Fort Worth Alliance Airport – The Fort Worth Alliance airshow took place Sept 12th-13th, 2015, on one of the first almost fall-like days in months. There was plenty of sun and the slight breeze made for a great day for those attending the 25th annual air show, sponsored by Bell Helicopter.
The Alliance Airshow is one of the largest air shows in the country and this one started with a special fly by celebrating Bell Helicopter’s 80th anniversary.
Visitors were able to enjoy static aircraft from all generations parked throughout the tarmac, allowing them to touch and tour the aircraft. There was also an abundance of bounce house playgrounds for the little ones and souvenirs galore to make it a fun and memorable day for families.
Highlights of the day included the F-22 Raptor, The Breitling Jet Team and the always popular Blue Angels. There were also many other aircraft like the Red Bull racing aircraft and famous pilot Kirby Chamblis. A biplane with a prop and jet engine called the Sasquatch and a MiG-17 that was made famous during the Vietnam war. In addition to the many flight demonstrations, spectators could also see veteran paratroopers soaring between events, proudly displaying their colors of service as well as POW flags.
One of the non-flying attractions that captivated the attention of spectators was the Shockwave jet-powered semi. Featuring 36,000 horsepower and reaching speeds of 300 mph, it was a spectacle of fire, smoke and speed, even beating out one of the aircraft in a drag down the runway. The action was non-stop throughout the day with one lift off immediately after the other.
Organizers say the event likely drew a record crowd this year as the weather was so accommodating and admission was free.
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