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

The Air Show Authority

Mission: 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.

Operating as usual

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are hard at it.30 flights a week sounds like a great way to prep for the upcoming 2021 air sho...
01/15/2021

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are hard at it.

30 flights a week sounds like a great way to prep for the upcoming 2021 air show season!

Your #BlueAngels are hard at work during the first week of Winter Training at NAF El Centro, California! We are flying roughly 30 formation flights per week in our new Super Hornet platform as we gear up for our 75th show season as a flight demonstration team!

#USNavy #USMC

ICAS Member Luke Carrico, Air Show Announcer has utilized a bit  of his off-season down time to catalog and preserve som...
01/14/2021

ICAS Member Luke Carrico, Air Show Announcer has utilized a bit of his off-season down time to catalog and preserve some of the Air Force Thunderbirds production tracks.

Certainly a trip down memory lane for many!

Sitting and collecting dust in my music library were the original Air Force Thunderbirds production soundtracks used during the 1988-1995 seasons and onwards through 2003. This was before the team began using more relevant Top 40 tracks during their demonstrations. In an effort to ensure they were not lost to time (and digital oblivion), I took the liberty to upload them to my YouTube channel.

Take a nostalgic trip and check it out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUl6Oza86E8&list=PLtDjilf6qiW4P40WkYvOiC2ptBegUz3yi&index=1

01/08/2021
Canadian Forces Snowbirds

#ICYMI - The Canadian Forces Snowbirds had an entertaining holiday message for everyone!

Best line: “COVID should be in the sin bin” 🤣

Excited to see the team on the road during the 2021 air show season!

❄️A holiday message from our commanding officer! ❄️ #cfsnowbirds #yesthatsazamboni

A new year means we get to start seeing the U.S. Navy Blue Angels in their new Super Hornets! The team is already practi...
01/02/2021

A new year means we get to start seeing the U.S. Navy Blue Angels in their new Super Hornets!

The team is already practicing and preparing for their upcoming 2021 air show season appearances!

Last week we had the unique opportunity to photograph the first #BlueAngels Super Hornet Delta over NAS Pensacola!

The Blue Angels' signature "Delta" formation is composed of the pilots who fly in the #1 - #6 positions.

#USNavy #USMC

12/18/2020
Sean D. Tucker

ICYMI

Check out this video featuring ICAS member Sean D. Tucker celebrating 117 years of powered flight!

"They had a dream, and the courage to pursue it." —Sean D. Tucker

117 years of flight. Happy Wright Brothers Day! December 17th.

First Flight Society

#seandtucker #wrightbrothers #117yearsofflight #kittyhawk #orvilleandwilbur #aopa

12/11/2020
2020 ICAS Sword of Excellence Award - John Klatt

A big congratulations to the 2020 ICAS Sword of Excellence Award winner: John Klatt

Since 1981, the International Council of Air Shows Sword of Excellence has been synonymous with air show excellence. Given each year to recognize outstanding service and personal contributions to the air show industry, the Sword is widely considered to be the single highest honor an individual air show professional can receive.

12/11/2020
2020 Art Scholl Showmanship Award - Matt Younkin

A big congratulations to the 2020 Art Scholl Memorial Showmanship Award winner: Matt Younkin

Each year, the International Council of Air Shows presents the Art Scholl Memorial Showmanship Award to the air show act or performer which best exemplifies the qualities of showmanship demonstrated by Art Scholl. His exacting, exciting and entertaining performances were a reflection of the best in our industry.

The team that conceived, planned and executed the Socially Distant Air Show in April of this year was recognized by the ...
12/10/2020

The team that conceived, planned and executed the Socially Distant Air Show in April of this year was recognized by the ICAS Board of Directors with the ICAS Special Achievement Award last night. Congrats to Matt, Rob, Ric, Steph, Jeff, and Brian for all your hard work!

ICAS SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Socially Distant Air Show

The team that conceived, planned and executed the Socially Distant Air Show in April of this year was recognized by the ICAS Board of Directors with the ICAS Special Achievement Award on Wednesday evening. Matt Jolley, Ric Peterson, Rob Reider, Steph Stricklen, Jeff Lee and Bryan Lee orchestrated an elaborate, three-day, virtual air show to help lift the spirits of air show fans and ICAS members during the darkest days of last spring’s worldwide shutdown. They also raised nearly $25,000 which was later distributed by the ICAS Foundation to air show professionals in need of financial support due to the deprivations of the pandemic.

12/10/2020
ICAS Convention

Doreen Hillard was presented with the prestigious Bob Hoover Wingman Award just last night.

CONGRATS DOREEN!

Doreen Hillard was presented with the prestigious Bob Hoover Wingman Award. Created by ICAS to recognize individuals and organizations that have served as “good wingmen” to the air show community, the award was presented to “Doritoh” for the role she has played as our industry’s unofficial goodwill ambassador for much of her adult life.

Tag your ICAS Convention posts with #ICAStogether so we can see them all!
12/07/2020

Tag your ICAS Convention posts with #ICAStogether so we can see them all!

