Commercially purchased clear bags will be permitted. NOTE: Those bags must be completely transparent and easy-to-search.

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Be prepared to show a Photo ID to expedite your access into the Air Show. For non U.S. citizens: Click link below...

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An exception will be made for medically necessary items.

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Service animals will be permitted.

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  • • Be prepared to show photo identification. Non U.S. Citizens – official passport required (no photos).
  • • You may carry keys, makeup, feminine products, comb, phone, wallet, credit cards, etc. in your pockets if you choose not to put them in a clear bag or clutch.
  • • One large clear bag per person is allowed.
  • • Either a one-gallon Ziploc style bag, or commercially purchased clear bag – plus a small clutch for personal items.
  • • Easily searched large PVC vinyl clear bags.
  • • Folding/beach chairs, seat cushions with pockets, zippers, compartments, or covers are not permitted; clear seat cushions and seat pads without pockets, zippers, compartments, or covers are permitted.
  • • While coolers/ice chests are NOT permitted, an exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a specified lane at each gate.
  • • Snacks and water bottles are permitted; however, food, drinks, beer, wine will be available for purchase.
  • • Wagons (i.e. radio flyers) and strollers.
  • • FRS/GMRS radios, VHF band and other scanners. Transmitters/transceivers are NOT permitted.
  • • Service animals.
  • • Laptop computers/iPads must be in clear bag, no laptop bags/briefcase bags will be permitted
  • • Binoculars/cameras.



  • • Only clear bags will be permitted on the Flight Line. One large clear bag is permitted per person.
  • • You may carry keys, makeup, feminine products, comb, phone, wallet, credit cards, etc. in your pockets if you choose not to put them in a clear bag or clutch.
  • • Either a one-gallon Ziploc style bag, or commercially purchased clear bag – plus a small clutch for personal items.
  • • Authorized patrons with base access to the installation are able to purchase a clear bag for $5.00 before the Air Show at Information, Tickets, and Tours.
  • • General public can purchase clear bags for $5.00 on site, at the Air Show. The bags will be available for purchase in the Silver Lot, outside gates 1 & 2, and at the information booths. Cash only. 


  • • Bags, purses, totes, backpacks, and other types of baggage other than bags conforming to the Clear Bag Policy will not be permitted.
  • • Weapons of any kind (regardless of permit) to include but not limited to: firearms, knives (including pocket knives and multi-tools), replica or toy weapons, pepper spray, mace, stun guns, and martial arts weapons.
  • • Outside alcoholic beverages.
  • • All smoking materials including vape pens and lighters will be confiscated at the flight line entry points.
  • • Ice chests or coolers that are not medically required.
  • • Pets, other than service animals.
  • • Glass containers.
  • • Bicycles, roller skates, roller blades, (kick and electric) scooters, skateboards, or hoverboards.
  • • Personal drones (quad or hexacopters).
  • • Lasers or laser pointers.
  • • Tents, pop-ups, canopies. Hand umbrellas are allowed, but are NOT authorized in the Grandstands or Box Seating at any time.
  • • Tailgating/BBQ.
  • • Federally banned substances such as illicit narcotics.




      • Q: I'm not a U.S. citizen, but would like to come to the show. Do I need any special form of identification to enter MCAS Miramar?
        A: All foreign nationals, defined as non-U.S. citizens or anyone without legal permanent residence status, will be required to show a passport to gain entrance to the 2022 MCAS Miramar Air Show. Paper copies or pictures of the passport will not be accepted. All foreign nationals will be biometrically enrolled while passing through the security screening checkpoints entering the Air Show, and will be required to wear an issued Air Show ID at all times.
      • Q: What are the dates of the 2022 Miramar Air Show?
        A: Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25, 2022.
      • Q: What time does the Air Show begin?
        A: 8am.
      • Q: What if it rains?
        A: The show goes on, rain or shine.
      • Q: Will the Air Show be televised?
        A: No.
      • Q: Is ear protection recommended?
        A: Yes.

      • Q: How much is admission to the Air Show?
        A: 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 for sale.

        Q: I have a DoD ID card. How many tickets can I buy for guests and/or my fellow DoD colleagues?
        A: If you have a valid Department of Defense (DoD) ID card, there is no limit on the number of box and grandstand tickets you can purchase at the Ticket Office. There is a limit of 10 chalet tickets per transaction. The military discount, which is offered for Friday performance tickets, is limited to one discounted guest ticket per accompanying active duty or family member. Contact Miramar ITT at (858) 307-4126 for Military Discount.

        Q: Is there wheelchair access to all seating areas?
        A: Wheelchairs can access all seating areas. Special wheelchair seating in the grandstands is available, with paid admission, but limited to first-come, first-served. Grandstand seating is not reserved, so first-level seating is not guaranteed. One seat may be removed from a box of 10 seats to provide space in that area; all other seating areas are readily accessible.

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      • Q: What types of aircraft usually perform at the Miramar Air Show?
        A: Performers vary from year to year.

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      • Q: Is smoking allowed on the flight line?
        A: No; lit cigars and cigarettes are not permitted on the flight line. However, smoking is permitted north of the fence line that separates the flight line and Boyington Road; you must exit the flight line to access this area.

