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

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

About Us

Under new ownership and management, which replaced Magellan Aviation, Carlsbad Jet Center began operations out of a temporary facility on January 18, 2019, under the esteemed leadership of Josh and Julia Hochberg—owners of Sonoma Jet Center (KSTS). With their guidance, the team at Sonoma Jet Center has earned an exceptional reputation for safety, customer service and community involvement. Carlsbad Jet Center will be run with that same dedication to safety, customers and community.

And though the management team is changing hands to this experienced duo, customers to Carlsbad Jet Center will be welcomed by the same familiar smiling face they’re accustomed to as the staff stays on board. The FBO’s management team already has a plan in place to improve upon the operation’s professionalism with NATA Safety 1st training and working toward ISB-AH certification, just as the Hochbergs have done at their Sonoma Jet Center location.

Furthermore, the FBO’s new ownership has its eye toward development with plans to finish construction on the long-awaited FBO terminal. The 10,000 square foot facility will offer all the modern amenities to which general aviation customers have become accustomed, including leasable office space, a conference room, a pilot lounge and passenger waiting areas. This is in addition to 183,000 square feet of existing hangar and office space.