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Preparations underway for 2019 Wings Over South Texas show

Posted: 11:04 AM, Feb 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-21 12:46:25-05

Preparations are underway for this year’s Wings Over South Texas show at NAS Corpus Christi.

Posted by Wings Over South Texas Air Show on Thursday, February 21, 2019

 

The big draw every time? The Navy’s precision team, the Blue Angels of course.

Photo: Blue Angels/US Navy

This year not only will the Blues be here but you’ll also notice at least two new things. One will be food trucks.

And the other? An additional demonstration team.

Lt. Richard Hecke, Director of Wings Over South Texas says “new this year we’re being joined by the United States Air Force A-10 Demonstration team. It’s the Air Force’s premiere close combat air craft.”

Also this year, something that started in 2018. A “Meet and Greet” with the pilots and the support team which will be held the Friday before the air show, April 12, at Veterans Memorial High School from 6:30-8:30 PM.

“It gives a face to the Blue Angels and to the performers. Normally, they’re up in the air and you see the plane but you don’t really see the pilot behind the controls. Being able to see them one on one and interact with them face to face is something special,” Hecke said.

The air show will be April 13-14 at NAS Corpus Christi.

It’s open to the public.

Free admission.

Free parking.

You can buy reserved seating though by going to www.wingsoversouthtexas.com