Set to perform around noon, this year’s headliner is one of the most well-known jet teams in the world! The U.S. Navy Blue Angels feature top-performing, career fighter pilots that have logged hours upon hours of in-flight combat duty who will demonstrate their expertise as they soar across the North Texas sky. Their flight demonstration exhibits choreographed refinements of skills possessed by all naval aviators. Fans will get to witness the pinnacle of precision flying, be dazzled by mind-blowing stunts, graceful acrobatic maneuvers and maybe even get to see a dog fight or two!
Lockheed Martin’s fifth-generation F-22 Raptor is a unique combination of stealth, speed, agility and situational awareness, making it a must-see at this year’s show! Check out what’s arguably the best air dominance fighter in the world and be amazed at it takes to the sky to perform jaw-dropping aerial maneuvers that display the supermaneuverability of the F-22 in all its glory.
Watch in awe as the Air Force’s premier F-16 Viper Demonstration team performs precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the amazing capabilities of the premier multi-role fighter, the F-16CM Fighting Falcon. Affectionately known as the “Viper," it has the ability to switch from an air-to-ground to air-to-air role at the touch of a button. Don’t blink – with its lightweight airframe and powerful engine generating 31,000 pounds of thrust, the F-16 can fly at speeds in excess of Mach 2!
An exciting twist on an air show classic, we’re bringing you the heat this year with the latest high-speed jet vehicle: The Aftershock Jet Truck! The world’s fastest fire truck, reaching speeds of 407 mph and generating 24,000 horsepower, is sure to bring the crowd to their feet! Marvel as the Aftershock Jet Truck sets a blaze streaking down the Fort Worth Alliance Airport runway.
Get pumped to see Adam “Shakenbake” Baker’s high-energy aerial performance in the Playful Extra 330. This intense air performance is a showstopping combination of crisp competition-style maneuvers and hard-core gyroscopic tumbles. During the performance, Adam pulls more than 9.5 positive g-forces and pushes 5.5 negative g-forces! With speeds of up to 270 mph, Adam can penetrate 2,600 feet of air going straight up, only to be topped by flying 80 mph backwards in the torque roll. You’re in for a wild ride!
Flying the one-of-a-kind Yak 110, Jeff Boerboon will make his air show debut in style! The Yak 110 is an innovative design constructed by joining two Yak 55 fuselages with a jet engine mounted in between. One of the most decorated aerobatic pilots in the world, Jeff is a veteran of the air show circuit and multi-time US National Champion. On the ground or in the sky, the Yak 110 delivers the thrills; you’ll have double the fun when you see this pro in action!
If you've never seen a jet do a full aerobatic routine in a small confined space, you're in for a real treat! Pilot Tom “Lark” Larkin will perform a cross section of maneuvers that he routinely used while instructing and flying fighters in the Air Force – all while in his Mini Jet. The "star" of Mini Jet Airshows is a modified SubSonex Jet, otherwise known as JSX003, that weighs in at 500 lbs., goes up to 300 mph and is fully aerobatic. Flying for approximately two years, the SubSonex is an Experimental Jet that comes as a kit from the Sonex factory in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and was the first kit ever sold and flown. The jet may be small, but the performance is sure to be a HUGE hit!
The Air Force Heritage Flight celebrates U.S. air power history through annual Heritage Flight demonstrations and offer a living museum of, and aerial monument to, U.S. Air Force history. These performances feature modern fighter/attack aircraft flying alongside World War II, Korea and Vietnam-era aircraft, celebrating and recognizing the sacrifice of those currently serving as well as the sacrifices of war heroes of the past.
As the U.S. Army's official aerial parachute demonstration team, The Golden Knights are truly a site to behold! This brave team has conducted more than 16,000 shows in 50 states and 48 countries. Not to mention, team members have broken 348 world records and have earned nearly 4,000 medals in national and international competitions. Their heart-pounding performance definitely will be a highlight of the show.
Returning to the air show again this year, we’re bringing you the opportunity to have a thrilling supercar driving experience with Precision Exotics! Watch one of the most unique air show performances as exotic cars race down the tarmac. Take a turn behind the wheel yourself and participate in the Precision Autocross. Enjoy taking three laps on a coned course to feel every bit of handling prowess these machines have to offer firsthand. Want to blast down the closed runway at triple digits? Then the Precision Extreme Drive is right up your alley!
One of the premier bands of the Air Force, the Air National Guard Band of the Southwest harnesses the power of music to inspire immediate, positive and long-lasting impressions of the U.S. Air Force in the hearts and minds of its audiences. Historically known as the 531st Air Force Band, it has a 40-year history of sustaining the traditions and heritage that have become the hallmark of military bands. This talented, 30-plus member unit maintains a high degree of musical performance skill that all ages will enjoy. We’re thrilled to welcome them back to this year’s air show!
Kevin Coleman is the first American to fly in the Challenger Class of the Red Bull Air Race and – born in 1990 – he is one of the youngest pilots ever to contend in the sport. A long-time air show performer and a former member of the U.S. Advanced Aerobatic Team, Coleman captured a win in each of his first three seasons of Air Racing, and he has twice stood on the overall Challenger Cup podium. This daring performer is sure to wow the crowd with his extreme maneuvers!
For the first time ever, the show will include FREE concerts to close out each day! On Saturday, Austin Allsup from “The Voice” will perform. Sunday’s show will feature Scooter Brown Band. A special thanks to the Airpower Foundation for making this possible!
David Martin and Mike "Spanky" Gallaway will debut a new formation act at this year's show! David is one of the most versatile air show performers on the circuit today and has been honored with many prestigious aerobatic awards throughout his impressive career. Flying for over two decades, Mike has earned a spot on three advanced aerobatic teams, earned a surface level waiver and has performed in over 100 air shows. We can't wait to see this dynamic duo!
As a part of the ground attraction display at the air show, the STEM Discovery Zone powered by Lockheed Martin 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.
Exhibits and industry experts include:
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.
Visit our latest attraction where local nonprofits can showcase their services, allowing local veterans and potential supporters to learn about and connect with them.
A special space where local nonprofits can showcase their services, allowing local veterans and potential supporters to learn about and connect with them.
Participants include Adaptable Scuba, Apache Warrior Foundation, Gallant Few, Mission 22, North Texas Warrior Golf Association, Tarrant County Veterans Council, The University of Texas Arlington Veterans Business Outreach Center College of Business and Veterans Xtreme Adventures.
October 19 - 20, 2019
For security reasons, we are unable to provide a schedule in advance of the show. We thank you, in advance, for your understanding. A performer lineup is available on-site in the air show program. In addition, performers will be announced via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram during the show.
Bring Home a Memory!
Numerous souvenirs are available to remember your time at the air show. Souvenir items are sold at the Ticket Redemption Booth, see map.