The AllianceTexas Aviation Expo is dedicated to bringing family entertainment to North Texas, supporting local communities and opening doors to a variety of career paths in aviation and aerospace.
Since 2006, more than $780,000 has been distributed to more than 80 nonprofit organizations.
Founded in 1991, the Alliance Air Show was known as the Fort Worth International Air Show and was produced by the Aviation Heritage Association, a nonprofit organization. The Aviation Heritage Association was under contract with the City of Fort Worth to conduct the air show for the local North Texas Community. The mission of the Heritage Association was to dedicate funds to building the Aviation Heritage Museum and Educational Training Center.
In December of 2005, the Aviation Heritage Association elected to get out of the air show business. The City of Fort Worth approached Alliance Air Services, the entity that manages the Fort Worth Alliance Airport under a multi-year contract with the City of Fort Worth, to continue the production of the air show for the North Texas community. In 2006, Alliance Air Services created a nonprofit organization called Alliance Air Productions, a Hillwood entity, to produce the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show.
Now, 32 years later, the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show has transformed into a one-day-only event with an even greater focus on our regional aviation industry. Adopting a new name in 2022, the AllianceTexas Aviation Expo continues to build on the great legacy of air show events at Perot Field Fort Worth Alliance Airport.
Following a modified show in 2020 and 2021 in response to the pandemic, the AllianceTexas Aviation Expo brings back so much of what makes air shows great. Fans get to experience North Texas’ only showcase of world-renowned jet teams and aerial performers, a wide array of festival-type food vendors, family-friendly activities in the Landing Zone and the return of touch and tour aircraft displays on the Flight Line.
Alliance Air Productions hosts Boy Scouts from the Longhorn Council of Fort Worth and the Circle Ten Council of Dallas to participate in an Aviation Merit Badge class at Tarrant County College. Taught by local business owners, pilots, aircraft mechanics and staff from Alliance Air Productions, Boy Scouts work in groups in comprehensive sessions to complete the Aviation Merit Badge requirements.
In the past, Alliance Air Productions has hosted over 400 students from Fort Worth, Northwest, Keller, Birdville and Crowley school districts with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). This effort is to help inspire and ignite their passion in aviation. The Creative Media Production Academy group from Northwest High School is part of our Youth Ambassador Program that helps students enhance their skills and portfolio through opportunities including, conducting performer interviews and shooting video and photography.
In addition, over 100 Make-A-Wish children and their families have attended the air show to experience an exclusive meet and greet with the jet team for autographs and pictures with pilots. This special event gives local children with life-threatening medical conditions a rare chance to witness the grace and glory of aerobatic performers. The jet team also visits Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth as further outreach to young children.
Since 2006, the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show (now known as the AllianceTexas Aviation Expo) has distributed more than $780,000 of its proceeds to more than 80 nonprofit organizations across North Texas. With the purpose of sustaining, promoting and educating the public about aviation and the aeronautic sciences, the AllianceTexas Aviation Expo is dedicated to giving back to the community and giving each generation a taste of the history and future of aviation.
Walter A. “Dub” Blessing Aviation Scholarship
International Council of Air Shows Foundation Scholarships
Women in Aviation Scholarships