Last year saw the debut of a new air show in San Marcos, dubbed the Corey Morrow’s Go Wheels Up! Airshow. This year it looks like they’re back and bigger than ever, teaming up with the AOPA, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, to make it a “fly-in” event in addition to the air show that was held last year.
From the official press release:
December 10, 2019 – Go Wheels Up Texas LLC announced today that it will be collaborating with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) to bring a joint event to the San Marcos Regional Airport May 29-30, 2020. Go Wheels Up! Texas featuring the AOPA Fly-In is a two-day airshow, auto show, concert series and food festival presented by the City of San Marcos and hosted by Texas music icon, Cory Morrow.
The extravaganza is a blending of two stand alone events that will bring in excess of 10,000 spectators to the airfield over the course of the weekend. The AOPA Fly-In will attract over 500 aircraft and their enthusiasts for two days of fun and education while Go Wheels Up! Texas will present day and night air show demonstrations, hundreds of exotic, custom and classic automobiles along with an exciting lineup of music including headliners Roger Creager and Cory Morrow.
The AOPA, which holds three regional fly-ins throughout the country each year, the first of which was held in San Marcos in 2014, will intersect with Go Wheels Up! Texas in the place where it made its inaugural debut in 2019. “Our first year at the San Marcos Regional Airport was an amazing experience,” states Morrow, the host of Go Wheels Up!, “The support of the City, the sponsors, and everyone who came out was overwhelming, and the addition of the AOPA Fly-in will really put it over the top this year.”
The family friendly event offers entertainment for all ages, including a kid-zone, static military and civilian aircraft, a local food truck court and more.
Event information including schedules, tickets, and sponsorship opportunities is available at gowheelsup.live
I don’t know about you, but I’m especially excited since they’re adding the AOPA sponsored fly-in. Given the proximity to Austin and San Antonio this should attract a lot more pilots and aviation geeks, in addition to locals looking for a great day out. Comment and let me know if you’ll be in attendance – I know I will be!