Today is a day that many in the Valley, and many from outside the Valley, look forward to every year. It is a day of excitement and pride for people young and old.
Today is the annual air show at Naval Air Facility El Centro.
Tens of thousands of people will flood through the gates of the base this morning — and lining nearby roads and canal banks — to watch aerial stunts performed by many different aircraft; the British Royal Air Force’s Falcons parachute team; enjoy displays of other military hardware; and also see the Budweiser Clydesdales. There will be something for people of every age to enjoy.
The air show is important for our community for a number of reasons. It is a way for local residents to connect directly with NAF El Centro, and celebrate its importance to our community. We see and hear the military aircraft in our skies every day as pilots hone their skills. This gives everyone a chance to see the base and those aircraft up close.