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Miramar Air Show

Posted by George J Janczyn on October 3, 2009



The Miramar Air Show opened Friday. The afternoon sky was perfect: clouds drifted in from Tropical Depression OLAF in the Eastern Pacific off Baja but the ceiling was high and the viewing was good and we were shielded from the hot sun.


The show included a Russian MiG-17F, the red “Oracle Challenger,” an F-16 Fighting Falcon, the Patriots L-39 4-ship jet team, an AV-8B Harrier vertical landing and takeoff demo, and the Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornets.


Photos and video below (click images to enlarge in a new tab). Watch carefully at the end of the first video, the F/A-18 performed an amazing about-face.

Heavy Cargo











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