FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 

How much is admission?

General admission is free.

 

How much is parking?

Parking is free.  Please be aware that parking is in the grass lot located adjacent to the show gate entry.

 

How do I get to NAS Corpus Christi?

For directions to Naval Air Station Corpus Christi please click the directions tab on this website.  If you are using an online map service to get directions, typically typing in NAS Corpus Christi as the destination will work.

 

Is fuel for my automobile available?

No, please make sure you have plenty of fuel in your automobile before coming to the Air Show.

 

Is there wheelchair access to all seating areas?

Wheelchairs can access all seating areas.  Special wheelchair seating in the preferred seating area is available, with paid admission, but limited to first-come, first-serve.   Preferred seating is not reserved, so first-level seating cannot be guaranteed.  One seat may be removed from a box of 10 seats to provide space in that area.  All other seating areas are readily accessible.

 

Where do I park?

When you arrive at NAS Corpus Christi, security personnel will direct you to available parking lots.

 

Is handicapped parking available?  If so, where will they be directed for parking?

Yes, handicapped parking is available.  If your vehicle has a handicapped license plate decal or a windshield pass Security personnel will direct you to the designated handicap parking area.   Disabled veterans without a handicap placard will be directed to general parking.  Handicapped parking is limited and is available on a first-come first-serve basis. 

 

Will there be RV/Travel Trailer parking?

RV/Travel Trailers are allowed onto the air station; however, no overnight parking or tailgating is allowed.  If you are interested in bringing your RV and would like to stay overnight contact the MWR Navy Getaway Office at 1-877-628-9233, 361-961-1293 or go online to make reservations at www.navygetaways.com

 

Is there a general parking lot shuttle?

The Air Show is being held on the sea wall this year, which puts the entry gates within walking distance of the general admission parking area.  There will be shuttle service to transport Air Show attendees from general parking to the Air Show entry gate.   There will be a multi passenger cart transportation for handicap attendees to shuttled from the parking lot to the main entry gate.

 

Can I bring a bike, roller blades, skateboard or scooter?

No for the safety of all spectators, these items will not be allowed on the show grounds.  In addition, shoes with wheels in the sole aren’t permitted.

 

Are drones allowed?

No drones will not be allowed.

 

Are pets allowed?

Seeing-eye and other working service dogs are permitted.  Otherwise, pets are not allowed into the Air Show spectator area and must not be left inside cars in the Air Show parking lots.

 

Are cameras allowed?

Cameras are allowed (still, video, and digital).  Your camera bags are subject to search upon entry.

 

If I have a small child, can I bring a stroller?

Strollers are permitted; however, they are subject to search upon entry.

 

Is there shade?

The Air Show is under an open sky.  Patrons are encouraged to plan accordingly.

 

Will restroom facilities be available?

Temporary (portable) facilities will be available.

 

Is tailgating allowed?

No.

 

What is the performance schedule?

Performaces will begin daily around 11 a.m.  Because of many last-minute changes in performers and schedules, exact times are not available.  There will be continuous aerial excitement from the start of the show until the show closes, as well as static displays, vendor booths and exhibits.  For the latest list of performances, see our listings of performers, static displays, aerial performers, and the general schedule of events.

 

What time do the Blue Angels fly?

Typically, the Blue Angels fly at 3p.m.  Their performance is approximately one hour. 

 

Where is the best place to watch the show?

The entire spectator area will have a good view of the Air Show events.  Favorite areas are near show center where the chalets and preferred seating are located, but there will be general public areas on either side of show center.   Click on the Information tab to get more information on tickets to the Wings of Gold Chalet or Preferred seating areas.

 

What happens if it rains?

The Air Show will occur rain or shine, except during lighting or heavy thunderstorms.  Handheld umbrellas are allowed.  In the event of severe weather, flying times will be postponed to later in the day.  There is NO rain date for the show.

 

Can I fly my own plane into NAS Corpus Christi?

No, only pre-approved static display and performer aircraft are allowed to fly into NAS Corpus Christi for the show.  NAS Corpus Christi is a military facility and not a general aviation facility.

 

How can I get involved with the Air Show?

Please contact the NAS Corpus Christi Public Affairs Officer via email at nascc-pao@navy.mil