June 11-12, 2022, the US Navy Blue Angels will take to the skies above Chesterfield for the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo, presented by Boeing. And they won’t be alone.
Recent additions to the performer list include the F-35A Demo Team, piloted by USAF Major Kristin “BEO” Wolfe, vintage WWII Spitfire and Hurricane, B-29 “Doc,” aerobatic ace Skip Stewart, the Phillips 66 aerobatic team, the Red Tail Squadron, the Boeing B-17G “Yankee Lady,” Matt Younkin in his Beech 18, and the PB4Y-2 Privateer.
And now, we are adding another Spitfire and Hurricane, and a WWII Mosquito.
The Supermarine Mk IXe Spitfire flew campaigns in 1944 in North Africa, Italy, Corsica, Greece and Yugoslavia. The Hawker Hurricane flew in Canada during WWII and is almost completely in its original condition. The de Havilland DH-98 Mosquito was also a Canadian aircraft and is one of the few flying Mosquito in the world today.
“America’s relationship with Canada and the UK was an essential one during WWII,” said John Bales, President of the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show committee and Spirit of St. Louis Airport Director. “We are honored to have these amazing aircraft in our event. We know these aircraft will be a thrill to watch, and an inspiration to all of us as we celebrate our veterans.”
Discounted tickets are on sale right now, and tickets can be purchased online only at www.spirit-airshow.com/tickets.
Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.