Aircraft & Displays


Static Displays

Saturday & Sunday |   November 2 - 4

In addition to the aircraft that will be performing in the airshow, many different types of aircraft will be statically displayed.
Aircraft are still being confirmed. As they are confirmed they will be listed here.

Below is a list of the aircraft displayed at the 2018 airshow. Check back for updates.

  • Boeing C-17 Globemaster III 
  • Lockheed C-130 Hercules
  • Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk
  • Sikorsky MH-53 Pave Low
  • North American P-51 Mustang
  • Curtiss P40 Warhawk
  • Grumman OV-1 Mohawk
  • British Aircraft Corporation 167 Strikemaster
  • Ryan ST3KR Recruit
  • North American T-28C Trojan
  • Douglas DC-3
  • Cessna O-2A Skymaster
  • DC-3
  • Vultee BT-15 Valiant
  • Beechcraft T34 Mentor
  • The Flagship Detroit DC-3 

All aircraft on static display subject to change without notice.

Note: Static displays will not be available on Friday, November 3 during the night show activities, or the Dirty Flight Suit Party due to safety concerns.

Civilian aircraft

military aircraft

Michael Downs - Ryan L17B Navion

Michael Downs - Ryan L17B Navion

Michael Downs - Ryan L17B Navion
The Ryan (originally North American) Navion is a United States single-engine, unpressurized, retractable gear, four-seat aircraft originally designed and built by North American Aviation in the 1940s. It was later built by Ryan Aeronautical Company and the Tubular Steel Corporation (TUSCO). The Navion was envisioned as an aircraft that would perfectly match the expected postwar boom in civilian aviation, since it was designed along the general lines of, and by the same company which produced the North American P-51 Mustang, generally regarded as one of the best Allied fighter aircraft.

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III 
The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft. It was developed for the United States Air Force (USAF) from the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell Douglas. The C-17 carries forward the name of two previous piston-engined military cargo aircraft, the Douglas C-74 Globemaster and the Douglas C-124 Globemaster II. The C-17 commonly performs tactical and strategic airlift missions, transporting troops and cargo throughout the world; additional roles include medical evacuation and airdrop duties. It was designed to replace the Lockheed C-141 Starlifter, and also fulfill some of the duties of the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy, freeing the C-5 fleet for outsize cargo.

Lockheed C-130 Hercules
The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built originally by Lockheed (now Lockheed Martin). Capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings, the C-130 was originally designed as a troop, medevac, and cargo transport aircraft. The versatile airframe has found uses in a variety of other roles, including as a gunship (AC-130), for airborne assaultsearch and rescue, scientific research support, weather reconnaissance, aerial refuelingmaritime patrol, and aerial firefighting. It is now the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide. Over forty variants and versions of the Hercules, including a civilian one marketed as the Lockheed L-100, operate in more than 60 nations.

Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk
The Sikorsky SH-60/MH-60 Seahawk (or Sea Hawk) is a twin turboshaft engine, multi-mission United States Navy helicopter based on the United States Army UH-60 Black Hawk and a member of the Sikorsky S-70 family. The most significant airframe modification is a hinged tail to reduce its footprint aboard ships.

Sikorsky MH-53 Pave Low
The Sikorsky MH-53 Pave Low series is a long-range combat search and rescue (CSAR) helicopter for the United States Air Force. The series was upgraded from the HH-53B/C, variants of the Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion. The HH-53 "Super Jolly Green Giant" was initially developed to replace the HH-3E "Jolly Green Giant". The helicopters later transitioned to Special Operations missions. The U.S. Air Force's MH-53J/M fleet was retired in September 2008.

North American P-51 Mustang
The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II and the Korean War, among other conflicts. The Mustang was designed in 1940 by North American Aviation (NAA) in response to a requirement of the British Purchasing Commission. The Purchasing Commission approached North American Aviation to build Curtiss P-40 fighters under license for the Royal Air Force (RAF). Rather than build an old design from another company, North American Aviation proposed the design and production of a more modern fighter. The prototype NA-73X airframe was rolled out on 9 September 1940, 102 days after the contract was signed, and first flew on 26 October.

yan Miller - Boeing PT-17 Stearman

yan Miller - Boeing PT-17 Stearman

Bryan Miller - Boeing PT-17 Stearman
The Stearman (Boeing) Model 75 is a biplane used as a military trainer aircraft, of which at least 10,626 were built in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s. Stearman Aircraft became a subsidiary of Boeing in 1934. Widely known as the Stearman, Boeing Stearman or Kaydet, it served as a primary trainer for the United States Army Air Forces, the United States Navy (as the NS & N2S), and with the Royal Canadian Air Force as the Kaydet throughout World War II. After the conflict was over, thousands of surplus aircraft were sold on the civilian market. In the immediate postwar years they became popular as crop dusters, sports planes, and for aerobatic and wing walking use in air shows.

