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Zoooooming in on Miramar Air Show Do’s and Don’ts (and Photos)

The annual Miramar Air Show began Friday, bringing a weekend full of aerobatics and displays of current and historic military aircraft. (Scroll down for Friday’s highlight photos.)
Gates open at 8:15 a.m. each day at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, and a twilight show is set for Saturday.
The U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration team is set to perform at 2:45 p.m. each day.
Also on hand are the Breitling Jet Team, sponsored by the Swiss watchmaker and making its first North American tour, and the Patriot Jet team. Both Breitling and Patriot pilots fly Czech-made L-39 Albatros trainers.
Base officials said attendees are subject to searches and having their bags inspected prior to entering the flight line.
“Spectators are encouraged to stay well hydrated and drink plenty of water,” organizers say. “Unattended bags and packages will be removed from the premises. Sun protection, including hats, long-sleeved shirts, long pants and sun screen are recommended.”

 Water will be available for sale throughout the air show area. And be sure to wear comfortable footgear; the flight line is paved and you may walk long distances
The following items are prohibited on the flight line and subject to confiscation:

  • Weapons of any kind (regardless of permit) to include, but not limited to, firearms, knives (including pocket knives and multi-tools), replica or toy weapons, pepper spray, mace, stun guns, and martial arts weapons
    • Alcoholic beverages, unless purchased from approved vendors
    • Ice chests or coolers larger than 2 gallons
    • Pets, other than service animals
    • Glass containers
    • Bicycles, roller skates, roller blades, (kick and electric) scooters or skateboards
    • Large Backpacks/Bags
    • No personal Drones (i.e. quad or hex copters)
    • Federally banned substances such as illicit narcotics

    The following items are permitted on the flight line. All permitted items will be inspected prior to admission to the flight line.

    • Children’s wagons (nonmotorized)
    • Small or medium (hand carried) ice chests or coolers (No crushed ice, ice packs only)
    • Standard backpacks
    • PCS/cellular phones, pagers and FRS transceivers
    • Handheld portable televisions, radios and VHF scanners
    • Fanny packs and purses, or bags
    • Food and beverages (non-alcoholic)
    • Cameras and camcorders
    • Folding chairs and lawn chairs
    • Handheld umbrellas
    • Strollers and wheelchairs
    • Baby diaper bags and strollers, if attending with an infant or small child (Stroller parking is available in a designated area behind the grandstands. Strollers are not permitted in the grandstand seating area.)

    — City News Service contributed to this report.

    A toddler watches the Blue Angels at the Miramar Air Show. Photo by Chris Stone
    Sean D. Tucker and his Oracle Challenger maneuver in the sky at the Miramar Air Show. Photo by Chris Stone
    Sean D. Tucker and his Oracle Challenger maneuver in the sky at the Miramar Air Show. Photo by Chris Stone
    A father points out the Blue Angels to his daughter during the Miramar Air Show. Photo by Chris Stone
    The Breitling L-39 Jet Team from France entertained the crowd at the Miramar Air Show. Photo by Chris Stone
    The Blue Angels perform at the 2015 Miramar Air Show. Photo by Chris Stone
    The Breitling L-39 Jet Team from France entertains the crowd at the Miramar Air Show. Photo by Chris Stone
    F-35B Lighting II. Photo by Chris Stone
    The Blue Angels perform at the Miramar Air Show. Photo by Chris Stone
    A young spectator looks skyward at the Blue Angels. Photo by Chris Stone
    The F-35B Lightning II is scheduled to replace other aircraft in the future. Photo by Chris Stone
    F-35B Lightning II ascends at the Miramar Air Show. Photo by Chris Stone
    Marines in a helicopter participate in a Marine Air-Ground Task Force demonstration. Photo by Chris Stone
    Capt. Tom Frosch gives the crowd a thumbs up as he taxis down the runway. Photo by Chris Stone
    Blue Angel pilots prepare to fly. Photo by Chris Stone
    The F-35B Lighting II leaves vapor trails as it streams to the sky at the Miramar Air Show. Photo by Chris Stone
    The Shockwave Jet Truck revs its engine at the Miramar Air Show. Photo by Chris Stone
    The Shockwave Jet Truck roars down the runway during the Miramar Air Show. Photo by Chris Stone
    Marines participate in the Marine Air-Ground Task Force demonstration. Photo by Chris Stone
    A CH-53E Super Stallion delivers a jeep during Marine Air-Ground Task Force demonstration. Photo by Chris Stone
    Marines participate in the Marine Air-Ground Task Force demonstration. Photo by Chris Stone
    Marines participate in the Marine Air-Ground Task Force demonstration. Photo by Chris Stone
    Marines participate in the Marine Air-Ground Task Force demonstration. Photo by Chris Stone
    Soldiers are airlifted out of the area during Marine Air-Ground Task Force demonstration. Photo by Chris Stone
    Marines shake hands with spectators after a Marine Air-Ground Task Force demonstration. Photo by Chris Stone
    A Marine peers from a tank used in a Marine Air-Ground Task Force demonstration. Photo by Chris Stone
    A Marine waves to the crowd from a tank after a Marine Air-Ground Task Force demonstration. Photo by Chris Stone
    The Blue Angels perform at the 2015 Miramar Air Show. Photo by Chris Stone
    The F-35B Lighting II demonstrated it’s capabilities during the Miramar Air Show. Photo by Chris Stone
    Napalm is ignited during the Marine Air-Ground Task Force demonstration. Photo by Chris Stone

    The Blue Angels perform at the 2015 Miramar Air Show. Photo by Chris Stone
    The Blue Angels perform at the 2015 Miramar Air Show. Photo by Chris Stone
    The Blue Angels perform at the 2015 Miramar Air Show. Photo by Chris Stone
    Sean D. Tucker and his Oracle Challenger maneuver in the sky at the Miramar Air Show. Phto by Chris Stone
    The Breitling L-39 Jet Team from France entertained the crowd at the Miramar Air Show. Photo by Chris Stone
    Marines participate in the Marine Air-Ground Task Force demonstration. Photo by Chris Stone

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