During Santa Ana wind conditions, aircraft approaching MCAS Miramar airfield may approach and land from west to east; and depart from west to east. This is opposite the customary east-to-west approach and departure procedures. This may result in an increase in flights over the community areas surrounding the airfield. This will continue until wind conditions change.
- For more MCAS Miramar information, visit: https://www.universitycitynews.org/mcas-miramar-operations-information-and-contacts/
- National Weather Service San Diego: https://www.weather.gov/sgx/
- AccuWeather San Diego: https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/san-diego/92101/daily-weather-forecast/347628
Field Carrier Landing Practices (FCLP) are training exercises that safely simulate the restrictions a pilot would encounter when landing on an aircraft carrier. FCLP’s are conducted regularly at MCAS Miramar to enhance the skills of pilots and ground crews. Please view the U.S. Marine Corps video PSA: Field Carrier Landing Practice by Sgt. Jorge A. Rosales at: https://www.miramar.marines.mil/
The 2020 Update to the MCAS Miramar Air Installation Compatible Use Zones (AICUZ) is now available for review at http://www.miramar.marines.mil/Resources/Encroachment/AICUZ/
The Department of Defense AICUZ (Air Installation Compatible Use Zones) Program was initiated to protect the public’s health, safety and welfare and to prevent encroachment from degrading the operational capability of military air installations in meeting national security objectives. The AICUZ program was devised to promote sustainability strategies in working with local, regional, state and federal government organizations for land use planning purposes, particularly in proximity to air installations, flight corridors and military operating areas.
The MCAS Miramar AICUZ study provides the requisite analysis of noise levels, accident potential and obstruction clearance criteria associated with military airfield operations according to Department of the Navy policy and directives (OPNAVINST 11010.36B, 19 Dec 2002). Review and download at http://www.miramar.marines.mil/Resources/Encroachment/AICUZ/
How to find out what’s going on with current air traffic control: As published on the FAA website, aircraft departing MCAS Miramar are to fly a Standard Instrument Departure which requires a climbing right turn as soon as the aircraft is airborne. This keeps the aircraft safely east of the 805 boundary.
The FAA and MCAS Miramar both control parts of the airspace adjacent to MCAS Miramar. When military aircraft are in positive control under the FAA’s jurisdiction (flying in airspace outside the MCAS Miramar boundary), the FAA has air traffic control authority over military aircraft. Residents can contact both the FAA and MCAS Miramar to ask about current air operations over areas outside of the MCAS Miramar boundary. Residents can also contact elected leaders.
FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Air Traffic Control:
- Call FAA Air Traffic Control: Call the FAA at 858-537-5800. Choose option 3 to speak with the Operations Manager in Charge with questions about current operations including why military aircraft are being routed over schools and residential areas? Or to request that Air Traffic Controllers not route MCAS Miramar departure and/or arrival aircraft over University City. Please note that the FAA ATC Operations Manager in Charge answers questions about current operations; the FAA Manager in Charge does not take noise complaints. Please note that all calls are recorded.
- Email FAA Air Traffic Control: To make inquiries about why military aircraft are directed over highly populated areas, you can email Adam Vetter at firstname.lastname@example.org
- FAA KNKX – MCAS Miramar (Joe Foss Field) Airport. For complete aeronautical information about Miramar MCAS (Joe Foss Field) Airport including flight operations, cautions and warnings. Also includes instrument approach and departure procedures in updated PDF format. Visit https://nfdc.faa.gov/nfdcApps/services/ajv5/airportDisplay.jsp?airportId=knkx
- FAA How Air Traffic Control Works at https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/community_involvement/socal/
- FAA Noise Portal at https://noise.faa.gov/noise/pages/noise.html
- FAA San Diego Flight Standards District Office at 7-AWP-SAN-FSDO@faa.gov or 858-502-9882.
- Meet with an FAA representative. Visit their website for more info at https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/field_offices/fsdo/san/
- To file a safety or noise complaint at other area airports, including Montgomery Field, visit http://www.sandiego.gov/airports/noise/.
- OpenADSB at https://apps.apple.com/us/app/openadsb/id1178703539 is a full featured high performance aircraft tracker display app that connects to a variety of backend air traffic sources that provides some flight data for aircraft activity in and out of MCAS Miramar.
- ADS-B Exchange at https://tar1090.adsbexchange.com/ provides some flight data for aircraft activity in and out of MCAS Miramar. ADSBexchange.com is the worlds largest co-op of ADS-B/Mode S/MLAT feeders, and the world’s largest public source of unfiltered flight data.
