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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

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

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


Boeing to be presenting sponsor of
2016 Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo

ST. LOUIS, July 29, 2015 – The Boeing Company will be the presenting sponsor of the 2016 Spirit of St. Louis Air Show and STEM Expo in honor of the company’s 100th anniversary next year.
The Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo will be held on May 14-15, 2016, and will be headlined by performances by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron, flying the St. Louis-built Boeing F/A-18 Hornet, and many other flight performances and static-aircraft displays.
The event’s popular STEM Expo 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. Also featured is the Veteran Village, which provides 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.
“Boeing is tightly woven into the fabric of aviation heritage in the St. Louis region and is a leader in promoting the high-technology resources of our communities,” said John Bales, president of the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo and Spirit of St. Louis Airport director. “We appreciate the support and confidence of this fine company and are proud to once again have the Boeing name associated with this event.”
The Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo and the Blue Angels return to the area after the previous air show in May 2014.
“The Blue Angels exemplify the dedication and excellence of the men and women who serve our country in our armed forces, as well as the tremendous aerospace workforce here in St. Louis,” said Megan Davies, Boeing director of Global Corporate Citizenship. “We are pleased to be part of this event, which salutes not only those who serve and who have served our nation, but also the many organizations, including Boeing, that are investing in quality STEM education to ensure our nation and region remain strong.”
The Blue Angels perform before an estimated 11 million spectators each show season. The 2014 Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo attracted more than 125,000 people to the event, with many more watching from surrounding vantage points.
The 2016 show season will mark the Blue Angels’ 70th anniversary of its first demonstration in Jacksonville, Fla., in 1946.
The Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.

Contact: Mark Sutherland, (314) 913-0674, msutherland@spirit-airshow.com
Web: www.spirit-airshow.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SpiritOfStLouisAirShow
Twitter: twitter.com/spiritairshow


Navy Blue Angels to return to St. Louis for the 2016 Spirit of St. Louis Air Show

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 9, 2014 – The Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, will return to St. Louis on May 14-15, 2016, the team announced this morning.

The Blue Angels performances will headline the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo to be held at Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield.

“The event in 2014 was a phenomenal success for the community and for STEM education in the region,” said John Bales, president of the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show committee and Spirit of St. Louis Airport director. “We are excited to welcome the U.S. Navy Blue Angels back to St. Louis, and are incredibly excited for St. Louis to be able to once again experience the breath-taking, inspirational experience the Blue Angels deliver whenever they perform.”

The Blue Angels perform before an estimated 11 million spectators each show season. The 2014 Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo attracted more than 125,000 people to the event, with many more watching from surrounding vantage points.

The 2016 show season will mark the Blue Angel’s 70th anniversary of its first demonstration in Jacksonville, Fla, in 1946.

In addition to the Blue Angels, the two-day Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo will feature numerous flying and ground aircraft displays, along with the highly successful science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) Expo and the Veteran’s Village.

“For more than a century, St. Louis has been the birthplace and home of some of our nation’s greatest heroes of aviation and space,” Bales said. “The 2016 Spirit of St. Louis Air Show salutes not only those military veterans and pioneers of industry who founded that aerospace legacy, but also those who sustain it today and those who will carry it forward by leveraging the rich STEM resources that fuel our community. We believe they are tomorrow’s heroes.”

Proceeds from the not-for-profit Spirit of St. Louis Air show will be donated to local charities. More details regarding the air show will be announced in upcoming months.

Contact: Mark Sutherland, (314) 913-0674, msutherland@spirit-airshow.com
Web: www.spirit-airshow.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SpiritOfStLouisAirShow
Twitter: twitter.com/spiritairshow