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Gulf Air Center, Inc.

Gulf Air Center is a proud provider of quality World Fuel products. Facilities include multiple pilot's lounges, the ability to hangar up to G-IV size aircraft, and multiple crew cars. Indoor and outdoor long-term vehicle parking is available.

Every day Gulf Air Center strives to meet all of your needs and is proud to be Alabama's Coastal Gateway.
It is our goal at Gulf Air Center to continually provide service excellence. 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

Customer Service Manager:
Summer Lowry

Customer Service Representatives:
Carolann Wiley
Patrice Rheault
Anay Renteria

Jack's Aces Cook:
Arbie Veroy

Line Tech Manager:
Sam Brooks

Line Technicans:

Scott Hathorn
Kelly Holmes
Kristofer Gray
Sean Johnston
Andrew Smith
Eric Smith
Brock Harris
Daniel Hogan

 NATA Safety 1st   U.S. Government AIR Card   U.S. Customs Service   CAA Preferred FBO   World Fuel Contract Fuel   Crew cars   Enterprise Rent-A-Car   Hertz 
Services, Facilities and Amenities
  • Full Service FBO
  • Jack's Aces Pilots Lounge
  • Crew Cars
  • Pilot planning and computer station
  • Vehicle Indoor and Outdoor Long Term Parking
  • Over 42,000 sq. ft. Corporate Hangar space
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Catering
  • GPU's
  • Lavatory service
  • Potable Water
  • T-hangars
  • Tie-downs
  • CAA Preferred FBO
Aviation fuel services
Brand: World Fuel Services
Fueling hours: Hours 0700 to 2000 Seven Days A Week

After/Before hours service is available (Fees Apply).

For after hours service please call
251-979-7270 or 251-504-4122
100LL Avgas Full service    $5.09
Jet A Full service    $4.78
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From Scott Lindsly on 31-Dec-2019

  We've stopped in many dozens of times over the years, for quick-lunch or for a few days, and recently a quick-lunch x-c pitstop turned into an extended stay when a minor maintenance issue turned into a big delay. GAC went above & beyond the call in helping us, rental car & overnight stay & steering us to outstanding A&P assistance! Top-notch as always, many thanks!!
From David Lowry on 19-Aug-2019

  When we landed the car was pulled out to the plane and all the help was friendly. They were starting to fill my plane before I loaded up the luggage to go. Great group of folks and speedy service. If I were to complain about anything, it would be the rental car. It was a 2013 Chrysler 200 that has seen pretty rough days. For the $80 per day I was paying, I don't think this was a very good deal. I understand Hertz is available and might be a better choice. Other than that, nice place to spend a few days.
From Rick Binkley on 29-May-2019

  Flew into KJKA for the Memorial Day weekend from Friday through Tuesday in a Bonanza. The staff at Gulf Air was incredibly helpful and supportive from the line crew to the desk personnel inside the FBO. Everyone was super nice, polite, and helpful. I understand that both FBO's on the field provide excellent service but I can attest to the professionalism and caring provided by Gulf Air as the excellence standard other FBO's should strive to provide. The entire crew really goes out of their way to ensure every member of your party feels special. The FBO building is outstanding and the crew cars are practically new. The FBO has a separate building across the parking lot called Jack's Aces Lounge where snacks, DirecTV, and x-box are provided free to customers. I can't wait to return to the area for another vacation and will definitely visit Gulf Air again. I can't stress enough how wonderfully they treated my entire family.
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
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