MCAS Iwakuni Receives Schram Community Relations Award

December 8th, 2016

LAS VEGAS - The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) at its 49th annual convention presented its Dick Schram Memorial Community Relations Award Thursday night to an overseas U.S. Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) in front of nearly 1,000 air show industry professionals attending the event’s closing banquet at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel.


MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, gained recognition for its Friendship Day Air Show, which the U.S. Marine Corps largest annual community relations event in Japan. The event is an important opportunity for the U.S. military to demonstrate its desire to remain good neighbors and facilitate a positive relationship with its host country, its people and government. This year, participation by the Japanese Girl Scouts and Japanese Red Cross elevated the perception of the event and provided attendees a direct opportunity to donate to the Kumamoto earthquake relief efforts.


During the one-day event, over 165,000 people visit the base allowing them to have a look at the facility that is closed to the public 364 days a year. It also provides insight into the strong cooperative relationship between the Marines and the tenant unit of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force. Key to the event’s success is the interaction and collaboration with the local Japanese government, the Yamaguchi Prefectural office, the Iwakuni mayor’s office and the local police and fire departments. Local disaster relief and emergency management agencies now work with the base several times throughout the year to improve interoperability.  


The result of the collaboration and planning between the air station and the community is an event viewed as a celebration of cooperation between two countries. 2017 will mark the 41st Annual MCAS Iwakuni Friendship Day Air Show.


About the Dick Schram Memorial Community Relations Award


The Dick Schram Memorial Community Relations Award is presented each year to the military base which in planning and implementing its air show or air event, not only exhibits traditional community relations as it considers the needs of its civilian neighbors, but sets new standards of excellence in this area by including its community in the planning, execution and rewards of the event.


About the International Council of Air Shows


Headquartered in Leesburg, Va., ICAS was founded in 1968 as a trade and professional association by industry professionals to protect and promote their interests in the growing North American air show marketplace.


 

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April 22nd, 2013

The formal cancellation of the 2013 performance schedule for the Blue Angels is likely to further impact the 2013 air show season, which has already seen an unprecedented number of cancellations. ... See More

Disney's Planes to Be Released This Summer

April 22nd, 2013

In the midst of all the doom and gloom from Washington, a glimmer of good news from the general direction of the Magic Kingdom.

This summer, Disney will release “Planes,” an entertaining ... See More

Suderman Seeks Support For Film Project

April 17th, 2013

ICAS member and air show performer Spencer Suderman is using an innovative on-line, micro-financing tool to help fund a film he intends to produce about the impact that sequestration is having on the ... See More

Sequestration Update: AF Heritage Flight Foundation Responds to Industry Challenge

April 13th, 2013

Following a late February announcement by the U.S. Air Force that Air Force participation in Heritage Flights during the 2013 air show season had been cancelled, the Air Force Heritage Flight ... See More

Sequestration Update: Navy Cancels 2013 Blue Angels Schedule

April 11th, 2013

The U.S. Navy has cancelled the remaining 2013 performances of its Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron. This is one of many steps the Navy is taking to ensure resources are in place to support ... See More

Urgent Action Required: Aviation User Fees

March 28th, 2013

As part of a consortium of general aviation associations committed to battling user fees, ICAS needs your help in convincing your congressional representative to sign a letter opposing user fees no ... See More

Sequestration Update: Air Shows In The Spotlight

March 12th, 2013

With the national and local media working hard to explain the impact of sequestration, air shows are receiving considerable attention during these first few days of March. Whether it’s national ... See More

Update on Sequestration and the Air Show Industry

February 11th, 2013

By now, most ICAS members in the U.S. have seen news items like this and ... See More

Contingency Planning During the 2013 Air Show Season

February 10th, 2013

Just as the military is developing plans to implement budget cuts even though they still hope and expect to avoid those cuts, air show professionals are developing contingency plans to operate their ... See More

Advocacy and Outreach During Times of Budgetary Challenges

February 8th, 2013

ICAS has developed legislative outreach programs over the last three years and those programs will become stronger. Tomorrow (Friday, February 8) and continuously thereafter as we address the impact ... See More

