Hosted at Martin County’s Witham Field Airport for the past 25 years, the Stuart Air Show returns for its 26th year from October 30 to November 1. Led by a voluntary Board of Directors and an Executive Director, the event focuses on honoring the past and inspiring the future while consistently infusing the local economy.
- According to the International Council of Air Shows, the Air Show has a $2.5 million annual impact on the local economy
- Since 2010, Stuart Air Show, Inc. has contributed more than $500,000 on local hotels, rental cars, fuel, sheriff deputies, firefighters, pilots, performers, and support teams that come to Martin County •
- Also since 2010, more than $100,000 has been raised/distributed for local clubs, charities, and nonprofits including the Road to Victory Military Museum, the Martin County Community Foundation, Special Olympics, ARC of Martin County, Civil Air Patrol, Boy Scouts of America, local ROTC groups and others.
- 67% of online ticket sales from 2014 were purchased outside of Martin County
Previously organized by well-known nonprofits including the Visiting Nurse Association, the Stuart Air Show, Inc. became an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2010. With a new focus on year-round community outreach, Stuart Air Show, Inc. has expanded its support to the area by partnering with Southeast Florida Honor Flight, a non-profit organization that raises funds to fly WWII Veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the WWII Memorial. Together, the two organizations hosted Honor Run on the Runway, a 5K held on the runways at the airport followed by a 1940s themed after party. The event, which they plan to host again next year, raised awareness and funds for Southeast Florida Honor Flight.
Spectators can catch a glimpse of history with a WWII weapons demonstration and battle reenactment, enjoy dozens of static aircraft on display representing aviation through the decades and be thrilled by spectacular and more modern aerobatic performances featuring the US Navy F-18, the US Air Force F-16, and the US Army Golden Knights.
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