Naval Air Station Fort Worth will put on free air show this weekend

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.

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

Static aircraft

F-15 Eagle

F-16 Fighting Falcon

E-2 Hawkeye


Army helicopters

Military trainers

Mother Nature

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