Air Show Industry Awards its Highest Honor to Jim Pietz

December 11th, 2014

LAS VEGAS – Dec. 11, 2014: The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) at its 47th annual convention tonight awarded Jim Peitz its highest honor, the Sword of Excellence, tonight in Las Vegas in front of nearly 1,000 air show industry professionals attending the event’s chairman’s banquet.


Peitz, owner of JP Aerosports and Capital City Air Carrier based in Pierre, S.D., and an accomplished solo aerobatics expert, served six years on the ICAS board of directors, two as chairman, where he quietly demonstrated principled, common sense decision-making to guide the industry through a period of difficult issues and into a new era. Read More

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