This year’s Miramar Air Show is the first time the Marine version of the F-35 jet has shown off what it can do with the latest software package performing an after-burner turn and showing the hover and landing capability known as STOVAL.
The F-35 B can fly at Mach1 with a turbo fan engine that has 40,000 pounds of thrust.
The aircraft is considered stealth, and there are advanced sensors and internal weapons inside its structure.
The Marine Air Ground Task Force showed off what it is like when Marines deploy on Friday with a Super Stallion carrying a jeep and marines being pulled to safety.
Jets filled the skies, including the Blue Angels who put on a nearly one hour show.
The Air Show is paying tribute to 100 years for the Marine Reserve.
Gates open Saturday at 8 a.m., and admission is free. Grandstand seats can be purchased. The show runs through Sunday.