DFWAS Souring Success of Alliance Airshow Networking Event, Dallas, TX – September 11, 2015


DFW Aviation Society (DFWAS) held it’s 1st Airshow event at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport on September 11, 2015. Over 100 DFWAS members and guests gathered to participate in this DFWAS Networking Event and enjoy refreshments, various spectacular aerobatic performances and the Blue Angles as the main attraction. Hillwood, a Perot dfaws-1Company, made its chalet available to DFWAS and hosted the event with DFWAS.

BP Aerospace, a DFWAS member company and leading MRO provider, sponsored the event. BP Aerospace CEO Dennis Walsh addressed the audience and talked about his company’s rapid growth and value added service offering to the aviation industry. DFWAS would like to thank Dennis and Mike Walsh for their sponsorship and ongoing support.

C.J. Lorio of Perot Investments and the other DFWAS founding members worked closely with Hillwood to coordinate DFWAS’s use of the Hillwood’s chalet. C.J. also addressed the dfaws-2audience in attendance, thanked Hillwood for its support and introduced Mike Berry, Hillwood President. Mike commented, “We’re delighted to support DFWAS and their mission. We will make the chalet available to DFWAS each year if they want to make this an annual event.” DFWAS sincerely thanks Mike Berry and Hillwood for their ongoing support and generosity. Based in Dallas, Texas, Hillwood is ranked today as one of the top industrial, commercial and residential real estate developers in the country.



DFWAS_Logo_smallDFWAS was formed in 2015 and has five founding member companies; Perot Investments, CFM Materials, AeroTurbine, AerReach and Kelly Hart. DFWAS is committed to establishing and maintaining a powerful aviation networking forum that personally connects the many aviation professionals from the DFW area in order to enhance growth and development of the participants and their organizations while promoting the commercial aviation industry.

Bob Hogan, President of DFWAS, said, “We’re fortunate to have some very strong and capable executives from industry leading companies as our founding members. We wanted to create an organization that would be sustainable as well as one that could grow and have a very positive impact on the aviation industry, particularly in the DFW metroplex. This event is just one example of how we’re doing that by bringing industry professionals together and creating unique networking opportunities. The membership is growing rapidly and the DFWAS members can expect to see three to four DFWAS events annually with various venues.”


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