An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Parking and Security

Welcome to the NAF El Centro Festival of Flight's parking plan. We want to share some of the details of what's going on so you know what to expect. However, please know that parking on the installation is first come, first served and as directed by our staff.

Some special notes:

  • Visitors requiring handicap accessible parking will be directed by event staff. Please let our staff know if you need this and be prepared to show a placard if you do not have a marked license plate.
  • VIP Parking passes will be issued by MWR/Protocol Officer only
  • Traffic control personnel will fill designated parking spots in numbered order. Please follow all of their directions to minimize delays.
  • Approximately 3,000 parking spots are available. Once filled public POV’s won’t be allowed onto the installation. POV’s already on base will be sent out Gate 14A. 
  • At the beginning of the event, and until lots 1 through 5 are filled, traffic on Bennett Road will use both lanes to come onto the installation. Four-wheeled drive or pick-up style trucks are requested to use the RIGHT lane on Bennett Road when approaching the base in order to speed up your entrance onto the facility. Once safe, we will change the pattern to allow two way traffic. Please follow all security guidelines for exiting the installation if you leave early. 
  • Only CAC/Dependent ID holders will be allowed into housing by showing credential to Sentry. There will be no general public allowed into the housing areas.


See the below graphic for a basic understanding of how traffic will flow. Follow all instructions given by our Security Teams and Parking Attendants and do not deviate from those instructions.

Please stay out of the AEROBATIC Box during the airshow practice on March 11, 2022 and especially the air show on March 12, 2022. This area is always unsafe and should be avoided at ALL TIMES! See the map below for a clear picture of the areas you MUST avoid.


The conduct of the 2022 NAF El Centro Festival of Flight will strictly adhere to the latest federal, state, and county health protection guidance and aims to provide the safest environment possible to our welcome community members. By participating in this voluntary event, you waive the right to any claim against the federal government, contractors, and volunteers aboard NAF El Centro to include personal liability, claim, suit, action, loss, or damage that may result from your attendance. 



Google Translation Disclaimer

  • Google Translate, a third party service provided by Google, performs all translations directly and dynamically.
  • Commander, Joint Region Marianas, has no control over the features, functions, or performance of the Google Translate service.
  • The automated translations should not be considered exact and should be used only as an approximation of the original English language content.
  • This service is meant solely for the assistance of limited English-speaking users of the website.
  • Commander, Joint Region Marianas, does not warrant the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information translated.
  • Some items cannot be translated, including but not limited to image buttons, drop down menus, graphics, photos, or portable document formats (pdfs).
  • Commander, Joint Region Marianas, does not directly endorse Google Translate or imply that it is the only language translation solution available to users.
  • All site visitors may choose to use similar tools for their translation needs. Any individuals or parties that use Commander, Joint Region Marianas, content in translated form, whether by Google Translate or by any other translation services, do so at their own risk.
  • IE users: Please note that Google Translate may not render correctly when using Internet Explorer. Users are advised to use MS Edge, Safari, Chrome, or Firefox browser to take full advantage of the Google Translate feature.
  • The official text of content on this site is the English version found on this website. If any questions arise related to the accuracy of the information contained in translated text, refer to the English version on this website, it is the official version.

Commander, Navy Region Southwest   |   750 Pacific Highway   |   San Diego, CA 92132
Official U.S. Navy Website