NAS El Centro Airshow - Saturday 14th March 2020

NAS El Centro Airshow - Saturday 14th March 2020

Postby spellow3010 on Wed 09 Oct 2019, 8:10 am

The NAS El Centro (Imperial Valley, California) 2020 Airshow will take place on Saturday 14th March 2020 - it's 50th show. Already headlining are the US Navy display team, The Blue Angels. Further acts to be announced.

Link here -
https://www.elcentroairshow.com/

I hope to be at El Centro show on Saturday 14th March.
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Re: NAS El Centro Airshow - Saturday 14th March 2020

Postby tmattias on Wed 09 Oct 2019, 3:52 pm

Was there this year. Decent show but be aware of the desert heat. This year was a warm show so lots of heat haze.

Expect a few warbirds and most likely some of the following; F-86, Mig-15, T-33, and/or L-39. Vicky Benzing usually shows up as well.

This year there was no F-18 display only a couple of standard flybys of a F-18C.

Be aware that there is no turf on the airfield as its in the middle of the desert. Instead you'll be standing on dirt, something to be aware of incase of bad weather.

Officially you were not allowed to bring backpacks inside (including photo-backpacks) but in reality this wasn't enforced. But if it is there is a long walk back to the car park from the security check-point.

The show isn't worth traveling far for just the show but if you can make it as a day-trip it is well worth the trip.
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Re: NAS El Centro Airshow - Saturday 14th March 2020

Postby Reaper02 on Wed 09 Oct 2019, 4:44 pm

Some pics from this years El Centro airshow:

https://www.final-approach.nl/2019/naf- ... rshow-2019

Kind regards,
Edwin
www.final-approach.nl
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Re: NAS El Centro Airshow - Saturday 14th March 2020

Postby MiG_Eater on Thu 10 Oct 2019, 12:34 pm

Interesting to note this clashes with Yuma. I wonder if they will share the Blue Angels.
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Re: NAS El Centro Airshow - Saturday 14th March 2020

Postby spellow3010 on Fri 11 Oct 2019, 10:15 am

Yes, there is a clash. Yuma and El Centro are only about 60 miles from each other. Anything is possible.

The desert heat and the dusty dirt ground cannot be emphasised enough!! That dirt is perilous if it has been raining. I went ankle deep into dirt that had seemed pretty solid the day before.
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