What’s New For 2020 at the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show

The 30th Anniversary of the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show, set for Oct. 17-18, 2020 at Fort Worth
Alliance Airport and featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, has evolved into North Texas’
first drive-in air show experience. The current plan is to offer a limited number of parking
tickets available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis in mid-September at
AllianceAirShow.com. There will be no parking tickets sold onsite.

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform the “Diamond pass and review” at Travis AFB, California on July 30, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt Richard Rose Jr.)

“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
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. Additional information on
the drive-in experience and plans, including what will and will not be allowed, to keep you and
your family safe will be available at AllianceAirShow.com.

Critical 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
 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.

Young Thunderbird’s fans observe an aerial performance by the Thunderbirds Demonstration pilots, during the Amigo Air Show, at Santa Teresa, N.M. Nov. 1, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez)

“Alliance Air Productions will continue to monitor updates relevant to our area, as they are
made available,” explained Carey. “Should local, state, federal, military, or FAA entities
determine that we cannot host a 2020 air show due to matters that are COVID-19 related,
advance ticket purchases will be refunded.”

Know Before You Go:

Bring your own chairs, blankets and food and drinks. Lay those blankets under your chairs to reduce biting insects. Pack some Off, too!

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

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