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MCAS Miramar Airshow Takes Flight In San Diego

MCAS Miramar will open its doors to thousands of spectators today at the kickoff of the annual Miramar Air Show.

The Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornets fly in tight diamond formation maintaining 18-inch wing tip to canopy separation.
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Above: The Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornets fly in tight diamond formation maintaining 18-inch wing tip to canopy separation.

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of naval aviation, and event organizers have dubbed this year's Air Show, "A Salute to San Diego: Birthplace of Naval Aviation.''

The three-day event features performances by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the Marine Air-Ground Task Force and the Army Golden Knights Parachute Team. Spectators will also be able to see active duty aircraft, historic warplanes, propeller planes, a sailplane, hang gliders, tanks and a jet-powered truck.

Show-goers now have a high-tech way to learn more about what they’re watching in the sky. The Miramar Air Show app, according to the official lowdown from iTunes, works with the iPhone and iPad (Learn more from the Home Post Blog)

About 700,000 people turned up to see the Miramar Air Show last year.

General admission and parking are free. Reserved seating, including grandstand and box seats, are available for purchase on base during the event. They can also be purchased in advance by calling (877) 772-5425 or online at www.miramarairshow.com.

Reserved seating starts at $11 for adults and $8 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, and the type of reserved seating.

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