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Gulf Air Center, Inc.

Gulf Air Center is a proud provider of Shell Aviation fuels. Prices are always competitive and guaranteed. High quality maintenance is available 7 days a week with a mechanic on call. Facilities available include multiple pilot's lounges with free food and beverages, full showers, courtesy cars and a full fleet of on-site Rental cars. Long term vehicle parking is available, and we will make sure your car is pulled up to your aircraft upon arrival.


Gulf Air Center is the FBO capable of meeting all of your needs when traveling to Gulf Shores, AL.
It is our goal at Gulf Air Center to continually provide service excellence with the most competitive fuel prices in the region. We are ambassadors to the Gulf Coast and are delighted to serve you during your visit. We hope to earn your trust in our team and look forward to your next visit to Jack Edwards National Airport (KJKA).

Jack Edwards National Airport
ASRI 129.375

3190 Airport Drive
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
United States of America

toll-free 1-877-548-5324
Fax 251-968-5205

General Manager:
Shawnda Henderson

Jennifer Rosnagle:

Customer Service Manager:
Summer Lowry

Customer Service Representatives:
Carolann Wiley
Nichole Scolaro
Ashley May

Jack's Aces Cook:
Arbie Veroy

Coastal Aircraft Maintenance:

Line Tech Manager:
Sam Brooks

Line Technicans:

Scott Hathorn
Kelly Holmes
Jeremy Hulsey
Sean Johnston
Ian Norris
Austin Rollag
Blaine Johnston

 U.S. Government AIR Card   U.S. Customs Service   CAA Preferred FBO   Everest Fuel   Shell Aviation Contract Fuel   UVair   World Fuel | Colt Contract Fuel 
Services, Facilities and Amenities
  • Full Service FBO
  • Jack's Aces Pilots Lounge
  • Courtesy Cars
  • Pilot planning and computer station
  • Rental Cars on Site
  • Full Showers
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Long Term Parking Indoor and Outdoor
  • Over 42,000 sq. ft. Corporate Hangar space
  • Catering
  • GPU
  • Lavatory service
  • Rental Cars on Site
  • T-hangars
  • Tie-downs
  • Beach Front Condos Available
  • Flight Training
  • Limo Bus
  • Discovery Flights
  • CAA Preferred FBO
Aviation fuel services
Brand: Shell
Fueling hours: 6:00AM to 8:00PM Seven Days A Week

After hours callouts are available.

Just let us know if you have any after hour requests.

After Hours for Line Services, call:
On Call line tech: 251-979-7270
For management call Shawnda Henderson 251-504-4122
100LL Avgas Full service    $4.65
Jet A Full service    $4.98
Discounts: AirBoss, CAA, AeroShell, Tiedown / Hangar customer, New Coastal Aircraft Maintenance Annual Inspection customer automatically receives base customer discount for one year. Please call our friendly Customer Representatives for more information.
Prices include all taxes.
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From Dave Williams on 28-Oct-2018

  Outstanding service! I arrived a couple of days prior to the AOPA Fly-in and even though they were quite busy preparing for the big show, they treated us very well and gave us outstanding service and attention. I highly recommend this FBO.
From Richard Traunero on 17-Aug-2018

  Once again, a very nice experience. Friendly and helpful staff. I had asked them to tow my plane up closer to the building for our early morning departure, which they did not do. Not a big deal, but it was raining when we departed, so it would have been nice if they had done what I asked.
From Steven Vale on 03-Aug-2018

  We flew to Gulf Shores in July 2018. We called Shawnda Henderson a week before and made arrangements for our 2 RV's for hangar space. The service was excellent. Both Summer and Nicole at Gulf Air Center took excellent care of us. They refueled our planes for us on Friday for an early Saturday departure. Our 3rd trip to Gulf Shores and we'll be back for more sun, surf and seafood.
From Evan Youngblood, N1541X on 17-Jul-2018

