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The Blue Angels will perform in the Wings Over South Texas air show April 9 and 10.
The Blue Angels will perform in the Wings Over South Texas air show April 9 and 10.
 
The Blue Angels are getting ready for an amazing show at NAS Kingsville this weekend.
Foggy conditions Thursday morning affected the arrival of the US Navy’s legendary Blue Angels at NAS Kingsville. Three of the jets arrived on schedule at 10 a.m., but three other jets had to be diverted to NAS Corpus Christi because of the fog.
The Blue Angels are in town for the Wings Over South Texas air show. The aerial acrobats are celebrating 70 years of demonstrating their amazing flying skills to the public.
After the weather cleared, the acrobats did some practice runs to make sure the pilots are familiar with the air space.
Ground crews are also getting ready for what is expected to be a busy weekend.
“My job is to make sure that the aircraft are safe to fly,” said Anthony Batronis, the crew chief. “We do inspections to make sure that the air frame is good everything is the way it’s supposed to be and we also take care of the pilot’s gear as well, making sure that there’s no rips or tears in it, that it’s safe for flight and that they are well taken care of, that way the only thing they have to worry about is flying the aircraft.”
The Wings Over South Texas air show runs on Saturday and Sunday. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform around mid-afternoon on both of those days.
For more details, visit http://wingsoversouthtexas.com/.