F-22 TO PERFORM FOR FIRST TIME IN NORTH TEXAS AT THE 2010 FORT WORTH ALLIANCE AIR SHOW PRESENTED BY BELL HELICOPTER ON OCTOBER 30 AND 31
Blue Angels, Jet Outhouse, Jet School Bus Also Among Featured Performers
Contact: Dave Pelletier
FORT WORTH, Texas (Oct. 1, 2010) – The 2010 Fort Worth Alliance Air Show presented by Bell Helicopter will be held on October 30 and 31 at Fort Worth Alliance Airport. This year’s event features the first North Texas demonstration performance of the F-22 Raptor, which is manufactured by locally based Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. With the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, this year’s show also is highlighted by the only performance by a major U.S. military jet team in North Texas in 2010. In addition the Indy Boys Jet Outhouse and Jet School Bus will be making their first appearance at the air show.
The Fort Worth Alliance Air Show typically attracts a crowd between 100,000 and 125,000 spectators for the two-day event, however most air shows across the country have experienced increased attendance over the past two years. This boost in attendance is attributed to the air shows being a low-cost alternative with tremendous entertainment value.
“With free admission and only $20 to park any sized vehicle, the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show is one of the best entertainment values for families,” said Christina Carey, Special Projects Manager for Fort Worth Alliance Airport. “In addition to seeing the world’s best pilots and aerobatic performers, the historical and patriotic aspects of the show make it an exciting day for children, parents and grandparents, many of who have flown or have great memories of the vintage aircraft.”
This year’s lineup also includes the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, The F-16 Viper East Coast Demonstration Team, the Horsemen P-51 Mustang Aerobatic Team, the Warbirds of the Cavanaugh Museum, Randy Ball of Mabank, Texas in the vintage Soviet MiG 17, Dallas’ Jan Collmer in the FINA Extra 300L, Michael Goulian and the Extra 330, Greg Poe in the ethanol-powered Fagen MX2, and Team Oracle featuring Sean Tucker.
World renowned air show announcer Danny “Skytalker” Clisham will narrate the show. Air show veteran Ralph Royce will once again command the skies as the Air Boss.
The event also will feature static display of numerous military and civilian aircraft. For children young and old, there is the Kids Zone, featuring the world’s tallest inflatable slide and several flight simulators.
Gates open at 9 a.m. with performances beginning at 10 a.m. and running until late afternoon. Admission is free. Parking is $20 per vehicle.
The Fort Worth Alliance Air Show is a non-profit event that benefits local charities. Since 2006, Alliance Air Productions has raised more than $260,000 for local nonprofits, including those that provide some of the event’s 400 volunteers.
For a list of performers, parking and other event information, visit www.AllianceAirShow.com
Fort Worth Alliance Airport is the centerpiece of the 17,000-acre AllianceTexas development that houses 230 companies, 28,000 employees and more than 7,000 single-family homes. Airport users include the American Airlines Maintenance Facility, the FedEx Sorting Hub, the Bell Helicopter Customer Center, as well as corporate and military aircraft. The Fixed Base Operation at Fort Worth Alliance Airport has earned ExxonMobil’s top customer service award for an unprecedented 14 straight years. The airport is managed by Alliance Aviation Services, a subsidiary of Hillwood, the developer of AllianceTexas.
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