ICAS - International Council of Air Shows

ICAS - International Council of Air Shows The International Council of Air Shows is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade association of professionals inspiring air show audiences worldwide.
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The Air Show Authority

Operating as usual

07/21/2021
AIR SHOWS ARE BACK

The air show industry is proud to present our unique brand of safe, family-friendly entertainment to audiences and communities across North America.

Attend an air show in your area; you’ll be glad you did.
https://airshows.aero/calendar

#AirShowsAreBack

Some beautiful and unique air show shots from accross the pond at Lotnisko Leszno in Poland!  📷: This is Flight
07/20/2021

Some beautiful and unique air show shots from accross the pond at Lotnisko Leszno in Poland!

📷: This is Flight

Some great fly-by shots from the Canadian Forces Snowbirds!
07/17/2021

Some great fly-by shots from the Canadian Forces Snowbirds!

07/15/2021
Addition to Air Show line up

Some big news from Thunder Over Michigan about their show in early August!

(Hint: it includes both the Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels) 😉

#airshowsareback

A big welcome to the newest Air Force Thunderbirds officers for 2022!
07/13/2021

A big welcome to the newest Air Force Thunderbirds officers for 2022!

Photos from U.S. Navy Blue Angels's post
07/12/2021

Photos from U.S. Navy Blue Angels's post

JULY 11, 2021Fifty years ago today, Canada's newest airshow team took to the air for their first major airshow at CFB Mo...
07/11/2021

JULY 11, 2021
Fifty years ago today, Canada's newest airshow team took to the air for their first major airshow at CFB Moose Jaw. Following in the footsteps of such eminent predecessors as the RCAF Siskins, RCN Grey Ghosts, RCAF Golden Hawks and Canadian Armed Forces Golden Centennaires, the newly named "Snowbirds" were destined to become Canadian icons with millions of fans across North America. The team adopted the name following a "name the team" competition at the base elementary school. Two young students both independently chose the name "Snowbirds" - Douglas Farmer and Cathy Tiller.

The "Saskatchewan Homecoming Air Show" that day was billed as the largest single day airshow in North America that year - and so it was. A total of 52 Canadian Forces aircraft participated in the show supported by 65 technicians with another 15 aircraft from the USAF on display. Also performing were some of the top civilian acts in North America who became good friends with the team - Art Scholl, Al Pietsch, Joe Hughes and his wing-walker Johnny Kazian to name a few. A torrential downpour the evening before the show reduced parking spots to the extent that while 45,000 folks made it onto the base, another estimated 40,000 did not, being stuck in a traffic jam that stretched 16 miles back through Moose Jaw and down the highway towards Regina when the show started at 1:00 PM.

Led by Major Glen Younghusband, the team's performance was the first major airshow performance of approximately 2,700 official airshows the team has now flown over the last 50 years across North America. Hundreds of more flypasts have also been flown, including those flown last year and this year under "Operation Inspiration." And proudly watching from the ground that day was our founder, CFB Moose Jaw Base Commander Colonel O.B. Philp, along with the Commander of Training Command, Major-General Bill Carr, who opened the show followed by a flypast of a combined eight-ship of CF-104s and CF-5s from Cold Lake.

So a toast today to OB and his vision, the 11 volunteer instructors who flew on the team that first season and the group of BAMEO technicians who supported them during their workups in Moose Jaw. They paved the way and we extend our congratulations and best wishes to the 2021 Snowbirds who are carrying on the tradition under the challenging Covid restrictions of this summer. Notwithstanding, one only needs to follow the social media posts to see how excited Canadians and our friends in the U.S. are to see the team back in the air again.
Best to all.
Dan V Dempsey
Director & Past President
Snowbirds Alumni Association

