I'm not a u.s. citizen but would like to come. do i need any special form of identification to enter mcas miramar?

All foreign nationals, defined as non-U.S. citizens or anyone without legal permanent residence status, will be required to show a passport to gain entrance to the 2023 MCAS Miramar Air Show. Paper copies or pictures of the passport will not be accepted. All foreign nationals will be biometrically enrolled while passing through the security screening checkpoints entering the Air Show, and will be required to wear an issued Air Show ID at all times.

what are the dates for the 2023 air show?

September 22-24, 2023

what time does the air show begin?


Is there wheelchair access to all seating areas?

Wheelchairs can access all seating areas. Special wheelchair seating in the grandstands is available, with paid admission, but limited to first-come, first-served. Grandstand seating is not reserved, so first-level seating is not guaranteed. One seat may be removed from a box of 10 seats to provide space in that area; all other seating areas are readily accessible.

What types of aircraft usually perform at the Miramar Air Show?

Performers vary from year to year.

what if it rains?

The show goes on, rain or shine.

is ear protection recommended?


Will the air show be televised?


How much is admission?

Admission, parking and blanket seating are FREE. “Blanket seating” means an open paved area where attendees can stand or sit on their own blankets or lawn chairs. Preferred seating areas are available for sale.

I have a DoD ID card. How many tickets can I buy for guests and/or my fellow DoD colleagues?

If you have a valid Department of Defense (DoD) ID card, there is no limit on the number of box and grandstand tickets you can purchase at the Ticket Office. There is a limit of 10 chalet tickets per transaction. The military discount, which is offered for Friday performance tickets, is limited to one discounted guest ticket per accompanying active duty or family member. Contact Miramar ITT at (858) 307-4126 for Military Discount.

Is smoking allowed on the flight line?

No; lit cigars and cigarettes are not permitted on the flight line. However, smoking is permitted north of the fence line that separates the flight line and Boyington Road; you must exit the flight line to access this area.


Is there public transportation to the Air Show?


Can I take a Lyft or Uber to the show?

– Rideshare – Transportation Method: Uber or Lyft – Pickup/Drop Off Location: McDonald’s parking lot on Mitscher Way & Elrod Avenue – Multiple Pickup/Drop Off Locations: No – Price: Will vary – Route: RideShare may not travel on flight line

How do I know where to park? Is there a shuttle bus?

As you enter the station gates, you’ll be directed to the parking lot. Shuttles are available from all lots.

Is it possible to drop people off at the flight line entrance gates and then go park?


Can I fly my own plane into Miramar?

No. Only pre-approved static display and performer aircraft are allowed to fly into MCAS Miramar.

Will there be RV/travel trailer parking?

RV/Travel Trailers are allowed onto the air station; however, no overnight parking or tailgating is allowed. Click [ HERE ] for a list of local military and general RV facilities. No overnight parking, tailgating or viewing of the Air Show from your RV/travel trailer is allowed. All patrons will need to go to the flight line to view the show.

Are buses allowed? If so, where will they be directed for parking?

Yes, buses are allowed. Buses should enter the West Gate off Miramar Road. Click [ HERE] for map. Keep in mind that if the bus driver leaves the station, it will be difficult to return.

Is handicapped parking available? If so, where will they be directed for parking?

Yes, handicapped parking is available. If your vehicle has a handicapped license plate decal or windshield pass, you should enter the station through the West or North Gates off Miramar Rd. Please view the Parking Map for directions to West and North Gates from the I-805 and I-15 freeways. Handicapped parking is first come, first served.

Do you have a handicap shuttle on the flight line?

Yes. Limited handicap shuttles are ONLY available between entry/exit gates on the flight line. Shuttles are not available to transport to parking areas or specific chalet/seating locations.

Amenities & Services

Will wagons or strollers be available to rent?


Will an ATM be available?

Yes. Location: Air Show Expo-Hangar 3, and the flight line near the Grandstand and Chalet areas.

What about hotels or restaurants in the area?

San Diego is a major travel destination.

Is overnight camping allowed (ex: Boy or Girl Scout camping)?


Will scooters and wheelchairs be available to rent?



No. Only pre-approved static display and performer aircraft are allowed to fly into MCAS Miramar.​

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