Students to learn about real world applications of aerospace engineering, military careers and Air Show flight demos.

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

Military flight teams to visit area students

STUART, FL (November 1, 2016) -- Military flight teams won't just be flying jets during the Stuart Air Show this weekend, they will be speaking with area students in advance about aviation, parachuting, and the demonstrations they will be performing all weekend at the Stuart Air Show.

On Thursday, November 3 at 1 p.m., members of the US Navy F18 Super Hornet Demonstration Team will visit the Clark Advance Learning Center at Indian River State College Chastain Campus, located at 2400 SE Salerno Road in Stuart. A national model school, the Clark Advanced Learning Center is a public charter high school offering academic and technology programs, accelerated curriculum, and college readiness. Super Hornet pilots and maintainers will speak to students about real world applications of aerospace engineering, Navy careers, and the flight demonstrations that the F-18 Tac Demo Team will perform at the air show. 

On Friday, November 4, members of the US Air Force F-16 Viper Demo Team will visit the Stem Center (JD Parker Elementary), located at 1010 SE 10 th Street in Stuart at 9 a.m. to speak with the students in grades 3 through 6 of the STEM program about real world applications of aerospace engineering, Air Force careers, and the flight demonstrations the F-16 'Fighting Falcon'.

Also on Friday, November 4, the US Navy F18, US Air Force F16, and US Navy Leap Frogs will speak to a group of students at the Blake Library, located at 2351 SE Monterey Road in Stuart at 3:30 p.m.

The US Navy F18, US Air Force F16, and US Navy Leap Frogs will perform at the Stuart Air Show held at the Martin County Airport, Witham Field, on Friday night (November 4) and Saturday and Sunday (November 5 and November 6).

Pre-sale tickets are available 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 2016 Stuart Air Show, presented this year by Sikorsky Aircraft, a Lockheed Martin Company, and Pratt & Whitey, a United Technologies Company, thanks Air Commodore sponsors Southern Pig & Cattle Co. Stuart, Special Forces, The YMCA, Ron Rowars Trial Attorney, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch/U.S. Trust/Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Ampersand Shirt Shack, and DRD Technical Solutions for helping ensure the 27 th consecutive show is another roaring success.

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

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PHOTO (High resolutions image available)  Local students will learn more about aviation first hand from members of the US Navy F18 Super Hornet Demonstration Team (F18 in photo), along with members of the US Air Force F16 Viper Demo Team, and US Navy Leap Frogs. Photo credit 316creations/Sarah Parker.


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, Martin County Sheriff's Explorers Post #887, City of Stuart Police Department Explorer Post #878, Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, South Florida, ARC of Martin County, 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 Stuart Air Show, please contact the main office at (772) 781-4882 or at  .

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