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Miramar Air Show Brings Awesome Air Power to San Diego Skies

Release Date: 9/22/2005

The Blue Angels perform the Echelon Parade. The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, based at Naval Air Station Pensacola, performs all over the world. The Miramar Air Show returns to San Diego on Oct. 14, 15, 16, 2005. Blue Angels photo by PH2 Saul McSween. Celebrating "Miramar Air Show's 50th Anniversary:  The Sound of Freedom," this year's Miramar Air Show again welcomes the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Team - the Blue Angels. These precision Navy pilots fly blue-and-gold F/A-18 Hornets, supported by "Fat Albert," a U.S. Marine Corps C-130, which plays its own part in the air show.

Other military hardware flying the air show includes the AV-8B Harrier, F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter, the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the F-22 Raptor, the A-10 Thunderbolt II, and the  B-2 Bomber. The world-famous U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team always impresses the crowd with their aerial stage show, and they'll be back again in October!

Civilian performers include the Patriots Jet Team, John Collver in his AT-6 Texan named "War Dog," Bill Reesman in his red MiG-17, and John Helton, landing on "the world's smallest aircraft carrier," a van with a platform on the roof, and Shockley's Shockwave Peterbilt Jet Truck and the "Above & Beyond" Jet Car.

The static display area will include active duty aircraft from all services, historic warbirds, ultralights, helicopters, tanks and more. Don't forget your camera!

One of San Diego's biggest and best-known public events, the Miramar Air Show offers three daytime matinee shows from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the Saturday Twilight Show, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. This year's air show dates are Oct. 14, 15 and 16. Gates open at 8 a.m. daily.

The Saturday Twilight Show will feature aerial pyrotechnics, burner passes and a spectacular fireworks display. The Great Wall of Fire will end the show.

The Miramar Air Show is open to the public. Parking, admission and blanket seating are free. Upgraded preferred seating options including exclusive catered seating areas, are available. For preferred seating information, go to or call 1-888 4 FLY SHOW (1-888-435-9746).

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