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MCAS Miramar Airshow 2012

It's was that time again last weekend for the 2012 MCAS Miramar Airshow. This year it was just my son and I going to the show. The US Navy Blue Angels, USN F/A-18 Super Hornet demo, USAF F-22 Raptor demo, USMC AV-8B Harrier demo, U.S. Army Golden Knights, U.S. Navy Leap Frogs, and Sean Tucker "Oracle Challenger" were some of my favorites. It since it was only the 2 of us I just snapped a few photos with my cell phone.
We love helicopters he thought it was so cool to go inside.

watching the show with a B-25 in the back ground.

Blue Angels

Blue Angels

Us with the "Blue Airplanes" as my son puts it.
Saw this in the parking lot and thought it was fitting.


paula said…
Looks like fun. And you had a wonderful partner.

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