What to see at the MCAS Miramar Air Show

(KGTV) - MCAS Miramar's annual display of flight heads into town Sept. 22 - 24, treating guests to the largest military air show in the nation.

This year's theme is "A Salute to Vietnam Veterans,"  honoring the sacrifices made by service members who fought in Vietnam.


Attendees this year will get a glimpse at some amazing air stunts and flying demonstrations by the Blue Angels, Leap Frogs, Army Golden Knights, civilian performers, and others.

Here's a look at the show's complete daily schedule:

8 – 9 a.m.

  • Gates Open to the Public
  • Remote Control Flyers and Paramotors

9 – 10:35 a.m.

  • Sean Tucker, “Oracle Challenger III”
  • Steve Stavrakakis, “Romanian IAR-823”
  • Dan Buchanan, “Hang Glider”
  • John Collver, “Wardog AT-6 Texan”
  • Shockwave Jet Truck
  • Boyd Willat, “Sailplane Plane”
  • Garret Willat Tow Plane

10:35 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

  • AV-8B Harrier Demo
  • Precision Exotics Car Race
  • Opening Ceremonies / Invocation / National Anthem / Flag Drop
  • Commanding Officer’s Remarks
  • Sean Tucker, “Oracle Challenger III”
  • Golden Knights and U.S. Navy Leap Frogs Parachute Team

12:20 – 1:05 p.m.

  • MAGTF Demo

1:10 – 1:20 p.m.

  • Sean Tucker, “Oracle Challenger III”

1:25 – 1:55 p.m.

  • Patriots Jet Team

2:05 – 3:05 p.m.

  • U.S. Navy Blue Angels

3:10 – 3:30 p.m.

  • Anthony Oshinuga (Pitts Special)
  • John Collver, “Wardog AT-6 Texan”
  • Shockwave Jet Truck

3:50 – 4 p.m.

  • MV-22 Demo

4:05 – 4:20 p.m.

  • F-35B Demo

About 50,000 attendees are expected to check out the Air Show Expo as well. The family-friendly trade show will feature live music, food, beverages, and more family activities.  

Friday, Sept. 22, will be Student Day at the air show. Groups of students will be given tours of static aircraft on base and shown the ins and outs of the world of aviation and the chance to meet civilian and military aviators. Reservations for groups of students can be made online.

For the show's full list of performers, visit their website here.

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