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Gillespie Field

WHAT IS
EAST COUNTY'S
BEST USE OF GILLESPIE FIELD?

 
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SHOULD EAST COUNTY'S ECONOMY BE CENTERED AROUND A SMALL AIRPORT?

The question that needs to be asked is, should the County use taxpayers' money to expand the currently unprofitable airport, which tries to alleviate the financial problems by ever increasing the number of resident international flight schools and foreign pilots and further burdening the taxpayer. Read More...

 
 

The field is the largest County-Owned airport at 852 acres, in the heart of East County. The field was given to the citizens of San Diego County by the United States Marine Corps, which includes the site of the old Cajon Speedway. The question is:

• Does East County and more importantly, does El Cajon, really need an Aerotropolis?

• Or would the region be better served using the land for more community-based projects, events and businesses?

The County currently owns and operates 8 general aviation airports. Do we really need that many? Why are they pushing to keep Gillespie Field? What are they not telling us?

 
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WOULD EAST COUNTY
BENEFIT MORE FROM
A MULTI-USE
COMMUNITY ORIENTED RECREATION AND BUSINESS COMPLEX?

The region is in need of more venues that can benefit local residents while also drawing in business opportunities as well as visitors from outside the region. Read More...

 

WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW!

U.S. TAXPAYERS ARE SUPPORTING AND LOSING JOBS TO FOREIGN AIRLINES

COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CONSIDER ADOPTING ORDINANCE
REGARDING TRAINING OF FOREIGN FLIGHT STUDENTS

 

On September 11, 2012, the Board of Supervisors directed staff to draft an ordinance that would require flight schools and independent flight instructors based at a County airport to comply with all foreign flight student screening and vetting requirements, including the Alien Flight Student Program and the Student and Exchange Visitors Program. In response to this action, proposed is an ordinance that would require flight schools and independent flight instructors based at County airports who train foreign pilots to annually certify they are abiding by all applicable foreign flight student screening, vetting and/or monitoring requirements.

To view the discussion about this ordinace (Item 11) during the Board of Supervisors meeting, click here. The discussion starts at 00:11:25.

 
 

WHAT WOULD YOU RATHER SEE IN EAST COUNTY?

 

AEROTROPOLIS – An airport city in which the community layout, infrastructure and economy is centered around an airport.

Does El Cajon really need to be the #1 training center for pilots in the Pacific Rim and beyond?

 

ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX – When visitors come into San Diego County via Interstate 8, El Cajon is the first major metropolis they travel through. The 70 acres at Gillespie Field are prime real estate for a tourist hot spot to make East County a vacation destination.

 
  • Aviation Co-operation Program (ACP) - Collaboration between the USA and FOREIGN countries would bring more foreigners to train here and then take their business elsewhere...Like NAFTA?

• Young FOREIGN pilots training for FAA certification from the Middle East, China, India, and Latin America flying low over your homes

• Gillespie Field is 99% General Aviation (small planes). TERRORISTS and DRUG CARTELS are known to commandeer small planes

• Questionable safety, security and health safeguards for local residents and the nation

• Trainee pilots are NOT required to go through background checks or drug testing

• English immersion training DURING flight training – Pilots learning to properly communicate with FAA tower

• State of the art Training facility for FOREIGN PILOTS - Majority of current businesses are international flight schools that cater to foreigners

• Elimination of the USA's domination in the air travel industry

• Gillespie Field would become an International Airport – MORE air and ground TRAFFIC

• CONSTANT low-flying aircraft

• 24/7 flight training, including NIGHT TRAINING

• Landings and take offs will INCREASE - They account for 50% of all General Aviation accidents

• INCREASE in residual LEAD from aviation fuel in/on soil, water, buildings, playgrounds, etc. ALL OVER the region

• $42 million of taxpayers' money to fund project
 

• High Performance Driving/Racing School

• Sports training facility for professional, minor, and local teams

• Water Park

• Stadium for sports and entertainment

• Concert events

• Pet Park

• Family friendly restaurants and entertainment

• Swap Meet

• Farmer's Market

• Tailgating at sports events

• Car Shows

• Proximity to Resorts/Casinos

• Chargers Stadium

• Off-Road Venue and Events

• Cabela's – World's Foremost Outfitter, El Cajon (the first in California)

 

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Most everyone knows about the 70 acres that used to house the Cajon Speedway at Gillespie Field. Do you remember the golf course at the west end of the runway off of Cuyamaca that is 100 acres? There are also 9 acres that are being redeveloped for an Industrial Park.

There are 179 acres that can be redeveloped at Gillespie Field. How do YOU want that land to be used? What do YOU think should be built there?

 
 

The picture below displays the plans that the "Powers That Be" have in store for Gillespie Field. Click on the picture to enlarge.

 
 
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According to the Gillespie Field Development Council, Gillespie Field is
officially building "A State-of-the-Art Flight Training Center" on the
70 acres that used to house the El Cajon Speedway.

 
 
 
 

Sports Village Opportunity for San Diego Chargers at Gillespie Field.

Click here for C.A.G.E. L.F.A. supported plan

 
 
 
 

State Route 67/Bradley Avenue Interchange project already initiated by Caltrans.
Click here
to read fact sheet

 
 
 
 

Is Joel Anderson the best choice to represent the District?

 
 

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HISTORICAL LOOK AT GILLESPIE FIELD

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Click here to read about the early days

Click here for more history

 
 
 
 

** BREAKING NEWS! **

 
 

City Council Approves Motion to Set Timeline for the Closure of
the Santa Monica Airport

 
 

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, the Santa Monica City Council unanimously approved a motion to consider a resolution indicating its intent to close the Santa Monica Airport by June 30, 2018 or as soon as legally permitted. Council directed staff to bring a proposed resolution to its August 23, 2016 meeting.

Read the Media Alert here

 
     
 


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