Cliff Atkins - Curtiss P40 Warhawk
The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk is an American single-engined, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground-attack aircraft that first flew in 1938. The P-40 design was a modification of the previous Curtiss P-36 Hawk which reduced development time and enabled a rapid entry into production and operational service. The Warhawk was used by most Allied powers during World War II, and remained in frontline service until the end of the war. It was the third most-produced American fighter, after the P-51 and P-47; by November 1944, when production of the P-40 ceased, 13,738 had been built, all at Curtiss-Wright Corporation's main production facilities at Buffalo, New York.

Joe Masassa - Grumman OV-1 Mohawk
The Grumman OV-1 Mohawk G was an armed military observation and attack aircraft, designed for battlefield surveillance and light strike capabilities. It was a twin turboprop configuration, and carried two crew members in side-by-side seating. The Mohawk was intended to operate from short, unimproved runways in support of United States Army maneuver forces.

Joe Masassa - British Aircraft Corporation 167 Strikemaster
The BAC 167 Strikemaster is a British jet-powered training and light attack aircraft. It was a development of the Hunting Jet Provost trainer, itself a jet engined version of the Percival Provost, which originally flew in 1950 with a radial piston engine.

John Nordt - Ryan ST3KR Recruit
The Ryan STs were a series of two seat, low-wing monoplane aircraft built by the Ryan Aeronautical Company. They were used as sport aircraft, as well as trainers by flying schools and the military of several countries.

Karl Holly - North American T-28C Trojan
The North American Aviation T-28 Trojan is a piston-engined military trainer aircraft used by the United States Air Force and United States Navy beginning in the 1950s. Besides its use as a trainer, the T-28 was successfully employed as a counter-insurgency aircraft, primarily during the Vietnam War. It has continued in civilian use as an aerobatics and Warbird performer.

Missionary Flights International - Douglas DC-3
The Douglas DC-3 is a fixed-wing propeller-driven airliner. Its cruise speed (207 mph or 333 km/h) and range (1,500 mi or 2,400 km) revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s. Its lasting effect on the airline industry and World War II makes it one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made.

Sam Lauff - Cessna O-2A Skymaster
The Cessna O-2 Skymaster (nicknamed "Oscar Deuce") is a military version of the Cessna 337 Super Skymaster, used for forward air control (FAC) and psychological operations (PSYOPS) by the US military between 1967 and 2010.In 1966 the United States Air Force (USAF) commissioned Cessna to build a military variant to replace the O-1 Bird Dog and the O-2 resulted.

Flagship Detroit - DC-3
The oldest flying DC-3 in the world, the American Airlines Flagship Detroit, will be appearing at the Stuart Air Show. Visitors will be able to climb aboard the airplane, visit the cockpit, and take pictures with our pilots and stewardesses who will be dressed in vintage airline uniforms. Our “Flagship Singers” will be providing live entertainment performing the popular standards and big band hits of the 1930’s and 40’s when the airplane was in service with AA. “Flagship Detroit" was the 21st of American Airlines’ fleet of 84 Douglas DC-3’s operated from 1936 to 1947. American accepted delivery of the Flagship Detroit on March 2, 1937. It has been restored back to its original glory just as it looked over 80 years ago! 

Tom & Kim Smith - Vultee BT-15 Valiant
The Vultee BT-13 Valiant was an American World War II-era advanced (although called basic) trainer aircraft built by Vultee Aircraft for the United States Army Air Corps, and later US Army Air Forces. A subsequent variant of the BT-13 in USAAC/USAAF service was known as the BT-15 Valiant, while an identical version for the US Navy was known as the SNV and was used to train naval aviators for the US Navy and its sister services, the US Marine Corps and US Coast Guard.

Walter Orth - Beechcraft T34 Mentor
The Beechcraft T-34 Mentor is an American propeller-driven, single-engined, military traineraircraft derived from the Beechcraft Model 35 Bonanza. The earlier versions of the T-34, dating from around the late 1940s to the 1950s, were piston-engined. These were eventually succeeded by the upgraded T-34C Turbo-Mentor, powered by a turboprop engine. The T-34 remains in service more than six decades after it was first designed.

Pictures are representative of aircraft not necessarily actual aircraft.

Times for flights maybe subject to change due to the extenuating circumstances such as weather, performers and airshow/aerobatic times, other delays, etc. The Stuart Air Show is not responsible for any delays or any changes in the schedules or changes made by the aircraft ride provider. It is recommended to purchase rides in advance, online to ensure a time and ride as rides and ride times are limited. Rides may sell out at the airshow.