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      • Q: Will wagons or strollers be available to rent?
        A: No.
      • Q: Will an ATM be available?
        A: Yes. Location: Air Show Expo-Hangar 3, and the flight line near the Grandstand and Chalet areas.
      • Q: What about hotels or restaurants in the area?
        A: San Diego is a major travel destination. Click [ HERE ] for more information.
      • Q: Is overnight camping allowed (ex: Boy or Girl Scout camping)?
        A: No.
      • Q: Will scooters and wheelchairs be available to rent?
        A: No.

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      • Q: Is there public transportation to the Air Show?
        A: No.
      • Q: Can I take a Lyft or Uber to the show?
        A: Yes
        –  Rideshare
        –  Transportation Method: Uber or Lyft
        –  Pickup/Drop Off Location: McDonald’s parking lot on Mitscher Way & Elrod Avenue
        –  Multiple Pickup/Drop Off Locations: No
        –  Price: Will vary
        –  Route: RideShare may not travel on flight line
      • Q: Do you have a taxi shuttle and taxi service on the flight line?
        A: Yes
        –  Paid Golf Cart Taxi Service
        –  Hours of Operation: 9 am to 5:30 pm Friday (limited availability), Saturday, Sunday
        –  Price: $5 per passenger for a one way trip
        –  Route: Flight line travel only; taxis do not travel outside of the flight line
      • Q: How do I know where to park? Is there a shuttle bus?
        A: As you enter the station gates, you’ll be directed to the parking lot. Shuttles are available from all lots.
      • Q: Is it possible to drop people off at the flight line entrance gates and then go park?
        A: No.
      • Q: Will there be RV/travel trailer parking?
        A: RV/Travel Trailers are allowed onto the air station; however, no overnight parking or tailgating is allowed.
        Click [ HERE ] for a list of local military and general RV facilities. No overnight parking, tailgating or viewing of the Air Show from your RV/travel trailer is allowed. All patrons will need to go to the flight line to view the show.
      • Q: Are buses allowed? If so, where will they be directed for parking?
        A: Yes, buses are allowed. Buses should enter the West Gate off Miramar Road. Click [ HERE]  for map. Keep in mind that if the bus driver leaves the station, it will be difficult to return.
      • Q: Is handicapped parking available? If so, where will they be directed for parking?
        A: Yes, handicapped parking is available. If your vehicle has a handicapped license plate decal or windshield pass, you should enter the station through the West or North Gates off Miramar Rd. Please view the Parking Map for directions to West and North Gates from the I-805 and I-15 freeways. Handicapped parking is first come, first served.
      • Q. Do you have a handicap shuttle on the flight line?
        A. Yes. Limited handicap shuttles are ONLY available between entry/exit gates on the flight line. Shuttles are not available to transport to parking areas or specific chalet/seating locations.
      • Q: Can I fly my own plane into Miramar?
        A: No. Only pre-approved static display and performer aircraft are allowed to fly into MCAS Miramar.

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      • Planning to beat the traffic by riding a bicycle to the Air Show?
        – The Miramar area is an ideal bicycle destination from many areas of San Diego, especially from the Mira Mesa area.
        • The Bicycle Pavilion (BP) is located near flight line Air Show Entry Gate #2. Cyclists may enter any of the three base gates and follow bicycle traffic directional signs to the BP.
        • Recreational bicyclists will not be permitted to ride bicycles without approved bicycle helmets — this includes all personnel and dependents. (Only workers operating bicycles in areas that require the use of American National Standard Institute (ANSI) approved helmets for protection from falling and flying objects are allowed to use those helmets instead of approved bicycle helmets.)
        • All bicyclists should wear helmets and light colored clothing; however, during restricted visibility conditions such as darkness, fog or rain, reflective clothing will be worn.
        • Motorcyclists must wear helmets, reflective vests and long sleeves.
        • The National Safety Council believes that defensive driving applies to people who push bike pedals as well as to those who push gas pedals:
        • Obey traffic rules. Cyclists must follow the same rules as vehicle drivers.
        • Know your bike’s capabilities.
        • Ride in single file with traffic, not against it. Bicycling two abreast can be dangerous. Stay as far right on the pavement as possible, watching for opening car doors, sewer gratings, soft shoulders, broken glass and other debris. Keep a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.
        • Make safe turns and cross intersections with care. Signal turns half a block before the intersection, using the correct hand signals (left arm straight out for left turn; left forearm up for right turn).
        • Never hitch on cars.
        • Before riding into traffic, stop, look left, right, left again, and over your shoulder.
        • During the day or when visibility is good, wear bright/light clothing. At night or when visibility is poor, wear reflective clothing.
        • Make sure the bicycle has the right safety equipment, a red rear reflector and white front reflector; a red or colorless spoke reflector on the front wheel; pedal reflectors; a horn or bell; a light; and a rearview mirror.
        • Use your head: Wear a helmet. Head injuries cause about 75 percent of all bicycling fatalities. The first body part to fly forward in a collision is usually the head, and with nothing but skin and bone to protect the brain from injury, the results can be disastrous. Look for helmets with approval stickers from Snell Foundation or American National Standards Institute (ANSI):
        –  Certified Stamp
        ... ASTM F1447 & ANSI Z90.4
        ... Safety Tested Standards
        ... It is clear that taking precautions in traffic and wearing protective equipment are a cyclist’s best shields against accidents.

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      • Q: How do I get to MCAS Miramar?
        A: MCAS Miramar is located north of downtown San Diego between I-805 and I-15. Click [ HERE ] for map.

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      • We have four areas that offer business opportunities with the MCAS Miramar Air Show:

        • AIR SHOW EXPO:

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