A new experience at McClellan-Palomar Airport (KCRQ).

In the heart of Southern California’s resort country and near many innovative headquarters, Carlsbad Jet Center’s priority is safe and efficient operations, first-class VIP service for every customer, and a passion for aviation.

About Us

Carlsbad Jet Center is the premier FBO at the McClellan-Palomar Airport (KCRQ) in Carlsbad, CA.

In January of 2019, Carlsbad Jet Center replaced Magellan Aviation and began operations out of a temporary facility under new ownership and management.  Under the esteemed leadership of Josh and Julia Hochberg—owners of Sonoma Jet Center in Santa Rosa, CA (KSTS), Carlsbad Jet Center is run with the same dedication to safety, customers and community in which Sonoma Jet Center is regarded.  Both companies share six values that they hold dear:  safety, hospitality, teamwork, community, innovation, and sustainability.

As of February, 2020, Carlsbad Jet Center is operating out of the beautiful brand new 12,000 square foot terminal and offices.  The facility was completely renovated and exquisitely furnished with a cool, southern California vibe that is often considered one of the most beautiful FBO’s in operation today.

In August 2021, Clayton Lackey joined the Carlsbad Jet Center team as General Manager.  We are honored to have Clayton, his experiences from leading one of the most awarded and recognized FBO’s in the country and his genuine and personal connections that help grow great teams.

Check out this amazing 3D tour of our new Carlsbad Jet Center facility!