U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and Canadian Forces Snowbirds Head to North Texas Oct. 13-14 for Bell...

General admission is free, parking discounts available now for the world-class aviation event

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (June 12, 2018) – The renowned U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds Air Demonstration Squadrons will soar through the North Texas skies at the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Oct. 13-14 at Fort Worth Alliance Airport. General admission is free. Parking discounts and limited premium upgraded seating are available now at www.AllianceAirShow.com. Buy early and save up to 50 percent. Gates open at 9 a.m. and performances begin around 10 a.m.

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This world-class air show, regarded as one of the best in the nation, also includes

the Bell 429, Wings of Blue Parachute Team, Sean D. Tucker and Team Oracle, national aerobatic champion Rob Holland, Matt Chapman in the Extra 330LX, Shockwave Jet Truck, Bob Carlton in the Super Salto Jet Sailplane, female aerobatics pilot Jessy Panzer, Cavanaugh Flight Museum, T-38 Spirit of Alliance, Precision Exotics, Air National Guard Band of the Southwest and more.


“We are thrilled to showcase the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds Air Demonstration Squadrons. It’s a rare opportunity for people to see both of these remarkable aerobatic teams at the same air show,” said Tom Harris, president of Alliance Air Productions, producer of the event and a nonprofit organization created by Hillwood. “In addition to extraordinary performances in the sky, the air show offers lots of aviation activities to enjoy on the ground for the entire family.”


With more than 120,000 attendees expected, this is one of the biggest community events in North Texas. See a variety of static and historical displays, explore interactive exhibits and simulators at the STEM Discovery Zone powered by Lockheed Martin and enjoy two Kids Zone areas featuring the world’s largest inflatable slide plus a variety of aviation-themed inflatables.


Since 2006, about $700,000 in proceeds from the air show have benefited more than 60 local nonprofit organizations. This year’s proceeds will be distributed to local school district STEM programs and nonprofit organizations.


The air show logo, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fact sheet and photos and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds fact sheet and photos can be found at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/89tncqy8ddqb24d/AAADai9xBKcG5u3FbkxBPEhOa?dl=0.



The Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show, themed “A Tradition for the Future,” is one of the largest, longest-running and most successful civilian air shows in the nation. An all-encompassing community event that attracts more than 120,000 attendees annually, the air show showcases our nation’s armed forces; Dallas-Fort Worth’s important aerospace and aviation industries; education and workforce development programs across the region; and the very best in family entertainment. Alliance Air Productions, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and producer of the air show, is a subsidiary of Hillwood, the developer of the 18,000-acre AllianceTexas project that is home to Fort Worth Alliance Airport. Since 2006, about $700,000 has been distributed to more than 60 nonprofit organizations, including over $200,000 to beneficiaries such as Carry the Load, USO of Dallas/Fort Worth, Hope for the Brave and supporting the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NASJRB) Fort Worth. For information, see www.AllianceAirShow.com.


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