I am always fascinated with “Fightertown USA” or as we all know NAS Miramar. The tune of ” danger zone ” still lingers in my ear when Miramar is mentioned. F-14 on the deck and Aggressors F-5 and A-4 doing the aerial dance of dogfight.
TImes have change since Miramar have been taken over by the Marines. Marine Aircraft Group 11 consists of the following units that are currently the West Coast F-18 Hornet Base
- VMFAT-101 Sharpshooter
- VMFA(AW)-225 Vikings
- VMFA-232 Red Devils
- VMFA-314 Black Knights
- VMFA-323 Death Rattlers
Instead of going with the normal Airshow pictures of the flying assets, I would like to concentrate on the static display for MCAS Miramar airshow but what we could expect to see from the perspective of walking the grounds of the airshow. Miramar airshow also spot the Marine Air-Ground Task Force Demonstration ( MAGTF) which shows the combine arms operation of all Marine assets including attack aircraft to infantry and Armor units.
Marines Latest F-35B Lightning II VMFA-121 Green Knights
FA-18 Hornet from “Red Devils” and “Sharpshooter”
Other Marine Assets
I would like to thank Tom H Lee for providing pictures taken in 2014 Miramar Airshow
Article By Dave Chng
Pictures by Tom H Lee