Advocacy by GPA
Gillespie Pilots Association helps ensure that Gillespie field remains "pilot safe and friendly". To accomplish that, we keep you informed about things that affect your airport and we work with those in a position to determine Gillespie's future. GPA is in close contact with the FAA, airport management, local governments, and the surrounding community.
Gillespie Field Development Council
GFDC is arguably the most important governmental body when it comes to Gillespie Field. There are five members of GFDC (three appointed by the County of San Diego, two by the City of El Cajon). They advise the Board of Supervisors regarding such things as airport land use (hotels or hangars?), expenditures from the Airport Enterprise Fund, and safety matters. Although the Board of Supervisors makes the final decisions, what GFDC says carries a lot of weight.
The GFDC members are:
Chairman: Barry Bardack
Vice Chairman: Phyllis Trombi
Councilman: Bob Davison
Councilman: Michael Rhea