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Naval Air Station Corpus Christi
Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Truax Field, built in 1941, began training over 300 naval student pilots a month. More than 35,000 naval aviators had been trained at the station, at the end of World War II. The station's youngest pilot to graduate, Former President George H.W. Bush, graduated in the third graduating class in 1943. By 1944, the station was the world's largest naval aviation training facility, encompassing 20,000 acres and six auxiliary air stations.
This Corpus Christi station was home to the United States Navy's Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, from 1951 - 1954. They fly the F/A-18 Hornet and have remained the oldest formal flying aerobatic team in the America. The station also houses the world's largest helicopter repair facility, Corpus Christi Army Depot and the Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi. Enjoy your time along Texas' gulf coast region by checking into one of several area Best Western hotels.
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