ACC To Release Raptor Schedule Via Facebook

January 21st, 2013

Based on feedback from last month's ICAS Convention, Air Combat Command's (ACC) Aerial Events office has created a new and improved "ACC Aerial Events" Facebook page at See More

Elevate your Airshow Season – NWCAS Conference March 1st & 2nd

January 16th, 2013

Whether you are a producer, performer, air boss, announcer or support provider, this conference is guaranteed to have the networking, contacts and best practices that will ensure 2013 is your best air ... See More

21st Annual NECAS Conference – February 15th, 16th & 17th

January 11th, 2013

The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Base will once again be host for the northeast’s premier air show education and networking event when the members of the Northeast Council of Air Shows gather for their ... See More

360 Degree Marketing at a Safe Air Show – SWCAS Conference February 8th & 9th

January 5th, 2013

For those arriving early Friday into historic old town Sacramento, there will be a visit to the California State Railroad Museum before the official kick-off on Friday evening with a hosted social ... See More

Boggs is 2012 ICAS Sword of Excellence Recipient

December 17th, 2012

ICAS member and air show air boss Wayne Boggs was named as the 2012 recipient of the ICAS Sword of Excellence during an awards presentation at the 2012 ICAS Convention on Thursday, December 13 in Las ... See More

Holland Named 2012 Scholl Award Recipient

December 17th, 2012

Air show performer Rob Holland was recently named as the 27th recipient of the Art Scholl Showmanship Award. As a two-time U.S. Unlimited Aerobatic National Champion, Holland was already recognized as ... See More

McWherter Receives Special Achievement Award

December 17th, 2012

The Board of Directors of the International Council of Air Shows presented its ICAS Special Achievement Award to Captain Greg McWherter, outgoing team lead for the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. McWherter, ... See More

Airpower Arkansas Is 2012 Dick Schram Award Recipient

December 17th, 2012

During the annual Chairman's Banquet on Thursday, December 13, ICAS recognized Airpower Arkansas at Little Rock Air Force Base as the recipient of the 2012 Dick Schram Community Relations Award. ... See More

Rocky Bleier Inspires Delegates in Opening Session

December 12th, 2012

Speaking to a crowd of more than 1,200 ICAS Convention delegates, former Pittsburgh Steelers running back, and wounded Vietnam veteran, Rocky Bleier touched on a number of themes important to air show ... See More

Minimal Member Services Available From ICAS HQ

December 10th, 2012

Just about the entire ICAS staff has packed up and left for Vegas. ICAS will have a single person in the office periodically during the convention, but most of us will be at the Convention. The office ... See More

Koontz Lands Sponsorship

December 9th, 2012

Air show performer and ICAS member Greg Koontz announced last week that he has entered into a marketing partnership with Insurance Coverage, Inc. ICI will team up with Greg Koontz Airshows during the ... See More

Packing Reminder: Bring The Right Stuff

December 8th, 2012

For those making final preparations for the ICAS Convention, we wanted to remind our performers to bring their flight suits to wear on Wednesday, December 12, Flight Suit Day at the convention. And ... See More

Still Not Too Late To Register On-Line

December 7th, 2012

The beauty of our new and improved on-line registration system is that you can register via the internet (and save a few bucks) right up until you walk into the convention center at the Paris Las ... See More

ICAS Board Election Procedures Announced

November 28th, 2012

In accordance with Section 9, Paragraph B of the ICAS Bylaws, this constitutes official notice on the procedures that will be used to conduct the 2012 ICAS Board of Directors election.

This ... See More

Baker Retires

November 26th, 2012

After beginning his air show career just a few weeks after his 60th birthday in 1998, Herb Baker has announced his retirement as a performer. Best known for his wing-tip vortex smoke system and smoke ... See More

AirSupport Re-Signs DAV

November 24th, 2012

Thanks to a recent contract renewal, AirSupport, LLC will continue its decade-long relationship with Disabled American Veterans (DAV) during the 2013 air show season.

