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Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, California, USA

July 17th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is about 10 miles (16 km) north of downtown San Diego, California, USA, at 32.87° N 117.14° W. Its ICAO airport code is KNKX. The United States Marine Corps installation is home to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, which is the aviation element of the I Marine Expeditionary Force.

MCAS Miramar is best known for the TOPGUN training program (formally entitled Naval Fighter Weapons School), immortalized in the film of the same name that starred Tom Cruise. In 1996, the program was relocated to Naval Air Station Fallon in western Nevada. During the heyday of TOPGUN at Miramar, NAS Miramar was nicknamed "Fightertown U.S.A."

MCAS Miramar is home to the Flying Leathernecks Aviation Museum, which is open to the public.

The Miramar Airshow is a major airshow held each October at MCAS Miramar.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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