JAMIE SCOTT LYTLE
The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels dazzle the crowd Saturday at the Miramar Marine Corps Air Station.
A crowd roughly equivalent to the population of Oceanside gathered Saturday to witness astonishing displays of speed and winged power as the nation's biggest and best air show saluted the 100th anniversary of Marine aviation, reports the North County Times.
More than half a million people were expected to visit the Miramar Marine Corps Air Station during the three-day run of the 56th annual Miramar Air Show. The show, which ends Sunday, highlights military and civilian aeronautic prowess, including an awe-inspiring performance by the world-famous Blue Angels.
The air show also was a chance for spectators to connect with military personnel.