history of stuart

30th Anniversary Retrospective with Chris Jones

30th Anniversary Retrospective with Chris Jones

We are continuing our 30th Anniversary Retrospective by talking with Chris Jones, the Principal of JD Parker Elementary. Last year, over 300 of their students came to the Audi Stuart Air Show on Friday afternoon. They got to meet the pilots, tour static aircraft, and watch the performers’ practice runs before we opened the 2018 show!

30th Anniversary Retrospective with Walter McGlynn

30th Anniversary Retrospective with Walter McGlynn

Today we talk with Walter McGlynn. Walter has been with the show since the beginning and he has a treasure trove of great memories that we were lucky enough to have him share with us.

30th Anniversary Retrospective with Renée Allen

30th Anniversary Retrospective with Renée Allen

We are celebrating 30 years of the Stuart Air Show by talking with the people who know it the best.  Today we sit down with Renée Allen, our volunteer in charge of Pilot Hospitality.  Renée shares with us that she began going to the air show with her father when she was a young girl.

30th Anniversary Retrospective with David Deakins

30th Anniversary Retrospective with David Deakins

As we continue to take a look back over 30 years of the Stuart Air Show, we talk with David Deakins, the grandson of Jud Deakins. Jud was involved with the Stuart Air Show from the very beginning, helping to bring it to Stuart.

30th Anniversary Retrospective with Bill Whittemore

30th Anniversary Retrospective with Bill Whittemore

As we continue to take a look back over 30 years of the Stuart Air Show, we talk with one of the people who played a large role in its beginnings, Bill Whittemore.  Bill was one of four pilots who conducted airplane rides in the first few years of the show.

30th Anniversary Retrospective with Troy McDonald

30th Anniversary Retrospective with Troy McDonald

As we kick off our first week of our 30th anniversary retrospective, we start with Troy McDonald. Troy was the GM of Aviation Center, in 1996 during the time the Council on Aging ran the show. Today we ask him to share with us his favorite air show memory.

30 Year Retrospective: Mohawks and Witham Field circa the 1970s

30 Year Retrospective: Mohawks and Witham Field circa the 1970s

While we begin to explore the Stuart Air Show’s history over the past three decades to celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we want to start by learning more about aviation in our community. We decided to share a little bit about our town’s history with the US Army Grumman OV-1 Mohawk.