For ten years, AirSupport has ... See More

ICAS Offers Convention Mobile App

November 23rd, 2012

In conjunction with Michel Pelletier of Airshow Apps, ICAS will be offering a convention-specific mobile phone application to help keep you updated on the latest information about the 2012 ICAS ... See More

Team RV Renamed as Team AeroDynamix

November 22nd, 2012

Team RV, the twelve-ship RV demonstration team, recently announced that it will change its name to Team AeroDynamix for the 2013 air show season.

Team RV founder and Flight Lead Mike Stewart said ... See More

Pre-Registration Deadline Extended to Monday at 11:59 P.M. EST

November 21st, 2012

In recognition of the possible complications caused by this week’s Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, ICAS has extended the pre-registration deadline from Wednesday, November 21 to Monday, ... See More

Stay At Paris and You Could Win a Prize

November 20th, 2012

All ICAS Convention delegates who reserve rooms at the Paris Hotel through the group block will automatically be entered into a drawing for five different prizes: a new Apple iPad 2; two different ... See More

Bleier To Deliver Keynote Address

November 6th, 2012

ICAS announces that former Pittsburgh Steeler Rocky Bleier will deliver the keynote address at the 2012 ICAS Convention on Tuesday, December 11 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Best known as a member of the ... See More

2012 Convention Keeping Pace with 2011

October 26th, 2012

With just eight weeks until the first day of the 2012 ICAS Convention (December 10-13 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas), ICAS reports that all of the statistical indicators are pointing to another ... See More

Darnells Purchase Shockwave

October 24th, 2012

ICAS members Neal and Chris Darnell of Darnell Racing Enterprises recently announced that they have purchased the Shockwave Jet Truck and will begin campaigning it on the North American air show ... See More

Beware Of Convention Hotel Scams

October 10th, 2012

There are a couple of companies (including National Travel Associates - See More

ICAS Air Boss Academy Concludes at Little Rock

September 11th, 2012

Over the weekend of September 6-8, a dozen ICAS members joined veteran air boss Wayne Boggs and members of the ICAS staff at Airpower over Arkansas at Little Rock Air Force Base for the ICAS Air Boss ... See More

ICAS Nominating Committee Selects Slate

September 11th, 2012

In accordance with Section 9, Paragraph B of the ICAS Bylaws, the ICAS Nominating Committee recently selected a slate of three candidates to be considered for three vacancies that will open up on the ... See More

Still Space In Air Boss Academy; Beat The Rush On Air Boss Training

August 28th, 2012

Space is filling up quickly, but there’s still room in the ICAS Air Boss Academy on September 6, 7 and 8 being held in conjunction with the Airpower Arkansas-Heritage and Heroes Air Show at Little ... See More

Snowbirds Prepare To Retire CT-114 Tutor

August 26th, 2012

(From AVWeb) The Canadian Forces Snowbirds aerobatics performance team has flown the CT-114 Tutor since 1971 and now, according to documents obtained by Canada's The Citizen, they are in the early ... See More

2012 Convention To Include Several New Features

August 24th, 2012

As part of its continuing effort to respond to member feedback and make the ICAS Convention a more useful and productive event for air show professionals, ICAS will be introducing several changes to ... See More

ICAS Accepting Nominations For Sword, Scholl Awards

August 22nd, 2012

With the August 31 deadline approaching, ICAS is encouraging members to submit their nominations for the organization’s two most prestigious awards, the Art Scholl Showmanship Award and the ICAS ... See More

ICAS Schedules Air Boss Academy

August 13th, 2012

ICAS has scheduled its third ICAS Air Boss Academy for September 6, 7 and 8 in conjunction with the Airpower Arkansas-Heritage and Heroes Air Show at Little Rock AFB in Arkansas. Like the traditional ... See More

Koontz, Alabama Boys Help Celebrate 75 Years of Piper Cubs

August 10th, 2012

To help celebrate the 75th anniversary of the legendary Piper Cub, Greg Koontz and his Alabama Boys will be the featured performers at three separate air shows during 2012: Sun ‘n Fun and the ... See More