- WebTrak SAN – As of October 2016, WebTrak San Diego International Airport (https://webtrak.emsbk.com/san) is no longer routinely tracking flight activity into and out of MCAS Miramar. To view noise and safety complaints compiled by University City residents using a flight tracking system that provided flight identification information, visit https://www.universitycitynews.org/mcas-miramar-noise-and-safety-complaints/
MCAS Miramar Airport Operations:
- Call MCAS Miramar Operations Duty Officer: Call Miramar for current airfield and flight operations, including questions, noise complaints and other concerns about operations at MCAS Miramar. Contact the Operations Duty Officer (ODO) by phone at the time of the incident at 858-307-4277 and provide details about the incident including date, time, location and type of aircraft.
- Email MCAS Miramar Operations Duty Officer: File noise and operations complaints and concerns electronically with MCAS Miramar by email at email@example.com
- MCAS Miramar home page https://www.miramar.marines.mil/
- MCAS Miramar Noise Complaint page: https://www.miramar.marines.mil/Resources/Noise-Complaints/
- Normal operating hours: Monday to Thursday until 1 AM. Please note updated operating hours, email contact, and phone numbers posted on MCAS Miramar website at https://www.miramar.marines.mil/Resources/Noise-Complaints/
- General inquiries contact MCAS Miramar Communications Office at firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 858-307-6000
Local elected and community leaders:
- Representative Scott Peters (federal) phone 858-455-5550 or email at https://scottpeters.house.gov/contact/email-me
- Community representative Jessica Brown at Jessica.Brown@mail.house.gov
- Councilmember Joe LaCava (city) phone 619-236-6611 or email at JoeLaCava@sandiego.gov
- Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer (county) phone 619-531-5533 or email at email@example.com
- Citizens Advocating Safe Aviation by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional MCAS Miramar Contacts and information:
- MCAS Miramar FAQs from Miramar Communications Officer: MCAS Miramar FAQs April 2019
- Capt Matthew ‘Red Bull’ Gregory, Director of Communication, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar: email@example.com or 858-307-7541
- 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW): Visit web page at https://www.3rdmaw.marines.mil/ or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Community Plans & Liaison Office inquiries, contact Kristin Camper at MCAS Miramar 858-307-6609 or email email@example.com.
- Current photos and news from MCAS Miramar (with links to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and DVIDS), visit https://www.miramar.marines.mil/
- Current press releases from MCAS Miramar, visit https://www.miramar.marines.mil/News/Press-Releases/
Lightning Strikes Miramar: 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing welcomes Corps’ first F-35C: 3rd Marine Air Wing made history when it welcomed the Marine Corps’ first F-35C Lightning II to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, January 21, 2020. For the full news story from DVIDS News, visit https://www.dvidshub.net/news/359904/lightning-strikes-miramar-3rd-marine-aircraft-wing-welcomes-corps-first-f-35c
EIR F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter at MCAS Miramar: West Coast Basing of F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter squadrons is expected at MCAS Miramar in 2020. For more information about the F-35 at MCAS Miramar and links to the Environmental Impact Statement (EIR), visit https://www.universitycitynews.org/final-environmental-impact-statement-eis-for-basing-f-35-squadrons-at-miramar-in-2020/
December 8, 2018: University City Neighbors host Memorial and Tree Dedication to Honor Victims of 2008 Jet Crash. Information posted at https://www.universitycitynews.org/2018/12/09/10-years-later-university-city-neighbors-host-memorial-and-tree-dedication-to-honor-victims-of-jet-crash/
Welcome to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, home to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. Since October 1, 1997, Marines and Sailors have been living and working aboard the 23,000-acre facility. Miramar’s primary mission is to maintain and operate the facilities and provide services and material to support operations of the 3rd MAW and other tenant organizations. Read about MCAS Miramar history, commands, services and facilities, and recent news releases at http://www.mybaseguide.com/marines/49/mcas_miramar.
General aviation resources:
- DoD Occupational Health and Safety – https://www.denix.osd.mil/references/dod/
- NoiseQuest: http://www.noisequest.psu.edu/
- Airport Data & Contact Information: http://www.faa.gov/airports/airport_safety/airportdata_5010/
- Aircraft Noise Issues: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/apl/noise_emissions/airport_aircraft_noise_issues/
The 2020 Update to the MCAS Miramar Air Installation Compatible Use Zones (AICUZ) is now available for review at http://www.miramar.marines.mil/Resource/Encroachment/AICUZ/