(photo by John Gregory)
MCAS Miramar Air Show
The entire San Diego community is invited to the 2019 Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar Air Show, Sept. 27-29. The theme of this year’s air show is “A Salute to Responders.”
Once again, the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration team (pictured) will be the highlight of the show. But a big surprise this year will be two precision parachute teams, one from the Navy and one from the Army. The Army’s Golden Knights parachute team will perform such stunts as cutting away a parachute on purpose, passing a baton at 120 mph and flying the U.S. flag at 12,000 feet. The Navy Leap Frogs, the official U.S. Navy parachute team, is a 15-man team comprised entirely of U.S. Navy SEAL and SWCC commandos.
The public will see the U.S. Marine Corps’ relatively new F-35B fighter with short takeoff/vertical landing capability. Visitors will also see demonstrations by the Royal Air Force Red Arrows Team, the USMC’s MV-22 Osprey and the Marine Air-Ground Task Force demonstration team. In addition, numerous other aircraft will be displayed for close-up viewing.
Gates open at 8 a.m. each day. To enter, drivers must have a valid drivers license, current registration and proof of insurance to bring a vehicle onto the base. The public may use the North, East/Main or West Gates to enter MCAS. Drivers will be directed to general parking areas.
The air show is free to the public, however, upgraded seating options are on sale now. For ticket information, visit miramarairshow.com or call 1 (858) 577-4126 for assistance or questions regarding air show preferred seating tickets.