FORT WORTH, Texas (Dec. 16, 2008) – While at the International Council of Air Shows Convention in Las Vegas last week, the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show secured the U.S. Navy Blue Angels as the featured performer for the 2009 event, which is scheduled for October 24-25.
In addition the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show earned first place in the event website category (www.allianceairshow.com) and third place in the event sponsor package category at annual ICAS Marketing Awards Luncheon held during the convention.
Joining the Blue Angels at this year’s show will be the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, as well as an array of thrilling performers and military demonstration teams that will be announced once they are confirmed.
The primary beneficiary for the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show is the USO of Dallas/Fort Worth, whose mission is to support U.S. troops and their families by providing a wide range of free amenities, such as food, internet and e-mail access, housing assistance, and nursery facilities. In addition the USO offers a unique benefit to service members through the 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.
The Fort Worth Alliance Air Show traditionally attracts a two-day crowd of approximately 180,000 people.
Updated information, including performers, specialty seating areas, and exhibit and sponsorship rates, will be available at www.AllianceAirShow.com.
Fort Worth Alliance Airport is the centerpiece of the 17,000-acre AllianceTexas development that houses 200 companies, 29,000 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 12 straight years. The airport is managed by Alliance Aviation Services, a subsidiary of Hillwood, the developer of AllianceTexas.
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