Klatt to be Featured on CBS Evening News

August 8th, 2012

Air show performer and ICAS member John Klatt will appear on the CBS Evening News this evening, Wednesday, August 8. The segment, filmed largely at the Rhode Island Air National Guard Air Show earlier ... See More

Gardner Back As FAA National Air Show Coordinator

August 7th, 2012

The FAA has a new national air show coordinator. Mike Umstead, who has served in that position since May of 2011, is moving to a new assignment. Sue Gardner will replace him and work from her office ... See More

Earliest Early Bird Convention Discounts Available Until July 31

July 30th, 2012

In an effort to make the ICAS Convention as affordable as possible for as many ICAS members as possible, ICAS is encouraging members to take advantage of an early bird discount that can provide ... See More

Jet Teams Looking For Invitations To Perform

July 27th, 2012

As the July 31 deadline for requesting U.S. military jet team participation approaches, word has reached ICAS that the Air Force and Navy have received surprisingly small numbers of requests for the ... See More

New Bylaws Approved by Membership

July 19th, 2012

The revised ICAS Bylaws proposed by the ICAS Board of Directors have been approved by a 13-to-one margin in electronic voting conducted during the month of June. Among other things, the new Bylaws ... See More

ICAS Schedules Air Boss Academy

July 3rd, 2012

ICAS has scheduled its third ICAS Air Boss Academy for September 6, 7 & 8 in conjunction with the Airpower Arkansas-Heritage and Heroes Air Show at Little Rock AFB, Arkansas. Like the traditional ICAS ... See More

ICAS Offers Preliminary Details, Early Bird Discounts on 2012 ICAS Convention

June 26th, 2012

There are quite a lot of changes to the 2012 ICAS Convention, many of which might impact your travel planning. We encourage all of our members to pay particular attention to these changes.
First and ... See More

Sun 'n Fun Names Coleman as Safety Advisor

June 22nd, 2012

Sun ‘n Fun President John “Lites” Leenhouts recently named Ben Coleman as safety advisor to the show and the co-located Florida Air Museum in Lakeland, Florida. Coleman comes to the position ... See More

Roetman Suffers Minor Injuries in Idaho Accident

June 18th, 2012

ICAS member and air show performer Buck Roetman suffered an ankle sprain and minor scrapes following an accident during a twilight performance at the Legacy Flight Museum Air Show in Rexburg, Idaho at ... See More

Respect Copyright Laws

June 16th, 2012

Although the internet has made it very easy to download photos and use them on your website without attribution, we’ve heard from several aviation photographers who would like to respectfully remind ... See More

AOPA Online Features Air Show Story

June 12th, 2012

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association recently featured air show safety in a web-based news article. AOPA staff writer, Jim Moore, used the Great Tennessee Air Show in Smyrna on May 12 and May 13 ... See More

Wingwalker Kazian Serves as a Roller Coster Reviewer

June 10th, 2012

As part of its effort to publicize its new X-Flight roller coaster, the public relations experts at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois, turned to the person most likely to know if the coaster ... See More

ACC Posts Support Service Manual

June 6th, 2012

U.S.A.F. Air Combat Command has posted the Flight Support Manual that air show event organizers use to properly support ACC aircraft that participate in their shows.

Although the Air Force ... See More

Chambliss Lands Partnership with GoPro

June 4th, 2012

ICAS member, air show performer and five-time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion Kirby Chambliss recently entered into a new partnership with GoPro, manufacturers of the small, high-definition, ... See More

ICAS Foundation Seeks Hall of Fame Nominations

May 31st, 2012

The ICAS Foundation has announced that it is accepting nominations for its Air Show Hall of Fame. Created in 1995 to recognize and showcase the leaders, pioneers and trailblazers of the industry, the ... See More

ICAS Opens Convention Registration

May 25th, 2012

Although the ICAS Convention won’t begin for more than six months, ICAS recently began accepting registrations for the air show community’s single largest and most important business meeting. ICAS ... See More

Blue Angels Announce New Boss for 2013-2014

May 8th, 2012

Commander Thomas “Diesel” Frosch will lead the U.S. Navy Blue Angels during the 2013 and 2014 air show seasons.

