MCAS Miramar: Increased activity expected Sep 26 – Oct 1 due to Air Show


The theme of this year’s Miramar Air Show is 100 Years of Women in the Marine Corps. The 2018 MCAS Miramar Air Show gives the public and current service members an opportunity to honor the 100 years that women have served in the Marine Corps by celebrating their accomplishments and recognizing their contributions to the Corps. The Air Show also provides visitors the opportunity to see Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Army and civilian aircraft spanning 70 years as well as to get a firsthand look at Marine Corps tactical equipment.

While the Air Show performance dates are Friday to Sunday, September 28-30, military and civilian aircraft are expected to be seen and heard in the skies above University City and surrounding areas from Wednesday, September 26 to Monday, October 1.

Some Air Show performances include simulated explosions, noise, and smoke, which may be heard and seen throughout San Diego community. 

Air Show 2018 Daily Performance Schedule September 28-30 (NOTE: This schedule is subject to change.) 

8 – 9 a.m. 
• Gates Open to the Public 
• Remote Control Flyers and Paramotors

9-10:58 a.m. 
• Wild Thing 
• Kent Pietsch Truck Top Landing 
• Sean D. Tucker Two-Ship Aerobatics Featuring Johnny De Gennaro 
• John Collver – “Wardog” AT-6 Texan 
• Shockwave Jet Truck Speed Record Attempt and Race vs John Collver’s AT-6 Texan 
• Jacquie B. Air Shows – Extra 300
• Warbirds Over Miramar 
• USMC V-22 Osprey Demo 
• USAF U-2 Dragon Lady

11:09 a.m. – 1:40 p.m. 
• Opening Ceremonies Featuring: U.S. Army Golden Knights and U.S. Navy Leap Frogs Parachute Team 
• Kent Pietsch Comedy Act 
• Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Demo

1:40 – 1:55 p.m. 
• Jon Melby Hangar 24 Pitts Muscle Biplane 
• Shockwave Jet Truck Speed Record Attempt #2 and Race vs Jon Melby’s Pitts Muscle Biplane 
• FOD Sweepers

2:04 – 2:30 p.m. 
• Patriot L-39 Jet Team

2:33 – 3:01 p.m. 
• USMC F-35 Lightning II Demo 

3:08 – 3:20 p.m. 
• Sean Tucker Solo Aerobatics

3:22 – 4:37 p.m. 
• U.S. Navy Blue Angels Featuring: Fat Albert (C-130)

4:37 p.m. 
• Show Closes

The Miramar Air Show is free and open to the public. For more information and the complete schedule of events, visit

For MCAS Miramar Operations and Contact Information, visit

See also TravelHost San Diego magazine cover story at

From Diane Ahern, Miramar Community Leaders Forum: If you have questions about operations at MCAS Miramar and you are on Twitter, I suggest you follow @3rdmaw, @1stMEF, and @MCASMiramarCA – the Twitter feeds for the third Marine Aircraft Wing, the first Marine Expeditionary Force, and MCAS Miramar. The social media accounts of many organizations are often monitored in real time. Follow University City Community Association @UCCA_SD

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