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. David recounts flying in his grandfather’s personal aircraft to arrive in style to the air show and shares his memories from the early days of the Dirty Flight Suit Party, which back then was just a gathering for the pilots and their families.

David grew up going to the Stuart Air Show, so we were happy that he spoke with us to share some of his memories from the years.


Do you have any memories, memorabilia, or photos from air shows past?  Share them with us by emailing info@stuartairshow.com or submit photos here.


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