Thermal is an unincorporated community within the Coachella Valley. Located approximately 25 miles southeast of Palm Springs and 9 miles north of Salton Sea. Built during World War II and used by both the US Army and US Navy is now The Jackie Cochran Regional Airport. The facility hosts an air show each November, showcasing aircraft and radio controlled models. Thermal is also home to an auto racetrack and club, The Thermal Club. The track is receiving reviews as one of the finest circuits in the world. The course runs just over 5 miles and features dramatic changes in character, speed and elevation along with stunning views.