A Michigan native and U.S. Naval Academy graduate, Frosch was most recently the ... See More

ICAS, MCAS Cherry Point Host Air Show Academy

May 8th, 2012

For the fourteenth consecutive season, ICAS conducted its Academy program as a “living classroom” opportunity for air show professionals. This year, the air show team at Marine Corps Air Station ... See More

Changes, Forward Progress for British Red Arrows

March 24th, 2012

Following two fatal accidents during the 2011 air show season and the unexpected departure of the team’s first female pilot earlier this month, Squadron Leader Jim Turner, team lead for Great ... See More

2012 Air Show Season Shifts Into High Gear

March 22nd, 2012

Following the first air show of the season for the U.S. Navy Blue Angels last week in El Centro, California, and with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds due to start their season this coming weekend at ... See More

Membership Renewal Deadline Approaches

March 20th, 2012

All ICAS members are due to renew their annual ICAS memberships not later than Saturday, March 31. In early April, ICAS will pull lists of members in good standing and will use those lists to publish ... See More

2012 ICAS Air Show Academy - May 3 - 5

February 24th, 2012

Once again this year, ICAS will offer a hands-on learning program held in conjunction with the MCAS Cherry Point Air Show. The traditional ICAS Air Show Academy program will be held on May 3, 4 and 5 ... See More

Changes in Dates, Pattern for 2012 ICAS Convention

January 30th, 2012

As you add dates to your 2012 calendars, please be advised that the dates and pattern for the 2012 ICAS Convention will be a bit different. The opening welcome reception will be held on Monday, ... See More

Hamill Signs Sky-Tec as New Sponsor

January 28th, 2012

ICAS member and air show performer Ed Hamill recently announced that Sky-Tec Flyweight Starters, a company that manufactures lightweight, high-torque starters for piston aircraft, will sponsor ... See More

Warrior Flight Team Partners with Metal Mulisha

January 26th, 2012

The Warrior Flight Team, an ICAS member organization based in Frederick, Maryland, recently announced that they will be teaming up with Metal Mulisha, a freestyle motocross exhibition team, at ... See More

Team Chaos Adds Warda

January 24th, 2012

Team Chaos recently announced that they have added ICAS member and air show performer Jacquie Warda to their team. She joins Chris Darnell in the Flash Fire Jet Truck and Randy Harris of Bearfeat ... See More

Horsemen to Appear in PBS Documentary

January 22nd, 2012

Beginning this January, local PBS affiliates will be airing a documentary entitled, “The Horsemen Cometh,” a one-hour program that follows the team through their training and performances while ... See More

Martinsburg Air Show Will Be Held Again in 2012

January 20th, 2012

Although a fatal accident in September of 2011 had put the event’s future in doubt, officials with the West Virginia Air National Guard recently announced that the Thunder Over the Blue Ridge Air ... See More

Winners Announced

January 19th, 2012

In conjunction with last month’s ICAS Convention in Las Vegas, ICAS conducted several drawings. We conducted a trading card scavenger hunt during the convention exhibit hall sessions with the ... See More

NTSB Holds Hearing on Air Show, Air Race Safety

January 17th, 2012

On Tuesday, January 10, the National Transportation Safety Board held a day-long hearing on air show and air race safety at their headquarters in Washington, DC. The purpose of the session was to ... See More

Tickets to Red Tails World Premiere in New York City awarded to Jeff McGuire of the Indianapolis Air Show!

January 5th, 2012

Congratulations to Jeff McGuire of the Indianapolis Air Show! Jeff will be heading to New York City next week to attend the world premiere and after party of the "Red Tails".

