Flight To Help Celebrate Super Bowl XLV In North Texas In February 2011
FORT WORTH, Texas (Oct. 21, 2010) – While claws and deer antlers have been the talk of North Texas recently, a “Moose” will take to the skies with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels on Wednesday, October 27, when former Cowboys Pro Bowl fullback and current FOX-TV NFL analyst Daryl Johnston flies with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
The flight also is in recognition of Super Bowl XLV, which will be held in North Texas in February 2011. Johnston is Chairman of the SLANT 45, the Host Committee’s program to involve 20,000 North Texas elementary school children in more than 45,000 hours of community service projects. Hillwood, which produces the air show with its Alliance Air Services group, is a founding sponsor of the Super Bowl XLV Host Committee.
Johnston will arrive at the Alliance FBO (2221 Alliance Blvd.) at 9 a.m. on Wednesday for a briefing and other pre-flight procedures. His flight with the Blue Angels will take off at 1 p.m. and should last approximately 45 minutes.
NOTE: The briefing, preparations, boarding of the flight, takeoff and landing are all open to the media.
The first fullback to be selected to the Pro Bowl (1993), Johnston played for the Dallas Cowboys from 1989-99, helping the team win three Super Bowl titles. In his recent Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speech, former Cowboys teammate Emmitt Smith recognized Johnston’s sacrifice and commitment to the team that allowed Smith to become the NFL’s all-time leading rusher. Johnston currently works with Kenny Albert and Tony Siragusa to broadcast NFL games on FOX-TV. Daryl and his wife Diane live in North Texas with their children Aidan and Evan.
The 2010 Fort Worth Alliance Air Show presented by Bell Helicopter will be held on October 30 and 31 at Fort Worth Alliance Airport. In addition to the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, 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. In addition the Indy Boys Jet Outhouse and Jet School Bus will be making their first appearance at the air show.
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.
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.
For a list of performers, parking and other event information, visit www.AllianceAirShow.com
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.
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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