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Record Attendance at the Wings Over South Texas Air Show

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KINGSVILLE (Kiii News) -

Naval Air Station-Kingsville is declaring this past weekend's Wings Over South Texas Air Show a record breaking success.

They said perfect weather and dazzling performances led to record-setting attendance. Early estimates have 80,000 spectators on Saturday and 65,000 for Sunday's show.

Add that to the people who attended the community events leading up to the Air Show, like the pep rally at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and the "Meet the Performers" event at the King Ranch Museum, and NAS-Kingsville says the lives of 150,000 people were touched by the Air Show.

"You know, the Air Show itself was spectacular," NAS-Kingsville Commanding Officer Captain Chris Misner said. "We had great weather. It may have been the first time that we think ever that the jump teams jumped on both days and the Blue Angels flew a high show on both days, so the weather was perfect for the jumpers and the Blues, and you know, it was a great event for all those families and those little kids to come out and watch the Blues, as well as to showcase the great team work between Kingsville and the base."

Misner said he couldn't be more pleased with the efforts of his Air Show team and community partners for going above and beyond to make the show a huge success.

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