In our June/July issue, we celebrate bizav with a visit to Sunwest Aviation in Calgary. We also profile Flightdeck Solutions, discuss northern aviation priorities, and remember the Dash 7. Plus: RCAF retention challenges.
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadrons will soar through the North Texas skies at the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Oct. 13 to 14 at Fort Worth Alliance Airport.
This world-class air show, regarded as one of the best in the nation, also includes 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.
“We are thrilled to showcase the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds Air Demonstration Squadrons,” said Tom Harris, president of Alliance Air Productions, producer of the event and a nonprofit organization created by Hillwood. “It’s a rare opportunity for people to see both of these remarkable aerobatic teams at the same air show. 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.
General admission is free. Parking discounts and limited premium upgraded seating are available now. Buy early and save up to 50 per cent. Gates open at 9 a.m. and performances begin around 10 a.m.
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.