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Corpus Christi Wings Over South Texas VIP Tickets on Sale

The Blue Angels of the U.S. Navy end each Wings Over South Texas Air Show with an hour of incredible flight performances in the air space over Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. This year’s event is April 13-14. Courtesy photo

Wings Over South Texas Air Show is free and open to the public, but VIP tickets for the best — and most comfortable — viewing may be purchased now through April 12. The semi-annual visit of the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels flight team to Naval Air Station Corpus Christi is April 13-14 this year. Performances begin at about 11 a.m. both days. The Blue Angels typically fly around 3 p.m. for about one hour — the last show of the day both Saturday and Sunday.

Wings of Gold VIP tickets cost $75 for Saturday and $65 for Sunday. Open seating is provided as well as a lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, cookies, brownies, sodas, tea, and water. A cash bar will also be set up. Ticket holders have access to a private air-conditioned comfort station. Also, VIP ticket holders enter the base through a special entrance where a shuttle service will take everyone to the tented area and back.

Preferred Seating tickets are $15 per seat for Saturday and $12 per seat for Sunday. No charge for infants. Chairs are set up at the show line near show center. Also available will be a shaded eating area with tables and separate restrooms.

General admission is free and guests are welcome to bring portable lawn chairs and blankets. Visitors should also bring hats, sunscreen, and sunglasses. The show is noisy, so earplugs are recommended as well. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas. No smoking near aircraft, in hangars, or near any displays. Water will be available, but visitors should bring their own as well to help stay hydrated.

Along with the Blue Angels, other military performers include the U.S. Air Force’s A-10 C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team, the U.S. Army’s Silver Wings, and the U.S. Coast Guard’s MH-65 Dolphin and HC-144 Ocean Sentry, which will conduct a search-and-rescue demonstration.

A full lineup of civilian acts performing include World Freestyle Champion Rob Holland in his MXS/RH, Randy Ball in his MiG 17F, Skip Stewart in his PITTS S2S, and Jerry Conley in his de Havilland Vampire jet fighter.

A variety of military static displays and other booths will be lined up along the seawall.

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