Enjoy the Stuart Air Show like a Rock Star!

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

Enjoy the Stuart Air Show like a Rock Star!

STUART, FL (September 28, 2016) -- The 2016 Stuart Air Show, presented by Sikorsky Aircraft, A Lockheed Martin Company, and Pratt & Whitney, A United Technologies Company, is just weeks away. And, for those aviation enthusiasts who have always dreamed of flying in a vintage aircraft or military helicopter, rubbing shoulders with pilots from the around the world at an exclusive night-time pre-air show party, or sitting on the flight line for the best views of the action, your custom VIP experience awaits you!

Over the three-day event, Friday, November 4 through Sunday, November 6, 2016, several exclusive opportunities can put you in the pilot's seat, literally, by reserving an exciting once-in-a-lifetime ride in one of the following aircraft:
  • Cobra Attack Helicopter. Both standard (6-7 minutes) and extended (13-14 minute) flights available Saturday and Sunday between 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and throughout the day. The standard ride experience is $325 per person; the extended ride $525 per person. Minimum flight age is 16.

  • UH-1 Huey Helicopter. One of the most recognizable and iconic helicopter in history! Flights are 8-10 minutes; available Saturday and Sunday between 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and throughout the day. Minimum age is 5 (must be accompanied by an adult) and the experience is $75 per person.

  • T-6 Texan. Fly like the 'aces of yester-year' in this classic fighter-trainer of World War II. Flights are available between 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.  and after 4 p.m., both Saturday and Sunday. No minimum age but rider must be a minimum of 4-feet tall. Two 'instructional' flight options are available: a pattern-only-flight, lasting for 15 minutes, and an aerobatic flight, lasting for 20-30 minutes. The pattern-only experience is $99 per person; the aerobatic flight $299 per person.

  • Robinson R44 Helicopter. Take to the skies for a birds-eye view of Stuart and the airshow. Rides are available between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and throughout the day. The 5-7-minute ride is $40 per person. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
If night time flight action is on your 'bucket list', then don't miss the traditional Friday Night Air Show, complete with fireworks, sponsored by Ron Rowars. Tickets are $5 for veterans/military (military ID required) and children 6-12 (age 5 and under free); adults $15 pre-sale, and $25 at the gate (13+). 

Take the night time Stuart Air Show fun to a higher level with Spectator Seating along the flight line. This upgrade option is an additional $10 per person-adults and children. And, if you want to experience the nighttime action like a rock star, don't miss the TD Bank sponsored Dirty Flight Suit Party, an exclusive party complete with a buffet dinner, complimentary beer and wine, live entertainment, and a premier viewing area for the Night Air Show and fireworks display, where you will be mixing and mingling with the performers and pilots of the Stuart Air Show, as well as the sponsors, supporters and other VIPs and rock stars!  This limited ticket option is $95 per person and only available online (www.StuartAirShow.com).

Saturday and Sunday be part of the thrills and excitement of the Stuart Air Show, and enjoy amazing aviation performances, static displays, Kid Zone, carnival rides, World War II battle re-enactment, and more!

Standard pre-purchase ticket options are $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).

Saturday and Sunday VIP options include Spectator Seating on the flight line ($10/day per person upgrade), shaded seating in the Heineken Beer Garden, which includes two complimentary beers ($25/day per person upgrade), or entry to the Bombers Squadron, sponsored by CenterState Bank, providing great views of the action from flight line seating, lunch, adult beverages, and soda ($60/day per person upgrade). Have the 2016 Stuart Air Show your way-build your own VIP customized package!

All Stuart Air Show tickets for entry, Dirty Flight Suit Party, and upgraded options are available for purchase at www.StuartAirShow.com. For all ride options, please visit www.StuartAirShow.com/aircraft-displays to purchase tickets and to view passenger qualifications.

The 2016 Stuart Air Show thanks Ace Sponsors Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky Aircraft, Treasure Coast Newspapers and WPTV for helping to ensure that the 27th consecutive show is another roaring success. For sponsorship opportunities or more information, please contact Susan Cunnane, Director of Development and Events, at (772) 781-4882 or Susan@StuartAirShow.com.

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PHOTOS (High resolutions images available)
  1.  The Stuart Air Show's Friday's Dirty Flight Suit Party and Saturday and Sunday's Bombers Squadron tickets feature a buffet, adult beverages and great views of the action from flight line seating. PHOTO CREDIT: Stuart Air Show.
  2. Friday night's Dirty Flight Suit Party alfresco dining on the flight line. PHOTO CREDIT: Stuart Air Show.
  3. The Friday Night Air Show includes a spectacular firework show, sponsored by Ron Rowars. PHOTO CREDIT: Stuart Air Show.
  4. Night time maneuvers.  PHOTO CREDIT: Stuart Air Show.
  5. VIPs taking a ride in the UH-1 Huey Helicopter. Reserve your flight now! PHOTO CREDIT: Stuart Air Show.
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 
info@StuartAirShow.com .


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