Since 1946, the Blue Angels have represented the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps to audiences throughout the country and abroad as they showcase the excitement and power of naval aviation. The team consists of 140 world-class, active-duty Sailors and Marines, each bringing experience and expertise from their service in the Fleet. In their 75th year, the Blue Angels have been handed the baton of a world-class legacy, and it is a responsibility they do not take lightly. In this milestone year, the team looks forward to safely returning to its community outreach mission and is excited to debut both the larger jet platform, the F/A-18 Super Hornet, and their new logistics support aircraft, the C-130J Super Hercules.
The All Veteran Parachute Team (AVPT) is made up of active and retired military personnel and other patriotic Americans whose mission is to remember, honor and serve the past and future of the U.S. military. Experience firsthand the incredible skills these men and women acquired from years of military training and combat.
The Air National Guard Band of the Southwest, historically known as the 531st Air Force Band, is made up of 30-plus members that maintain 40 years of tradition and heritage. As the hallmark of military bands, members maintain a high degree of musical performance skills to support official military functions and community relations programs.
The sky’s the limit with the Bell 505. A high-tech flight deck and adaptable cabin design make it highly cost-competitive and capable of any challenge. Whether moving people or cargo, the 505 is the newest force in the market. An open cabin with integrated tie-downs, movable seats and the ability to adapt to various jobs keep this aircraft in high demand.
Bill Stein’s passion for precision flying is evident in his dazzling air show routine. He trains every day so that his skills stay razor-sharp and to maintain the all-out energy and excitement he puts into his air show sequence. Bill’s experience includes competitive aerobatics and years of flying on the world-famous Red Baron Stearman Squadron. Bill also gives back to the air show community by mentoring new air show pilots, including coaching the “Stars of Tomorrow” team, which have performed at many prestigious air shows.
David Martin began performing aerobatic routines for the public at the age of 19. His lineage is full of aviation history, his grandfather having been a barnstormer in the 1930s, so his success comes as no surprise. He is an eight-time member of the U.S. Aerobatic team and has won numerous World gold medals. At one point, David flew every day for five years or 1,826 consecutive days. His standard for excellence encompasses every aspect of aviation, from performing aerobatic shows to aircraft restoration.
The Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., performs precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the unique capabilities of one of the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighters — the F-16 Fighting Falcon. The F-16CM Fighting Falcon, affectionately known as the “Viper,” is a single-seat, multi-role fighter with the ability to switch between an air-to-ground and an air-to-air role at the touch of a button. With its lightweight frame and powerful General Electric engine generating 31,000 pounds of thrust, the F-16 can fly at speeds in excess of Mach 2.
Matt Younkin is a third-generation pilot. He is the son of Bobby Younkin, considered one of the greatest airshow pilots of all time. Matt is also the grandson of Jim Younkin, who is well-known for designing Century and Trutrak autopilots. Matt, who learned to fly at age 14, debuted his version of the aerobatic act made famous by his father in the Beech 18 in 2007. Fans describe this act as one of the most beautiful and graceful displays the industry has to offer. Matt was the recipient of the prestigious 2020 Art Scholl Memorial Showmanship Award.
The A-10 is the Air Force’s premier close air support aircraft, providing invaluable protection to troops on the ground. The Air Combat Command A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team, stationed out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, brings the aircraft to air shows around the country to showcase the unique combat capabilities of the A-10 “Warthog.” They perform precision aerial maneuvers while highlighting the mission and professionalism of the men and women of the United States Air Force.
As a part of the ground attraction display at the air show, the STEM Discovery Zone is an interactive journey for children where their imagination takes flight. Since 2015, the STEM Discovery Zone has grown into a 4,800-square-foot exhibit that includes a Legends and Heroes Autograph area and 25 nonprofit participants, mostly with a connection to STEM or youth aviation programs. This area offers hands-on activities designed to engage our youth and encourage them to learn more about Fort Worth aviation history through our partnership with the Fort Worth Aviation Museum.
Additional exhibit information coming soon!
The Air Show will have two Kids Zones featuring a 90’ Aircraft Carrier slide, Military Madness obstacles, bounce houses, a rock climbing wall and the world’s largest inflatable slide!
The two Kids Zones feature a variety of different inflatables, bounce houses and obstacles. Tickets will be available for purchase on site at the Air Show.
Dual Land Slide: 2 tickets per ride
Combo Cars Bounce: 2 tickets per 3 minutes
Bounce House: 2 ticketes per 3 minutes
Super Slide: 2 tickets per ride
Obstacle Course 60': 2 tickets per ride
Ultimate Challenge: 3 tickets per ride
Bungee Trampoline: 7 tickets per ride
Water Logs: 6 tickets per ride
Sea Life Playland: 2 tickets per ride
Bounce House: 2 tickets per ride
Dragon Combo: 2 tickets per ride
Airborne Adventure: 2 tickets per ride
Wild One Obstacle Course: 3 tickets per ride
Ocean Adventure Playland: 2 tickets per 3 minutes
Hippo Big Blue Slide: 3 tickets per ride
Bungee Trampoline: 7 tickets per ride
1 ticket: $1.00
12 tickets: $10.00
50 tickets: $40.00
Unlimited inflatable wristband: $20.00
Wristband active duty military: $17.00
Catch your favorite performer following their performance in the Legends & Heroes Autograph Tent located in exhibit row near the main entrance. Plus, stop by and visit with veterans from WWII and Korea.
The plaza features the United States Air Force Honor Guard Memorial, designed by Zenos Frudakis for the Air Force Memorial Foundation. Take a moment to visit and pay honor to the members of our nation’s armed forces.
Test your aviation skills with several simulators. Or have your “pilot” photo taken in a real cockpit.
Interactive exhibits will entertain both adults and children. Be sure to check out the numerous booths on display.
We‘ve got you covered. Food and merchandise booths are available throughout the event. A variety of delicious food for every appetite! From hamburgers and chicken sandwiches to french fries and frozen treats, both young and old will enjoy the festive fair food. Water, lemonade, soda and beer are also available for purchase.
Local nonprofits use this area to showcase their services, allowing local veterans and potential supporters to learn about and connect with them.
Additional information coming soon!
October 23 - 24, 2021
For security reasons, we are unable to provide a schedule in advance of the show. We thank you for your understanding. A performer lineup is available onsite in the air show program. In addition, performers will be announced via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram during the show.
Additional information coming soon.