Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo May 14-15, 2016
Boeing to be presenting sponsor of
2016 Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo
– May 2016 event features U.S. Navy Blue Angels and focus on technology education
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.