Benefits of Membership

GPA is a non-profit mutual benefit , all-volunteer organization that represents your interests at the field, to the surrounding community, and before county and city governments. A strong pilots association means a better airport environment for you and security for your aviation future. Plus, GPA provides social and educational activities that make your flying fun and safer. 

Membership Eligibility

Anyone who has a positive and productive interest in the future of Aviation and Gillespie Field may apply.



It's easy! Just print out our membership application form and mail it to us with your Dues check. Dues are $10 per year (includes spouse) and free for those under 18, payable by check to mail your $10, make payable to “Gillespie Pilots Association”, P.O. Box 711591, Santee, CA 92072-1591.


Monthly General Meetings

Date: GPA meetings and Young Eagles Events will be generally the first Saturday of each month, except for July & September due to the holidays. Young Eagle Events are from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Member Meeting:  9am - 10am
Young Eagle Events: 10:30a - 12pm

Place: Gillespie Field Administration Building,
1960 Joe Crosson Drive
El Cajon, CA 92020


Airport Advocacy 

Airports are for airplanes—and for pilots. But without organized input from pilots, the “powers that be" may not make the best decisions about Gillespie’s future—and yours. Through GPA we speak with a united voice to airport management, the FAA, and local government.

Pilot Education

GPA brings you safety tips and flying techniques from your fellow pilots. Our monthly meetings feature speakers who address topics important to you—and to those who fly with you.

Social Activities

What would aviation be without fly-ins, “hangar flying", and other activities with local pilots?

Community Events

The future of Gillespie Field depends on our relations with our neighbors. GPA sponsors events that help people living nearby learn the value of aviation. We help make friends out of potential foes.

Web Site

Our web site keeps you up-to-date on the association’s activities and on events and trends at Gillespie. Find out what the FBOs are doing, read minutes of the Gillespie Field Development Council, enjoy profiles of our pilot members and much more. 

E-mail Communiqués and Newsletter

Our chief way to communicate with members quickly (and cheaply) is through e-mail. That’s why we ask for your e-mail address.