Two weekends ago, my family observed an annual tradition: The Fort Worth Alliance Airshow. Having a father who works in aerospace has some great benefits, and in the case of the airshow, that benefit is VIP access—which means free food, being closer to the runway, and being closer to the show in the sky!
This year, things were a little different due to COVID. There were no static displays: planes parked on the ground that you can walk around, touch, and even walk inside. There were much fewer performers. Instead of parking and walking around, everybody parked in painted-off, socially-distanced parking squares that allowed enough room for guests sit outside and watch the show.
Being VIPs, we still had the equivalent of front-row seats, but further back than usual. It wasn’t the same not being able to walk around the planes, maybe take a shade break underneath the wing of a B-52, and watch the jet truck drag-race a stunt plane.
That said, the show must go on, and this is Texas, baby… Fort Worth, Texas—we’re not going to let a little COVID stop a show of American air dominance!
I am grateful to all the event staff, sponsors, and others who made the airshow happen despite circumstances outside their control. I know it takes a lot of planning for a regular airshow, so I can only imagine what this one took.
Let’s hope next year’s Alliance Airshow sees a return to normal, and is bigger and better than ever.
Until then, enjoy these pictures from yours truly, and seek out an airshow in your area for an experience you’ll never forget!
Since you're here, why not stay in touch?
Just enter your name and email below to join my newsletter. I don’t send much, but when I do, it’s good stuff: the latest from my blog, books, and more. And even some free treats from time to time.