Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Presented by Bell Helicopter Adds Additional Performers

Former Red Bull Air Race Champion Chambliss Headlines Superstar Additions

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – The Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Presented by Bell Helicopter announced today the additions of world-renowned aerobatic superstar and former Red Bull Air Race Champion Kirby Chambliss and the Red Bull Air Force along with the Fort Worth Thunderbirds
Kirby Chambliss and the Red Bull Air Force
will appear at the
2013 Fort Worth Alliance Air Show
Presented by Bell Helicopter
Radio Control Association to the 2013 lineup.  The Black Diamond Jet Team will be the show's headline performers and will be joined by a lineup stacked with world-class performers on October 19th and 20th at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport.

“We are continuing to build our lineup to give our fans the best show possible,” said Tom Harris, President of Alliance Air Services. "The additions of Kirby Chambliss and the Red Bull Air Force and the Fort Worth Thunderbirds to our already blockbuster lineup will make this year’s show a must see for the whole family!"

Chambliss, who will be performing for the first time-ever in Fort Worth, is a former Red Bull Air Race World Champion and began his extreme sports career racing motocross.  After years of racing on the ground he turned to the sky and never looked back.  His years of training paid off with increased recognition at air shows, a mounting fan base and acceptance onto the U.S. National Aerobatic Team.  Chambliss is a five-time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion (FAI World Aerobatic Championships, bronze & team bronze in 2005, silver & bronze in 2003, bronze & team silver in 1998).  Chambliss’ act at the air show will feature his sponsor’s skydiving team, the Red Bull Air Force.

The Red Bull Air Force performs around the world experimenting with wingsuit and skydiving projects.  In their wingsuits, the team can reach speeds of more than 100 mph while hovering within feet of each other.  Their parachute performances are just as impressive with intricate downplane maneuvers that include team members attaching themselves to one another while parachuting to the ground.  At the air show this year, the Red Bull Air Force and Kirby Chambliss will perform at the same time with Chambliss circling the Air Force as they soar through the sky.

Chambliss and the Red Bull Air Force join an already stellar lineup of civilian aerobatic superstars including Sean D. Tucker, Matt Chapman, Kevin Coleman, and Jan Collmer.

The show also announced that this year's show will open with the local model aerobatic club, the Fort Worth Thunderbirds Radio Control Association.  The Fort Worth Thunderbirds have been around for more than 50 years, giving model aircraft enthusiasts the opportunity to share their passion with others.  The club will entertain air show guests with thrilling demonstrations by club members’ model airplanes and helicopters.

Although general admission for the show is free, there is a $20 fee per vehicle for parking.   The show offers several premium seating options for every budget from flight deck seats to private chalets where spectators enjoy the most exclusive seating, private amenities and the best view of the show.  Historically, the premium seating areas have sold out in advance.  Tickets are on sale now at  Fans can also like the show on Facebook or follow it on Twitter to get updates on performer additions and ticket sales.

Additional information is available online at

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