July 17, 2024

MCAS Miramar Air Show Wall of Fire

The Saturday air show at MCAS Miramar comes to a dramatic conclusion with the ‘Wall of Fire’!

MCAS Miramar air show 2015. San Diego, California. This is always a three day event starting on Friday and running through Sunday. Only on Saturday is there a twilight show. This video is of the wall of fire pyrotechnic display which happened just after the fireworks show and is the conclusion of the twilight MCAS Miramar San Diego, California air show.

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For those of you who may be interested in further information about the San Diego California Miramar base, the following information was obtained from Wikipedia:

During the heyday of TOPGUN at NAS Miramar, the station was nicknamed “Fightertown USA”.

Prior to 1998, the Miramar installation was operated by the Navy as Naval Air Station Miramar, and the Navy produced the Miramar Air Show. The Marine Corps aircraft squadrons based in the region at that time, and since shortly after WWII, were located at Marine Corps Air Station Tustin and Marine Corps Air Station El Toro near Los Angeles, where the Marines had produced their own annual air show since 1950.

In 1993, the Base Realignment and Closure Commission announced that MCAS El Toro and MCAS Tustin would be closed and the Miramar facility transferred to the Marine Corps. The final Marine Corps air show at El Toro was held in 1997, drawing two million visitors; the final Navy-produced Miramar Air Show was held later the same year.

In 1998, the Marine Corps took over production of the show at Miramar. The 2013 edition of the show was cancelled the day before it was scheduled to begin as a result of federal budget battles. The full three-day show resumed in 2014.




MCAS Miramar Air Show Wall of Fire