From the Commanding Officer,

Greetings Aviation Enthusiasts!

You are cordially invited to join us at Naval Air Facility El Centro for our annual Air Show on Saturday, March 9, 2024. It is with great pleasure and pride that we open our gates to the public, and showcase the finest in military and civilian flight performances, emblematic of the flying prowess exemplified here at the Pearl of the Desert.

We invite you to take in the awe-inspiring aerial displays that capture the essence of aviation excellence, sure to delight enthusiasts of all ages. Explore an array of historic and modern aircraft static displays that offer a glimpse into the evolution of aviation technology. Also, amongst the static displays you can enjoy automotive excellence from classic to contemporary automobiles at the Car Show. After a rousing success last year, we have decided to bring back the Kid’s Zone, where families can bounce, play and climb to their hearts’ content. There will be vendors selling delectable concessions and a variety of air show memorabilia. New this year will be a motorcross extravaganza that will thrill and delight everyone.

As we celebrate over 75 years in El Centro and the Imperial Valley, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to the surrounding communities. Your steadfast support is the cornerstone of our success, enabling us to train the world’s finest aviators and aircrew.

I hope you will join us for a day filled with aviation excitement, camaraderie, and gratitude at the 2024 NAF El Centro Air Show!

CAPT. Michael D. Lee, USN
Naval Air Facility, El Centro



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