Miramar Air Show

Miramar Air Show

Blog, Live. | October 7, 2015 | By

We checked out the Miramar Air Show this weekend…my first one to date!  Hosted in San Diego at Miramar,  home to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, including MAG-11’s fixed-wing F/A-18 and KC-130 Hercules squadrons and MAG-16’s  MV-22 Osprey tiltrotors and CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters, this year’s air show paid tribute to veterans and their families.  We saw F-18s, Blackhawls…even sat in a MIG!  

Cousins hangin' at the air show

Cousins hangin’ at the air show

A MiG!

A MiG!

It was amazing to be able to sit in the cockpit of a giant Boeing C-17 and try to imagine transporting tanks and troops in the body of the plane…how do they get these things off the ground?!  Did you know the U.S. sent a C-17 to a Chinese Air Show despite concerns inside the Pentagon in 2014?  The purpose was to strengthen relations but at costs such as putting technology secrets in jeopardy…including a monetary cost of at least $350,000!  Fascinating.  

Sitting in the huge C-17 cockpit

Sitting in the huge C-17 cockpit

We were able to catch the incredible acrobatics of the Oracle Challenger and Breitling L-39 Jet Team demo.  The highlight of the day and show undoubtedly was the majestic performance by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels – jaw dropping and awe inspiring! 

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels

What a great day and what great people watching!  Thank you to all who serve!

 

 

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