Migratory birds: Blue Angels land at NAF El Centro for winter training
NAVAL AIR FACILITY EL CENTRO — When the Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, made the four-hour flight Thursday afternoon from their home base in Pensacola, Fla., to begin their winter training here for the 2019 show season, it left behind familiar surroundings, loved ones and some dreary weather.
Opposing Solo pilot Lt. Cmdr. Andre Webb, of Jet No. 6, was pleased with the brighter view once he and his five fellow pilots, along with the Blue Angels maintenance crew, landed around 2:30 p.m. and set foot on the local air facility’s tarmac.