Tag: Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Check out video and photos of Elephant Walk conducted by USMC MV-22Bs and CH-53Es to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day
Twenty seven MV-22Bs and 16 CH-53Es with MAG 16, 3rd MAW, lined up as part of the mass flight at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., on Jun. 6, 2019. Elephant Walk USMC style. Twenty seven MV-22Bs and 16 CH-53Es with Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), line up...
Blue Angels demonstration team to replace Fat Albert with RAF C-130J
Fat Albert will enjoy her retirement as a ground-based training aid in Fort Worth, Texas. May 23, 2019 has been a bittersweet day for the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, as they said their final farewell to their venerable C-130T, Fat Albert. Fat Albert has served the...
These USMC CH-53s wore a Sexy Paint Scheme during Operation Desert Storm
The photos are of 2 different aircraft, but there might have been as many as 4 aircraft painted up like these during Operation Desert Storm. The interesting photos in this post feature U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) CH-53 heavy-lift helicopters sporting quite a sexy paint scheme.
Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18B Hornet on the road
The CF-18B Hornet was damaged in a hard landing during a 410 Tactical Fighter Squadron training exercise at MCAS Miramar in early December 2018. A Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-18B Hornet, which was damaged during an exercise at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar (CA), is making its way to the...
USMC T-34C pilot under investigation for drawing penis in the skies over California
The two USMC T-34C aviators are still providing vital squadron ground support functions while grounded The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) has confirmed that two of its aviators have been grounded while an investigation on their flight on a T-34C last month is being carried out. On Oct. 23, 2018 the duo was found to have flown a pattern that resembles a...
APG-83 integrated onto USMC F/A-18C
The APG-83 is a multifunction AESA fire control radar that delivers fifth-generation fighter capabilities to counter and defeat increasingly sophisticated threats Northrop Grumman has performed a successful integration of its APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) onto a U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) F/A-18C at MCAS Miramar. The fit check, performed Aug. 2, 2018 at the request of the Marine Corps, demonstrated...
USMC suffers the losses of two aircraft in less than 24 hours: CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter and AV-8B Harrier jet crashes
All four crew members aboard the CH-53E are presumed dead while the AV-8B pilot ejected safely As reported by Military.com, on Apr. 4, 2018 a U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter went down shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday near El Centro, a few miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. The aircraft crashed during a Southern California training mission and all...
Draken L-159E Honey Badger aircraft provided Red Air for USMC air assets during Exercise Winter Fury
The L-159E Honey Badger is a single-seat, multi-role aircraft capable of supporting a variety of air-to-air, air-to-ground and reconnaissance missions Draken International's L-159E Honey Badger aircraft spent two weeks providing Adversary Air (ADAIR) support during exercise Winter Fury at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar for the 3rd Marine Air Wing (3rd MAW) from Nov. 27 to Dec. 7, 2017. According...
VMGR-352 KC-130J loss of pressurization
The KC-130J aircrew expertly executed appropriate procedures and safely landed at MCAS Miramar On Aug. 15, 2017 at approximately 11:20 A.M., a KC-130J belonging to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352 departed Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar with 46 passengers and experienced a loss of pressurization at 21,000 feet during a scheduled training mission. As reported by a U.S....
The “Easter Egg” A-4M Skyhawk, nicknamed for its unique color and design, was made specifically for the Marine Corps as a CAS platform The cool photos in this post show the iconic the last A-4M Skyhawk “Easter Egg” which is now displayed for public viewing at Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, on the grounds of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar,...