It's #ICAS20 week! Share your photos!

Like everyone, we miss seeing you in person for the ICAS Convention this year, but are excited about this 2020 ICAS Virtual Convention option, which officially kicked off just a few hours ago with one of our many workshops.

Many of our members have been sharing memories of past conventions, and we want to see yours! Tag your posts with #ICAStogether so we can see them all!

EVOLVING DEMOSThe use of flares and chaff as an added effect in military demo performances is commonly seen in European ...
12/02/2020

EVOLVING DEMOS

The use of flares and chaff as an added effect in military demo performances is commonly seen in European air shows. In North America, we are starting to see more widespread use and are hopeful to see this trend continue.

European Airshow Council
ICAS - International Council of Air Shows

You ask. We give. #WarthogWednesday

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are hard at work in their new Super Hornets and prepping for the important 2021 season. Don't ...
11/25/2020

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are hard at work in their new Super Hornets and prepping for the important 2021 season.

Don't forget - the 2020 ICAS Convention is coming up in less than two weeks! As an air show industry member, it's your best opportunity to plan for success in 2021.

Register Today: https://airshows.aero/Page/ConventionRegistration

Your #BlueAngels have been hard at work preparing for our 2021 show season! From the pilots to the maintainers, everyone is focused on building proficiency on the new Super Hornet platform and maintaining mission readiness.

For the first time this week, four Super Hornets went up to practice maneuvers performed during our signature “Diamond" formation. The “Diamond" is composed of the pilots who fly in the #1-#4 positions.

Our solo pilots, #5 and #6, were also hard at work conducting opposing maneuvers in the Super Hornet over Naval Air Station, Pensacola.

#USNavy #USMC

11/22/2020
Lucas Oil Air Shows, Michael Wiskus

The Fort Lauderdale Air Show from performer Lucas Oil Air Shows, Michael Wiskus’s view...

Don’t blink.

Great flight today for Team Lucas Oil at the Fort Lauderdale Air Show!! 🌴☀️ Tomorrow is the final day of our 2020 season. #lucasoilairshows #lucasoil #airshow #fortlauderdale

One final #airshow to wrap up the year! Check out Fort Lauderdale Air Show’s livestream below. 👇
11/21/2020

One final #airshow to wrap up the year!

Check out Fort Lauderdale Air Show’s livestream below. 👇

Day 1 of the #FortLauderdaleAirShow takes off in a few short hours! Won't be at Show Center? We'll bring Show Center to you with multiple cameras covering the action, full narration and more! 👉 If you wanna catch all the action Click Below to sign up for our Air dot Show Livestream FREE!
https://bit.ly/ADSLivestreamLink

A new home for one of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels  F/A-18C’s. The Hornet joins a collection of amazing aviation artifacts ...
11/19/2020

A new home for one of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels F/A-18C’s.

The Hornet joins a collection of amazing aviation artifacts at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and is in very good company for its well deserved forever home.

Say hello to the latest aircraft to join our collection. This Blue Angels' F/A-18C Hornet flew in this afternoon. 🤩
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, have flown F/A-18 legacy Hornets for 34 years and have just officially transitioned to Super Hornets. The addition of this Blue Angels aircraft to our collection allows us to share the story of military flight demonstration teams with our visitors. Learn more: https://s.si.edu/3kIEEoh

#ICAS20 Register now and have access to the content for months. Prices go up at 12:01am on Saturday (11/21). Register To...
11/18/2020

#ICAS20
Register now and have access to the content for months. Prices go up at 12:01am on Saturday (11/21).

Register Today: https://airshows.aero/Page/ConventionRegistration

#ICAS20 - REASON 8: You can access all convention content for months.

Because we will be recording every minute of every session, all of the content will be available to you when it is most convenient for you. If there are two sessions going on at the same time, you can watch them both. If you have conflicts at home or with your day job, you can access the convention sessions in the evening, the next day or even weeks later.

Prices go up at 12:01am on Saturday (11/21)

Register Today: https://airshows.aero/Page/ConventionRegistration

11/11/2020
Arsenal of Democracy Flyover

A LOOK BACK

Today, we honor the Veterans that have so bravely defended our freedoms throughout history, and in that effort we strive to never forget their sacrifices.

By sharing their stories (like this one of honorary Arsenal of Democracy Flyover air boss Bob Vaucher) we are one step closer to saving their memories forever.

We URGE you to take 6 minutes and watch this.

🎥:: Chris Porter of CAVU Digital Media

This Veterans Day we would like to thank those who served to defend our country and our freedom. This year the Arsenal of Democracy was honored to have Lt. Col. Bob Vaucher, World War II veteran and B-29 Superfortress pilot as the Honorary Air Boss during the event.

Watch in this video as Lt. Col. Vaucher climbs aboard B-29 Superfortress "Doc" for a trip back in time.

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If continuing to commemorate the end of World War II and America’s great contribution to an allied victory is important to you, learn more and support this program at www.ww2flyover.org.

