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MCAS Miramar Air Show Promises Blue Angels and Fireworks



    MCAS Miramar Air Show Launches

    The 2015 MCAS Miramar Air Show runs Oct. 2-4. NBC 7's Elena Gomez has a preview of the incredible, patriotic sights San Diegans can expect to see. (Published Friday, Oct. 2, 2015)

    'A Salute to Veterans and Their Families' is the theme for the annual MCAS Miramar Air Show, which ‘takes off’ Friday as part of Fleet Week.

    The show, which is the largest air show in the country and annually brings in around 700,000 fans, includes the famous formation flying and aerobatic maneuvers of the Blue Angels and the Patriots Jet Team.

    The Army’s Golden Knights parachute team will also show off their expert skills in the sky.

    The Breitling Jet Team, the largest civilian aerobatic demonstration team in Europe, will also fly in as part of their first US tour.

    Air Show Takes Flight This Weekend

    [DGO] Air Show Takes Flight This Weekend
    The MCAS Miramar Air Show is this weekend and this year's theme is "A Salute to Veterans and their Families." NBC 7's Monica Dean talks with Col. William Hooper about the event.
    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015)

    Military airplanes will be on the ground for fans to look at and climb in, the Air Show Expo will feature a multitude of venders, there will be plenty of memorabilia to take home, and Saturday night ends in fireworks.

    MCAS Miramar has a long air history going back to the Mexican-American war in the mid-19th century.

    Charles Lindbergh used the abandoned Camp Kearny to practice takeoffs and landings in the plane he flew across the Atlantic in 1927.

    In 1969 the Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor Program, more popularly known as the Top Gun School, was established there as a place to teach pilots dog-fighting and fleet air defense during the Vietnam War.

    The show runs through Sunday (October 2-4) and admission is free.