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Blue Angels to soar over Central Texas for first time in 30 years
WACO, Texas (KWTX) Central Texans haven’t seen them in decades, but the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels will be headlining the 2018 Heart of Texas Airshow, officials announced Wednesday. The team hasn’t brought its blue and gold jets to the skies of Waco in more than 30 years. “We are thrilled to welcome the Blue Angels to Waco,” said Debby Standefer, CEO, Heart of Texas Airshow. Officials made the announcement at the Texas State Technical College Waco Airport as two pilots flew-in Blue Angel 7 from Myrtle Beach, Florida in advance of next year’s event. “I played ‘airline pilot’ and gave Dave a little tour as we flew up past San Antonio and Austin, and said how cool it’d be that all these people around Central Texas are going to get to see the Blue Angels in a place that haven’t been able to in a long time,” said Lt. Andre Webb, a U.S. Navy Blue Angel. Although the team is stationed in Pensacola, Florida for part of the year and El Centro, California for the rest, Webb said he’d spent years in Texas as a flight student and instructor in Corpus Christi before he was an Angel. He and his [...]