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Mon, Jun 18, 2018

Thunderbirds, Snowbirds Head To North Texas

Will Be Performing At The Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Oct. 13-14

The renowned U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds Air Demonstration Squadrons will soar through the North Texas skies at the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Oct. 13-14 at Fort Worth Alliance Airport. Gates open at 9 a.m. and performances begin around 10 a.m.

The show will also feature the Bell 429, Wings of Blue Parachute Team, Sean D. Tucker and Team Oracle, national aerobatic champion Rob Holland, Matt Chapman in the Extra 330LX, Shockwave Jet Truck, Bob Carlton in the Super Salto Jet Sailplane, female aerobatics pilot Jessy Panzer, Cavanaugh Flight Museum, T-38 Spirit of Alliance, Precision Exotics, Air National Guard Band of the Southwest and more during the weekend.

“We are thrilled to showcase the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds Air Demonstration Squadrons. It’s a rare opportunity for people to see both of these remarkable aerobatic teams at the same air show,” said Tom Harris, president of Alliance Air Productions, producer of the event and a nonprofit organization created by Hillwood. “In addition to extraordinary performances in the sky, the air show offers lots of aviation activities to enjoy on the ground for the entire family.”

With more than 120,000 attendees expected, this is one of the biggest community events in North Texas. See a variety of static and historical displays, explore interactive exhibits and simulators at the STEM Discovery Zone powered by Lockheed Martin and enjoy two Kids Zone areas featuring the world’s largest inflatable slide plus a variety of aviation-themed inflatables.

Since 2006, about $700,000 in proceeds from the air show have benefited more than 60 local nonprofit organizations. This year’s proceeds will be distributed to local school district STEM programs and nonprofit organizations.

(Source: Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show news release. Images from file)

FMI: www.AllianceAirShow.com

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