FORT WORTH -- For the second consecutive year, Naval Air Station Fort Worth is dispensing with its usual firm security measures and allowing visitors on base for what officials call an air power demonstration.
The Air Power Expo on Saturday and Sunday is almost entirely a military event flown by pilots in uniform. Only a few acts are civilian. The event was resurrected last year by Capt. T.D. Smyers, base commander.
The show is free, and so is parking.
A free concert by country acts James Otto (a former sailor, incidentally) and Lonestar follows the air show Saturday.
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Here are some details:
Navy F/A-18 Hornet air-to-ground show of force
Navy F/A-18 Hornet flight demonstration
B-52 Stratofortress flyover
Special-operations joint commando parachute team
Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt flight demonstration
Cavanaugh Air Museum warbirds
Jan Collmer stunt flight
F-16 Fighting Falcon
The National Weather Service forecasts a partly cloudy and breezy day Saturday with a high near 76. Sunday looks mostly sunny with a high near 75.
If you go
The show starts at 11 a.m. both days. The gates open at 9.
Do not bring pets, coolers, large bags, alcohol or weapons (regardless of whether you're a permit holder).
Expect to have your bags and purses inspected.
Food, drink and memorabilia will be sold on-site. No credit cards.
Enter the base near the Ridgmar Farmers Market on Texas 183.
CHRIS VAUGHN, 817-390-7547