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An F-35B Lightning II hovers in the air during a demo at the Miramar Air Show in San Diego County, California...on September 29, 2018. Posing with two F-35B Lightning IIs behind me at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018. A column of Marine armored vehicles, including two M1A1 Abrams tanks, rolls down the tarmac at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar...on September 29, 2018. Two fireballs erupt behind the Blue Angels during the Marine air-ground task force (MAGTF) demo at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018.

With the Blue Angels in the foreground, a U-2 'Dragon Lady' spy plane lifts off from MCAS Miramar...on September 29, 2018. The U-2 Dragon Lady is about to fly over the crowd at MCAS Miramar...on September 29, 2018. A close-up of the U-2 Dragon Lady in the air above MCAS Miramar...on September 29, 2018. The U-2 Dragon Lady touches down on the runway...with a Ferrari chase car following behind it on September 29, 2018.

Another explosion erupts behind the Blue Angels during the MAGTF demo at MCAS Miramar...on September 29, 2018. The C-130 'Fat Albert' is about to land at MCAS Miramar on September 29, 2018. The C-130 Fat Albert rolls down the runway after landing at MCAS Miramar...on September 29, 2018. A C-130 Hercules takes off from MCAS Miramar for the MAGTF demo on September 29, 2018.

An AV-8B Harrier takes to the air while UH-1Y Venom helicopters and AH-1 Cobra attack choppers fly behind it...on September 29, 2018. An F/A-18 Hornet takes to the air behind the Blue Angels at MCAS Miramar... on September 29, 2018. Two F/A-18 Hornets take to the air for the MAGTF demo at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018. The two F/A-18s fly just below the speed of sound above MCAS Miramar...on September 29, 2018.

The two UH-1Y Venom helicopters take part in the MAGTF demo at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018. The UH-1Y Venom and AH-1 Cobra helicopters take part in the MAGTF demo at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018. The UH-1Y Venom helicopters perform a soldier-extraction technique during the MAGTF demo at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018. The UH-1Y Venom helicopters perform a soldier-extraction technique during the MAGTF demo at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018.

Two V-22 Ospreys take part in the MAGTF demo at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018. Two V-22 Ospreys take part in the MAGTF demo at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018. A V-22 Osprey flies over the MCAS Miramar runway with a CH-53 Sea Stallion hauling a Humvee in mid-air behind it...on September 29, 2018. Two M1A1 Abrams tanks roll down the runway during the MAGTF demo on September 29, 2018.

A giant explosion erupts behind the Blue Angels during the MAGTF demo at MCAS Miramar...on September 29, 2018. A giant smoke cloud hangs in the air behind the Blue Angels during the MAGTF demo at MCAS Miramar...on September 29, 2018. With Marine soldiers on the ground, the V-22 Ospreys, UH-1Y Venoms, AH-1 Cobras and CH-53 Sea Stallion fly above MCAS Miramar...on September 29, 2018. The V-22 Ospreys, UH-1Y Venoms, AH-1 Cobras and CH-53 Sea Stallion fly above MCAS Miramar...on September 29, 2018.

The C-130 Hercules, two AV-8B Harriers and the pair of F/A-18 Hornets prepare to fly over the runway at MCAS Miramar...on September 29, 2018. The C-130 Hercules, two AV-8B Harriers and the pair of F/A-18 Hornets fly over MCAS Miramar at the conclusion of the MAGTF demo...on September 29, 2018. A close-up of the two F/A-18 Hornets zooming through the air above MCAS Miramar...on September 29, 2018. A close-up of the two AV-8B Harriers zooming through the air above MCAS Miramar...on September 29, 2018.

An M1A1 Abrams tank rolls by on the MCAS Miramar tarmac at the conclusion of the MAGTF demo...on September 29, 2018. The M1A1 Abrams tank rolls by on the MCAS Miramar tarmac at the conclusion of the MAGTF demo...on September 29, 2018. The M1A1 Abrams tank rolls by on the MCAS Miramar tarmac at the conclusion of the MAGTF demo...on September 29, 2018. The rest of the armored column, led by two LAV-25 Light Armored Vehicles, rolls down the tarmac at MCAS Miramar...on September 29, 2018.

A close-up of the main gun turret on the M1A1 Abrams tank...on September 29, 2018. The LAV-25 Light Armored Vehicle rolls by on the tarmac at MCAS Miramar...on September 29, 2018. The LAV-25 Light Armored Vehicle rolls by on the tarmac at MCAS Miramar...on September 29, 2018. A Humvee follows behind the LAV-25 Light Armored Vehicles and M1A1 Abrams tanks on the tarmac at MCAS Miramar...on September 29, 2018.