🔳 The Snowbirds 50th Anniversary commemorative coin has been struck by the Royal Canadian Mint to mark the occasion. Please use the special purchasing link below if you wish to order coins. Doing so will yield a 10% commission for the David Foster Foundation. David is a great supporter of the team and an honorary member of the team. His foundation supports families with children who require life-saving organ transplants. Please also note that if you choose to order any other product from the RCM website at the same time, we will also secure a 5% commission for David's Foundation. Photos of the coin and supporting documentation are attached.
🔳 Snowbirds 50th Anniversary Coin Ordering Page
https://www.pjtra.com/t/TUJGRkZISEJHSUxIRUhCRklKSUlJ

Photo: Patrick Cardinal

In case you’re curious about where the U.S. Navy Blue Angels are this weekend…. #hometownshow#airshowsareback
07/10/2021

In case you’re curious about where the U.S. Navy Blue Angels are this weekend….

#hometownshow
#airshowsareback

CenterPoint Energy Dayton Air Show is ready for the weekend!#airshowsareback
07/10/2021

CenterPoint Energy Dayton Air Show is ready for the weekend!

#airshowsareback

A schedule update from the Canadian Forces Snowbirds
07/08/2021

A schedule update from the Canadian Forces Snowbirds

Good morning! Due to COVID-19, our schedule has been a rollercoaster ride🎢. Here is the latest version after a few cancellations! We will aim to conduct additional Fly Pasts as we transit across Canada this summer. As always, it is still subject to change ✈️

Work hard, play hard at the ICAS Convention!#seeyouatICAS
07/08/2021

Work hard, play hard at the ICAS Convention!

#seeyouatICAS

07/05/2021
4th of July

Mic dropped.

F-22 Raptor Demo Team
#airshowsareback

No better way to celebrate the 4th of July than with an air show! Happy Independence Day Everyone!
07/04/2021

No better way to celebrate the 4th of July than with an air show!

Happy Independence Day Everyone!

No better way to celebrate the 4th of July than with an air show!

Happy Independence Day Everyone!

A frustrating part about events these days - please be on the lookout for these types of spam and fraudulent streams. Re...
07/02/2021

A frustrating part about events these days - please be on the lookout for these types of spam and fraudulent streams.

Report them when you see them so they can hopefully be taken care of quickly!

‼ SPAM WARNING ‼ The KC Air Shows are never live-streamed, don't fall for it! Never click on any link not posted directly by the #KCAirShow, and never enter your email on a third-party website claiming you can view the air show! Stay SPAM Free, KC! 🥰

LiveAirshowTV has the low down on all the great events coming up this 4th of July holiday weekend!KC Air Show, Thunder O...
07/02/2021

LiveAirshowTV has the low down on all the great events coming up this 4th of July holiday weekend!

KC Air Show, Thunder Over Cedar Creek Lake, Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival, Gig Harbor Wings and Wheels, and Kaboom Town at Cavanaugh Flight Museum

It’s simply awesome to see that #airshowsareback

Everyone have a save and wonderful weekend!

Get ready to celebrate freedom here in the US! It's Independence Day Weekend and there is a lot of action in the sky!

Probably the biggest news this week is that the KC Air Show has added the Air Force Thunderbirds to the line up that includes the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and more performers than you can count! US Army Golden Knights, C-17 West Coast Demo Team, GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team, KC Flight Formation Team - www.kcflight.org , QuickSilver P-51, CAF Red Tail Squadron, Younkin Airshows, Jessy Panzer, Kirby Chambliss, Jeff Shetterly & the Shetterly Squadron, Yak110, Mini Jet Airshows, Kevin Coleman Jacquie Lawson ecards Jim Peitz, Adam Baker Airshows, Shockwave Jet Truck & Flash Fire Jet Trucks Chuck Aaron Rob Reider Air Show Announcer and more!

