4th of July, 2019 - Flying Over Flagler Park
sponsored by The City of Stuart and the Stuart Air Show.
Thank you to the City of Stuart, our incredible volunteers who donated their time, Martin County first responders, the performers, our generous sponsors, and our community for making the first ever Flying Over Flagler Park a success! What a wonderful way to celebrate Independence Day with our Stuart community.
Photos by Matt Haskell
Chefpitts Airshows - Clemens Kuhlig of Chefpitts Airshows, flies a Pitts S1S that he built in his garage over a three year period while he was working as a professional Chef.The show he flies is inspired by the pilots he watched when he was a kid. The Pitts Special is an iconic airplane that lends itself well to beautiful rolling, curving lines, snap rolls, and excellent outside capability. You'll see all of these elements blended together over the course of the show, including cutting in and out of the show line to show depth.
Gene McNeely - Gene served in the Navy and used the GI bill to realize his dreams of flying. He operated his own agricultural business for over 20 years before starting an air cargo service flying Beech 18; DC-3s and MU-2s. Gene discovered his love for T-6s at an airshow. He was a member of the Aeroshell Aerobatic team for over 20 years. He has consistently finished in the top 5 since 1986 in the Reno Air Races and currently rebuilds T-6s with his father.
John Black - Originally from Dayton, Ohio John now lives in Cocoa Beach, Florida. John credits his love of flying to his father and growing up in the "Birth Place of Aviation". John learned to fly in 1984 when he was 17 at a little airport called Moraine Airpark. John was commissioned in the Active Duty Air Force in August 1989. During his twenty one years in the Active Duty Air Force and Florida Air National Guard all his assignments were flying F-15A & Cs. He amassed 3600 hours of Eagle time and earned the rank of Lt Col. John currently flies TF-51s (P-51Ds), L-39s, and T-6s with Stallion51 Corporation located in Kissimmee, FL.