SDVFP’s Miramar Air Show Announcement

May, 2016 – Updated May 8, 2017

The San Diego Veterans For Peace, Chapter 91, has now embarked on a five-year plan to change public understanding of what the Miramar Air Show is actually all about. Here’s a short list.

The Miramar Air Show:

  • Glorifies war with an exciting and colorful show of speed, power and noise.
  • Celebrates the skills and machinery that exist to kill, maim and destroy.
  • Misuses taxpayer’s money for entertainment and defense industry marketing and sales.
  • Is dangerous – 10% of Blue Angel’s pilots have been killed in accidents. Miramar jets have already crashed in San Diego neighborhoods.
  • Serves as a misleading recruiting tool for our unsuspecting youth.

Over the next 5 years we intend to encourage the public to recognize their exposure to skillful propaganda and eventually lose interest in the Miramar Air Show.

We will work to steer the public to resist attending … in sufficient numbers to make the show not worth the time, effort, risk and expense.

Our goal is to effectively shut down the Miramar Air Show due to non-participation. To accomplish this, we need donations to help us print and distribute stickers, door hangers, posters, flyers, banners, etc. 100% of all donations go to the production of these materials and are tax deductible for donors who itemize their taxes as we are a 501-C-3 veteran’s educational organization.

Donations may be made online or checks may be mailed to:

13805 Royal Melbourne Square
San Diego, CA 92128

We thank you for your serious consideration of our efforts.

San Diego Veterans For Peace

Watch an independent documentary to see what is really happening at the Miramar air show



i don’t think that the end goal is to kill and maim. I believe that it is more of a show of force, and capabilities. I suppose it could be a show for recruitment also. And as for dangerous there is always a risk of danger in everything we do in life. If we get in our car and drive to a store, we risk getting into a car accident. Drive down the highway we increase that risk of it being fatal. You get the idea risk management. What about all the other air shows around the world should we boycott them as well, they perform dangerous stunts as well and yes some crash as well. That is the risk they take when they get in the cockpit. overall aviation is a pretty safe form of transportation. Why just boycott miramar? Military jets perform at a lot of different air shows as well.

Dave Patterson

Hi Terry
Sorry for the extremely late response. We are focused on the Miramar air show because it is the the singularly most participated in military industrial complex event of the year. 500,000 people attend and do so mostly because they fell patriotic and enjoy the display of force, as you wrote. However, what they really are doing is recruiting kids at a young age and pushing new weapons as a solution to our problems. As an example, you can watch this short documentary made by and independent film maker. Please note that when pilots climb into the cockpit to protect our way of life they do not use any of the stunts used at an air show. So basically we have them risk their lives to entertain the crowd. Now the contractors have pavilions right up front where they can sip mint juleps with our Congressmen and foreign buyers while the military pilots risk their lives to entertain them. I don’t think that is right, or acceptable. Please watch the film and let us know what you think again.
Dave Patterson

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