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Naval Air Facility el Centro provides a location for Navy and Marine Corps squadrons from other parts of the country to engage in flight training. It is home to the US Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team.

February 19, 2015: Blue Angels

Blue Angels, NAF el Centro, February 19, 2015On February 19, 2015, I participated in a photocall at Naval Air Facility el Centro with photographers from Arizona Aviation Photographers, Aviation Photographers of Southern California, and Fencecheck. The day started with a practice performance by the Blue Angels. The day was sunny and quite warm.

February 19, 2015: Flight Operations

Naval Air Facility el Centro, February 19, 2015 On February 19, 2015, I participated in a photocall at Naval Air Facility el Centro with photographers from Arizona Aviation Photographers, Aviation Photographers of Southern California, and Fencecheck. A Bell-Boeing AH-1W Cobra, AH-1Z Vipers, and UH-1Y Hueys took off and landed. Sikorsky MH-60 Knighthawks flew overhead. Red and white McDonnell-Douglas T-45C Goshawks of TW-1 took off and landed on Runway 08. A Boeing F/A-18G Growler from VAQ-129 departed from Runway 08. The day was sunny and quite warm.

October 24, 2012: Flight Operations

Naval Air Facility el Centro, October 24, 2012 On Wednesday, October 24, 2012, I participated in a photocall at Naval Air Facility el Centro with photographers from Arizona Aviation Photographers, Aviation Photographers of Southern California, and Fencecheck. We were greeted by a Lockheed-Martin KC-130J of VMGR-352 Raiders shooting a series of touch-and-go landings. We photographed F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornets from VFA-106 Gladiators, VMFA(AW)-533 Hawks, and VFA-115 Silver Eagles. Red and white McDonnell-Douglas T-45C Goshawks of TW-2 and Grumman EA-6B Prowlers of VAQ-129 Vikings shared the runway with the Hornets. The day was sunny and quite warm.

February 16 - 17, 2012: Blue Angels Practice and Flight Operations

NAF el Centro, February 16-17, 2012 On Thursday, February 16, 2012, I participated in a photocall at Naval Air Facility el Centro with photographers from Arizona Aviation Photographers, Aviation Photographers of Southern California, and Fencecheck. We photographed a practice session of the US Navy Blue Angels and then moved to the active runway to take pictures of Hornets from VFA-106 Gladiators and VFA-122 Flying Eagles. The day began overcast and rainy, but cleared up by mid-morning.



US Navy and Marine Corps Aircraft at Naval Air Facility el Centro

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Lockett Books Calendar Catalog: US Navy and Marine Corps Airplanes at Naval Air Facility el Centro

A dozen photos of US Navy and Marine Corps airplanes and helicopters flying at Naval Air Facility el Centro. Aircraft pictured include:

Bell-Boeing AH-1W BuNo 165369
Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet BuNo 166681
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18D Hornet BuNo 164058
Bell-Boeing AH-1Z Viper BuNo 168799 and AH-1Z Viper BuNo 168002
Grumman EA-6B Prowler BuNo 164402
McDonnell-Douglas T-45C Goshawk BuNo 167096
McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18A Hornet BuNo 163158
Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet BuNo 165672
McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18D Hornet BuNo 164228
Grumman EA-6B Prowler BuNo 158815

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McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 Hornets of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels

2017 calendar

You can buy a 2017 calendar featuring my photographs of McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 Hornets of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

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Lockett Books Calendar Catalog: McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 Hornets of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels

A dozen photos of McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 Hornets flown by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, taken over a span of twenty years.

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