Miramar Marine Corps Air Station Airshow,
October 18, 2003
Static Displays Page 3 - Vintage Aircraft


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The Miramar MCAS Airshow was held from October 17 to 19, 2003. There were over 160 airplanes and helicopters on static display. All varieties of McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 Hornets were represented. Several squadrons displayed especially colorfully marked Hornets.

Stout Bushmaster 2000, N750RW Stout Bushmaster 2000, N750RW was built in 1985.

Link to the web site of Tri-Motor Air Tours.

Ryan PT-22 Ryan PT-22.

Wafford submersible DSRVX-1, CF4556GT Wafford submersible DSRVX-1, CF4556GT.

FAA Douglas DC-3C, N34 Douglas DC-3C, N34 is registered to the FAA. Its Douglas construction number is 33359. Sadly, the Smithsonian Institution will soon ground this beautifully restored airplane.

FAA Douglas DC-3C, N34 Douglas DC-3C, N34.

Link to the DC-3/Dakota Historical Society Page about N34.

North American B-25J Mitchell, N30801 Executive Sweet North American B-25J Mitchell, N30801 Executive Sweet has been registered to the American Aeronautical Foundation of Thousand Oaks since 1985. Its Army Air Force serial number was 44-30801 and its North American construction number is 108-35126. It was converted to the TB-25N configuration before its retirement by the Air Force. It was registered as N3699G by Avery Aviation of Greybull, Wyoming in 1963. Filmways Inc. of Hollywood acquired it in 1968 for use in the movie Catch-22. Challenge Publications bought it in 1972 and changed its registration to N30801 in 1978.

North American B-25J Mitchell, N30801 Executive Sweet Nose art on Executive Sweet.

Link to the web site of the American Aeronautical Foundation.

Beech C-45H, N2833G Beech C-45H, N2833G is registered to Ross Diehl at Chino. It was built in 1951.

North American T-28A Trojan, NX99395 North American T-28A Trojan, NX99395 is named Cement Mixer. Its North American construction number is 159-52. It is registered to Ross Diehl of Reno, Nevada. It originally carried Air Force serial number 49-1540, and it still carries that number on its tail. It served in the FA Nicaragua as 217. It was registered in the U.S. as N3708G in 1963 by Byron Susan of Grand Prairie, Texas. It was registered as NX99395 by Dave Tallichet in 1977.

Cockpit of Boeing KC-97L Stratotanker, 53-0200 from the WW-II Flying Museum at Gillespie Cockpit of Boeing KC-97L Stratotanker, 53-0200 from the WW-II Flying Museum at Gillespie.

The jet warbird community is dominated by airplanes manufactured in other countries.

Hawker Hunter Mk58A, N58MX English Hawker Hunter Mk58A, N58MX is owned by Robert Guilford of Wilmington, Delaware. It was built in 1959.

Hawker Hunter Mk58A, N4103Y Hawker Hunter Mk58A, N4103Y is owned by the Blossom Company of Wilmington, Delaware. It was built in 1973.

Link to thunder-and-lightnings page about surviving Hawker Hunters.

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (T-33A), N99192 Canadair CT-133 (license built Lockheed T-33A), N99192 served the Royal Canadian Air Force as RCAF21118. It was operated by Flight Systems Inc. of Mojave, California from 1977 to 1988. T-Bird Aviation acquired it in 1989. Tragically, she and her pilot, Dan Lavigna, were lost in a crash near Santa Clarita two weeks after the Miramar Airshow.

Aerovodochody L29 Delfin, N37DG Czech Aerovodochody L29 Delfin, N37DG has been registered to Donald Goodwin for a little over a year.

Aerovodochody L29 Delfin, N50DG Aerovodochody L29 Delfin, N50DG has been registered to Corporate Development Services of Carson City, Nevada since October 2000.

Aerovodochody L29 Delfin Aerovodochody L29 Delfin.

Aerovodochody L39 Abatross #62 Czech Aerovodochody L39 Abatross #62.

MiG-15 UTI Midget, N41125 #01 Russian MiG-15 UTI Midget trainer, N41125 #01 has been owned by Thomas Smith since 1996. It was built in 1954.

MiG-21U Mongol B, N315RF Russian MiG-21U Mongol B trainer, N315RF belongs to San Diego Flight Museum.

MiG-21U Mongol B, N315RF Russian MiG-21U Mongol B trainer, N315RF.

Flying Leathernecks Museum

The Marine Corps Flying Leathernecks Aviation Museum put several aircraft on the flightline during the airshow.

Sikorsky UH-34D Seahorse, 150219 of HMM-163 Sikorsky UH-34D Seahorse, 150219 of HMM-163.

Vought F8U Crusader #101 Vought F8U Crusader #101.

F9F-2 123653 10 Grumman F9F-2 Panther, 123653 #10.

Vought F4U-5P Corsiar, 122189 #15 Vought F4U-5P Corsair, 122189 #15.


More 2003 Miramar MCAS Airshow Displays:

Page 1 of the 2003 Miramar MCAS Airshow Page 1 of the 2003 Miramar MCAS Airshow Flying Displays.

Page 2 of the 2003 Miramar MCAS Airshow Page 2 of the 2003 Miramar MCAS Airshow features a performance by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

Static Displays Page 1 - Combat Aircraft Static Displays Page 1 - Combat Aircraft.

Static Displays Page 2 - Transports, Tankers, Helicopters, Trainers, Electronics warfare aircraft Static Displays Page 2 - Transports, Tankers, Helicopters, Trainers, Electronics warfare aircraft.


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