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F-18’s from Miramar arrive in Redding

Photo by Cpl. Jonah Lovy

Redding Airport will soon be the weekend home for six F-18 Hornets from the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

Posted: Apr 19, 2018 10:54 AM
Updated: Apr 19, 2018 1:57 PM

Redding, Calif.—Redding Airport will soon be the weekend home for six F-18 Hornets from the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

The Redding Municipal Airport will host the jets for the weekend as the squadron conducts training exercises in the North State April 20-22.

Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT) 101 trains to standard Marine fighter/attack pilots and weapons systems officers and Navy strike fighter pilots in order to ensure success in combat in support of the Marine air-ground task force and combatant commanders.

The fighter jets will also participate in the Red Bluff Round Up.

The Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT) 101 will provide a fly over for the event.

If you are interested in viewing the F-18’s the opportunities are extremely limited.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will require airport staff to not allow people to get close, or stand against the fence line near the terminals.

Some of the photos above are F-35 Lightning II planes that are also used at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

The F-35 has not yet arrived to Miramar, but 3rd MAW does use them at MCAS Yuma.

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