had the opportunity and privilege to host a show and tell at Circle Air Group. I cannot begin to sing their praises loudly enough. The facility is gorgeous, the staff incredibly accommodating and handled all the aircraft with special care including repositioning them as needed. The experience was phenomenal with friendly, patient staff and again, a gorgeous facility.
From Kevin Taunton on 04-Jun-2019

  Line Staff and Customer service were very attentive and speedy with our requests. Couldn't be happier Recommended highly
From Arthur Ruben on 01-Jun-2019

  Very helpful upon arrival. Extremely kind to passengers. Quality service. Best refreshments from the large glass cold display. Good fuel prices truck or self serve. This FBO is modern clean and ready to serve. 👍
From Herb Lingl on 07-May-2019

  Circle Air provided exceptional service while I was at Gillespie Field, despite the fact that they were in the middle of their renovation. Services for which they performed perfectly included a car rental, fueling, reference to an avionics shop and facilitating shipment of luggage. I highly recommend Circle Air Group.
From Don Gonzales, King Air N444PS on 19-Apr-2019

  Our visit to Circle Air Group was wonderful. This is now a first class facility and the team there is very well managed. They responded promptly to all correspondence. I highly recommend Circle.
From Peter Ford on 07-Apr-2019

  Circle Air is a great FBO at Gillespie! Class act all around. Will keep going back every time we visit San Diego.
From Ashley Penny on 07-Jan-2019

  Excellent service and very accommodating line crew. Definitely will come back again! Good alternative to SAN.
From Stephen Feldman, Piper Saratoga on 23-Dec-2018

  Love Circle Air! Erica and the line guys provide excellent customer service. If I stop at Gillespie...I stay at Circle Air!
From Peter Ford on 20-Oct-2018

  Great place to go even during their construction. Did a quick drop in last weekend...Had a business meeting before departing and found nothing but pro's there. Easy to place them on the high end of FBO's I've been too. Godspeed - Pete
From Matthew McDonald on 03-Oct-2018

  Been heading to Circle air for the past two years. Sad to see their min fuel purchase to waive ramp fee of 100LL recently increase to 50gal. Most light pistons cannot take that much gas on for an average flight. I would ask Circle Air to lower the min fuel, or their $20 fee. It's hard to compete with the county parking directly across the runways with $5 per night fee and actually have tie-downs, something that this FBO does not provide.
From Don Holt on 25-Sep-2018

  Sonia, Brina and the Line Service Personnel displayed the utmost in professionalism and accommodated or overnight needs without a hitch. It is good to know they're FBO's with this kind of service integrity in the Industry I recommend anyone traveling to San Diego use Circle Aviation SEE
From Brandon Marion on 21-Sep-2018

  Sonia and all the staff at Circle are truly wonderful. What a pleasure to find a group of caring people who enjoy aviation and provide excellent customer service! We are customers for life!! And once again thank you for taking such good care of our plane and us!
From Richard Jones on 23-Aug-2018

  I've owned over 20 aircraft in my 55 years of flying and I have never experienced such poor service. Would you be expected to pay for a part put on your airplane that didn't work, and not stand behind it? Watch out for this group.. BEWARE

Response from Christina Freundt, Director of FBO Services, Circle Air Group
Mr. Jones--We are sorry to hear of your experience despite our repeated efforts to resolve with you. At Circle Air we value each and every customer and take pride in our capabilities, integrity, and professionalism. We were able to diligently work with the owner of your company, Adam Williams, through to his complete satisfaction. Again, we are sorry we were not able to reach a resolution with you personally

From Brent Blue on 13-Aug-2018

  Had an engine issue on Saturday AM. The folks at Circle were able to get an excellent A&P to come in on short notice and get me going. Many thanks for great service!
From Nicolas Bilbao on 03-Jul-2018

  This is one of the best FBOs that I have ever visited in my many years of flying. It is a state of the art facility, with a friendly and very professional staff. Jet A prices are excellent, especially with contract fueling. They're among some of the best in the country.
From Mike Jensen on 26-Jun-2018

  Just wanted to comment on the excellent service we received at Circle Air Group. Each one of the ground crew really took ownership of their job. The CSR was extremely helpful and courteous. The facility is very clean and kept up. The line personnel would always ask and make sure that we had everything we needed. We fly a Hawker 800XP and were very satisfied with Circle Air Groups professionalism. Even the manager offered to take our passengers into town. Thank you very much Circle Air Group, keep it up!
From Peter Kofman on 24-Jun-2018

  Flew in yesterday in a Bonanza. No one came out to park us so we parked ourselves near the self serve pump. We're never met by a line crew at all. Was careful to arrive with as close to needing 50 gallons as possible per previous write up to possibly waive the 2 nights I will be staying. Unfortunately I was only offered 1 night waived and must be from fuel truck not self serve so with the 50 cent difference it still costs more to waive the one night than to just fill up the 50 gallons using the self serve. Since I don't mind pumping myself probably just go that route. Facility is currently under construction so very limited but the ladies in the temporary reception area were extremely nice and very helpful. The plans for the new facility look excellent so if ever back this way I would park here again mostly because of the ladies at reception.
From Troy Kinsey on 25-May-2018

  Excellent FBO! We flew in with our Debonair for three nights last week. 50 gallons of full-service fuel (at a bargain $4.75/gal.) will get you two free nights of parking. We actually only took on 48 gallons, but that was close enough for the very accommodating CSR. No junk fees. During preflight, an FBO agent cruised by on his golf cart to say "thank you for the business!" You're very welcome - we'll be back!
From Chris King on 13-Apr-2018

  First time going into KSEE so, it was a coin toss on which FBO to stage out of for our three contracts in the San Diego area. Coin toss won! Circle is an Ace of an FBO. Best service I have had an awhile. Prompt. Friendly. Professional. For sure will be back again.
From Jeff Hansen on 09-Apr-2018

  Another great trip to Circle Air. Most attentive line service I have seen in years. Customer service is perfect. Love going into SEE over the other airports in the area. Less taxi time and never a delay.
From Tom Greene on 30-Mar-2018

  First class service from the entire staff. From the front office to the ground crew you will not find any better anywhere. I have worked out of Circle Air 90 days last year and every day has been great service.
From Robby McGurr, Taylor Guitars - G-450 on 21-Feb-2018

  Circle Air is an outstanding FBO and service center. They run a safe and professional ramp (my #1 priority), helpful and friendly front desk, and an excellent maintenance shop! By far, the best independent FBO I've ever experienced. R. McGurr, Taylor Guitars - G-450
From Richard Chambers on 15-Jan-2018

  Great FBO!
From Kelly Vinton on 09-Jan-2018

  I used Circle Air at Gillespie Field last weekend and they gave us awesome service. They were attentive and made sure that all of my passenger's needs were met, as well as taking care of everything that I needed. Absolutely first-class service. They are remodeling their facilities and it appears that they will be really nice when they are done. If I'm back at Gillespie again, I will happily go back to Circle Air.
From Marc Levine on 13-Nov-2017

  Unbelievably great service from everyone at Circle Air, from the Manager who was so kind to me, to the excellent staff behind the desk, to the linemen who were so helpful. One of my best FBO experiences ever! Cannot tank this FBO and its staff highly enough!!
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