ICAS Confirms 2016 Convention Keynote Speakers

September 9th, 2016

LEESBURG, Va. - The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) today released details on the two keynote presentations that will bookend the 2016 ICAS Convention as part of the most comprehensive and diverse education program ever offered at an air show industry gathering.


Capt. Robert Gusentine (U.S. Navy, retired) will open the convention Tuesday morning, December 6, with a presentation entitled, “New Thinking: Why Your Ability to Understand Your World in New Ways is Critical to Success.” Gusentine will draw on his 28 years of leading high-performance teams worldwide to explore the increasing complexity of today’s challenges and how new thinking is required to overcome them. He will relate the lessons learned by the U.S. military during a decade and a half of irregular warfare in Afghanistan and Iraq to the challenges faced by air show professionals who face a constantly changing environment in which they conduct their business.


Former space shuttle astronaut and retired U.S. Air Force Col. Charlie Precourt will discuss, “The Normalization of Deviation” Thursday morning, December 8. Drawing on his familiarity with the Challenger and Columbia space shuttle accidents, Precourt will explain how organizations often grow to accept and normalize situations or problems that they know to be hazardous or abnormal. His presentation will discuss how the normalization of deviation impacts many different kinds of organizations, how to recognize when the phenomenon impacts your operation and what you can do to combat the potentially tragic impact of this very common safety problem.


Immediately following Precourt’s presentation ICAS will hold a town hall meeting and discussion regarding air show safety which will provide convention delegates with an opportunity to ask questions, offer opinions and, generally, participate in a dialogue on this very important issue.


The 2016 ICAS Convention taking place at Paris Las Vegas December 5-8 marks the 49th annual gathering of air show professionals. Since 1967, the air show community has gathered every year to exchange ideas, conduct business and begin the process of planning the upcoming air show season.


###


 

ICAS Foundation Announces 2016 Air Show Hall of Fame Inductees

September 8th, 2016

LEESBURG, Va. - The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) Foundation board of director’s selection committee has named pyrotechnic experts Rich and Diana ... See More

Continuing Education Programs Benefit Members, Entire Air Show Industry

September 7th, 2016

LEESBURG, Va. - The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) today issued a statement to highlight one of its most significant member benefits: continuing education.

... See More

Nominating Committee Announces Slate of ICAS Board Nominees

September 6th, 2016

LEESBURG, Va. - In accordance with Section 9, Paragraph B3a of the ICAS Bylaws, the 2016 ICAS Nominating Committee consisting of chairman Ralph Royce of AirPros, Dennis Dunbar of Dunbar Airshows, ... See More

CAF Red Tail Squadron Expands Team to Further Their Outreach Program

August 8th, 2016

DALLAS – The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, today announced ... See More

U.S. Marine Corps Announces Dates for the Community Relations Outreach Board

August 2nd, 2016

Washington, D.C. - The Office of U.S. Marine Corps Communication will hold the FY17 Community Relations Outreach Board August 30, 2016 at Headquarters, Marine Corps.  The ... See More

Blue Angels Announce 2017 Officers

July 16th, 2016

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced officers selected for the 2017 air show season, July 16.

The squadron selected three F/A-18 ... See More

Manfred Radius to Receive 2016 Bill Barber Award for Showmanship

June 30th, 2016

EAST TROY, WISCONSIN -- World Airshow News today announced that a long-time ICAS member will receive one of the air show industry’s highest honors July 26, during ... See More

Thunderbirds Announce 2017 Officer Selections

June 21st, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Herbert Carlisle, has officially selected the officers who will be joining the United States Air Force Thunderbirds for ... See More

Blue Angels Announce New 2017 - 2018 Executive Officer

May 23rd, 2016

PENSACOLA, Fla. - The U.S. Navy Blue Angels today announced the selection of their new Executive Officer for the 2017 - 2018 air show seasons.


The Chief of Naval Air ... See More

ICAS Opens Registration for 2016 Convention

May 18th, 2016

LEESBURG, Va. - ICAS headquarters opened registration for its 2016 convention today just as air show season gets into full swing. See More

Nominations Open for 2016 ICAS Foundation Air Show Hall of Fame

May 11th, 2016

LEESBURG, Va. - The ICAS Foundation Air Show Hall of Fame is currently home to more than 50 air show greats including pilots, aerobatic performers, producers, announcers, designers, builders, and ... See More