DAY 3
PHOTOGRAPHY BY: BRITT DIETZ
AIRSHOW
MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011
[ DAY 3 ] SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 - SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - 52 IMAGES (CANON 1D MARK III)
One of the best and largest Military Airshows in the entire country, the MCAS Miramar Airshow collects not only some of the best Airshow performers in the world, but also a very comprehensive look at modern military aviation with demos by all branches of the military. Highlights of the airshow include the Marine Air Ground Task Force and the US Navy Blue Angels. READ FULL AIRSHOW WRITE UP
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 San Diego, California - Nestled in the northern edge of San Diego County, you'll find a base with so much history and fame from a little movie that was shot there called 'Top Gun.' MCAS Miramar, about 10 miles north of the main San Diego city, was built in 1917 during World War 1 by the US Army and called Camp Kearny. After trading hands back and forth from the Marines to the Navy and vise versa, the real inception of the base towards its current form was during the Vietnam War when the Navy established the US Navy Fighter Weapons School, also known as Top Gun, at the base to train jet pilots. During this time was when the famous 1980s Tom Cruise movie 'Top Gun' was filmed and shot at the base bringing much fame to not only Miramar, but the US Navy Fighter Weapons School as well. In a big turn of events for the base in 1993, Top Gun was relocated to NAS Fallon in Nevada and most of the different Naval squadrons relocated to other bases around the country. With Naval presence nearly nothing now at Miramar, it was time for the Marines to return with the unfortunate closure of the MCAS El Toro and MCAS Tustin bases from the Base Realignment and Closure Commission. All the squadrons at MCAS El Toro, which housed the Third Marine Air Wing, were transferred to Miramar and the base officially became Marine Air Corps Station (MCAS) Miramar which it currently is today. Miramar is home of not only several different F/A-18 Hornet squadrons, but also squadrons of C-130 Hercules cargo and refueling aircraft. With the closure of MCAS Tustin, a Marine helicopter base, several squadrons of CH-46 Sea Knight, CH-53 Super Stallion, and supporting UH-1 Huey and AH-1 Cobras were transferred to MCAS Miramar as well. With the retirement on the horizon of the CH-46... CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL WRITE UP ON THE MCAS MIRAMAR AIRSHOW 2011: DAY 3
Photo gallery from the September 30, 2011 MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 featuring 52 images. Photos taken by Aviation Photographer Britt Dietz.
Panorama Photo: CH-53E Super Stallion - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
Panorama Photo:
CH-53E Super Stallion
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Panorama Photo: CH-53E Super Stallion - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
Sikorsky CH-53E Super  Stallion - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
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CH-53E Super Stallion
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Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
Sikorsky CH-53E Super  Stallion - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
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CH-53E Super Stallion
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Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
Sikorsky CH-53E Super  Stallion - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
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CH-53E Super Stallion
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Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
Sikorsky CH-53E Super  Stallion - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
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Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
Panorama Photo: CH-53E Super Stallion - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
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CH-53E Super Stallion
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Panorama Photo: CH-53E Super Stallion - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
Sikorsky CH-53E Super  Stallion - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
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CH-53E Super Stallion
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Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
MAGTF DEMO: C-130J Hercules - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
MAGTF DEMO:
C-130J Hercules
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MAGTF DEMO: C-130J Hercules - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
MAGTF DEMO: F/A-18D Hornet - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
MAGTF DEMO:
F/A-18D Hornet
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MAGTF DEMO: F/A-18D Hornet - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
MAGTF DEMO: CH-53E Super Stallion - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
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CH-53E Super Stallion
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MAGTF DEMO: CH-53E Super Stallion - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
MAGTF DEMO: CH-53E Super Stallion - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
MAGTF DEMO:
CH-53E Super Stallion
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MAGTF DEMO: CH-53E Super Stallion - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
MAGTF DEMO: MV-22A Osprey - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
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MV-22A Osprey
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MAGTF DEMO: MV-22A Osprey - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
MAGTF DEMO: AV-8B Harrier II - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
MAGTF DEMO:
AV-8B Harrier II
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MAGTF DEMO: AV-8B Harrier II - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
MAGTF DEMO: F/A-18C Hornet - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
MAGTF DEMO:
F/A-18C Hornet
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MAGTF DEMO: F/A-18C Hornet - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
United States Navy
Blue Angels
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United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
Boeing AV-8B Harrier  II - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
Boeing
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Boeing AV-8B Harrier II - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
USN Blue Angels Fat Albert -  C-130T - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
USN Blue Angels
Fat Albert - C-130T
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USN Blue Angels Fat Albert - C-130T - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
USN Blue Angels Fat Albert -  C-130T - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
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USN Blue Angels Fat Albert - C-130T - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
USN Blue Angels Fat Albert -  C-130T - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
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USN Blue Angels Fat Albert - C-130T - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
USN Blue Angels Fat Albert -  C-130T - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
USN Blue Angels
Fat Albert - C-130T
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USN Blue Angels Fat Albert - C-130T - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
USN Blue Angels Fat Albert -  C-130T - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
USN Blue Angels
Fat Albert - C-130T
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USN Blue Angels Fat Albert - C-130T - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
United States Navy
Blue Angels
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United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
United States Navy
Blue Angels
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United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
United States Navy
Blue Angels
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United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
United States Navy
Blue Angels
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United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
United States Navy
Blue Angels
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United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
United States Navy
Blue Angels
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United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
United States Navy
Blue Angels
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United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
United States Navy
Blue Angels
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United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
United States Navy
Blue Angels
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United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
United States Navy
Blue Angels
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United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
United States Navy
Blue Angels
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United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
United States Navy
Blue Angels
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United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
Boeing F/A-18C Hornet - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
Boeing
F/A-18C Hornet
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Boeing F/A-18C Hornet - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
Boeing F/A-18A Hornet - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
Boeing
F/A-18A Hornet
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Boeing F/A-18A Hornet - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
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Blue Angels
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United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
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Blue Angels
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United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
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Blue Angels
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United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
USN Blue Angels Fat Albert -  C-130T - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
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Fat Albert - C-130T
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USN Blue Angels Fat Albert - C-130T - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
Sikorsky CH-53E Super  Stallion - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
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CH-53E Super Stallion
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Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
United States Navy
Blue Angels
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United States Navy Blue Angels - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
Boeing F/A-18F Super  Hornet - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
Boeing
F/A-18F Super Hornet
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Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
Boeing F/A-18C Hornet - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
Boeing
F/A-18C Hornet
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Boeing F/A-18C Hornet - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
Lockheed HC-130H Hercules - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
Lockheed
HC-130H Hercules
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Lockheed HC-130H Hercules - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
Lockheed HC-130H Hercules - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
Lockheed
HC-130H Hercules
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Lockheed HC-130H Hercules - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
Sikorsky CH-53E Super  Stallion - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
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CH-53E Super Stallion
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Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
Sikorsky CH-53E Super  Stallion - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
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CH-53E Super Stallion
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Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
Bell MV-22A Osprey - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
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MV-22A Osprey
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Bell MV-22A Osprey - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
Bell MV-22A Osprey - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
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MV-22A Osprey
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Bell MV-22A Osprey - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
Sikorsky CH-53E Super  Stallion - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
Sikorsky
CH-53E Super Stallion
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Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
Bell MV-22A Osprey - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
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MV-22A Osprey
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Bell MV-22A Osprey - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
Bell MV-22A Osprey - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
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MV-22A Osprey
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Bell MV-22A Osprey - MCAS Miramar Airshow 2011: Day 3 [ DAY 3 ]
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