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Conveniently Located In Amreicas Finest City

San Diego Aircraft Sales is Conveniently Located at Gillespie Field, in El Cajon, California (
Our offices are easily accessible from San Diego, Lindbergh Field (SAN).
And a short hop from Los Angeles (LAX)
We cordially invite you to visit our comfortable, newly remodeled, office.

Gillespie Field
Palomar Office

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The Right Team To Serve You
Our Team
Our History

San Diego Aircraft Sales is the Longest Standing
Retail General Aviation Business in Southern California.
Our Backgrounds
Tom Stuetzer
A licensed pilot since he turned 16 in 1957, Tom has accrued over 10,000 hours of flight time and holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate.

An Aviation Professional since 1967, he first worked as a Flight Instructor and Charter Pilot. He turned his attentions to Aircraft Sales in 1973 and has worked exclusively in that capacity ever since.

Working out of Gillespie Field for over 40 years, Tom could hardly imagine a day when he didn’t greet the local airport folks with his friendly smile.  But as father time ticks on, new seasons open for everyone and on August 22, 2014 Tom came to Gillespie Field for the last time. 

Tom and his wife Janie are exploring life on the Oregon coast and are now residents of Lincoln City, Oregon.  As you can imagine, it wasn’t long before Tom was exploring the aviation community in Oregon. He is still an active member of the SDAS team and would love to hear from his many existing customers, along  with new clients.

Tom is proud to say that he has sold over 2000 aircraft to date and looking forward to selling many, many more.

“Drop me a note via email or ring me up on my cell as I’m always happy to offer my frame of reference to our clients”

-Tom Stuetzer

Jim Cardella

When Jim bought his first aircraft in 1992 he couldn't have imagined where God would direct his path in the field of aviation.

With over 800 aircraft purchased and resold since that first Cessna 172, Jim has enjoyed a wonderful and longstanding presence at Gillespie Field.

I fully enjoy my career in General Aviation, and feel I am truly blessed.

Tom, Collin and I, strive to provide excellent services utilizing the strong and effective team concept we are guided by here at SDAS.

- Jim Cardella

Collin McIntyre

A graduate from Miramar College A&P School Collin has been with San Diego Aircraft Sales since 2007.  Collin is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in everything we do both mechanically and cosmetically.  

He welcomes new challenges and is ever creative in learning new skills and procedures. Currently he is enjoying his newly acquired Private Pilots license and looks forward to spreading his wings as  a new General Aviation Pilot.

“ I’m happy to help out whenever I can, feel free to call or stop by”

Collin McIntyre

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