Posts Categorized: Airports

San Diego International Airport San Diego's Primary airport is ideally located only 2 minutes from downtown. This international airport has frequent flights to Mexico, the Orient, and destinations worldwide. Its recent renovations enable travelers to catch flights without the hassle common of other airports in the United States.

County of San Diego Airports

Something for Everyone… Golfing, hiking, camping, swimming, surfing, meetings or a weekend getaway… The County of San Diego operates eight regional airports, providing domestic and local passenger services with facilities for aircraft storage, fuel service and maintenance. Located at the core of San Diego County, Gillespie Field is a combination airport and business park with excellent accessibility, globally via air, locally by rail and regionally via multiple freeway collections. McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad is a gateway to San Diego’s North County.  It serves the general aviation community, corporate aircraft and commercial services.

Other County Airports

  • Agua Caliente – Recently improved, this facility serves residents of rural east San Diego County and visitors to Agua Caliente Hot Springs County Park.
  • Borrego Valley – The airport and town are surrounded by the 600,000-acre Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
  • Fallbrook Airpark – Fallbrook Airpark is a gateway to a village of 30,000.  It sits atop a hill, and houses about 125 aircraft.  Fuel and transient parking are available.
  • Jacumba Airport – The small, unmanned, 2,562-foot paved runway airport is used mainly by soaring enthusiasts during the weekends.
  • Ocotillo Air Strip – The airstrip’s two runways, on 2,475 feet long and the other 4,210 feet, sit on a dry lake bed.  Tie-downs are available.
  • Ramona Airport – The Ramona Airport has the world’s only helicopter museum with operational helicopters, it is also home to Cal Fire Air Attack Base.
For More Information, Please Visit Us Online: The County of San Diego – Department of Public Works - Airports

McClellan-Palomar Airport in North County

McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad

McClellan-Palomar Airport is North County’s regional airport located in Carlsbad at 2198 Palomar Airport Road (760-431-4646). It is also home to a brand new state of the art $24 million green terminal featuring wide open front windows. The terminal include a spacious lobby, boarding lounge areas and the latest in modern airport technology and Wi-Fi… Read more »

Gillespie Field Is San Diego’s Largest Airport

Gillespie Field

Gillespie Field is the oldest and largest of San Diego County’s eight airports. It includes not just runways, towers, and a terminal, but many airport-related businesses as well. It is comfortably located in the northwest corner of El Cajon, off Bradley & Highway 67, 10 miles north east of Downtown San Diego, at 1960 Joe… Read more »

Jacumba Airport is Used Mainly as an Operation Area for Gliders, Especially on Weekends

Jacumba Airport was acquired from the federal government in 1953. The airport is unattended and unlighted. It is used mainly as an operation area for gliders, especially on weekends. Flying over, or driving by on Interstate 8, you might miss tiny Jacumba. But hundreds of soaring enthusiasts know the airport and some even know where… Read more »

Ocotillo Airport in the Anza-Borrego Desert is a Great Way For Pilots to Visit this Remote Area

Golden rays of dawn peek over an eastern knoll warming away the early morning chill. From the west, the smell of breakfast wafts across a hard-packed dry lakebed. Gradually, the sapphire sky, with its pinholes of starlight, dissolves to deep azure. Ocotillo Wells. Here in the Anza-Borrego Desert life is best lived from September to… Read more »

Agua Caliente Airport is a Popular East San Diego County Airport North of Interstate 8

Agua Caliente Airstrip is north of Interstate 8, on County Highway S2, 95 miles east of San Diego. The County Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has leased State lands for park and recreational purposes, namely the Agua Caliente Springs County Park, since before 1988. In 2008, DPR entered into a new 20-year operating agreement… Read more »

Ramona Airport is an Aviation Center for San Diego’s Inland and Mountain Communities

With an annual average temperature of 71 degrees, nearly 340 days of ideal flying weather and its proximity to North County business and recreation centers, Ramona Airport is an ideal destination for work or pleasure. With just over 164,000 operations (takeoffs and landings) each year, Ramona is the third busiest facility among the County of… Read more »