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Go Wheels Up! Texas is a goGo Wheels Up! Texas is a go

Go Wheels Up! Texas, an airshow, car show, and concert event, is on track for May 29 and 30 at San Marcos Regional Airport in San Marcos, Texas.

Go Wheels Up! Texas and the AOPA Fly-In scheduled for May 29 and 30 in San Marcos, Texas, have been postponed indefinitely to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. Photo by Mike Fizer.

Go Wheels Up! Texas is scheduled for May 29 and 30 in San Marcos, Texas. Organizers said they have coronavirus health precautions planned to keep attendees safe during the event. Photo by Mike Fizer.

Organizers announced their plans to move forward with the event on January 26. The event had to be canceled in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. AOPA had planned to co-locate one of our regional fly-ins with Go Wheels Up! Texas in 2020 but also had to cancel. This year, AOPA will instead host a one-day Aviator Showcase at Fort Worth Alliance Airport in Fort Worth, Texas, on October 1.

Go Wheels Up! Texas will include the U.S. Air Force F–16 Viper Demonstration Team, “hundreds of classic, exotic and unique automobiles,” and a concert headlined by Texas musician Cory Morrow.

“Of course, our central concern is the safety of our spectators, performers and staff. We will be monitoring all available information regarding public health and we will act in accordance with directives from city, county and state officials,” Go Wheels Up! Texas Director of Operations Clayton Corn said regarding the ongoing pandemic. Corn explained that the decision to move forward with the event is based on “the assumption that the pressure on the healthcare system will ease by the end of May to a point that we all feel it’s appropriate to hold a large outdoor event.”

Social distancing and other health and safety precautions are being included in the event planning, Corn said.

Go Wheels Up! Texas organizers said tickets will go on sale February 8 but did not release pricing information.

Alyssa J. Miller

Alyssa J. Cobb

AOPA Director of eMedia and Online Managing Editor
AOPA Director of eMedia and Online Managing Editor Alyssa J. Cobb has worked at AOPA since 2004 and is an active flight instructor.
Topics: Events, Airshow, Travel

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