Alliance Air Show to announce future plans at Tuesday press conference

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by MONIKA DIAZ

WFAA

Posted on June 3, 2013 at 10:29 PM

FORT WORTH -- The lineup at the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show is still up in the air after it lost its star attraction, but Tuesday morning, organizers plan to make an announcement about the show’s future.

The event’s main attraction, the Blue Angels, were forced to cancel their performance at the air show and other events across the nation because of federal budget cuts.

On the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show's Facebook page, fans posted their comments. Some are worried the event might be cancelled. Others are hoping for positive news about the event.

Herb Gillen Agency, the public-relations firm handling the air show, didn't return any of News 8’s calls or e-mails.

The agency sent a release to media outlets regarding the Tuesday press conference, which said in part, "Over the past seven weeks the show has been forced to examine the financial and logistical realities of trying to organize an event without the Blue Angels participation or the participation and support of other U.S. military assets...”

News 8 called Fort Worth city leaders and some performers set to appear at the air show. They all told News 8 they had not heard of the show being cancelled.

They said they are expecting the show to go on, but they wondered if organizers were going to possibly make an announcement on the addition of a new aerobatic team.

The press conference will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Fort Worth Alliance Airport. Stay with News 8 for the latest.

E-mail mdiaz@wfaa.com

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