Fantastic formations, soaring skydivers, bold barrel rolls and more: aerobatic enthusiasts delight at the Wings Over South Texas Air Show event over Corpus Christi Bay.
This year’s show takes place April 1-2 at the Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi. The event is free to the public, and is one of the most exciting things to do in Corpus Christi each spring.
Ample parking is available close to the midway. Get onto the base at the South/Main Gate entrance starting at 8:30 a.m. The Wings Over South Texas Air Show will begin at 11 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m.
Watch the U.S. Army Golden Knights, a group of skydivers, soar onto the midway with the American flag flying and the national anthem playing.
The grand finale will be performed by Navy Blue Angels, a team that represents the United States Navy and Marine Corps. Their blue and yellow aircrafts (F/A-18 Hornets) fly in formation for a stunning show.
Look forward to presentations like the U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper Demo, a U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue demonstration, the Trojan Phlyers showing off their two vintage T-28 Trojans and the Prowlers of the Pacific telling the story of WWII fighters.
You can also watch aerobatic acts by renowned pilots:
- Beth Ann Jenkins, the first woman to fly a bomber for the Commemorative Air Force
- Skip Stewart, award winning airshow pilot
- Jet pilot Randy Ball in his MiG-17F, a vietnam-era fighter jet
- Rob Holland in his MXS-RH
- Paul Fiala and his Great Lakes Bi Plane
- Jerry Conley in his DH 100 Vampire
Dozens of planes will line the sea wall, along with vendors selling food, drinks and collectable items like aviation pins, ball caps and more.
Precision Exotics car club displays their supercars for admiration and photo opportunities. Adrenaline junkies can dare to take the wheel of a Ferrari or Lamborghini, free to accelerate past 160 mph for a thrilling driving experience (on a closed runway with a professional instructor in the passenger seat, of course).
We suggest that you bring along folding chairs or a blanket to sit on as you enjoy the show. Shade is sparse, so we strongly recommend sunglasses (especially since it takes place over the water), sunscreen, hats and comfortable shoes.
Note that you will be entering a military base. You must have a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance. Vehicles and all individuals are subject to search.
If you prefer to take public transportation, the Corpus Christi RTA will be providing a Park & Ride at two locations: Texas A&M University Corpus Christi and Veterans Memorial High School.
The planes will soar rain or shine. The Naval Air Station Corpus Christi is located at 11001 D St #101 in Corpus Christi.
For more information, visit wingsoversouthtexas.com.