Blue skies and fair winds ahead for 2017 Audi Stuart Air Show

Stuart Airshow
Press Release - For Immediate Release
 
Contact:   Director of Development & Events
                 Susan Cunnane                                                                         
Phone:     772-781-4882 (o)
                 772-812-1765  (c)          


Audi Stuart Air Show cleared for take-off!

STUART, FL (Oct. 31, 2017) -- Final setup for the 28th consecutive Stuart Air Show is underway and with a weekend forecast of blue skies and fair winds ahead, the Audi Stuart Air Show is cleared for take-off!

The Friday Night Air Show begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, with nighttime aerobatics and the Dirty Flight Suit Party, featuring entertainment by The Kinected Band, sponsored by Sikorsky Aircraft, and a star-spangled firework salute that will inspire and excite the most discerning pyrotechnical fan. Local attorney Ron Rowars sponsors the fireworks and AWE-some Wall of Fire.

Air show gates open at 9 a.m., both Sat. and Sun. (Nov 4-5), and food booths, exhibits, static displays, helicopter and aircraft rides, along with the military tank, vehicle and armor displays, kids' area, and beer gardens will keep show attendees entertained until Redline Airshows and the U.S. Army Black Daggers open the aerobatic portion of the show at 12 noon by presenting the American Flag. All attractions and displays are open to the public at 9 a.m. 

History aficionados, won't want to miss the World War II Battle Re-enactment, scheduled at 12:25 p.m., with the internationally renowned WWII Round Canopy Parachute Team, complete with a Sherman tank, Helicat tank destroyer and authentic WWII trucks, vehicles and armor, nor the popular historic military encampment and mini boot camp. 

Aerobatic performances by the US Navy F-18 Super Hornet, US Air Force F16 Viper Demonstration Team, US Navy Leap Frogs Parachute Team, Screamin' Sasquatch a jet-powered biplane, Aeroshell Aerobatic Team, Cliff Atkins P40, Jacquie B in her Extra 300, the BATCOPTER-the original BATCOPTER from the TV series Batman, Wild Blue Rodeo, Chef Pitts, Michael Wiscus, and Greg Shelton and Ashely Shelton (wingwalker) are scheduled from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

Congressman Brian Mast, representing the 18th Congressional District of Florida, will perform a tandem jump with the U.S. Navy Parachute Team "Leap Frogs", during the Saturday, Nov. 4, show, tentatively scheduled for 2:51 p.m. Following the jump, Congressman Mast will present a memorial plaque to the Leap Frogs honoring Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Petty Officer First Class Remington Jordan Peters, 27, who died May 28 in a parachute demonstration accident. 

Static ground displays will include the popular hurricane hunter Lockheed C-130 Hercules, Sikorsky MH-53 Pave Low, Grumman OV-1 Mohawk, the oldest flying DC-3 in the world, the American Airlines Flagship Detroit, and dozens of others. The full list can be viewed at www.StuartAirShow.com. 

This year's Kid's Zone stars two new additions, Mobile Mountain and Jurassic Parts, which include a 150-foot zip line ride, rock wall climbing, and aviation themed inflatable playground and bounce zones, as well as a free fossil dig for genuine fossil shark teeth and a touch table featuring shark vertebrate and jaws, ray skins and more, along with a giant Megalodon shark jaw, perfect for photo opportunities.

Every year, the aerial portion of the show is marked by Missing Man ceremonies. These ceremonies, held at 3:45 both days, are in honor of Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Petty Officer First Class Remington Jordan Peters (Saturday) and Kevin Segura, long-time trusted airshow volunteer (Sunday).

Diamond sponsor Audi Stuart, besides providing performer honor rides over the show weekend, will have a lineup of 55 vehicles - cars, trucks and SUVs -- on display. Other non-aviation fun, includes a Mini Cow Toss at 4:30 p.m. both weekend afternoons, where the winner each day gets a year free of Chick-fil-A.

Pre-sale tickets are available online from $5 for veterans/military (military ID required) and children 6-12 (5 and under free), $15 for children 13+ and adults. Tickets at the gate will be $25 (age 13+) and $5 for veterans/military (military ID required). 

The 2017 Audi Stuart Air Show, presented this year by Diamond Sponsor--Audi Stuart, and Platinum Sponsors-Martin County Airport-Witham Field, Sikorsky Aircraft, a Lockheed Martin Company, and Pratt & Whitey, a United Technologies Company, thank the following Supporting sponsors for helping ensure the 28th consecutive air show is another roaring success:  Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, Martin Health System, Papa Johns, Florida Coast Equipment, Hampton Inn & Suites, Multicolor Printing, BGM Creative, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, David Golden PA Law Offices, AeroEngineSolutions, Lauri J. Goldstein & Associations, PLLC, Ocean Breeze Resort, Goodfella's Pest Management, Martin County, Florida, Tidy Coast Event Services, and Buffalo Wild Wings. 

For more information, to view the show schedule or purchase tickets online, please visit www.StuartAirShow.com.

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PHOTOS (High resolution images available.)
 
The sky is the limit at this weekend's 2017 Audi Stuart Air Show.
Photo credit: Stuart Air Show. 

Jack Link's Screamin' Sasquatch Jet Waco will have everyone on the edge of their seats. Photo credit: John Klatt Airshows.


Congressman Brian Mast, representing the 18th Congressional District of Florida, will perform a tandem jump with the U.S. Navy Parachute Team "Leap Frogs" during the Saturday, Nov. 4, show. Photo credit: 316creations/Sarah Parker.

About Audi Stuart
Audi Stuart is the premier provider of Audi's along Florida's Treasure Coast.  "Progress through Technology" is the Audi USA ethos and is the core belief that drives the development of every Audi vehicle, inspiring the innovative solutions, revolutionary engineering and progressive design that have become synonymous with the Audi name.  Audi Stuart is part of the Brickell Motors Family. For more information, a full range of inventory and current specials, visit www.audistuart.com or call (772) 214-3900.

About the Stuart Air Show

The 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: Road to Victory Military Museum, Venture Crew #804/Boy Scouts of America, United Way of Martin County, Martin County Community Foundation, 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. The air show offers many different types fundraising opportunities for local non-profit organizations and community groups. Nearly a dozen organizations benefit from the show each year.

For more information about the 2017 Audi Stuart Air Show, please contact the main office at (772) 781-4882 or at  info@StuartAirShow.com .

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