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Spirit of St. Louis Air Show

May 14-15, 2016

The Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo, presented by Boeing, takes off at the Spirit of St. Louis Airport, May 14-15, 2016. Featuring military and civilian demonstrations, static airplane displays, an interactive STEM Expo, presented by MasterCard, and a Veterans Village, the 2016 event will excite and inspire in the air and on the ground.

Tickets on Sale for Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo;
New Performers Announced

ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 25, 2016 — Advance purchase tickets are now on sale for The Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo, presented by Boeing, May 14-15, 2016 at the Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, Mo. Attendees who purchase general admission tickets online prior to May 1st pay only $15. Tickets purchased on or after May 1st, or at the gate are $25. Additionally, all military personnel with a valid ID, along with children ages six and under will receive free admission.

In addition to launching ticket sales, two new performers are now booked for the event. The CAF B-29 Superfortress “Fifi,” the only flying B-29 in the world, will perform and be on display both days, as will the Fighters & Legends Chance Vought F4U-5N Corsair. Attendees will also witness performances by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron, flying the St. Louis-built Boeing F/A-18 Hornet, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds aerobatic team, and the Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet demonstration team, along with many other flight performances and static-aircraft displays.

The event’s popular STEM Expo, presented by MasterCard, will highlight the science, technology, engineering and math initiatives of academic, business and not-for-profit institutions in the St. Louis area, inspiring youth to pursue these important areas of study. There will also be a Veteran Village, providing a venue where key resource providers can share valuable information and connectivity for military members who have recently, or will soon return to civilian life.

The 2014 Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo attracted more than 125,000 attendees, with many more watching from surrounding vantage points.

To purchase tickets or learn more about the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo, visit www.spirit-airshow.com.

Contact:
Mark Sutherland, (314) 913-0674
msutherland@spirit-airshow.com

Sarah Reed, (314) 810-6274
sarah.e.reed@boeing.com

Canadian Forces Snowbirds and Hornet teams to perform at Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo

Jet demonstrations join U.S. Navy Blue Angels at May air show

ST. LOUIS, Mo., December 7, 2015 — The line-up of world-class military jet demonstrations at the 2016 Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo has expanded to three with the commitment of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds aerobatic team and the Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet demonstration team to perform at the air show.

These two highly sought-after performances join the air show’s headliner, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron. Both the Blue Angels and the Canadian CF-18 demonstration team fly the St. Louis-built Boeing F/A-18 Hornet.

Boeing is presenting the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo on May 14-15, 2016, at Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, Mo.

The event’s popular STEM Expo, presented by MasterCard, highlights the science, technology, engineering and math initiatives of academic, business and not-for profit institutions in the St. Louis area and inspires youth to pursue these important areas.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the tremendous schedule of top-notch flying demonstrations and on-ground displays our team is securing for the upcoming show,” said John Bales, president of the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo and Spirit of St. Louis Airport director. “It is especially gratifying to see the eagerness these professional aviators have to perform in front of St. Louis crowds.”

The Snowbirds, based in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, fly nine Canadair CT-114 Tudor jets in various flight formations. The team performs approximately 60 air shows at 40 locations around North America each year.

The CF-18 team demonstrates the high-performance capabilities of the Hornet, a supersonic multi-role fighter and attack aircraft also in service with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and the air forces of Australia, Finland, Spain, Kuwait, Malaysia and Switzerland.

Additional air show details will be announced in coming months.

More information and images about the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and CF-18 Demonstration Team can be found at www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/snowbirds/index.page

Information on the U.S. Navy Blue Angels is available at www.blueangels.navy.mil