Press Release: Aviation comes alive at our brand new STEAM World and our improved Fun Zone!

Press Release - For Immediate Release

Contact: Executive Director
Skylar Gorman

Phone: 772-781-4882 (o)



Event: 2019 Audi Stuart Air Show

When: November 1-3, 2019

Where: Martin County Airport - Witham Field


Aviation comes alive at our brand new STEAM World and our improved Fun Zone!

STUART- As event organizers move forward with plans for the 30th anniversary of the Stuart Air Show, the mission of the organization is more relevant now than ever before: Celebrating aviation by honoring its past and inspiring its future.

"We're really focused on what this event means to our community," said Amy Bottegal, president of the Stuart Air Show. "We want the Stuart Air Show to have a tremendous impact on our community."


Over the years, Air Show organizers heard stories of how the show inspired people to pursue a future in aviation or aeronautics. To further inspire others, organizers have integrated a S.T.E.A.M. -- science, technology, engineering, art and math -- element this year, sponsored by Dunn Capital Management and All About Achieving Learning Centers. It is being called STEAM World.

STEAM World will offer educational enhancements for children of all ages, including elements such as virtual reality displays, robotics and drone demonstrations. Additional interactive exhibits and activities will be featured courtesy of All About Achieving.

According to the International Council of Air Shows, the United States lags considerably behind other developed nations in S.T.E.A.M. proficiency at the secondary school level. Jobs in the aerospace sector are among the highest paid and the most premier opportunities in the country and there are reportedly 60,000 S.T.E.A.M. centric jobs that remain unfilled.

Organizers hope to introduce students to potential mentors, broaden the horizon of a student's career and education options, and to make the Air Show a curriculum extension of the local classroom.

Over 800 students from Martin and St. Lucie counties will experience a very special day on Nov. 1, where they will get the first look at the 2019 show, meet the pilots and explore all that STEAM World has to offer.


The experience will be included in general admission to the Air Show on Nov. 2-3.

The Stuart Air Show, sponsored by Audi, will be Nov. 1-3 at the Martin County Airport, also known as Witham Field.

Festivities kick off on Nov. 1 with a spectacular night show and fireworks display as well as the exclusive TD Bank Dirty Flight Suit Party. The "Race the Runway 5K" is back by popular demand allowing runners the chance to race through Martin County Airport in the hours before the show on Nov. 3.

From aviation enthusiasts and military veterans to families looking for a weekend activity, all can appreciate what the air show brings: the nostalgia of historic static displays, the sophistication of modern-day aircraft, and the roar of military jets and thrills of aerobatic performances.

Pre-sale tickets are available online at www.stuartairshow.com. General admission tickets start at $25 per day for adults and $5 for children (age 6-12) and military. The TD Bank Dirty Flight Suit Party ticket is $115 per person. The Race the Runway 5K is $45. General admission ticket prices increase the days of the show.

The 2019 Audi Stuart Air Show is presented by Martin County Airport and Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Co.

Images:

  1. Capt. Richard Gangloff, kneeling, pilot of the C-17 Globemaster, demonstrates aircraft control to students in the 2018 Round Robin event at the Stuart Air Show.

  2. Children at All About Achieving Learning Centers 1

  3. Children at All About Achieving Learning Centers 2

  4. Children at All About Achieving Learning Centers 3


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About the Stuart Air Show

The award-winning 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 Skylar Gorman at 772-781-4882 or at skylar@stuartairshow.com.

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