  Absolutely fantastic experience. Top-notch treatment for my family and me. The FBO rented us one of their vehicles for less than a typical rental, plus the vehicle was nicer. They had the rental planeside before I shut down, all ready to go. Happy to return.
From Scott Lindsly on 02-Jul-2018

  Another flawless experience with Gulf Air! Hopped over for a couple days of beach, always feel like we're coming home when we arrive at Gulf Air. Crew Car to run to LuLu's for a quick bite, then assisted us with Lyft (no Uber @ GS) to hotel...Wonderful R&R, then easy return and everything was ready to go when we Lyfted back. Thanks again to all, see y'all again soon!
From Phil Webb on 07-May-2018

  A hearty 'Thank You' to the good folks at Gulf Air Center for their recent support of our new Commemorative Air Force FloriBama Wing during our staff meeting last Saturday 05 May 2018! For a brief period of time, about 25 'Colonels' of our unit were able to take over the wonderful Jack's Aces facility and help ourselves to lunch during our quarterly business meeting! The FBO staff was exceptionally friendly and supportive, and we really felt at home in such an aviation friendly setting! Again, thanks so much for supporting us in our philanthropic cause --- keeping World War II aircraft airborne so that we may honor, remember, and educate, about those great Americans who served our nation in the most trying of historical times...Lest we forget! VR, JPW N42PW
From Dr. Glen Bradley on 15-Nov-2017

  I had the best airport experience I have had in decades of flying today. I flew into JKA and they were having their "Thanksgiving Feast" and it was amazing. Homemade turkey and ham with all the fixins. The food was terrific and the service and friendliness of Shawnda and her crew at Gulf Air were even better. I was made to feel at home and genuinely welcome. It was clear to me that Gulf Air is truly interested in serving their customers in every way possible. In over 6000 hours of flying this is my best ever FBO experience. Super impressed.
From Buddy Criminale on 12-Nov-2017

  Wow!!! What more can I say, except maybe Awesome service! These folks were terrific. The wife and I stopped in for several days to see family. (Celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary year by touring the country) Even though we were only flying a Cessna Cardinal, they rolled out the red carpet and treated us as if we were one of the big jets. Helped us with and rental car and other things. We had a great time and didn't have to worry about the airplane thanks to these folks. The line guys were great. We'll be back!
From Glen B. (Thatcher 14GB) on 15-May-2017

  I have flown my small experimental aircraft into JKA for years and, unfortunately, never need much fuel. No matter- I am treated like royalty anyway and have come to think of Gulf Air as a home away from home. The staff could not be more friendly and accommodating and offer their services with enthusiasm. Shawnda and her crew make me wish I could move to Gulf Shores just to be able to experience their hospitality more often. They are the best I've seen in over 6000 hours of flying.
From Darryl Taylor on 06-Mar-2017

  Great service as usual!
From F. Brown Word on 06-Feb-2017

  With this many stars already posted, I expected the best, and that's exactly what Jim and his staff provided. I heartily recommend to anyone to give them a visit.
From Luis Mora on 26-Jan-2017

  Always a professional and enjoyable experience at Gulf Air Center Shawnda and the rest of the crew are great! Thanks for making our job easier!
From Thomas Terry on 26-Jan-2017

  We have been visiting Gulf Air Center for the last three years and have always had a wonderful experience. Shawnda, Summer and the rest of the Gulf Air Center staff including the line crew all do an exceptional job. There are few FBO's that have employees that care about each specific customer that walks through the door, this is without a doubt one of them.
From Antonio More on 23-Jan-2017

  Excellent military services and great food at Jacks Aces - what more could you ask for? I have visited GAC as both a civilian and military pilot and the service is always the same - fantastic! Highly recommend.
From Thomas Lissner on 03-Jan-2017

  Stopped over for fuel in our Citation M2 during a "not so friendly weather day"! The entire staff made us feel like family while we had to wait for storms to pass in order to commence a safe fueling. We couldn't have been treated nicer. Thanks to all, and also for the pizzas, we will definitely come back for quick turns in the near future.
From John Lock on 11-Dec-2016

