On October, I was able to attend my first air show. The Miramar Air Show is an annual air show held at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California. The three-day event is the largest military air show in the nation, with total annual attendance estimated at 700,000. Best of all, the entrance to the event is completely free of charge (they don’t even charge for parking). You can opt to pay a little bit of you want to see the shows closer.
The show includes a large selection of “static” (non-flying) displays representing aircraft from the United States Marine Corps, Navy, Army and Air Force arsenals, as well as civilian and historic military aircraft. Numerous commercial vendors, recruiting displays representing all of the United States armed forces, area law enforcement recruiters, civilian flight organizations and a business and franchise fair are also on site.
Even though I almost lost my hearing with those planes flying close to the speed of sound, I have to say I enjoyed every part of the event. It is impressive how pilots are able to do so many acrobatics without losing control of the plane (or helicopter). I will definitely return to a similar show.
Here I leave you with some photos of the show:
Have you attended an air show? What part of it impressed you? Let me know in the comments section below.