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Navy's Blue Angels to perform at Miramar air show in San Diego

By Tom Tucker, CBS Local 2 Morning Show Anchor, TomT@cbslocal2.com
Published On: Oct 12 2012 12:18:37 PM CDT
Navy Blue Angels

Department of Defense

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -

The annual Miramar Air Show begins Friday, featuring  three days of death-defying aerial stunts, flight demonstrations by the U.S.  Navy's Blue Angels and ground displays of civilian and military aircraft.
      The daily shows begin at 9 a.m., with the Blue Angels scheduled for lift  off around 2:45 p.m.
      A twilight show on Saturday is set to start at 5:30 p.m., featuring F/A-  18 fighter jets making passes with their afterburners engaged, fireworks and  the "Great Wall of Fire," which organizers bill as an "incredible, intense  inferno."
      Other flight demonstrations during the daytime shows include a B-25  "Mitchell" bomber of Doolittle's-raid-on-Tokyo fame and an F-22 Raptor  fighter jet.
      Organizers strongly suggest that patrons wear sunscreen and comfortable  shoes. Large bags, large backpacks, large ice chests and coolers are not  permitted. Also prohibited are:
      -- weapons, including firearms, knives, replica or toy weapons, pepper  spray or stun guns;
      -- alcoholic beverages, unless purchased from vendors;
      -- ice chests or coolers larger than two gallons;
      -- pets, other than service animals;
      -- glass containers; and
      -- bicycles, roller skates, roller blades, scooters or skateboards.
      Drivers should expect heavy traffic around the base. Kearny Villa Road  will be closed from noon to 5 p.m. each day.
      Those who plan to attend need to have a valid drivers license, current  registration and proof of insurance to bring their car on the base.
      Drivers can enter through the main gate off Miramar Way, or the north  and west gates off Miramar Road.
      General admission and parking are free. Reserved seating, including  grandstand and box seats, are available for purchase on base during the event.  These seats can also be purchased in advance at their lowest rate via  www.miramarairshow.com.
      Reserved seating starts at $8.50 for adults and $5.25 for children on  Friday, $7.25 for adults and $4.25 for children on Saturday, and $8.50 for  adults and $5.25 for children on Sunday. Prices increase depending on the time  and day of the show, when the tickets are purchased and the type of reserved  seating.