FORT WORTH, Texas (Oct. 26, 2010) – Several performers from the 2010 Fort Worth Alliance Air Show, which will be held Saturday and Sunday at Fort Worth Alliance Airport, will visit local schools and hospitals while in town for the event.
“The Fort Worth Alliance Air Show is an event that benefits the community in many ways,” said Christina Carey, Special Projects Manager for Fort Worth Alliance Airport. “In addition to the more than $260,000 that the show has raised for area non-profits since 2006, our performers make it a priority to talk to school children about hard work and making the right choices, as well as to visit hospitals to help brighten the day for patients.”
Greg Poe visits local schools to deliver his “Elevate Your Life” message, encouraging students to achieve success by believing in themselves and focusing on their goals. He also takes the winners of an essay contest at local schools for a ride in his ethanol-powered Fagen MX2 the week of the show. The “Elevate Your Life” Program is the action arm of the Ryan J. Poe Foundation, which was established after Greg lost his son to heroin addiction in 2002.
Weds., Oct. 27, 2:15 p.m…………. Timberview Middle School, 10310 Old Denton Rd, Fort Worth.
Weds., Oct. 27, 5:30 p.m…………. Ride for essay contest winner from Medlin Middle School in Northwest ISD. Ride will take place at Fort Worth Alliance Airport, 2221 Alliance Blvd, Fort Worth.
Thurs., Oct. 28, 2:30 p.m…………. Medlin Middle School, 601 Parkview Dr., Trophy Club
Fri., Oct. 29, 9:20 a.m……………… Hillwood Middle School, 8250 Parkwood Hill Blvd., Fort Worth
U.S. NAVY BLUE ANGELS
In addition the being the only military jet performance team to appear in North Texas this year, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels also will visit several schools and hospitals during its visit.
Fri., Oct. 29, 8:30 a.m……………… Saginaw High School in Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD, 800 N. Blue Mound Rd., Saginaw.
Fri., Oct. 29, 8:30 a.m……………… Cook Children’s Hospital, 801 Seventh Ave., Fort Worth
Fri., Oct. 29, 8:30 a.m……………… Scottish Rite Hospital, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas
Fri., Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m……………… Southlake Carroll v. Saginaw high school football game at Rough Rider Stadium, 800 N. Blue Mound Rd., Saginaw. Coin toss and/or pep talk
The F-22 Raptor, which is built by Fort Worth-based Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, will perform for the first time in North Texas at the air show. The F-22 demonstration team, led by pilot Major Dave “Zeke” Skalicky will visit with high school students before a couple of high school footballs games in the area.
Thurs., Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m…………. Coppell v. Keller high school football game at the Keller ISD Football Complex at 500 N. Pate Orr Rd. in Keller. Coin toss and/or pep talk.
Fri., Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m……………… Fossil Ridge v. Denton Guyer high school football game at the C.H. Collins Athletic Complex, 1500 Long Rd., Denton. Coin toss and/or pep talk
INDY BOYS JET POWERED SCHOOL BUS
The Schooltime Jet Powered School Bus also travels to nearby schools the week of the air show to deliver the message that “Jets are Hot, Drugs are Not.” The Indy Boys team shows a 10-minute highlight video then provides tours of the bus. With a 42,000 horsepower jet engine from an F4 Phantom Fighter, the bus can reach more than 350 miles per hour.
Thurs., Oct. 28, 1:30 p.m…………. Lone Star Elementary School, 4647 Shiver Rd., Fort Worth
The F-16 Raptor demonstration team, led by pilot Ryan “Rider” Corrigan will visit with high school students before the Springtown-Byron Nelson high school football game on Friday.
Fri., Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m……………… Springtown v. Byron Nelson high school football game at the Northwest ISD Stadium, 18501 Highway 114 , Justin. Coin toss and/or pep talk
Gates for the 2010 Fort Worth Alliance Air Show presented by Bell Helicopter 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 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, 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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