Key West Southernmost Air Spectacular
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Skip Stewart

Skip-Stewart-photoThe Pilot
Skip Stewart is one of the most entertaining Airshow pilots in the world today. He is the recipient of both the 2013 Bill Barber Award for Showmanship and the 2015 Art Scholl Memorial Award for Showmanship. He has over ten thousand hours of flying experience, is an Airline Transport Pilot, Certified Flight Instructor, has owned and operated an aerobatic flight school, earned Gold Medals in regional aerobatic competitions, served as a Chief Pilot for a Fortune 100 company and has spent more than 14 years entertaining airshow fans around the World.

Skip practices tirelessly in the custom airplane he built himself to insure the highest level of safe entertainment. His flying has been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, as well as in magazines that include Smithsonian Air & Space, AOPA, Sports Illustrated, Plane & Pilot, World Airshow News, and many other international networks and publications. He is also the first pilot to fly an airplane under a jumping motorcycle at an airshow. Skip also performs in multi-ship acts such as Tinstix, and the Moto-Sky-Fly.

 

The Airplane
Skip Stewart custom-built this aircraft himself. Skip’s aircraft is named Prometheus, which means “Forethought.” Prometheus was a rebel Titan who displeased Zeus by taking from him and giving to the people of earth the power of fire. The name matches the paint design with its hot-rod-style flame job, and matches his act with its snarling, flashy maneuvers and Skip’s forethought in his crowd-pleasing routine.

Prometheus is partly Pitts and Partly Skip – and Christina Stewart. Starting life as a Pitts S-2S, Skip modified Prometheus to become the airshow machine he envisioned. This flying machine looks like a good old American hot rod. The horse power was increased to (400), the big three bladed prop reminds you of oversized racing slicks, the landing gear makes it look fast sitting on the ground, and the paint job yells “Street Rod.”…
With a climb rate of 4000FPM, max level speed 200 MPH, stall speed of 58 MPH, empty weight of (1146) lbs. and range of 405 miles – this is an all muscle bi-plane.

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