What are the dates of the Miramar Air Show?
The 2013 MCAS Miramar Air Show will take place October 4 - 6.
What time is the Air Show?
Gates open to the public at 8 a.m. daily. A radio-controlled aircraft demonstration takes place from 8 to 9 a.m. The Day Show performances begin at 9 a.m. and continue until the Blue Angels performance is over, about 4 to 4:30 p.m. The Twilight Air Show is from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday evening only. Patrons can enter the gates to view the show anytime during the show hours, and are NOT required to exit the flight line in between the matinee and twilight shows on Saturday.
How much is admission to the Air Show?
Admission, parking and blanket seating are FREE. "Blanket seating" means an open paved area where attendees can stand or sit on their own blankets or lawn chairs. Preferred seating areas are available with paid admission. Click here for more info on preferred seating options that range from Grandstands (Bleachers) to the Flying Aces Club Chalet (Catered Tented Seating).
Is the Friday Air Show still a Military Only Day?
No. Since 2000, the Friday Air Show has been open to the public. There is FREE Grandstand Bleacher Seating and Seating Discounts for all other preferred seating areas for Active Duty, Retirees, Reservists and their immediate families and Miramar DoD Civilians. Click here for military discount ticket prices.
What if it rains?
The show goes on, rain or shine. Rain has threatened, but never cancelled our show.
Will the Miramar Air Show be televised?
No and unfortunately, no DVD's are available for purchase.
Will an ATM (Automated Teller Machine) be available?
There will be ATM's available in the Air Show Expo area in Hangar 3 and on the flight line near the Grandstand area.
What about hotels or restaurants in the area?
San Diego, with its many attractions and proximity to Mexico, is a major travel destination. There are many places in the area, in all price ranges. Click here to see a list of some local links for lodging.
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