The MCAS Miramar Air Show returns Friday through Sunday with aerial shows and demonstrations to entertain the whole family.
The theme of this year’s show is “A Salute to Vietnam Veterans” and will include a display of the mobile Vietnam Memorial wall, with daily lapel pin presentations at 10:15 a.m. and 1:55 p.m. and a living history experience with a daily speaker at 10:30 a.m.
The air show’s performance schedule is the same for all three days, with the show ending at 4:20 p.m.
Gates open to the public at 8 a.m., with remote-controlled flyers and paramotors demonstrations beginning at the same time.
The morning air show begins at 9 a.m., with performances from Sean Tucker, “Oracle Challenger III”; Shockwave Jet Truck; Dan Buchanan, “Hang Glider”; Steve Stavrakakis, “Romanian IAR-823”; John Collver, “Wardog AT-6 Texan”; Boyd Willat, “Sailplane Plane”; and Garret Willat, “Tow Plane”.
From 10:35 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. will be an AV-8B Harrier demo; Precision Exotics car race; the opening ceremonies, including the invocation, national anthem and flag drop; commanding officer Col. Jason Woodworth’s remarks, a performance from Sean Tucker, “Oracle Challenger III”; and the Golden Knights and U.S. Navy Leap Frogs Parachute Team.
From 12:20 to 1:05 p.m., the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) will give a demonstration, and Sean Tucker, “Oracle Challenger III” will perform from 1:10 to 1:20 p.m. The Patriots Jet Team will perform from 1:25 to 1:55 p.m.
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will perform from 2:05 to 3:05 p.m. Between 3:10 and 3:30 p.m. there will be performances from Anthony Oshinuga, “Pitts Special”; John Collver, “Wardog AT-6 Texan”; and the Shockwave Jet Truck.
The show will conclude with a MV-22 demonstration from 3:50 to 4 p.m. and a F-35B demonstration from 4:05 to 4:20 p.m.
There will be a large static display of Marine Corps aircraft and ground combat equipment, both past and present, as well as civilian aircraft.
General admission, parking and blanket seating are free, with special seating at an extra cost, ranging from grand-stand seating to the exclusive Devil Dog Alley Chalet. Tickets for all preferred seating options are available online at the Miramar Air Show website or at the event.
For a full schedule of times and events, seating information and tickets, visit miramarairshow.com.