Miramar air show

MIRAMAR AIR SHOW CANCELLED DUE TO SHUTDOWN

 

By Nadin Abbott

October 3, 2013 (San Diego) Early this morning MCAS Miramar announced that this year’s show, slated to start tomorrow, has been cancelled due to the federal government shut-down. Colonel John P. Farnam told reporters that "The timing couldn't be worse, but it is what it is."

Those who bought special access passes will be reimbursed, as well as exhibitors.

So if you were planning to attend what was an already scaled down show due to the sequester, now with the shutdown the show will not go on. Proceeds from this show usually go into supporting military families, but that money will not be there this year.

MILITARY CANCELS AIRCRAFT FOR MIRAMAR AIR SHOW DUE TO SEQUESTRATION; EVENT AT RISK OF CANCELLATION

 

July 15, 2013 (San Diego)--The popular Miramar Air Show set for October 4-6 is at risk of cancellation, following Friday’s announcement that the Pentagon will not allow military flights in the annual air show at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar due to budget cuts caused by sequestration.  Marine officials have not yet confirmed if the show will be held, but if the show does go on, it will be with no military aircraft. Military planes such as the Blue Angels have comprised the majority of the show in the past.

“More than half a million visitors attend the Miramar event, which helps our local economy and showcases the skill of our armed forces. This is a tremendous disappointment across the region,” said State Senator Marty Block (D-39th District).  

MIRAMAR AIR SHOW TAKES TO THE SKIES THIS WEEKEND

By Nadin Abbott

Photos by Tom Abbott

October 11, 2012 (Miramar Marine Corp Air Station)—This weekend’s air show at Miramar is the largest show in the continental United States, according to Lt. Col. Farnan. Visitors to the base can expect to see “more civilian and military aircraft in one place” than anywhere else.

PLANE SPILLS FUEL ONTO HOME NEAR AIR SHOW

October 2, 2010 (San Diego) – Mlitary clean-up and haz-mat specialists have been called to a residence in the 13000 block of Fontanelle Place, where a cargo plane spilled fuel and a fuel hose onto the roof of a residence.

 

“It’s considered a hazard and the military is handling it,” San Diego Police officer Frank Cali confirmed. The spilled fuel is believed to be from the air show at Miramar Marine Corps Air Base.

Fontanelle Place is located south of Ted Williams Parkway and east of I-15. Click here for a map.