Well, it’s not a big surprise:
The International Airshow scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 24 & 25) at Alliance Airport in Fort Worth has been canceled due to the severe weather forecasted to hit North Texas this weekend from Hurricane Rita.
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds notified Airshow officials this morning that they have been ordered to fly all planes and crew out of Fort Worth on Friday morning.
The safety of the general public is the primary concern of the Thunderbirds and the Airshow.
The Airshow will not be rescheduled this year. It is the first time in the 17 year history of the event that it has been canceled.
Tickets purchased in advance are non-refundable, as explained at time of purchase. Advance tickets purchased are donations to the Fort Worth Aviation Heritage Association, organizers of the International Airshow.
"I want to thank the hundreds of volunteers who have donated their time and energies to put on the Airshow," commented Jim Hunt, Chairman of the International Airshow. "It was the decision of the Thunderbirds, the other performers, Alliance Airport officials and Airshow organizers to cancel the show in the best interest of public safety. The Airshow will be back next year," Hunt said.
The Airshow officials noted that hundreds of hotel rooms and rent cars have now been made available in Fort Worth for the Texas coast evacuees.
We’ll get it next year.