Press Release: An aviation extravaganza took flight over Stuart as the 2018 Audi Stuart Air Show!

An aviation extravaganza took flight over Stuart as the 2018 Audi Stuart Air Show welcomed tens of thousands from our community and beyond!

 

STUART, Fla (Nov. 29, 2018)- The Audi Stuart Airshow took place from November 2 - 4. The rain couldn't put a damper on our fun! The weekend was full of fireworks, jets, aerobatics displays, aircraft tours, aircraft rides, food, drinks, and fun with friends and family. Children and adults alike were inspired by the aerobatics in the sky, as well as by the aircraft on the ground.

 

We welcomed the United States Marine Corp Harrier, the F-16 Viper Demo Team, Kyle Franklin and his Demon-1 biplane, Vampire Airshows' de Havilland single engine jet, the 4 man group the Phillips 66 Aerostars, Bob Carlton and his SubSonex jet, The Class of 45's Jim "Torc" Tobul and Scott "Scooter" Yolk, Younkin Airshows, Rob Holland Ultimate Air Shows, local favorite Chef Pitts, Round Canopy Parachuting Team-USA (RCPT-USA), and U.S. Army Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team The Black Daggers.

 

There were dozens of static displays, many of which are active military aircraft, manned by military personal who conducted the tours of the machines they know so well. It was our pleasure to highlight aircraft from World War II and Korea, and welcome the Unites States Air Force, Navy, Army, and Special Operations Forces to Stuart. With active military personnel as well as veterans, we were happy to be able to thank the men and women of our armed forces this past weekend, as well as honor those who have been lost with a missing man formation aerial salute at the end of each show. 

 

Special thanks to our sponsors for making this fantastic community event a reality: Title Sponsor Audi Stuart, Platinum Sponsors Pratt & Whitney-A United Technologies Company, Sikorsky Aircraft-A Lockheed Martin Company, and Martin County Airport, Witham Field.

 

 Images:

  1. AV-8A Harrier Jump Jet - Photo (Fred Kingston)

  2. Kyle Franklin - Photo (Fred Kingston)

  3. F-16 Viper Demo Team - Photo (Ken Rose)

 

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About the Audi Stuart Air Show

The 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 Susan@stuartairshow.com.

 

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