ICAS Schedules Academy Programs for Portland, Fort Worth

June 1st, 2010

Once again this year, ICAS will offer two different hands-on learning programs held in conjunction with annual air shows. The traditional ICAS Air Show Academy program will be held on August 19, 20 and 21 in conjunction with the Oregon International Air Show in Hillsboro, Oregon. The ICAS Air Boss Academy will be held on October 28, 29 and 30 in conjunction with the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show. Widely recognized to be among the most effective, efficient and enjoyable continuing education programs that ICAS offers, both Academy programs focus on providing air show professionals with practical, hands-on information in a format and environment that is extremely conducive to learning and retention.

Since 1999, ICAS has been offering the Air Show Academy program to a small (not more than 25) group of ICAS members interested in getting a look at how one particular show organizes and manages its event. After an orientation meeting on Thursday evening, participants will spend Friday and Saturday talking with organizers and getting an up-close look at how the Oregon International Air Show runs their event. During the lecture portion of the program, directors with specific expertise about different aspects of the show will provide briefings, followed by the opportunity for questions and discussion.

The ICAS Air Boss Academy is a shameless knock-off of the successful and popular ICAS Air Show Academy program. Developed using the same basic formula and offered for the first time in 2009, the 2010 ICAS Air Boss Academy will use the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show as an opportunity to pass along important air boss-related information to current and prospective air bosses. Response to last year’s inaugural ICAS Air Boss Academy held at MCAS Miramar in San Diego was overwhelmingly positive. We have made a few minor adjustments to last year’s program based on feedback and experience, and the 2010 session promises to be even better than last year’s.

The fee to participate in either one of these unique educational programs is $300 per individual. Because there is limited space available and the programs are very popular, they are both expected to sell out this year. To learn more about or register for the 2010 ICAS Air Show Academy at the Oregon International Air Show in August, click here. To learn more about or register for the 2010 ICAS Air Boss Academy in Fort Worth, Texas click here.