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The Imperial Valley Navy League sponsors this truly unique opportunity to watch the Blue Angels – the United States Navy’s flight demonstration squadron – in their final practice sessions before heading out on tour for the air show season.
We will arrive late Friday night and camp on the El Centro Naval Air Base. Saturday morning we will eat breakfast on the tarmac and watch the show. Following the show, we will race go carts on the base and return for the second show. This is a great chance to see the show in front of a very small crowd (around 200 people). Most years we are given the opportunity to meet the pilots after the second show. Very fun!
Schedule – Blue Angels Trip – March 1st/2nd
Friday, March 1st
Evening – Eat Dinner then Arrive at Naval Air Facility & Setup Camp
Saturday, March 2nd:
5:30 AM Break Down Camp
6:15 AM Breakfast at the Chalet Tent
8:15 AM Flight Show
9:30 to 11:30 AM Go-Cart Shuttles
9:30AM Go-Cart Races – Tons of Fun! ……..
11:30 AM Pollo Asada BBQ
12:30 PM Flight Show (again)
1:15 PM Crowd line autograph signing
FEBRUARY 7th: Reservation Form & Payment ($110) due.
Check to: BSA Troop 355
Deliver to: Mr. John Byrne (626) 201-1115; 1650 S. Euclid Ave., San Marino, CA 91108
Rain or Shine: Due to the advance notice needed for security – there can be no cancellations / refunds after Friday February 7th.
Directions to Naval Air Facility El Centro from Los Angeles
Naval Air Facility El Centro is located approximately 130 miles east of San Diego on Interstate 8 Fwy.
Specific directions from Los Angeles:
1. I-10 East to CA-86 South toward Brawley/El Centro.
As you enter the city of Westmorland…
2. Turn right onto S Center Street/CR-S230/Forrester Road.
3. Continue to follow Forrester Road approximately 17 miles.
4. Turn right onto W Evan Hewes Highway/CR-S80 approximately 3 miles.
5. Turn right on Bennett Road to NAF El Centro main gate.
DIM HEADLIGHTS on approach to guard gate at NAF El Centro.
SHOW Proof of insurance, vehicle registration and Driver’s License.
ID must match your Desert Outing reservation.