Out & About—MCAS Miramar Air Show

Out & About

On Friday I went to the MCAS Miramar Air Show. It’s the largest air show in the United States. I had been in previous years on Saturdays and Sundays but can definitively say that it’s much more fun on Fridays because the crowds are smaller.

The United States Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, are always a joy to watch.

The Golden Knights, the United States Army Parachute Team

The United States Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team is always the featured event. There was a near in-air accident but at the last moment the top pilot pulled up and missed the cloud.

Blue Angels close call with a cloud

Apparently it can be dangerous for planes to take off or land with debris on the runway, so out come these suckage trucks to suck up everything. The trucks suck very slowly, but each truck has 14,000 pounds of suckage force. And I’m-a just-a gonna leave it right there…….

Sucking trucks

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7 thoughts on “Out & About—MCAS Miramar Air Show

    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      I used to travel a half million miles a year. I have flown once since 9/11 and not at all after the Detroit Shoe Bomber. I don’t like standing in lines so getting to the airport 3 hours early to stand in line so I can undress for Homeland Security just isn’t my idea of going on vacation.

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