Blue Angels Meet With Area Residents Ahead Of This Weekends Airshow

A large crowd gathered Friday night at Veterans Memorial High School to meet with their high flying heroes in blue. The United States Navy Blue Angels spent over an hour Friday night meeting with fans young and old ahead of this weekends Wings Over South Texas Airshow that starts tomorrow morning at NAS Corpus Christi.

"This is the best part of our job," says Blue Angel Number 13, Flight Surgeon Hicks. "We love coming out and meeting with the community and especially the kids."

Several veterans were in attendance Friday night, including Otis Stevenson who served aboard an aircraft carrier with former Arizona Senator John McCain during the Vietnam War.

"I love coming out and visiting with these young men," Stevenson said. "I could never do it and I don't think I ever would. These boys have nerves of steel."

Those nerves of steel will be on display tomorrow and Sunday as the Blue Angels and other performers take to the skies over Corpus Christi Bay. Admission is free and open to the public.


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