During the ... See More

Red Tail Movie Previewed at Convention, Producers Offer Unique Opportunity

December 16th, 2011

During the Chairman’s Banquet at last week’s ICAS Convention, delegates got a sneak peak at the soon-to-be-released feature-length film, ”Red Tails,” due to be released on January 20. ... See More

Opening General Session Begins With Dwayne O'Brien

December 14th, 2011

Country music recording artist Dwayne O'Brien performed his song "We Remember" live at the ICAS Convention last week in Las Vegas, Nevada. And he produced this video to be projected on the screens ... See More

Hoover Addresses His Air Show Family

December 7th, 2011

Air show legend Bob Hoover spoke to a captivated audience of nearly 1,500 ICAS members at the Opening General Session of the ICAS Convention. During an interview-style presentation, Hoover recounted ... See More

ACC Issues Statement on Reduction of Demo Teams for 2012

December 1st, 2011

Earlier today, U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command issued the following statement regarding its plans to dramatically scale back its single-ship demonstration program during the 2012 air show season: ... See More

Nautical Theme Announced for Welcome Reception

November 29th, 2011

Our annual opening night welcome reception gives ICAS members an opportunity to celebrate. And this year, in honor of both the centennial of naval aviation and next year’s bicentennial of the War of ... See More

Take Advantage of Personalized Convention Schedule Function

November 21st, 2011

A new piece of software on the ICAS website allows you to build a customized, personalized schedule to help ensure you’re in the right place at the right time throughout this year’s ICAS ... See More

Foundation Names Newest Inductees

November 18th, 2011

Air show legends Jim and Ernie Moser, Julie Clark, Steve Oliver and Suzanne Asbury-Oliver will be inducted into the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) Foundation Hall of Fame on the evening of ... See More

Convention Pre-Registration Ends November 15th

November 15th, 2011

The pre-registration deadline for the 2011 ICAS Convention is Tuesday, November 15 at 11:59 p.m.

Thereafter, registrations will still be taken on-line and on-site in Las Vegas, but ... See More

Hotel Early Bird Rate of $99 Extended to November 23rd!

November 8th, 2011

Once again this year, the Paris Hotel on the renowned Las Vegas Strip will host the ICAS Convention. Between the hotel’s location, the excellent sleeping room rate, and the perfectly suited meeting ... See More

Canada's Air Force Gets New/Old Name

October 29th, 2011

The Canadian air force will once again be officially known as the “Royal Canadian Air Force,” according to correspondence distributed late this summer. The Royal Canadian Air Force was originally ... See More

Trojan Horsemen to Support Veterans Airlift Command

October 28th, 2011

This Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2011, the Trojan Horsemen will fly together publicly for the first time since the tragic loss of their teammate at the Thunder over the Blue Ridge Air Show last ... See More

Heavy Metal Changes Name to Black Diamond

October 27th, 2011

The Black Diamond Jet Team is the new name of the six-ship civilian jet team formerly known as Heavy Metal. The team will retain its pilots, support staff, crew and sponsorship affiliation with United ... See More

Foundation to Showcase ICAS Has Talent!

October 26th, 2011

If you missed it last year, you’ll want to be sure to reserve the evening of Monday, December 5 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. during this year’s convention for the ICAS Has Talent show. If you saw it ... See More

Preliminary Schedule Helps You Plan Your Trip

October 17th, 2011

The tentative schedule for this year’s ICAS Convention will provide you with a rough outline of what will happen when.
The ... See More

ICAS Marketing Competition Deadline Approaches

September 24th, 2011

The deadline for the annual ICAS Marketing Competition is September 30. Entries in the competition are free for all ICAS members. Categories include newspaper advertisements, posters, websites, radio ... See More

Trojan Horsemen T-28 crashes

September 17th, 2011

A T-28 crashed on the runway at the Thunder Over the Blue Ridge air show in Martinsburg, West Virginia. The pilot was killed in the crash. No spectators were harmed. The name of the pilot has not ... See More

Tragedy Strikes National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada

September 16th, 2011

Although details have not yet been confirmed, multiple media outlets are reporting that there has been an accident at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada that involves spectator ... See More

