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30th Anniversary Retrospective with Chuck Cleaver

30th Anniversary Retrospective with Chuck Cleaver

We are continuing our 30th Anniversary Retrospective by talking with the Treasurer of our Board of Directors, Chuck Cleaver. Chuck has been an important part of the Stuart Air Show since the late 1980s, early 1990s back when the Council on Aging was running the show.

Meet Our New Executive Director, Skylar Gorman

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We are pleased to welcome our new Stuart Air Show Executive Director, Skylar Gorman to the SAS family!

Skylar is excited to be a new addition to the Stuart Air Show team. A Martin County native, she recently relocated from Dallas, Texas back to her home state of sunny South Florida. Skylar attended the Stuart Air Show annually with her family for many years and will always remember the excitement leading up to the show. Her favorite part of the Air Show is the unwavering patriotism the community/ performers display to honor to their country.

Her background includes experience in the nonprofit/event planning arena. In the past, she has raised funds for educational scholarships and research grants for the National Athletic Training Association Foundation. Her most recent position held was the Development Director for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, serving the Treasure Coast and Palm Beach County. When she is not working you will most likely find her with her daughter, Hadley. Or taking advantage of the tropic weather – fishing, boating, and enjoying the paradise that we all call home!

Welcome Skylar! We are happy to have you on board!

30th Anniversary Retrospective with Desiree Bonnie

30th Anniversary Retrospective with Desiree Bonnie

We are continuing our 30th Anniversary Retrospective by talking with one of our past Events Coordinators, Desiree Bonnie. Desiree held the Events Coordinator position, now know as the Executive Director, from 2010 to 2015. After passing the torch to her successor, she has continued to support the air show by volunteering and serving on our Board of Directors.

30th Anniversary Retrospective with Don McGlynn

30th Anniversary Retrospective with Don McGlynn

As we look back over the past 30 years through our video retrospective series, what we continually are finding is that being a part of the Stuart Air Show is often a family affair. This week’s interview is a perfect example of this family bond that is shared at the air show. Today we talk with Don McGlynn, son of Walter McGlynn, who we interviewed last week.

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.