American Airports Corporation, under contract with the County of Los Angeles, is responsible for the management and operation of this controlled 103-acre general aviation airport, which is located within the city limits of El Monte, California and 15 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
San Gabriel Valley Airport has 365 based aircraft and experiences over 158,000 annual operations. It is home to a state-of-the-art FAA air traffic control tower, three FBO/flight schools, aircraft maintenance facilities, flying clubs and several local law enforcement helicopter operations. The Airport is often the backdrop for the nearby motion picture industry.
San Gabriel Valley Airport’s runway, 1/19, is 3,995 feet long and 75 feet wide and is in excellent condition. It is equipped with medium intensity runway lighting (MIRL), precision approach path indicators (PAPI) and runway end indicator lights (REIL).
The airport itself has recently undergone some significant upgrades, such as comprehensive runway lighting and signage improvements and AOA perimeter fencing on the west side of the airfield. The construction of a 7,650 square foot administrative building was completed in August 2001 and serves airport patrons and the community with a restaurant, a pilot’s lounge, airport management offices and a multi-purpose meeting area.
AAC offers aircraft hangar and tie-down rentals, commercial property leasing and development, and fueling services at San Gabriel Valley Airport. Quality AvFuel Jet A and 100LL Avgas are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can fuel your aircraft yourself at the self-serve pumps, or you can call for the fuel truck to come service your plane. Please see the Available Properties section of our website for more information on San Gabriel Valley Airport’s current space availabilities and rates.