Air Force Cancels Remaining F-22 Air Show Performances during 2011

September 16th, 2011

Officials at U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command announced this morning that all air show performances of the F-22 Raptor during the 2011 air show season have been cancelled. This action will permit ... See More

Canada Remembers Moves to Saskatoon Race Track

September 14th, 2011

When confronted with airport construction that threatened to end the air show, organizers of the long-running Canada Remembers Air Show moved the event to a Saskatoon race track. And air show ... See More

ICAS Releases Promotional Video for 2011 Convention

September 12th, 2011

ICAS is asking for the help of all its members in getting other air show professionals – both ICAS members and non-members – to watch this short promotional video for the 2011 ICAS Convention. ... See More

Regan Lands Safely Following Engine Failure

September 9th, 2011

Bryan Regan, lead pilot for the AeroShell Aerobatic Team, landed safely after an engine failure during a pre-show media flight this morning (Friday, September 9) at the Winston-Salem Air Show in ... See More

Betty Skelton Passes

September 6th, 2011

Betty Skelton (Frankman Erde), a daredevil pilot who was a three-time national aerobatics champion and became known as the “fastest woman on Earth” when she set speed records in airplanes and ... See More

ICAS Air Show Academy

August 30th, 2011

Once again this year, ICAS will offer a hands-on learning program held in conjunction with the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show. The traditional ICAS Air Show Academy program will be held on October 20, ... See More

Hoover To Deliver Convention Keynote

August 9th, 2011

R.A. “Bob” Hoover will deliver the opening keynote address to help kick off the 2011 ICAS Convention, December 4-7 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. One of aviation’s bona fide living ... See More

Foundation to Raffle Waco Mystery Ship Pedal Plane

July 29th, 2011

A small group of air show enthusiasts have built an amazing pedal plane version of Kyle Franklin's Waco Mystery Ship. The ICAS Foundation will be selling raffle tickets for this one-of-a-kind work of ... See More

Marion Cole Passes

July 11th, 2011

Marion Cole, a member of the Air Show Hall of Fame and an air show legend throughout the second half of the 20th century, passed away recently. Marion flew as part of the original Cole Brothers Air ... See More

Least Expensive Convention Registration Rates Available Thru July 31

July 11th, 2011

Those ICAS members who already know that they will be attending the organization’s 2011 annual convention in Las Vegas on December 4, 5, 6 and 7 are encouraged to register between now and the end of ... See More

Limited Booth Space Available for 2011 ICAS Convention

July 8th, 2011

With limited booth space available, ICAS encourages all of our members to make the decision now to reserve their booths for the 2011 ICAS Convention, December 4–7 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. ... See More

Thunderbirds Opt for Redding

July 6th, 2011

Following an unexpected air show cancellation by Hill AFB, the U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds have opted to appear at the Exchange Club of Redding Air Show in Redding, California on September 24 and 25. ... See More

Swift Fuel Sponsors Volker

July 4th, 2011

ICAS member and air show performer Rick Volker recently signed a sponsorship agreement with Swift Enterprises to demonstrate and promote their Swift Fuel at air shows in his Sukhoi Su-26M. Swift Fuel ... See More

Rich, Dee Gibson to Receive Bill Barber Award

July 1st, 2011

Rich and Dee Gibson have been named 2011 recipients of the prestigious Bill Barber Award for Showmanship. The award presentation will be made on Monday, July 25 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin during EAA’s ... See More

Kaminski Passes

June 29th, 2011

Commander Robert “Gus” Kaminksi, officer in charge of the U.S. Navy Leap Frogs, passed away earlier this month.

