The Stuart Air Show, scheduled for Nov. 3-5 at Witham Field, will be supersonic as organizers welcome back F-16 and F-18 combat jets, the Navy Leap Frogs, the AeroShell team and veteran performer Greg Shelton.
There are plenty of newcomers this year, too, including the Bat Mobile and Batcopter, which were featured in the original TV series, “Batman” and the 1966 movie.
Also new is Screamin’ Sasquatch, a bi-plane with a jet engine that can fly vertically, flip, tumble, and roll. It’s flown by Lt. Col. John Klatt, one of the top aerobatic pilots in the industry. In addition, the U.S. Army Black Daggers, who perform freefall parachute demonstrations worldwide, will appear. Audiences can expect smoke grenades, pyrotechnics and flags during the team’s demonstrations.
Discounted tickets are now on sale at www.StuartAirShow.com. The $10 price is good until Labor Day. Online tickets will then be $15 through Nov. 5, and $25 at the gate. Veterans and military tickets and youth ages 6-12, are $5. Admission for children, 5 and younger, is free. Spectator seating has been reduced to $8. The Beer Garden upgrade is $25 and the Bombers Squadron is $60. The Friday night airshow tickets are $10 and limited tickets for the Friday night Dirty Flight Suit Party are $115. Premium parking is $20 per day and may be purchased online.
Proceeds from the airshow are distributed to local nonprofits. Last year, more than $25,000 was donated.