(Stuart, FL) January 16, 2014
An AV-8B “Harrier” demonstration is scheduled for Nov 1st and 2nd, 2014 at the 25th Annual Stuart Air Show. The aircraft will be flown by Marines from from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C.
The demonstration consists of an 8-10 minute display of the aircraft’s abilities, including a 90-degree climbing turn, a high-speed pass over the runway, and a vertical landing in front of the crowd. Many of the maneuvers demonstrated at the air show represent those executed in Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom as well as in operations conducted at sea aboard Naval vessels.
With the capability to operate both in day and night, the Harrier is used in combat for engaging surface and air targets, escorting helicopters, and conducting deep air support.
This aircraft is essential to the Marine Air Ground Task Force and the force’s ability to conduct missions spanning the range of military operations.
Harriers were vital to our national success in Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and continue to be critical to forces on the ground in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
For more information about the Harrier and other Marine Corps aviation assets, check out the Marine Corps web page at www.marines.mil.
Ladies and Gentleman this is huge news for the Stuart Air Show, we want to thank the Marines for picking our airshow out of the many across the country to participate in this year!
Ever wonder what its like setting up for the show?
Check out this time lapse video of our 2012 setup!