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Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show to feature North Texas' first drive-in air show

Posted Aug. 25, 2020

The 30th anniversary of the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show has evolved into North Texas’ first drive-in air show experience.

Set for Oct. 17-18 at Fort Worth Alliance Airport and featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the event will offer a limited number of parking tickets available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis in mid-September. There will be no parking tickets sold onsite.

“The circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic provided the unique opportunity to be innovative in how to move forward with hosting the air show for the North Texas community,” said Christina Carey, director of special projects for Alliance Air Productions, producer of the event and a nonprofit organization created by Hillwood. “Our newly-reformatted event will be a memorable, fun and socially-distanced drive-in experience as we celebrate 30 years of soaring excellence.”

With health and safety as the top priority, social distancing standards and additional protocols will be in place. Each vehicle will be appropriately separated – with one space for the vehicle and the adjoining space for guests to sit safely and picnic. Guests still will be able to photograph, see and feel the heart-thumping roar of the world-renowned U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and other best-in-class performers. The drive-in experience will not include static displays, exhibitors, kids’ inflatables, paid seating areas or chalets.

Safety information

Those who have had COVID-19 symptoms or had close contact with someone who has had COVID-19 symptoms within the past 14 days of the air show should remain at home.

All guests will be required to wear masks for the entirety of the event.

Open flames, grills, pop-up tents, RV’s, trailers and smoking will not be allowed.

Ample restrooms and hand-wash stations will be onsite.

The Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show is one of the largest, longest-running and most successful civilian air shows in the nation and placed first among “Best Air Shows” in the 2020 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Since 2006, more than $760,000 has been distributed to more than 70 nonprofit organizations. This year’s proceeds will be distributed to local nonprofit organizations.

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