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The Alliance Air Show has been canceled for Saturday. What if you have tickets?

Saturday’s performance of the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Airport Air Show has been grounded by Mother Nature.

Air show organizers sent out a notification just before 5 p.m. Friday.

The Sunday air show, however, is scheduled to go on as planned.

“We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause,” the notification reads. “Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show is expected to resume on Sunday, October 14, 2018. Gates open at 9 a.m. Saturday’s pre-purchased parking passes may be redeemed for general admission parking into Sunday’s show, and Family 4-Pack food, drink and program vouchers will also be honored. Thank you for your understanding.”

For those attending the event Sunday, here are some tips:

Protect your ears, and skin — Some of these planes are insanely loud as they fly over the crowd at Alliance Airport, and the shocking power of that audible noise is part of the fun of attending an air show. But if you or perhaps your child are especially sensitive to loud noises, bring your best set of ear plugs. If you forget your ear protection, there will be basic ear plugs for sale at the event for $2 a pair.

Also, even though not much sunshine is in the forecast this year, it’s always a good idea to bring sunscreen to the event since the airfield has very little shade.

Save a few bucks —General admission to the air show is free, but parking costs $30 to $40. If you want to save a few dollars, buy your parking tickets online before you get to the event. If you leave the air show but want to come back, show your parking stub or E-tix receipt and you can get back in at no additional charge.

Also, keep in mind that parking is cash only at the event — another reason to consider buying online.

What you can bring — Portable chairs, personal bags, umbrellas, strollers and wagons for kids, small coolers carrying lifesaving medicine (i.e. insulin) or baby bottles and empty water bottles are allowed.

What you can’t bring — Food and beverages, large coolers, canopies or tents, bicycles, skateboards, scooters or in-line skates and pets (except service animals).

Gordon Dickson: 817-390-7796; @gdickson
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