I love this new sign the Navy created on the bay at North Island Naval Air Station! (aka Naval Base Coronado).
According to the San Diego Union Tribune, ‘Fly Navy’ sign becomes instant landmark, North Island celebrates role as birthplace of naval aviation:
Officials at North Island Naval Air Station have erected a lighted sign that reads “Fly Navy” as a celebration of the region’s role as the birthplace of naval aviation.
The $76,000 sign was mounted in January on the side of a building and faces northeast across the bay, toward Lindbergh Field.
The 14-foot-tall blue letters are illuminated between sunset and 11 p.m. When lit, the words are easily visible from Harbor Island and Interstate 5.
Navy officials in Coronado think nothing else like it exists at other naval bases in the United States. Maybe even the world.
I noticed in the coments, there are a few cranky criticisms, but I think this expression of pride in North Islands history and mission is a beautiful addition to our harbor. And honors all sailors who have served in support of Naval Aviation.