  I travel extensively in out plane - and, make lots of fuel stops (has its ups and downs!). I can say that without question the friendly and efficient team at Gulf Air Center is some of the best! Whether you need fuel or not, stop by!
From Richard Traunero on 30-Jul-2016

  I made reservations, so they were waiting for us. Brought rental car to the plane and helped us unload plane. Excellent service inside as well. This is a great beach destination area.
From John Bridges on 07-Jul-2016

  Had a tire blowout upon landing on a busy holiday weekend. The entire staff went well out of their way to assist in moving and securing the plane as well as allowing me to use their facilities well into the evening. They helped in finding a mechanic with a tire. Special kudos to Dustin and Kelly who spent a couple hours under a very hot sun moving the plane to a safe spot. Highly recommend this FBO.
From Stan Koziatek on 27-Jun-2016

  Top of the line service. This is a must stopover just to experience it and understand why so many talk about Jack's Aces. I wear my Jack's Aces T-shirt because I've been there, got the T-shirt!
From Dusty Hanks on 26-Jun-2016

  Great service and hospitality each time I have ever stopped in, whether it be for the weekend or a quick turn.
From John Gressard on 25-Jun-2016

  As an instructor pilot the staff at Jack Edwards could not be more professional and accommodating. They make the effort to ensure you are taken care of any time of day or night! Great services and facilities.
From Travis Cutler on 23-Jun-2016

  Absolutely incredible experience every time I come in. Luckily I get to enjoy the services regularly. Gulf Air Center is the best!
From Vance Smiley on 07-Jun-2016

  Helpful staff and line. Avoid car rental confusion/trouble by arranging rental cars through Gulf Air. Hertz did a poor job billing and communicating, but GA will handle it for you if you let them.
From Patrick Teems on 06-Jun-2016

  Awesome facilities with great folks in service! I had no idea how nice the facilities here were. Top Notch
From Poncho James N863PJ on 19-May-2016

  Fly into JKA often, the entire staff at Gulf Air Center is awesome-Very Accommodating to your every need. Facility is top notch. Thanks to you all at Gulf Air Center.
From Chris Wren on 09-May-2016

  Friendly service and helped with a quick turn
From Scott K., Piper M500 N827BP 4/30/16 on 30-Apr-2016

  Superb customer service, the manager really cares about her customers. Recommend 100%.
From Eric Hatfield on 11-Apr-2016

  People make the difference! Gulf Air Center is the epitome of excellence when it comes to customer service accompanied by a wealth of skill and knowledge of the aviation industry. We continue to return to Gulf Shores because of the excellent treatment we receive from Gulf Air. You and your aircraft will be in good hands at Gulf Air.
From Jeff Shackelford on 10-Apr-2016

  Always great smiles and service
From Richard DesPortes on 05-Oct-2015

  Not enough space in this block to describe how great Gulf Air is. Outstanding people and service, great prices, no hidden or additional charges. Food available at no additional charge for hungry pilots. Please stop in when you are in the area
From Craig Cardell on 22-Sep-2015

  Flown into JKA multiple times and never disappointed. Great service and attentive staff. Good job guys and keep up the good work!
From Bruce Goodbee on 25-Aug-2015

  Fantabulous FBO. Arrived with girlfriend in a 182 for a Sunday beach day. Treated as if it was a Gulfstream. Outstanding folks. Sara Beth, Summer, and Collin are top shelf. Looking forward to many returns.
From Warner Boyd on 18-Aug-2015

  Flew to KJKA recently in our CJ1. The CSR staff was great, amenities were great! The separate pilot lounge is awesome. This FBO goes above and beyond.
From Gary Gray on 02-Jun-2015

  Great FBO and great people. My girlfriend and I landed just before a downpour and they met us plane side. Treated us like royalty or maybe it was just like family - definitely plan to see them again soon at JKA.
From Derek Hopwood on 23-May-2015

