The Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar and Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) Miramar announced that the 2021 Miramar Air Show has been cancelled for the second year in a row, due to the public health risks associated with COVID-19.
Here is the formal statement was released by Col. Charles Dockery, Commanding Officer, MCAS Miramar.
Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar and Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) Miramar regretfully cancels the 2021 Miramar Air Show due to the public health risks associated with COVID-19.
The Miramar Air Show is the largest military air show in the world and is typically one of the largest single public events in San Diego, drawing in upwards of half a million guests and spectators from around the globe every year.
Due to uncertainty surrounding the spread of coronavirus across our communities, Col. Charles Dockery, Commanding Officer of MCAS Miramar, made the decision to suspend this fall’s scheduled event and look to begin the early planning for a show in 2022.
“The Miramar Air Show brings in aviation and military enthusiasts from every corner of the world. And, while San Diego continues to lead the way in vaccines and beginning to reopen, there are still a great many risks involved with a gathering on the scale of our air show. MCAS Miramar has always prioritized our community’s safety throughout the pandemic, beginning the moment we hosted evacuees from Wuhan to our daily operations delivering National Defense, and this decision is no different. It remains the right choice to look ahead to 2022 and make it better than ever.”