Fort Worth Date Night: Taking your relationship to new heights! (FW Business Press)

October 22, 2009

Can you believe it has been 23 years since the movie, Top Gun, was released? If you are a guy, you remember how cool it was to don a leather bomber jacket and feel as if you were in the cockpit of a fighter jet. I’m pretty sure the female faction all remember the fine acting and the amazing landscapes which make for a great backdrop to the movie. Who am I kidding? You guys are still talking about the “volleyball” scene.

Regardless, Top Gun introduced us to what really goes on in the planes and behind the scenes. Fortunately, this weekend, Fort Worth has the opportunity to experience some of those planes firsthand.

This Saturday and Sunday, October 24-25, marks the return of the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show. According to their official website (, “The US Navy Blue Angels and the US Army Golden Knights are coming to North Texas. Bring the family for a full-day of daring aerobatic maneuvers, static displays (including Warbirds, helicopters and jets), simulators, children’s activities, fun food and more.”

Two perfect fall days are scheduled for this weekend. This is another one of those Date Night recommendations that is off the beaten path. It is not your normal “dinner and a movie.” This air show is one of those dates that might start a tradition. If nothing else, it’s a way of celebrating our men and women in uniform and the honorable work they do. Not to mention, you two, outdoors, experiencing a great time together.

Also, according to the air show’s website, “Admission is FREE. Parking is $20 per vehicle. Gates are open from 9 am to 5 pm. The same show is held from approximately 10 am to 5 pm both days. The Fort Worth Alliance Air Show is a non-profit event with the goal of raising funds for beneficiaries in Fort Worth and Tarrant County.”
This is one of those weekends where you need to be on the same page. You both have to want to participate. It just wouldn’t be the same if one went solo. After all, like Maverick was told in Top Gun, “You never, never leave your wingman!”

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