If you find yourself in the San Diego area (Specifically NAS North Island) this weekend you will have much to see, hear and experience. Thousands of visitors will gather at the Birthplace of Naval Aviation to begin in earnest what promises to be a year long celebration of that which makes the Wings of Gold special.
Direct from the Centennial of Naval Aviation Staff:
The Centennial of Naval Aviation commemorations begin this week at NAS North Island. Events include Naval Aviation Film Screening: Hollywood & North Island; 5K Beach Run; Centennial of Naval Aviation Golf Tournament; Centennial of Naval Aviation Kick-Off VIP Reception; 100th Anniversary Parade of Flight and North Island Open House; Centennial of Naval Aviation Kick-Off Gala; and, many community celebrations. For more information, please visit: http://mwrtoday.com/cona/calendar/.
And this month’s Centennial News Letter can be found here: [Link]
Also… this little gem from local San Diego Television Station KUSI, including a brief interview with Capt. Richard “Lieutenant” Dann (funny in a Forest Gump kinda way) about the history of this weekend’s activities.
Enjoy the festivities, and send me pictures!