The world-famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron will soar through the North Texas skies at the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Oct. 19-20 at Fort Worth Alliance Airport, located on the Denton/Tarrant County line.
This first-class air show, named one of USA TODAY’s 10 Best Air Shows, also includes the Bell 429, F-22 Raptor Demo Team, F-16 Viper Demo Team, U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight, U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, Kevin Coleman, Warbirds, Precision Exotics and the Air National Guard Band of the Southwest, according to a news release. Four new acts this year include the Aftershock Jet Truck, Adam “Shakenbake” Baker, Jeff Boerboon in the one-of-a-kind Yak 110 and Mini Jet Airshows.
“Each year, we are proud to bring North Texas an exciting variety of jaw-dropping aviation performances. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are one of the oldest, most impressive aerobatic teams in the world, and we are thrilled to welcome them back to Alliance this year,” said Christina Carey, manager of Alliance Air Productions, producer of the event and a nonprofit organization created by Hillwood. “In addition to performances you won’t want to miss in the sky, the air show offers lots of interactive, educational and fun activities on the ground for the whole family to enjoy. As we say each year: bigger, better, different! This year, we have added a new element to the show. Stay tuned for more details.”
More than 120,000 attendees are expected. 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, more than $720,000 in proceeds from the air show have benefited more than 70 local nonprofit organizations. This year’s proceeds will be distributed to local nonprofit organizations.
General admission is free. Parking discounts and limited premium upgraded seating are available now at www.AllianceAirShow.com. Early bird discounts include savings up to 50 percent. Gates open at 9 a.m. The show starts at 10 a.m., subject to change.