In celebration of the Boeing F/A-18 Hornet’s 40th Anniversary, the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo announced Dec. 5 that it will return in both 2018 and 2019, with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels headlining the 2019 event.
John Bales, Spirit of St. Louis Airport director and president of the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show committee, noted that “2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the F/A-18 Hornet’s first flight” as such “2018 will kick off two years of airshows in St. Louis, celebrating the made-in-St. Louis aircraft, while also thrilling attendees with phenomenal performances from other historic and modern aircraft.”
The 2018 Spirit of St. Louis Air Show, scheduled for Oct. 13-14, 2018, will feature the Canadian CF-18 demo team. Also joining the event for the first time will be the USAF F-16 Fighting Falcon demonstration team. These two dynamic teams will be joined by Skip Stewart in his aerobatic biplane and various other tactical air demonstrations.
The 2019 Spirit of St. Louis Air Show, scheduled for Sept. 7-8, 2019, will be headlined by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels in their made-in-Missouri Boeing F/A-18s.
Both airshows will be held at the Spirit of St. Louis Airport. Previous air shows had been held there in 2014 and 2016.
Additionally, in a change from previous years, all tickets will be sold online only.
“The event also will feature our phenomenal STEM Expo on the ground, and will continue to inspire our next generation of leaders to take science, technology, engineering and math to the next level – and beyond,” Bales said.
Additional air show details will be announced in the coming months. For more information visit www.spirit-airshow.com.