  Couldn't be more pleased with this facility. The staff is very friendly and inviting and the property is very well maintained. We stopped in and had prior transportation arrangements that fell through. (A local restaurant sent their driver to the wrong airport) The airport offered us a very nice new model courtesy vehicle where we wouldn't have to continue waiting. Upon leaving I decided to purchase a T-shirt. (Very nice prices) Unfortunately they had just sold out of the color I wanted. They offered to mail me one (for no additional charge) as soon as more came in. Thanks Jack Edwards for the wonderful hospitality. You've earned this 5 star review! We can't wait until we can visit again!
From Eric Hatfield on 26-Apr-2015

  Great staff & excellent facility!!
From Kelly Miller on 06-Apr-2015

  It was drizzling and two of the women at the desk came out with umbrellas for my passengers and me. Gave us a crew car (Yukon) to go to LuLu's. Great experience. We were in a Bonanza.
From Matt Gabbard on 01-Apr-2015

  We decided to go to the beach for the weekend and were very impressed with the service, professionalism and cleanliness of this FBO. The rental car we arranged the night before met us as we taxied in. The line guys were very nice and helpful. All we had to do was sign the paperwork and we were on our way. The only complaint was they charged me for a week's worth of tiedown when I only needed one night. But they agreed to refund that charge and waive the one-night fee since I bought fuel. If I go back to Gulf Shores I will stop here again.
From Mark Bryant on 21-Mar-2015

  My boss visits Gulf Shores often and we always get a warm welcome. They have an outstanding pilots lounge, we even got a free breakfast a couple of times. They never push us into buying fuel, which I real like. But that works out because I will buy more fuel with them than I would have before. I thank you for your professional service.
From Jonathan Selby on 14-Feb-2015

  Must have caught them on a bad day. Nobody seemed to care about service. They did book us a hotel but were not prepared to give us a ride 5 minutes down the road until I pointed out that we did not feel welcome and were getting ready to fly down the road to Gulfport. I also had to put pressure to get reluctant help and directions to tiedown. Ok I was only a lowly Cherokee and perhaps they prefer larger aircraft but my experience is totally at odds to any other reputable FBO in the country. I will not be back.

Response from Sarah Hinton, General Manager, Gulf Air Center
Mr. Selby, thank you for your comment regarding your recent visit to Gulf Air Center. I am so sorry that you were unhappy with us. While we strive to provide excellent customer service to all of our visitors, we understand that sometimes we may miss. Our staff is happy to help find accommodations and we offer courtesy cars and rentals, if available. Although, we do not normally have complimentary ground transportation, we were able to take you and your passenger to your hotel. Our team does take care of the tie down once the aircraft is relocated to the tie down area. We are happy to accommodate special requests, if possible. We would welcome the opportunity to serve you again. We are making changes and improvements all the time and sincerely hope you will give us another opportunity on your next visit to our area. Feel free to contact me if I can be of assistance. Sarah Hinton, Gulf Air Center, General Manager. 251-979-7629

From Jon George on 11-Feb-2015

  Jack Edwards Airport is the best airport I have been to. The line guys are top notch and the girls at the counter are very helpful and make sure your stop is the best experience possible.
From Tom Winter on 23-Oct-2014

  First class operation. Courtesy car ready and waiting since we had called ahead. The young ladies working the FBO counter were very nice, professional and organized. The line crew guys were also on the ball. We hope to be back on a monthly visit. Love the area and ease of access.
From Fred Perkinson on 31-Jul-2014

  Fast, courteous and clean. First Class operation! I will continue to return.
From Richard Jackson on 22-Jul-2014

  Wonderful job on my arrival! 90 degrees in a plane without AC is not fun until I was immediately met by the line guys with my rental car with the AC cranked up! They retrieved our bags and got us on our way before the sweat could even think about showing up. Great job guys!
From Jean Paul Robinson on 23-May-2014

  Gulf Air Center is first class, friendly people, nice facilities and a brand new Chevy Pickup crew car! Jack Edwards Airport is in a nice location on the gulf coast of Alabama with hotels, shopping and the beaches right nearby. I stop here when ferrying helicopters around the Gulfcoast to Central America.
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