Increased Miramar activity in September: F-22 Raptors, VIP Visit, Air Show

F-22 Raptors visiting squadron: A squadron of F-22 Raptors is scheduled to train at Miramar in September in the weeks before the Air Show. Area residents may see and hear increased activity in the skies adjacent to the MCAS Miramar airport. MCAS Miramar operations continues its mission “to provide safe and efficient world-class airfield and training support services to all tenant and transient units aboard Miramar. Our commitment to uncompromising, personalized customer service enables our tenants, other Marine Corps commands, visiting military and interagency forces to enhance their combat readiness and effectiveness. Our goal is to maintain meaningful, long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with our neighbors and the local community.” For reference, visit

Restricted airspace 9/16 to 9/20/2019 surrounding Miramar due to VIP Visit:  Expected increased activity due to VIP visits. Pictured is restricted air space as depicted on MyRadar app; temporary flight restrictions (TFR) for VIP Movement. According to 10News,  president is expected to land at MCAS Miramar at around 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 18, if his schedule remains intact. For reference, visit

MCAS Miramar 2019 Air Show: This year’s Miramar Air Show is dedicated to first responders. For decades, the Marine Corps has been “America’s 9-1-1 force” and that idea was built upon the deeds and service of countless men and women in our first responder communities. The 2019 Miramar Air Show gives the public and current service members an opportunity to recognize and honor the contributions and sacrifices of our first responders. 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 2019 Air Show performance dates are Friday to Sunday, September 27-29, military and civilian aircraft are expected to be seen and heard in the skies above University City and surrounding areas from Wednesday, September 25 to Monday, September 30.

  • Wednesday, September 25 – Aircraft arrival
  • Thursday, September 26 – Air Show practice
  • Friday– Sunday, September 27-29 – 2019 Miramar Air Show
  • Monday, September 30 – Aircraft departure

From Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS): Marine Corps Air Station Miramar invites guests to attend the 2019 MCAS Miramar Air Show from September 27 through September 29, as we give a Salute to first responders. U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Preston Hightower, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar / 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing:


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