In Texas, it's the Rose City Airfest AND the Thunder over Cedar Creek Air Show Rose City is on the 2nd, and TOCC is on the 3rd over the lake! You'll see F-16, Viper Demo Team, RANDY W. BALL, CAF Gulf Coast Wing's B-17 Texas Raiders, C-17 Globemaster III, Commemorative Air Force B-25 Devil Dog, Trojan Phlyers AirShow & Racing Team, Air Show Announcer R Lowe warbrids and more!

Up in the "sizzling" northwest it's the Tacoma Freedom Fair and the Gig Harbor Wings and Wheels. Two shows, but these performers will be at both! U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team, Gregory W Colyer/Ace Maker Airshows, Vicky Benzing, Renny Price, ORCA Flight, Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation Air Show Announcer Derek Allen and much more!

Get out your best Red, White & Blue and celebrate our Independence at one of these great shows! Let's see your pix and video and how you're celebrating the holiday!

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#airshowsareback #airshow2021 #airshow #usaf #navy #usmc #army #ACC #thunderbirds #blueangels #aviation #aviationgeek #aviationlovers #aviationdaily #aviationphotography #Aviator #pilot #pilotlife #instaaviation #instagramaviation

DON'T MISS OUT!The "Early Bird" registration discount for the ICAS Convention expires tonight! Register now: https://air...
06/30/2021

DON'T MISS OUT!

The "Early Bird" registration discount for the ICAS Convention expires tonight!

Register now: https://airshows.aero/Page/ConvReg

#seeyouatICAS

🚨🚨🚨DISCOUNT EXPIRATION ALERT🚨🚨🚨

The ICAS Convention "Early Bird" registration discount expires TONIGHT at 11:59pm - don't miss out on the current low rate to attend THE air show industry event in December at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.

REGISTER NOW:
https://airshows.aero/Page/ConvReg

#ICASisBack
#seeyouatICAS

PS: Exhibit hall booths are almost sold out, so grab one before they are gone!

Some big news out of Kansas City for the KC Air Show this weekend!#airshowsareback
06/28/2021

Some big news out of Kansas City for the KC Air Show this weekend!

#airshowsareback

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: The Air Force Thunderbirds will be joining our headliners the U.S. Navy Blue Angels in a once-in-a-lifetime show this 4th of July weekend! The KC Air Show is the ONLY show in the country where you can see these two elite aerobatics teams fly at the same place. Don't miss out on the biggest air show lineup of the year!

This will be the first time in history that both teams have flown together in the KC Metro area, you won't want to miss it!

With this announcement, we expect tickets to sell out quickly. Get yours today at kcairshow.org. While you are there make sure to reserve your parking spot. The KC Air Show will take place this weekend, July 3rd & 4th, at New Century Air Center in New Century, KS.

Johnson County, KS Government U.S. Navy Blue Angels Air Force Thunderbirds

06/26/2021

Mike Goulian is celebrating #nationalaerobaticsday with some spins - how about you?!

International Aerobatic Club

#nationalaerobaticsday“The art and science of aviation were intended to be enjoyed in all three dimensions. That is true...
06/26/2021

#nationalaerobaticsday

“The art and science of aviation were intended to be enjoyed in all three dimensions. That is true every day of the year, but especially on National Aerobatics Day.”
John Cudahy
President of the International Council of Air Shows

Now get out there and fly!
International Aerobatic Club

#nationalaerobaticsday

“The art and science of aviation were intended to be enjoyed in all three dimensions. That is true every day of the year, but especially on National Aerobatics Day.”
John Cudahy
President of the International Council of Air Shows

Now get out there and fly!
International Aerobatic Club

Well that's certainly an air show forcast we can get on board with!The Duluth Airshow is currently setting up for anothe...
06/25/2021

Well that's certainly an air show forcast we can get on board with!

The Duluth Airshow is currently setting up for another amazing air show weekend with U.S. Navy Blue Angels F-22 Raptor Demo Team Kirby Chambliss Smoke-n-Thunder Jet Shows Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing Grant Nielsen Airshows and more!

