ICAS Convention 2014 Seminars

Air Shows 101: Air/Ground Operations Training

Monday, December 8th
(Miranda 8)
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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 101 is designed to take some of the steepness out of that curve. Past attendees, many of whom have attended this course more than once, will testify that you shouldn't be in the air show business without having attended Air Shows 101. Military personnel, in particular, have said that Air Shows 101 has been critical to the success of newly assigned officers and enlisted personnel taking on significant air show operations responsibilities for the first time.

 

What Will You Learn?

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.

 

Faculty

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.

 

Fee

The fee for the one-day Air Shows 101: Air/Ground Operations Training is $280 through July 31st, $295 through October 31st and $310 after October 31st.

This seminar is not included in your convention registration.

 

Sponsorship for Events Workshop

Monday, December 8th
(Lamada AB)
1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

It is now an article of faith within the air show community that sponsorship is the most promising and practical tool for moving our industry to the proverbial "next level." But useful, "how to" information and direction are often hard to come by. In this four- and one-half hour session, your information needs will be specifically addressed. In response to popular demand and extraordinarily strong evaluation comments, sponsorship consultant Bruce Erley has been invited back to the ICAS Convention to discuss the key sponsorship issues likely to face ICAS members during the 2015 air show season and beyond, to include: a brief review of sponsorship basics, including terminology; macro-trends within the sponsorship business and how they impact the air show industry and air show professionals; how the current economic downturn affects the buying, selling and activation of event sponsorships; how to audit your air show to ensure that you are leveraging all of the resources available to give your sponsors maximum return on their investment; how to activate the sponsorships you sell and how to help your sponsors do their part in activating their own sponsorships; how to assess your "sponsorable" assets and assign a dollar value to both the individual assets and the overall sponsorship package; and, how to assemble a sponsorship package and put it in the hands of the decision makers at prospective sponsoring corporations/organizations. The course has been developed for all air show event organizers -- small and large, military and civilian -- to help them better understand the latest trends and most effective tactics in selling and activating air show sponsorships.





 

Fee

The fee for the half-day Sponsorship for Events Workshop is $185 through July 31st, $200 through October 31st and $215 after October 31st.

This seminar is not included in your convention registration.

 

Air Boss 201: Advanced Air Boss Workshop

Wednesday, December 10th
(Lamada AB)
7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

As part of a larger effort to develop a comprehensive and multi-faceted training program for air show air bosses, ICAS recently re-constructed its Air Boss 201 Workshop. The new course addresses some of the more complex issues in air show air/ground operations: pre-show safety, air show entertainment techniques and strategies, radio communications, and case history discussions on difficult air/ground operations issues. This advanced, half-day course also explains how to assess event preparation and readiness, and how to stay within both the letter and the intent of all applicable regulations, ensuring pilot safety. By itself, the course will not qualify an individual to become an air boss. But this program is focused on air boss issues and can be useful as a first step in developing the knowledge base necessary to become an air show air boss.

 

Who Should Attend?

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: Air/Ground Training

 

Faculty

Some of the air show industry's most experienced air bosses will serve as instructors for this year's Air Boss 201: Advanced Air Boss Workshop.

 

Fee

The fee for Air Boss 201: Advanced Air Boss Workshop is $185 through July 31st, $200 through October 31st and $215 after October 31st.

This seminar is not included in your convention registration.

 

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