FORT WORTH, Texas (June 12, 2007) – The Fort Worth Alliance Air Show, which will feature this year’s only North Texas performances by a major military jet team, will be held on October 20 and 21. Highlighted by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, this year’s performers also include the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, the Red Baron Squadron aerobatic team and the Air Force Reserve Jet Car, which accelerates from 0 to 400 mph in only eight seconds.
Also taking to the skies as part of the show are Team Oracle, Jan Collmer, John MacGuire, David Martin, Tim Weber, Greg Poe, Randy Ball’s Mig 17, a U.S. Marine Harrier demonstration, a U.S. Air Force F-16 demonstration and the traditional military Heritage Flight.
The primary beneficiary for this year’s show is the USO’s new “United Through Reading” program, which records soldiers reading a children’s book, then sends the new book and the recording to his or her family along with a written message. With its mission to extend a touch of home to the military, United Service Organizations (USO) of Dallas/Fort Worth also provides snacks, care packages and a caring hand to soldiers.
The 2007 Fort Worth Alliance Air Show, which is free of charge, attracted a record two-day crowd of more than 180,000 attendees last year. The 2006 air show raised nearly $85,000 for local nonprofits that helped provide some of the event’s 400 volunteers.
“The free admission, children’s activities and the exciting performances, highlighted by the Blue Angels, make the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show a tremendous community event, particularly for families,” said Tim Ward, president of Alliance Air Productions. “It’s also gratifying that proceeds from this year’s show will benefit military families through the USO’s United Through Reading program.”
The event will be held at Fort Worth Alliance Airport. Gates open at 9 a.m. with performances starting at 10:30 a.m. and running nonstop until 4 p.m. Parking is $15 per vehicle.
For a list of performers, parking information, exhibit and sponsorship rates, visit http://www.allianceairshow.com/
Fort Worth Alliance Airport is the centerpiece of the 17,000-acre AllianceTexas development that houses more than 140 companies, 25,000 employees and more than 6,000 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 11 straight years. The airport is managed by Alliance Aviation Services, a subsidiary of Hillwood, the developer of AllianceTexas.
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