Miramar Air Show kicks off
The annual Miramar Air Show begins Friday, featuring
three days of death-defying aerial stunts, flight demonstrations by the U.S.
Navy's Blue Angels and ground displays of civilian and military aircraft.
The daily shows begin at 9 a.m., with the Blue Angels scheduled for lift
off around 2:45 p.m.
A twilight show on Saturday is set to start at 5:30 p.m., featuring F/A-
18 fighter jets making passes with their afterburners engaged, fireworks and
the “Great Wall of Fire,” which organizers bill as an “incredible, intense
Other flight demonstrations during the daytime shows include a B-25
“Mitchell” bomber of Doolittle's-raid-on-Tokyo fame and an F-22 Raptor
Organizers strongly suggest that patrons wear sunscreen and comfortable
shoes. Large bags, large backpacks, large ice chests and coolers are not
permitted. Also prohibited are:
— weapons, including firearms, knives, replica or toy weapons, pepper
spray or stun guns;
— alcoholic beverages, unless purchased from vendors;
— ice chests or coolers larger than two gallons;
— pets, other than service animals;
— glass containers; and
— bicycles, roller skates, roller blades, scooters or skateboards.
Drivers should expect heavy traffic around the base. Kearny Villa Road
will be closed from noon to 5 p.m. each day.
Those who plan to attend need to have a valid drivers license, current
registration and proof of insurance to bring their car on the base.
Drivers can enter through the main gate off Miramar Way, or the north
and west gates off Miramar Road.
General admission and parking are free. Reserved seating, including
grandstand and box seats, are available for purchase on base during the event.
These seats can also be purchased in advance at their lowest rate via
Reserved seating starts at $8.50 for adults and $5.25 for children on
Friday, $7.25 for adults and $4.25 for children on Saturday, and $8.50 for
adults and $5.25 for children on Sunday. Prices increase depending on the time
and day of the show, when the tickets are purchased and the type of reserved