Peter Drinkwater, left, director of the San Diego County Airports Department stands with Willis Allen Jr. in the Allen Airways Flying Museum located at Gillespie Field in El Cajon. Gillespie Field is one of eight airports managed by the county.

Peter Drinkwater, left, director of the San Diego County Airports Department stands with Willis Allen Jr. in the Allen Airways Flying Museum located at Gillespie Field in El Cajon. Gillespie Field is one of eight airports managed by the county. Photo by Stephen Whalen.

San Diego is an aviator’s paradise, what with multiple airfields capable of handling the largest to the smallest aircraft, and generating hundreds of millions, if not billions of dollars, each year in economic activity...

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