U.S. Marines greet spectators after the MAGTF demo at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018. The C-130 Hercules and an AV-8B Harrier land at MCAS Miramar...officially completing the MAGTF demo on September 29, 2018. The two F/A-18 Hornets land at MCAS Miramar...officially completing the MAGTF demo on September 29, 2018. The C-130 Hercules rolls down the tarmac minutes after landing at MCAS Miramar...on September 29, 2018.

An F-35B Lightning II on display at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018. Posing with the F-35B Lightning II at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018. A rear view of the F-35B Lightning II at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018. A snapshot of the two F-35B Lightning IIs on display at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018.

A front view of one of the F-35B Lightning IIs on display at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018. A crowd gathers around an M1A1 Abrams tank on display at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018. Posing with the M1A1 Abrams tank at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018. A snapshot of the M1A1 Abrams' 120mm main gun...on September 29, 2018.

Posing for another pic with the M1A1 Abrams at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018. A rear view of the M1A1 Abrams on display at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018. Two L-39 Albatros aircraft that are part of the Patriots Jet Team perform a demo at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018. An L-39 Albatros flies close to the ground during a Patriots Jet Team demo at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018.

Another L-39 Albatros flies close to the ground during a Patriots Jet Team demo at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018. The Patriots Jet Team prepares to perform a missing man formation to honor a fellow air show pilot who passed away a few months earlier. The Patriots Jet Team performs the missing man formation to honor the fallen air show pilot. An F-35B Lightning II takes off to conduct a demo at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018.

The F-35B Lightning II retracts its landing gear as it prepares to conduct a demo at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018. The F-35B Lightning II soars in the air during a demo above MCAS Miramar...on September 29, 2018. The F-35B Lightning II shows off its two main weapons bays during the demo above MCAS Miramar...on September 29, 2018. The F-35B Lightning II soars in the air during the demo above MCAS Miramar...on September 29, 2018.

The F-35B Lightning II soars in the air during the demo above MCAS Miramar...on September 29, 2018. Door panels on the F-35B Lightning II open up as the stealth jet prepares to go into hover mode...on September 29, 2018. The F-35B Lightning II hovers above the Blue Angels at MCAS Miramar...on September 29, 2018. A close-up of the F-35B Lightning II as it hovers in the air...on September 29, 2018.

Another close-up of the F-35B Lightning II as it hovers in the air...on September 29, 2018. The F-35B Lightning II continues to hover above the Blue Angels at MCAS Miramar...on September 29, 2018. The F-35B Lightning II descends toward the runway as it prepares to complete its demo at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018. The F-35B Lightning II is about to fully touch down on the runway at MCAS Miramar...on September 29, 2018.

The F-35B Lightning II lands on the runway...completing its demo at the Miramar Air Show on September 29, 2018. An A-6 Intruder on display at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018. Four Blue Angels fly in formation during their demo at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018. Four Blue Angels fly in formation during their demo at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018.

The two other Blue Angels perform an acrobatic manuever during their demo at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018. The two other Blue Angels perform another acrobatic manuever during their demo at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018. The four other Blue Angels perform an acrobatic manuever during their demo at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018. The four other Blue Angels perform another acrobatic manuever during their demo at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018.

The four Blue Angels fly in formation during their demo at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018. All six Blue Angels perform an acrobatic manuever during their demo at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018. Four of the Blue Angels perform another acrobatic manuever during their demo at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018. All six Blue Angels perform another acrobatic manuever during their demo at the Miramar Air Show...on September 29, 2018.

The Blue Angels' ground crew watches as the modified F/A-18s land at MCAS Miramar after their air demo...on September 29, 2018. A close-up of a Blue Angel after it landed at MCAS Miramar at the end of its demo...on September 29, 2018. All six Blue Angels taxi down the runway towards their parking site at MCAS Miramar...on September 29, 2018. All six Blue Angels taxi down the runway towards their parking site at MCAS Miramar...on September 29, 2018.

A snapshot of three of the Blue Angels as ground crewmembers welcome them back...on September 29, 2018. The six Blue Angel pilots prepare to disembark from their aircraft after successfully completing a demo that marked the end of the Miramar Air Show for the day...on September 29, 2018.

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