#airshowsareback

The weather for the weekend looks amazing. Now is a great time to check out our website and read our recommendations on what to bring and what not to bring. Give our "Insider Tips" a read you'll be glad you did!

https://duluthairshow.com/insidertips/

A great look back at the amazing people who have helped make past ICAS Conventions so very special!Excited to see everyo...
06/24/2021

A great look back at the amazing people who have helped make past ICAS Conventions so very special!

Excited to see everyone in December!

#tbt
#ICASisBack

06/22/2021

A quick recap of the Moses Lake Airshow this last weekend from LiveAirshowTV

#airshowsareback

06/22/2021
Thunder on the Buffalo Waterfront

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels bring us a quick look back on last weekend's Thunder Air Show on the Buffalo Waterfront in New York.

#airshowsareback

#TBTThe air show community gets down to business at the annual ICAS Convention.Every December since 1967, the North Amer...
06/17/2021

#TBT

The air show community gets down to business at the annual ICAS Convention.

Every December since 1967, the North American air show community has met at the annual ICAS Convention to plan the upcoming air show season. And that will be especially true in 2021, as air show professionals continue to recover from the impact of the pandemic.

In the meantime, let's take a look back.

To learn more or to begin the convention registration process, visit https://airshows.aero/CMS/ICASConvention

#throwbackthursday
#ICASisBack

Canadian Forces CF18 Demo Team Canadian Forces Snowbirds Commemorative Air Force Air Force Thunderbirds U.S. Navy Blue Angels Sean D. Tucker Kevin Coleman P-40 Warhawk American Dream EventSprout Jacquie B Airshows CAF Red Tail Squadron Lucas Oil Air Shows, Michael Wiskus Air Show Network

75 YEARSThree-quarters of a century ago today, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, then the Navy Flight Exhibition Team, introduc...
06/15/2021

75 YEARS

Three-quarters of a century ago today, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, then the Navy Flight Exhibition Team, introduced their airborne demonstration to the public with a performance at NAS Jacksonville, where the team flew three F6F-5 Hellcats.

Congrats to the team on 75 years of flying air shows!

#blueangels #75years #airshow

75 YEARS

Three-quarters of a century ago today, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, then the Navy Flight Exhibition Team, introduced their airborne demonstration to the public with a performance at NAS Jacksonville, where the team flew three F6F-5 Hellcats.

Congrats to the team on 75 years of flying air shows!

#blueangels #75years #airshow

Equivalent to 4 months in the air…In an F-16.🤯Air Force Thunderbirds#bigtime #goals
06/15/2021

Equivalent to 4 months in the air…

In an F-16.

🤯

Air Force Thunderbirds
#bigtime #goals

Hitting the big 3️⃣,0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ in style 💪
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Today, our Commander/Leader, Col. John Caldwell hit a milestone 3,000 flight hours in an F-16!
Behind every flight hour is nearly a dozen hours of maintenance, support and training to make each sortie happen. Every minute of those hours are a testament to the pride, precision and professionalism of our United States Air Force Airmen!
Fun fact:
3,000 hours is more than 4 consecutive months in the air behind the controls of the Viper. Additionally, if he spent those hours flying at cruising speed, he could have circumnavigated the globe not once or twice, but nearly 70 times! 🤯

Look for the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and the Canadian Forces CF18 Demo Team at the Yankee Air Museum's Evening Air Sho...
06/11/2021

Look for the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and the Canadian Forces CF18 Demo Team at the Yankee Air Museum's Evening Air Show Series in Ypsilanti, MI

The first U.S. demo of 2021 for both teams!

#airshowsareback

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are in Wisconsin this weekend for the Deke Slayton Airfest!Joining them is the F-16 Viper Demo...
06/11/2021

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are in Wisconsin this weekend for the Deke Slayton Airfest!

Joining them is the F-16 Viper Demo Team, U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team, Erik Edgren, Grant Nielsen Airshows and more!

