The Marine Corps announced late last week that the annual Miramar Air Show would have a special guest performance this year, the U.S. Navy’s talented Blue Angels. The blue-and-gold flight demonstration squadron consists of a Navy aviator team with the exception of one Marine Corps pilot.
The Blue Angels, formed in 1946, are the oldest flying aerobatic team. Participating in over 70 shows in 34 locations all around the United States, the Blue Angels are notorious for their breath-taking shows. The team will perform in their F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets along with a Marine Corps C-130 Hercules cargo plane also known as â€œFat Albert.â€
The Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar will host its air show from September 30th to October 2nd in honorable salute to San Diego for being the birthplace of naval aviation and continuing to contribute to naval aviation for the past 100 years.
Other air show performances will be the Air Force F-16 Falcons, the Marine Corps’ AV-8B Harrier jumper jets, and the Army’s Golden Knights parachute team.