Oorah Marines! Miramar 2019

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Oorah Marines! Miramar 2019

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Evening guys,

Just a few shots from a cracking three days as always at Miramar to while away the lockdown, you may shoot into the sun but if you are only ever going to do one military airshow in the States. This is it.

Andy

ImageRed Arrows Dawn by Andrew Evans, on Flickr

ImageBlue Angels by Andrew Evans, on Flickr

ImageMustang by Andrew Evans, on Flickr

ImageTroops and Fire by Andrew Evans, on Flickr

ImageUSMC F-18 by Andrew Evans, on Flickr

ImageSkycrane Water Bomber by Andrew Evans, on Flickr

ImagePuma HC2 by Andrew Evans, on Flickr

ImageA-10 Gun by Andrew Evans, on Flickr

ImageOpening Ceremony by Andrew Evans, on Flickr

ImageUS Army Leap Frogs by Andrew Evans, on Flickr

ImageVenom and Viper by Andrew Evans, on Flickr

ImageF-35B by Andrew Evans, on Flickr

ImageBlue Angels by Andrew Evans, on Flickr

ImageRed Arrows Puddle Miramar by Andrew Evans, on Flickr

ImageTank Gunner by Andrew Evans, on Flickr

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Fantasic set of images, all top notch, but the Blue Angels shots are great.

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What a cracking set of shots :clap:

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I have found photography at Miramar difficult and its not my favourite USA airshow. However you have shown it is possible to get some great pics-very nice selection. Brightened up my depressed evening thinking of 2020 lockdown.

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Nice set Andy,

Kev :rock:
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These are all cracking Andy! I think the RAFAT ones are my favourites.

Thanks for sharing :up:
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So why is this "the' show to do in the states.

I'm not getting it from the photos?

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Military airshows in the US are significantly smaller affairs than their European counterparts (eg Lemoore, a two day show only had a 4hr flying display and less than 10 aircraft on static).

The big difference is that they tend to be free entry (some charge for car parking if there is a shuttle bus). You then have to pay for a seat at crowd centre or can sit at the left or right of the flight line for free (you get some great angles at these shows from here).

Miramar is the biggest military airshow in the US, it’s held over three days and usually attracts some unusual flying acts and a wide variety of quality static aircraft. It also includes the MAGTF combat demonstration - similar to the Yeovilton commando assault. That is what makes it “the” military airshow to do in the States.

The US airshow scene is effectively a travelling circus ran by one or two organising companies, so other than the military acts you often see the same civilian acts at every show in a region of the US so you need one with some variety.

There are bigger civilian shows but military support can be spotty for them. Some examples of good civilian events are Oshkosh, Chino and Wings over Houston. I particularly like WoH - it’s a great venue and chock full of rare warbirds.

Andy

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Thanks Andy,

It's a long time since I have been to the states - 1991! I was there while the gulf war was on and went to a few shows - they were even more dire then - Luke show had an F-15, Thunderbirds and B-17 flying... Only

Yes I can't imagine I'd be allergic to the civilian 'acts' coupled with a hyped commentary - agh!!!!

I note the one you don't mention is Aviation Nation? On the face of it it seems to get pretty good participation - good backdrop etc. I'd appreciate your thoughts regarding where Nellis fits in the pecking order?

Ta

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