Monday, December 3rd
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Individuals from the highest levels of U.S. Air Force leadership recommend that multiple people from any Air Force base planning an open house should attend this seminar. Whether you're a civilian or active duty, a chief or a captain, if you have responsibilities for organizing and conducting an air show or open house at an Air Force base, this seminar has been specifically developed for you.
The seminar has been refined and improved several times since it was first offered in December of 2002. It addresses the most common questions, problems, challenges and opportunities that you and your colleagues will face, as you plan for and conduct your open house/air show, with specific emphasis on issues related to finance, sponsorship and contracting. Specifically, the seminar will address: Air Force direction, regulations and policies related to air shows and open houses; organizational structure of the open house/air show planning committee; contracts and contracting issues; legal issues; sponsorship; funding issues; selecting air show performers; issues related to working with Air Force Services; air show air and ground operations; and case histories and lessons learned from other Air Force bases. In addition to the instruction and discussion, each participant will be provided with an instruction 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/air show-related expense that the air show project officer may be faced with.
(AFI) 10-1004: In 2011, Air Force open houses operated under the new guidance offered in Air Force Instruction (AFI) 10-1004. Procedures have changed. In some cases, what was once allowed is now prohibited. Other programs and procedures that were once prohibited are now allowed. Air Force personnel and ICAS members from all over the country have test-driven the new guidance, and the ICAS Air Force Open House Workshop will be your opportunity to learn from their experiences. Rather than waste time and energy on your own "trial and error" learning process, attend this session and learn what they have already learned.
Seldom will you have the opportunity to attend a seminar that is so specifically developed to meet your needs. As the 46-year old trade association serving the needs of the air show community, and an organization to which hundreds of Air Force personnel have turned to for advice and direction, ICAS is intimately familiar with the challenges you'll be facing over the next several months. As part of a unique partnership designed to provide you with a program that neither the Air Force nor ICAS could provide alone, our two organizations have joined forces to produce a seminar that enjoys the support of senior leadership at the highest levels of the Air Force. We won't be able to answer all of your questions or solve all your problems, but we're going to take a pretty good shot; and, we guarantee that you will leave the program significantly better prepared to tackle the challenge of organizing and conducting an open house/air show at your base.
Quite deliberately, the seminar will be taught by non-Air Force civilian personnel who are extremely well-versed in the most difficult issues that you will face, the relevant policy and guidance issued on Air Force open house air shows, the most current interpretation, and alternative methods for accomplishing all those things that you have to accomplish as an Air Force open house air show project officer.
The fee for the one-day Air Force Open House Workshop is $280 through October 31. The fee is $310 after October 31. This seminar is not included in your convention registration.
Monday, December 3rd
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This information-packed, one-day program delivered by a faculty of seasoned experts and recognized throughout the industry as the definitive introductory seminar on air show air/ground operations, is designed specifically to help you manage the myriad details associated with running the air/ground operations of an air show. This program features presentations on critical air/ground operations issues, such as: how to lay out your air show site; timelines for initiating different aspects of your air show planning; mitigating air show hazards; what to consider when hiring performers; how to apply for an air show waiver and your responsibilities once it is approved; the importance of establishing strong communications; what you should include in your emergency plan; how to establish early control of ground operations and support; and how to work with your assigned safety inspector.
The instructors for ICAS Air Shows 101: Air/Ground Operations Training have each been teaching the seminar for a number of years. They are all experienced air show professionals and accomplished instructors. Together, they possess nearly 200 years of air show air/ground operations experience.
The fee for the one-day Air Shows 101: Air/Ground Operations Training is $280 through October 31. The fee is $310 after October 31. This seminar is not included in your convention registration.
Monday, December 3rd
1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The fee for the half-day Sponsorship for Events Workshop is $185 through October 31. The fee is $215 after October 31. This seminar is not included in your convention registration.
Wednesday, December 4th
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
This course has been developed for individuals with air boss responsibilities, aspiring air bosses, air show directors who interact with and/or hire air bosses, and any other air show professional who would benefit by learning more about advanced concepts in air operations and air bossing.
Prerequisite: Air Shows 101
Three of the air show industry's most experienced air bosses - Wayne Boggs, George Cline and Ralph Royce - will serve as instructors for this year's Air Boss 201: Advanced Air Boss Workshop.
The fee for the half-day Air Boss 201: Advanced Air Boss Workshop is $280 through October 31. The fee is $310 after October 31. This seminar is not included in your convention registration.