CORPUS CHRISTI – Roaring jets and aerobatic aircraft will fill the skies this weekend when Naval Air Station Corpus Christi hosts the 2017 edition of “Wings Over South Texas.”
The events kick-off Friday, March 31st at Veterans Memorial High School (3750 Cimarron Blvd.) where everyone is invited to meet the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and other air show performers. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the program begins at 7:00 PM.
Then on Saturday and Sunday, April 1st and 2nd, Naval Air Station Corpus Christi (NASCC) will welcome the community for this year’s air show. Organizers say aircraft from all military branches will be participating. There will also be several civilian performers, including an act commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway, the turning point in the Pacific during World War II.
The NASCC Main/South Gate will open at 8:30 AM. Visitors will arrive via NAS Drive and be directed to free parking areas.
The air show midway will open at 9:00 AM. Visitors will be able to walk among displays which will include the Navy’s training command aircraft and a variety of modern military and vintage WWII aircraft. Several car clubs will also have their vehicles on display, and a Kid Zone packed with activities and inflatables will be available to help entertain children.
The flying will begin at 11:00 AM. The National Anthem will be sung as the Army’s Golden Knights carry the national ensign to begin the show.
The lineup includes: Rob Holland in his MXS-RH, Trojan Phlyers flying T-28s, a U.S. Coast Guard search-and-rescue demonstration, Paul Fiala in his Great Lakes Bi-Plane, Jerry Conley with his DE Havilland DH 100 Vampire, Beth Ann Jenkins in her B-25 with the Devil Dog Squadron, a P-8 Poseidon, a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey, Skip Stewart in his Pitts S-2S, an Air Force F-16 Viper, the “Prowlers of the Pacific,” the Golden Knights, and the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels.
On both days, activities will conclude at 4:00 PM.
To learn more, visit www.WingsOverSouthTexas.com