Military Jet Team to Return for October Performances
FORT WORTH, TX (December 10, 2013) – Fort Worth Alliance Air Show officials announced today that the United States Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the 2014 Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Presented by Bell Helicopter. The show also announced that their 2014 show dates will be October 25th and 26th at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport and that their general admission will remain free.
The announcements were made as part of the International Council of Air Shows’ (ICAS) annual convention held in Las Vegas. Additional performers and attractions will be added in the coming months with the full lineup in place by Spring 2014.
The USAF Thunderbirds are internationally-known for their hard-charging demonstration of precision formation flying while pushing their F-16 Fighting Falcons to the limit. Known as “America’s Ambassadors in Blue”, the Thunderbirds have traveled throughout the world performing before millions of spectators. Their distinctive red, white and blue F-16 jets along with
United States Air Force Thunderbirds will Headline the 2014 Fort Worth
Alliance Air Show Presented by|
Bell Helicopter October 25th and 26th at
the Fort Worth Alliance Airport.
The 2013 Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Presented by Bell Helicopter was held without a military jet team due to the effects of the federal budget sequestration, which caused both the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds to cancel their 2013 seasons.
“We are ecstatic that the Thunderbirds will be flying in 2014 and that we are able to bring the team back to Alliance to perform,” said Tom Harris, President of Alliance Air Services. “While under the circumstances, we were very proud of our show lineup this past year, we look forward to having our nation’s military back involved in the 2014 Air Show at Alliance. Having the Air Force Thunderbirds in Texas is great for our event and important to our nation’s military recruiting efforts”.
General admission for the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show is free; however, there are several premium seating options and VIP parking passes that will be available by Spring 2014 for purchase at www.AllianceAirShow.com. General admission parking is $20 per vehicle and is payable upon arrival at the show. The show also has a variety of sponsorship opportunities available for the 2014 show. Interested parties can visit www.AllianceAirShow.com for more information.
Proceeds from the show will benefit local charities and non-profit organizations including the USO. Since 2006, the show has provided more than $370,000 in donations to community non-profit organizations.
High resolution images and b-roll of the Thunderbirds are available upon request from Herb Gillen Agency.
The Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Presented by Bell Helicopter is held annually at Fort Worth Alliance Airport, which is the centerpiece of the 18,000-acre AllianceTexas development housing 350 companies, 35,000 employees and more than 7,400 single-family homes. The 2014 air show will feature the United States Air Force Thunderbirds October 25th and 26th. Additional performers and details about the 2014 show will be released by Spring 2014 . The airport is managed by Alliance Air Services, a subsidiary of Hillwood, the developer of AllianceTexas.