Press Release: Elevate your experience at this year's Audi Stuart Air Show, with once-in-a-lifetime flight upgrades!

Stuart Airshow

Press Release - For Immediate Release

Contact:  Executive Director 

                 Susan Cunnane                                                                         

Phone:    772-781-4882 (o)


Elevate your experience at this year's Audi Stuart Air Show, with once-in-a-lifetime flight upgrades! Take your seat in history this November 2-4.

STUART, Fla (Oct. 3, 2018)- It is October and that means that we are just four weeks away from takeoff! This year the Stuart Air Show is delighted to offer numerous ways for you to channel your inner Top Gun pilot from the best seats in the house: the cockpit. Take your seat in history by flying high above the air show action in a vintage aircraft or military helicopter.Over the three-day air show (Friday, Nov. 2 through Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018) several exclusive and limited opportunities will give you the opportunity to check this remarkable experience off your bucket list:  NEW THIS YEAR, The Memphis Belle. Join us for a flight into history aboard the famous B-17, "The Movie Memphis Belle." Experience first-hand what it may have been like to be a crew member flying over Europe during World War II. Ride in the fuselage, or, upgrade your seat to the nose section and watch the Pilot and Co-pilot fly the plane. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the sights and sounds aboard a WWII bomber. Flights available October 31st - November 5th. Cobra Attack Helicopter. Both standard (6-7 minutes) and extended (13-14 minute) flights available Saturday and Sunday between 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and throughout the day. 

UH-1 Huey Helicopter. One of the most recognizable and iconic helicopters in history! Flights are 8-10 minutes; available Saturday and Sunday between 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and throughout the day.  Robinson R44 Helicopter. Take to the skies to get a gorgeous view of Stuart and the airshow on a R-44 Robinson Helicopter. Rides are available between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday with other available times during the day.

T-6 Texan. Fly like the 'aces of yester-year' in this classic fighter-trainer of World War II. Flights are available between 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. and after 4 p.m., both Saturday and Sunday. Two 'instructional' flight options are also available: a pattern-only-flight, lasting for 15 minutes, and an aerobatic flight, lasting for 20-30 minutes. 
 There are also lots of ways to upgrade your experience on the ground this year as well! Celebrate your triumphant flight with some of our VIP ticket upgrades, starting with special Spectator Seating on the show line ($8/day per person upgrade). You can also cool off with two frosty, complimentary beers in the shaded seating of the Heineken Beer Garden ($25/ day per person upgrade). Kick it up a notch and treat yourself to our Florida Craft Beer Experience, featuring show-line seating paired with 2 complimentary unique and delicious craft beers hosted by brewery representatives from Walking Tree, Tequesta Brewing Company and new this year, Pierced Cider ($25/day per person upgrade).   Flying can be exhausting, so refuel with access to the Bombers Squadron sponsored by CenterState Bank, which offers lunch, adult beverages and soda, and great views of the action from show line ($60/day per person upgrade). 
Start the weekend with our traditional Friday Night air show, complete with a crowd-pleasing firework spectacular and twilight aerobatics. Treat your friends and family to show line Spectator Seating ($8 per person) or the highly popular, TDBank Dirty Flight Suit Party, complete with a buffet dinner, complimentary beer and wine, live entertainment, and a premier viewing for the night time action in the skies. Besides offering the best seats in the house, at this VIP party, you'll mix and mingle with the performers and pilots of the show, as well as our sponsors, supporters, and aviation aficionados. Tickets to the TDBank Dirty Flight Suit party are $115 per person.
Standard pre-purchase ticket options are $5 for veterans/military (military ID required) and children 6-12 (5 and under free), $15 for children 13+ and adults. Tickets at the gate will be $25 (age 13+) and $5 for veterans/military (military ID required). Premium parking is $20.All Stuart Air Show tickets for entry, Dirty Flight Suit Party, premium parking and upgraded options are available for purchase at For all ride options and details, please visit
The 2018 Audi-Stuart Air Show thanks Diamond Sponsor Audi, Platinum Sponsors Pratt & Whitney-A United Technologies Company, Sikorsky Aircraft-A Lockheed Martin Company, and Martin County Airport - Witham Field, Gold Sponsors, Alpha Zeta Landscaping & JJ Taylor, Silver Sponsors: City of Stuart, Stuart Jet Center, CenterState Bank, Dunkin Donuts, Atlantic Aviation, Southern Pig and Cattle, and Visiting Nurse Association.# # #IMAGES:(1)The Friday Night air show features twilight aerobatics, fireworks and more. SAS 2016 Sarah Parker @316creations.(2) Channel your inner pilot with a ride in a UH-1 Huey Helicopter. SAS 2018 Sarah Parker @316creations.(3)Put yourself in the pilot's seat, when you reserve a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime ride on this B-17, "The Movie Memphis Belle". Photo credit: Ken Strohm.(4) Cool off in the shade with a couple frosty, complimentary beers when you upgrade to our Heineken Beer Garden, or our Florida Craft Beer Experience. Photo Credit: Stuart Air Show
******About the Audi Stuart Air ShowThe award-winning Audi Stuart Air Show is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes a safe, family entertainment event, highlights aviation, and provides financial support to its benefiting non-profit organizations including:United Way of Martin County, Road to Victory Military Museum, Special Olympics, City of Stuart Police Department Explorer Post #878, Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, South Florida, Civil Air Patrol 8024 Stuart Cadet Squadron, St. Lucie West Centennial High School, as well as many other deserving community organizations and charities.   Annual scholarships are also awarded to local high schools.   The Stuart Air show has been the recipient of the Southeast Tourism Society Award for three consecutive years, a true distinction out of the 12 states in the Southeast Region. 
If you would like more information about the Stuart Air Show, please contact Susan Cunnane at 772-781-4882  or at