The History of the US Air Force Flies in Formation at Stuart Air Show

October 21, 2020

See The History of the U.S. Air Force Fly in Formation at the Stuart Air Show, November 7th & 8th

The history of the United States Air Force will be on display at Witham Field in Stuart, November 7th and 8th, 2020. In addition to hosting all four USAF Air Combat Command (ACC) jet performers, each day will feature special Heritage Flights, showcasing the history of the U.S. Air Force (USAF).

The USAF Heritage flight was established in 1997 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the United States Air Force. Heritage flights bring together two or more aircraft representing different eras, to showcase the history of USAF fighter aircraft. The formation usually incorporates fighters from World War II, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, and other conflicts the Air Force has been a part of, paired with modern aircraft being flown today. Heritage flights feature a pass from the right, one from the left, then one final pass over the crowd, where the ships perform a separation maneuver.

This year, we will have a first in Stuart Air Show History. The USAF four ACC jets are in such high demand, that they rarely perform at the same air show. Not only do we have all four teams showcasing their individual aircraft at our show, but they will be participating in rarely seen Heritage Flights. Each day we will see a 4-ship formation made up of a P51 "Bald Eagle" and three of our four  modern jets, A-10, F-22, F-35, or F-16. Formation make up will be released the day of air show.

Patrons can access the best vantage point for the Heritage Flights with our ticket upgrades that offer seating along the show line. Photographers looking to capture the perfect shot of these rarely seen performances, can get a "Photo Pit" upgrade. With three different locations along the show line, Photo Pit ticket holders can get the perfect shot with unobstructed views. All of these upgrades can be found on our website:

Not all the excitement at the 2020 Stuart Air Show will be exclusively in the air! Show patrons will get to experience an incredible Freestyle Motocross (FMX) show, which will include a motorcycle jumping over a moving aircraft. There will be three FMX shows each day: two on the crowd's side of the air field and one on the tarmac. Also featured on the ground will be a BMX show featuring XGames Bronze Medalist, Brian Fox. Static aircraft displays include the replica cockpit of the F-18 Hornet that will be featured in the upcoming film Top Gun: Maverick, featuring Tom Cruise.

Tickets are available on our website at or by calling 877-588-9463. Patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets online ahead of time to make access to the air field quick and easy.  As a part of our COVID-19 safety initiatives, the entire show will be cash-less. Learn more about these initiates at