Miramar MNAS Tour
March 16th, 2007
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
AIN Conference Attendees are invited to a private "behind the scenes" tour of the base made famous in the movie "Top Gun".
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is a 24,000-acre installation located in the northern suburbs of San Diego and is one of the largest military bases in the area. The station averages 250 aircraft aboard on any given day, with up to 200,000 flight operations per year. Miramar is home for eight F/A-18C & F/A-18D Hornet jet squadrons, four CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter squadrons, four CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter squadrons, one KC-130 transport and refueling squadron, and nine station support aircraft for a total of about 257 aircraft. 12,200 Marines, Sailors and civilians called Miramar home.
- Busses will leave the Omni at 9:30, arrive at Miramar at 10:00
- The Fighter squadron Tour (F/A-18 Hornets) will take approx 1.5 hrs
- Food will be provided at the base Chow Hall (dining with the troops) 1 hr
- Following Lunch; a tour of the Heavy-Lift Helicopter Squadron, 1 Hour
(agenda subject to change as these squadrons are Warfighters, ready for deployment)