EL CENTRO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - The Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy’s elite flight demonstration team, arrived Tuesday at Naval Air Facility - El Centro for their 75th anniversary season.
The Blue Angels return to El Centro since March of 2020 at the Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro Air Show.
The Navy will be debuting its brand new jets. According to the Navy, this will be the first season flying the new F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet, which replaces the team’s previous aircraft, the F/A-18 Hornet used by the Blue Angels for the last 34 years.
Due to COVID, this event is closed to the public.
The scheduled Air show on March 11th will not be open to the public due to COVID restrictions.However, the Blue Angels will still do something for the Imperial Valley community.
“We are doing a festival of flight more details will be coming out in the next few weeks as e figure out how we can best showcase our Blue Angels for the Imperial Valley community,” said Kristopher Haugh, Public Affairs Officer.