Wings Over South Texas Air Show 2017 Schedule
April 1 - 2, 2017
Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas
Gates Open at 8:30 am
Meet The Blues - Friday, March 31, 2017
at Veterans Memorial High School. Free event, open to the public. Come meet all the performers of the 2017 Air Show including the Blue Angels. Get autographs and take photos with your favorite acts.
2017 Air Show Performers:
US Navy Blue Angels
The Blue Angels flight demonstration team.
The Blues fly six F/A-18 Hornet aircraft, split into the Diamond Formation (Blue Angels 1 through 4) and the Lead and Opposing Solos (Blue Angels 5 and 6).
The Golden Knights aerial demonstration team is composed of approximately 95 men and women, including 4 parachute units, an aviation unit and a headquarters.
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The U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-seat, multi-mission fighter that can fly at speeds in excess of Mach 2.
Jerry Conley - DE Havilland DH 100 Vampire
Jerry has 20 years of flight experience. Jerry's ratings include Comercial, Instrument, Multi Engine, Helicopter, and jet type rating.
Rob is in his 15th year as a full-time airshow pilot.
Trojan Phlyers, Inc. is a group of aviation professionals dedicated to preserving the rich history of the North American Aviation Company’s T28 Trojan. The pilots of Trojan Phlyers perform formation and solo aerobatics, and appear each year at air shows and events across the country.
Randy Ball is one of America's premiere Jet Demonstration pilots, with over 1,000 performance to date. Randy's MiG-17F is one of the only vintage Vietnam-era fighter jets on the North American air-show circuit.
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Paul Fiala - Great Lakes Bi Plane
Paul has been flying for 60+ years and has more than 22,000 flying hours. His professional flying career spans more than 50 years.
Beth Ann Jenkins - USMC B-25 PBJ - CAF Devil Dog Squadron
The B-25 Mitchell Bomber was made famous on the daring 1942 Doolittle Raid on Tokyo. This aircraft is flown by the first women to fly a bomber for the Commemorative Air Force, Beth Jenkins.
Stewart has over 10,000 hours of flying experience, being an Airline Transport Pilot, Boeing 727, and MD-11 Captain, a Certified Flight Instructor and has earned Gold Medals in regional aerobatic competitions.
Prowlers of the Pacific
will feature CAF aircraft in a performance designed to tell the story of WWII in the Pacific theater. The featured aircraft are a Goodyear FG-1D (F4U) Corsair, a Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless, a replica Nakajima B5N “Kate”, and the world’s only flying Curtiss SB2C Helldiver.
Glen Watson - Mach Point One Aviation Photography
a professional photography service based in Central Texas, specializing in capturing aircraft air to air.
Rob Reider - Air Show Announcer
Rob announced his first air show in 1978 and by 2006, air show announcing had become his full-time occupation.
T-6B Texan II Turboprop Trainer
is a tandem-seat, turboprop trainer used to train Navy and marine Corps pilots.
is a twin-engine, pressurized, fixed-wing monoplane used to train Navy and Marine Corps pilots.
provides high-priority transportation for personnel and cargo, range clearance, courier flights, medical evacuation, and humanitarian rescue or assistance, multi-engine pilot training and testing assets.
H-57 Sea Ranger
is primarily used for training, and are also used for photo, chase and utility missions.
is a tandem-seat, carrier capable, jet trainer whose mission is to train Navy and Marine Corps pilots.
is the Navy's all-weather, carrier-based tactical battle management airborne early warning and command and control aircraft.
E-2D Advanced Hawkeye
is the newest variant of the E-2 aircraft platform and is currently in development.
is a high wing, twin-engine Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) aircraft.
missions are Anti-Submarine Warfare, Anti-Surface Warfare, Surveillance, Communications Relay, Combat Search and Rescue, Naval Gunfire Support and logistics support.
is a land-based, long-range, anti-submarine warfare patrol aircraft.
Air Show static displays are subject to change.
National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida
More than 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing the United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Aviation.