Naval Air Facility El Centro is located 2.5 miles north of Interstate 8, approximately 8 miles west of the city of El Centro, CA. The base is approximately 60 miles west of the California / Arizona border and approximately 105 miles east of San Diego, CA. Note that all vehicles entering NAF El Centro are subject to search.


Directions from San Diego Freeways via I-8:

  • Get onto the I-8 East bound Toward El Centro.
  • Take the FORRESTER RD exit. Turn LEFT onto FORRESTER RD North bound.
  • Turn LEFT onto EVAN HEWES HWY / CR-S80. West bound.
  • Turn RIGHT onto BENNETT RD. North bound.
  • Carefully enter the main gate. Pay attention to the security guard’s directions.

Directions from Palm Springs, CA/Thousand Palms via I-10:

  • Get onto the I-10, east bound, toward Indio. 14.1 miles.
  • Exit onto the CA-86 SA, south bound (signs for Brawley/El Centro). 63.3 miles.
  • In the city of Westmorland, turn right at N CENTER St / FORRESTER RD / S-30, south bound. 16.7 miles.
  • Turn RIGHT at EVAN HEWS HWY / CR-S80, west bound. 3.0 miles.
  • Turn RIGHT onto BENNETT RD. North bound. 1.1 miles.
  • Carefully enter the main gate. Pay attention to the security guard’s directions.

Directions From Yuma, AZ near I-8 and 4th Ave:

  • Get onto the I-8 Westbound toward San Diego. 64.1 miles.
  • Travel past the City of El Centro.
  • Take the FORRESTER RD exit. Turn RIGHT onto FORRESTER RD Northbound.
  • Turn LEFT onto EVAN HEWES HWY / CR-S80. Westbound.
  • Turn RIGHT onto BENNETT RD. Northbound.
  • Carefully enter the main gate. Pay attention to the security guard’s directions.

Parking

FREE parking will be available on base until parking lots reach capacity. Parking is on a first come, first served basis. It is recommend that air show attendees arrive early. Sailors will be directing parking routes, lots and traffic. It is important that their direction be followed. In the event parking reaches capacity, attendees who park outside of the gate will be allowed to walk in. It is advised that this walk might prove taxing to children, elderly and handicapped individuals.

If leaving the air show before its completion, the only available exit point will be an unpaved, uneven dirt road that crosses a canal and my be too rough for vehicles and/or drivers. Plan accordingly.


Event Map

Coming soon.