ICAS VIRTUAL CONVENTION KEYNOTEOn Thursday, December 10, former NFL football player and America’s Got Talent contestant ...
11/11/2020

ICAS VIRTUAL CONVENTION KEYNOTE
On Thursday, December 10, former NFL football player and America’s Got Talent contestant Jon Dorenbos will tell his compelling story of overcoming medical and personal challenges through resilience, perseverance and hard work. An offensive lineman, long-snapper and Pro Bowl team member, Dorenbos was diagnosed with a life-threatening heart ailment just prior to the start of the 2017 NFL season. In the final keynote presentation of the 2020 Virtual ICAS Convention, this talented and seasoned motivational speaker will share with us his great sense of humor, positive outlook on life and incredible life story. Come prepared to be entertained and inspired. Our Thursday keynote will run from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
REGISTER NOW www.airshows.aero

ICAS CONVENTION KEYNOTEOn Wednesday, December 9 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. EST, ICAS will host “The Role of Air Shows i...
11/11/2020

ICAS CONVENTION KEYNOTE
On Wednesday, December 9 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. EST, ICAS will host “The Role of Air Shows in Recruiting a Younger and More Diverse Workforce into the Military and Civilian Aerospace Sector: A Multi-Generational Perspective.” This facilitated panel discussion will feature Heather Wilson, former Secretary of the Air Force and current President of the University of Texas at El Paso; Tuskegee Airman and WWII fighter pilot Brigadier General Charles McGee (USAF, retired); Vietnam fighter pilot and former Thunderbird #3 General Lloyd “Fig” Newton (USAF, retired); and former Marine fighter pilot and retired NASA astronaut Colonel George Zamka (U.S.M.C., retired). The session will be moderated by ICAS Sword of Excellence recipient Colonel Pete Bunce (USAF, retired), the president and CEO of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. The presentation will focus on the need to improve gender and racial diversity among both military and civilian pilots and maintenance personnel, the role that air shows can play in addressing these and other aviation workforce development requirements, and the advantages of attracting a more diverse audience to air shows in the United States and Canada.
Register now at www.airshows.aero

ICAS CONVENTION KEYNOTE / DAVID BLAINE ASCENSIONOn Tuesday, December 8, the first full day of the 2020 Virtual ICAS Conv...
11/11/2020

ICAS CONVENTION KEYNOTE / DAVID BLAINE ASCENSION
On Tuesday, December 8, the first full day of the 2020 Virtual ICAS Convention, magician, illusionist and extreme performer David Blaine will discuss Ascension, a stunt he performed in early September that saw him float to 25,000 feet above the Nevada desert holding a cluster of 52 helium balloons, before releasing the balloons and parachuting back to Earth. A work of collaboration, preparation and inspiration, Ascension had many of the elements of a successful air show. Blaine will discuss what prompted him to plan and execute the stunt, the team he pulled together to realize the vision, the meticulous and exhaustive preparation that went into executing the stunt safely and successfully, how Ascension served as a source of inspiration to the world, and how the project relates to and impacts the air show community. The session will be held from 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST on December 8.
Register now at www.airshows.aero

11/09/2020
REGISTER TODAY FOR #ICAS20!

WE MUST WORK TOGETHER

Make no mistake: the 2021 air show season will present the air show business with many challenges. And, the experiences of shows held in 2020 make it clear that moving forward will require determination, creativity and hard work. The path from here to there will go through the 2020 Virtual ICAS Convention in December. #ICAS20

Register Today: https://airshows.aero/Page/ConventionRegistration

11/08/2020
Airshow360 Live from Stuart FL - Sunday

The Stuart Air Show is live today for an abbreviated #airshow Sunday due to an impending tropical storm.

AirShow360 is airing the event 👇

This is "Airshow360 Live from Stuart FL - Sunday" by AirShow360 on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Another #airshow weekend! Stuart Air Show is coming up tomorrow - check out the schedule below 👇
11/06/2020

Another #airshow weekend!

Stuart Air Show is coming up tomorrow - check out the schedule below 👇

Our flying schedule for this weekend has just been announced! As a reminder, this schedule has been released for planning purposes ONLY. Flying schedule is subject to change based on wind, weather, pilots, aircraft availability, among other factors.

The Stuart Air Show is Nov. 7 + 8 from 9am - 5:30pm at Witham Field in Stuart. Tickets available online at stuartairshow.com/tickets or by calling 877-577-9463.

📸: Matt Haskell Photography

11/05/2020
REGISTER FOR #ICAS20 TODAY!

THERE’S A LOT TO LEARN

This is not the time to take a year off. It would be a mistake to remove yourself from the important conversations that will occur during our virtual convention in early December. Whatever your expectations for your air show business in 2021, we have developed a program that you will want to be involved with…whether you’re a newbie or veteran. #ICAS20

Registration prices for the ICAS Convention increase at midnight on Friday 11/6!
Register Today: https://airshows.aero/Page/ConventionRegistration

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741 Miller Dr SE, Ste G-1A
Leesburg, VA
20175

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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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.