#airshowsareback

The Reno Air Races are back in 2021! Featuring (on the air show side) the Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Air Force F-35A L...
06/08/2021

The Reno Air Races are back in 2021!

Featuring (on the air show side) the Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team, and more, the classic aviation event returns September 15-19.

Reno Air Racing Association
#airshowsareback

Nothing beats RENO. 💯👌

IT’S GOLD!A 50th season for the Canadian Forces Snowbirds means a special color scheme for the year. Check it out!
06/07/2021

IT’S GOLD!

A 50th season for the Canadian Forces Snowbirds means a special color scheme for the year.

Check it out!

06/07/2021

Quick re-cap of the SOLD OUT Chennault International Airshow from this last weekend.

#airshowsareback

06/04/2021

The Great Tennessee Air Show will be rocking and rolling this weekend!

Air Force Thunderbirds
QuickSilver P-51
Michael Wiskus
Mike Goulian
Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows
Navy Tailhook Legacy Flight Foundation

#airshowsareback

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205 Van Buren St. #120
Leesburg, VA
20170

General information

ICAS was founded in 1967 as a trade and professional association by industry professionals to protect and promote their interests in the growing North American air show marketplace. At the time, this small group of air show event organizers and performers recognized the need for standardization of industry practices in key areas such as safety and business practices that could only be achieved collectively. They knew that -- for such standardization to occur -- the industry needed to act and speak with a single voice and that voice was established in ICAS. Today, the organization’s mission statement has evolved a bit, but still focuses on the core principles around which the organization was created: 1) to maintain safety; 2) to serve as an information resource on air show issues for those within and outside the industry; 3) to provide for the training and continuing education needs of ICAS members and air show professionals generally; and 4) to promote the air show industry to the media, Corporate North America and the general public.

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About ICAS

ICAS was founded in 1967 as a trade and professional association by industry professionals to protect and promote their interests in the growing North American air show marketplace. At the time, this small group of air show event organizers and performers recognized the need for standardization of industry practices in key areas such as safety and business practices that could only be achieved collectively. They knew that -- for such standardization to occur -- the industry needed to act and speak with a single voice and that voice was established in ICAS.

Today, the organization’s mission statement has evolved a bit, but still focuses on the core principles around which the organization was created:

The International Council of Air Shows is dedicated to building and sustaining a vibrant air show industry to support its membership. To achieve this goal, ICAS will demand its members operate their business at only the highest levels of safety, professionalism, and integrity.

