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Montgomery-Gibbs Executive, San Diego, CA (MYF)

Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport (MYF) located just six miles northeast of San Diego International, averages over 900 operations between 1000L and sunset. Traffic consists of flight schools, business, and general aviation. The complex southern California airspace, including the San Diego Class Bravo and the Montgomery-Gibbs and Gillespie Field Class Delta, necessitates the requirement for unique arrival routes. View a printable document of the MYF information found on this Web page. 


Know Before You Go

  • Mt. Soledad is a VFR entry point located 6 miles west of MYF.
  • Aircraft from the west/northwest can expect to be routed to and then southwest of Mt Soledad for entry into the airport's traffic pattern.
  • MYF consists of two parallel RWYs 10L/28R and 10R/28L with intersecting RWY 05/23.
  • Parking and services are located on the south side of the airport. 
  • Wrong RWY risk potential due to parallel RWYs and staggered thresholds. 
  • Hot Spot 1 and Hot Spot 2 concern aircraft landing on RWY 28R and turning left onto TWYs M and F.  Aircraft are clearing the RWY and crossing RWY 28L without clearance.  This happens in some cases even after being instructed to and acknowledging instructions to hold short of RWY 28L.
  • TWY M has a unique issue with aircraft exiting RWY 28R without completely clearing the RWY.  While it is important to hold short of RWY 28L until properly cleared, it is equally important to taxi far enough to clear the RWY 28R hold short marking for following aircraft.
  • While clearing RWY 28R on any taxiway, stay on TWR frequency until instructed to contact Ground.  
  • At TWY F, aircraft are clearing RWY 28R and crossing RWY 28L without clearance.  You cannot cross ANY RWY without clearance from ATC.
  • Not listed as a hot spot, aircraft rolling out on RWY 28R have turned onto intersecting RWY 05/23 without clearance.  You cannot enter any RWY (active or not) without ATC clearance.
  • Hot Spot 3 concerns aircraft taxiing for takeoff on RWY 28R.  Aircraft cleared to taxi to RWY 28R via TWY H then TWY A have gotten confused and turned left onto TWY B and across the approach end of RWY 28L without authorization. This is despite of numerous signs and markings clearly identifying TWY B.

Below find various MYF-specific information and things to be aware of, as well as general information to inform your preflight planning. This will be reviewed quarterly and updated as needed. This information is to supplement the From the Flight Deck Videos that are produced by the FAA Runway Safety Group. Here you will also find information provided by the local air traffic controllers at the airport where you intend to fly. The information is subject to change. Not for navigation or legal* pre-flight action. Always refer to official pre-flight materials such as, but not limited to, NOTAMs, airport diagrams, VFR charts and airport construction notices for the latest airport-specific details.

MYF Tower Administrative Office
Business Phone 858-277-5601
Open 0600L to 2100L – Daily

General Links

Here are some links to current FAA information.

Some Advisory Circulars for Reference 

Last updated: Friday, August 25, 2023