|Air Force Air Shows Workshop|
For the major or chief tasked with organizing and conducting an Air Force open house air show, the task can be daunting. Many will learn that they are responsible for organizing and conducting the event just a few short months before the event is scheduled to be held. And the complicated rules governing the funding and execution of open houses at Air Force bases can be confusing and intimidating. These individuals have to both familiarize themselves with this complex collection of rules and guidance and plan the actual event, often in a very short period of time. That’s why, seven years ago, the U.S. Air Force and ICAS cooperated to produce a one-day training course specifically organized and structured to provide Air Force personnel with the background information, explanations, direction and tips they need to effectively, efficiently and successfully plan and conduct an open house air show on an Air Force base. Who Should Attend Whether you’re a civilian or active duty, a chief or a captain, if you have responsibilities for organizing and conducting an open house at an Air Force base, this course has been very specifically developed for you. What Will You Learn The course has been refined and improved several times since it was first offered in December of 2002. The course addresses the most common questions, problems, challenges and opportunities that you and your colleagues will face as you plan for and conduct your air show/open house with specific emphasis on issues related to finance, sponsorship and contracting. Specifically, the course will address… • Air Force direction, regulations and policies related to open houses; • Organizational structure of the open house planning committee; • Contracts and contracting; • Legal; • Sponsorship; • Funding; • Selecting performers; • Air and ground operations; and • Case histories and lessons learned from other Air Force bases. In addition to the instruction and discussions, each participant will be provided with a 150+ page instructional manual that includes a detailed funding matrix to help Air Force personnel determine what type of money (APF vs. NAF vs. outside funding) can be used to pay for nearly every open house-related expense that the open house project officer may be faced with. Recent Developments The collection of official and unofficial Air Force documents that have served as air show/open house guidance during the last 20 years will soon be consolidated into a single Air Force instruction document. That single document will not likely be approved prior to the ICAS Convention, but we’ll have Air Force representatives with us during this presentation who know its contents and will provide us with a general description of how the document is likely to impact Fee The fee for the one-day Air Force Open House Workshop is $225. The fee includes detailed and extensive handouts with important and useful reference materials, coffee breaks and the course itself. This seminar is not included in your Convention registration.
|Air Shows 101: Air Ground Operations|
Air show event organizers, especially first-timers, face a steep learning curve when standing face-to-face with the myriad of regulations, requirements and recommendations of putting on an air show.
|Air Shows 201:Advanced Air Ground Operations|
Air Shows 201 has been specifically designed for air show professionals who have progressed beyond Air Shows 101, our one-day introductory course on Air Show Air/Ground operations. Our experienced faculty of air show operations veterans will put a