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Air Force Thunderbirds Head to Alliance Air Show [PHOTOS]

Fort Worth – Alliance Air Productions announced Bell renewed its title sponsorship for the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show.

The renowned U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will soar through the North Texas skies at the 30th Anniversary of the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show at Fort Worth Alliance Airport, Oct. 17-18.

“Bell is partnering with Alliance Air Productions to honor our nation’s armed forces and support STEM educational programs critical to the future of the aviation industry,” Bell executive vice president Robert Hastings said. “This shared vision has culminated in one of the biggest, longest-running and most successful air shows in the nation, and we couldn’t be prouder.”   

A community event that attracts some 120,000 attendees, this year’s show features Bill Stein in the Edge 540, Michael Goulian, Team Oracle, A-10 Demo, Navy F-35 Demo, All Veteran Parachute Team, Aftershock Jet Truck, Precision Exotics, and Air National Guard Band of the Southwest. See a variety of aircraft and historical displays, explore interactive exhibits and simulators at the STEM Discovery Zone powered by Lockheed Martin, visit the Veterans’ Village, and two Kids Zone areas featuring the world’s largest inflatable slide plus a variety of aviation-themed inflatables.

“‘Celebrating 30 Years of Soaring Success’ is this year’s theme,” said Christina Carey, manager of Alliance Air Productions. “Founded in 1991, the Fort Worth International Air Show was produced by the Aviation Heritage Association under contract with the City of Fort Worth. In December 2005, the Aviation Heritage Association elected to get out of the air show business. The City of Fort Worth approached Alliance Air Services to continue the production of the air show for the North Texas community. In 2006, Alliance Air Services created Alliance Air Productions to produce what is now known as the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show.”

Since 2006, more than $760,000 has been distributed to more than 70 nonprofit organizations. This year’s proceeds will be distributed to local school district STEM programs and nonprofit organizations.

You can view photos from the event below:

Photos by Rodney Moore

SOURCE Alliance Air Productions