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Martin County, Florida: It’s no secret that the Stuart Air Show has become the largest community event on the entire Treasure of Coast of Florida. What may be the best kept secret about the event is the team of volunteers who work tirelessly throughout the year to make it all happen. With seven members on the Board of Directors, a committee of nearly 30, and a volunteer army of over 700 volunteers, the Stuart Air Show encapsulates a true sense of community and volunteerism.
Board of Directors
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In Michael’s spare time, he dedicates his time to serving and honoring Veterans. He is the board president of the Road to Victory Military Museum in Memorial Park, Stuart, was a founding member of Southeast Florida Honor Flight, participates in local Memorial and Veterans Day Parades, and supports many WWII battle re-enactment events and air shows across the country.
Favorite Air Show Food: Burger after a LONG day of hard work.
He is a graduate of Ball State University and earned his MBA from Florida Institute of Technology. Prior to his employment with Martin Health, Chuck served as a Manager for Ernst & Young. He’s a Certified Public Accountant, a Fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Florida Institute of CPAs and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Cleaver has also been involved in numerous local not-for-profit organizations, including the Stuart Air Show, United Way Foundation of Martin County, the Council on Aging of Martin County, the Friends of Volunteers in Medicine Clinic and the Library Foundation of Martin County.
Favorite Air Show Food: The hamburgers served to the volunteers.
Favorite Air Show Food: Elephant ears.
Favorite Air Show Food: Corn dog with mustard!
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Favorite Air Show Food: Corn Dogs!!!!!
Favorite Air Show Food: Dunkin’ Donuts in the early morning (donated by Dunkin’)
Favorite Air Show Food: ...BEER?
Air Show Director
Air Show Photographer
Sarah Parker - PhotographerSarah Parker of 316creations has been a resident of the Treasure Coast for over 25 years. A successful nurse and Home Care Advisor for a local home care agency, one of Sarah’s real passions has always been in photography. In 2011 she joined the airshow team utilizing that passion as well as assisting with social media. Currently she is our Official SAS Photographer as well as oversees coordination of Volunteer Photographers. Aviation and #blueskies have always been at the top of her ‘shooting’ agenda, amongst her other areas of photography. Her line has expanded into inspirational, event and even some commercial photography… always believing that ‘the sky’s the limit!
History of Witham Field
Today, Witham Field with its three runways serves most of the general aviation needs for Martin County and surrounding areas. The airport, just a few miles southeast of the City of Stuart, can accommodate most general aviation aircraft including smaller business jets, and is home to more than 200 private and business aircraft. It also plays host to the largest community event on the Treasure Coast, the annual Stuart Air Show. The airports fixed-based-operators (FBO’s) act as the local terminals for all its users and those visiting Martin County from other locales.
The history of Witham Field is emblematic of the people and County in which it resides. Its very beginning is deeply rooted in duty, patriotism and generosity from the residents of Martin County. As with many rural airports in the 30’s, Martin County Airport was just a grass landing strip. But with the rumblings of war overseas in the 40’s, a group of visionary and patriotic private landowners convened and offered their property to the county, to serve their county.