The 2011 Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air show was a huge hit with perfect weather and over 1 million fans. The Golden Knights couldn’t have asked for better conditions and to conduct four shows for the spectators over San Diego California.
This year was especially unique for Gold Team because we were able to make out signature night show alongside the U.S. Navy Parachute Team “The Leap Frogs.” All of which would not have been possible with the incredible jump platform from the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, Marine C-130T Hercules nicknamed Fat-Albert. Jumping from Fat-Albert at night will forever be an incredible moment for the Golden Knights. It was truly a rare joint demonstration jump where so many branches of military came together in order to make such a wonderful air show become magical.
Sunday morning the Golden Knights were back to our own aircraft reaching an amazing altitude of 13’500 feet over the blue-skies of San Diego, California. Joining us on board were members of the Marine Corps VM-12 Flight Line Activity crew. These lucky Marines were given a true birds eye view of MCAS MIRAMAR, where they have worked day in and day out to accomplish their mission in providing a world-class air show for the surrounding population of San Diego, California.