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MCAS Miramar Air Show October 3-5

News | 19th Sep 2014

Miramar Air Show

MCAS Miramar Air Show features three full days of flying and entertainment, food and novelty booths, children’s activity area, military displays, trade show, and more.

The theme for the 2014 MCAS Miramar Air Show, which runs October 3, 4 and 5, is “Celebrating the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF).” The Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF and pronounced mag-TAFF) describes the organization of U.S. Marine Corps forces deployed around the world today.  The MAGTF is a task organized scalable and balanced air-ground organization capable of sustained operations afloat or ashore.  The MAGTF provides a rapidly deployable, lethal and credible response to a wide range of crises that range from forcible entry from the sea to humanitarian assistance and disaster response.

The ability to coordinate supporting arms is a key element that makes a MAGTF such an effective fighting force.  The Marine Commander on the ground has at his disposal an arsenal of supporting arms ranging from artillery and naval gunfire, to fixed wing and rotary wing attack aircraft.

One of the highlights of this year’s air show is the MAGTF demonstration.  During this demonstration, many of the techniques and technologies used by Marines around the world will be on display.  Among these technologies are the Marine Corps’ newest airframes, the “MV-22 Osprey” and the F/A-35B “Lightning II.”  Both of these aircraft represent significant leaps in technology and heighten the Commander’s ability to reach “over the horizon” objectives in high threat environments.  For the first time ever, both aircraft will be on display.

Additionally, they are pleased to welcome back both the Blue Angels and the Patriots Jet Team for what is sure to be thrilling performances of fast-paced formation flying and choreographed aerobatic maneuvers.  MCAS Miramar and 3d Marine Aircraft Wing are also honored to host an amazing line up of civilian performers, including Sean Tucker’s “Oracle Challenger;” John Collver’s “Wardog;” Chuck Aaron’s Red Bull Helicopter; and the Shockwave Jet Truck.

Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy exciting aerial performances from all of these talented aviators demonstrating their incredible flying abilities.  Also, the MCAS Miramar flight line will feature static displays of military equipment from past and present.  Vendors will be on hand to show memorabilia and provide a wide array of refreshments.  Stop by and explore our military aircraft, or just sit back and enjoy the show.

While aboard the air station, take time to talk to the Marines and Sailors who are here to support the show. Many of the young men and women you will meet have deployed numerous times to secure peace throughout the world. Their enthusiasm for what they do and their selfless service to our Nation will inspire and impress you.  In addition to our uniformed personnel, we salute the military families who support their loved ones.  Take a moment and talk with the Marines and Sailors of 3d Marine Aircraft Wing and MCAS Miramar, who represent America’s best and brightest.

The Miramar Air Show is truly a unique experience for the whole family!

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