Welcome to the NAF El Centro Festival of Flight!
We are privileged to have called El Centro and the Imperial Valley home for over 70 years, and we are proud of the superb relationship we share with the surrounding communities in the Imperial Valley. While the great flying weather in El Centro plays a crucial role in the training conducted here, it is the outstanding support of our Imperial Valley community that is the real key to our continued success. It is your patriotic support, patient understanding, and unmatched hospitality that enable us to "train like we fight,” and the Festival of Flight is one small way to thank you for your unwavering support of the base and our personnel.
General Information (and some specific links)
As the winter home of the Blue Angels, the Naval Air Facility El Centro Festival of Flight is the first event of their season, every year. Drawing a crowd of 10,000 - 20,000, it was the largest single-day event in the Imperial Valley, prior to COVID19.
The Naval Air Facility El Centro Festival of Flight will take place on Saturday, March 13, 2021. Unfortunately due to the continuing pandemic, we will not be able to host guests and attendees on the base this year. We want you to enjoy the Festival and the aviation demonstration teams which will be performing, and we will be bringing that to you virtually. Although we cannot accommodate a public viewing on or near the base, we will be providing the experience through live radio broadcast on KXO Radio and following up the Festival with short video highlights to enable a safe, virtual, contactless experience.
The objective of this event is to keep the public informed of our military services preparedness, demonstrate modern weapons systems, enhance community relations, and promote recruiting.
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