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A great day last week at the Space & Air Show. Lots of great warplane work. https://fb.watch/1HENkjZrGs/
KBAK-TV (Fox, Bakersfield, CA) Edwards virtual air show to be "one of a kind" experience for all https://bakersfieldnow.com/news/local/edwards-virtual-air-show-to-be-one-of-a-kind-experience-for-all #AVairshow #flighttest #tcotatu #icas #airshow Edwards Air Force Base
Who is planning to attend Peach State Aerodrome ? https://www.facebook.com/events/200338468035024/ . #inSpalding #Georgia #TravelGA #exploregeorgia
FYI: Newsletter link attached. Sadly, the C-54 you all know as “Spirit of Freedom” will be replaced with a “new” C-54 due to the tornado damage it suffered in April. We will need lots of support to pull this off by Spring to continue our “Mission of History, Education, and Remembrance” so do what you can! Please Share! Newsletter:http://www.spiritoffreedom.org/BAHFNEWS2020.pdf GoFundMe: www.gofundme.com/f/c54-spirit-of-freedom-road-to-recovery
David Buck, a Delta Captain living in Senoia set this up with Buck's help. Please chip in... Senoia residents: A tragedy occurred on our doorstep last night. As many of you know, Senoia has had for many years a fly-in community called Big T airport. It is located adjacent to Highway 16 near Circle K/McDonalds. A number of our residents live on that grass runway and fly their planes in and out. One of the residents is the Sorenson family. Mark Sorenson is a world-class airshow performer and airline Captain. His air show flying partner, Mark Nowosielski, is originally from South Africa and resided in Florida. Yesterday Mark Nowosielski flew a newly-acquired aircraft into Big T and picked up Mark Sorenson’s teen aged son and took him for a ride. Something happened and a crash occurred and both perished. To say this is an unspeakable tragedy is an understatement. The Sorenson’s are clearly grieving and I’m sure Mark Nowosielski’s family is well. This is a perfect time to step up as a community and shower the Sorenson’s (and Nowosielski family) with some Senoia love. ❤️ 👉🏻 PLEASE give them privacy and don’t reach out to them at this time. But I’d like to help spearhead collecting some money from their Senoia neighbors and surrounding community to help pay for funeral and other costs. One need that exists is Mark Nowosielski’s Mother will need to fly out from South Africa for the funeral. That will be costly. And I’m sure there are other needs as well. Some of you may remember that I spearheaded the fund raising to “resurrect” the chiming clock at Senoia’s main intersection. I raised funds through GoFundMe. As this has gotten bigger, it’s clear that GoFundMe is going to be the best, and safest, way to continue to raise funds. If you’d like to contribute, here are your options: 👉🏻GoFundMe: gofundme.com/f/twin-tigers-memorial-fund 👉🏻Checks (👉🏻made out to Mark Sorenson) or CASH can be dropped off at Senoia Coffee Company (thank you Brent and April Watson Anderson) Every dollar helps. Let’s send some Senoia love these hurting families’ way. Thank you! Special thanks to another local world-class airshow performer Buck Roetman for his help setting this up. Buck is very close with these families and lost dear friends in this tragedy.
More than just an environment to conduct business, the ICAS Convention in Las Vegas proved to be a great opportunity to meet many of my heros and share countless amazing stories
Please don’t have the Blue Angels & the Thunderbirds at different shows the same weekend in Texas next year.
Helping fans connect and being true to the word “authenticity”! https://www.facebook.com/182289781794428/posts/2662251663798215?d=n&sfns=mo
Can we please get some euro fighters for next years airshows to do some demo’s please😁 thank you
APPLE VALLEY AIRSHOW TIPS: Bring your family and friends! Otherwise, they will be jealous they didn't go. Get there early for best parking which is free! You don't want to end up in the tumbleweeds. Plus, you will be totally annoyed if you missed the F-16 because it's flying early. Bring the kids, because they are going to have such a great time they will sleep well that night. Wear sunscreen, because it is going to be sunny and gorgeous and if you played hookie to go to the airshow your colleagues will know you went to the airshow if you show up to work with a sunglasses tan. Wear sunglasses, hats, etc. because you know you look cool in them. Bring a folding chair if you want. This may help you get so comfi, you won't want to get up and you will not miss any of the performers. Bleachers are available free of charge. You can bring a stadium cushion for the bleachers. Charge your cell phone and maybe bring a back up booster because you we know are going to take a lot of photos and a TON of selfies! And you know you are going to share them with all your friends on social media. Bring cash cause you know you want a blue snow cone so you can take a selfie and post it so you can let your friends know you are at the Apple Valley Airshow. Anyway, ATMs available at minimal fees. What's permitted and prohibited is found online. Do click on the FAQs page, you wouldn't want to bring a large beach umbrella or a large cooler and have to walk back to the car. That would make anyone cranky. Read all the FAQs at http://applevalleyairshow.com/faq No dogs or pets allowed. Service animals ok. However, the jet noise may freak them out and the asphalt may be hot for their paws. You know they like to sleep on the couch when you are gone. So, come out and have a great time. It will be a ton more fun than chilling on the couch. For more info, go to www.applevalleyairshow.com. F-16 Viper Demo Team #ViperDemoTeam #AppleValleyAirshow
Some teaser shots from the New York Airshow (Sunday) More to follow, Enjoy.