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Kaminski became a SEAL in in August of ... See More

Beardsley Family Schedules Remembrance Celebration

June 29th, 2011

BEARDSLEY FAMILY SCHEDULES REMEMBRANCE CELEBRATION

The family of Bill “Big B” Beardsley would like to invite the air show community to a remembrance celebration honoring Big B on Saturday, July ... See More

Jacquie B Okay After Engine Failure

June 28th, 2011

Jacquie Warda had an engine failure over southeast Oregon while flying home from an air show in Idaho. Her plane was destroyed during the forced landing, but Jacquie B escaped with bad bruises and ... See More

Pilot Killed in Polish Air Show Accident

June 19th, 2011

(Based on a wire report from the Associated Press) An air show pilot flying a Christian Eagle biplane was killed in an accident that occurred on Saturday, June 18 while he was flying aerobatics at an ... See More

Bill “Big B” Beardsley Passes

June 14th, 2011

Bill “Big B” Beardsley passed away early on the morning of Saturday, June 11 at his home in Arizona following a long battle with cancer that he chose to keep confidential. His wife, Teresa, his ... See More

B-17 Liberty Belle Burns after Forced Landing, No Serious Injuries

June 13th, 2011

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the B-17 “Liberty Belle” crashed and burned at approximately 9:30 a.m. CDT on Monday, June 13, in a cornfield near Aurora Airport in Illinois, about 50 miles ... See More

Amanda Franklin Passes

May 28th, 2011

After battling courageously for two and a half months to recover from the burn injuries she suffered in a March 12 accident in Brownsville, Texas, Amanda Franklin passed away at approximately 10:00 ... See More

Boss Koss Relieved of Duty as Blues Commanding Officer

May 24th, 2011

Commander Dave Koss was voluntarily relieved of duty as commanding officer of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels on Friday following a “lower-than-normal” maneuver at the Lynchburg (Virginia) Regional Air ... See More

ICAS Foundation Seeks Hall of Fame Nominations

April 28th, 2011

The ICAS Foundation is seeking nominations for its Air Show Hall of Fame. New inductees will be recognized during the 2011 ICAS Convention, December 4-7 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Air Show Hall of ... See More

ICAS is on Facebook

April 19th, 2011

Although we are, admittedly, still getting the hang of it, ICAS now has a presence on Facebook. Our new “organization” page has its own page which you can visit by See More

ICAS Survey Indicates Air Show Ticket Prices Have Increased

April 13th, 2011

A just completed survey of ICAS event organizers indicates that air show admission ticket prices have increased significantly since members were last surveyed in the spring of 2008.

Based on the ... See More

CPSC Issues Warning on Water Walking Balls

April 13th, 2011

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently issued a warning to consumers to stop using water walking balls due to the potential risks of suffocation and drowning.

An amusement ... See More

Walker Dies in Accident

March 30th, 2011

Bill Walker, a member of the Red Thunder Air Show Team, was killed on Saturday, March 26 at the Flagler Warbird Fly-In Show in Flagler, Florida when his Yak-52 failed to recover from a descending ... See More

Driskell Passes

March 29th, 2011

Jim Driskell, best known as the announcer for air show legend Bob Hoover for a quarter century, passed away on Thursday, March 17 at the age of 94. Driskell had been battling a number of medical ... See More

LIMA LIMA TO ONCE AGAIN FLY AEROBATICALLY IN 2011

March 25th, 2011

Thanks to an AMOC (Alternate Means of Compliance) issued by the FAA to the T-34 Spar Corporation in the fall of 2010, the entire Lima Lima Team has had FAA approved repairs made to their T-34 Mentors ... See More

NAVY TAC DEMOS

March 23rd, 2011

Due to unresolved issues related to funding of the federal government, the schedule of U.S. Navy F/A-18 tactical demonstrations during the 2011 air show season will be released one month at a time, at ... See More

GOULIAN SIGNS THREE-YEAR DEAL WITH WHELEN ENGINEERING

March 22nd, 2011

Air show performer and ICAS member Michael Goulian recently announced a new, three-year partnership with Connecticut-based Whelen Engineering Company, a manufacturing company that makes lighting and ... See More

FOUNDATION CREATES “KYLE AND AMANDA FUND,” REQUESTS YOUR CONTRIBUTION

March 15th, 2011


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AMANDA FRANKLIN INJURED IN TEXAS ACCIDENT

March 15th, 2011

Amanda Franklin was seriously injured following an accident while performing the “Pirated Skies” wingwalking act with her husband, Kyle Franklin, at Air Fiesta 2011 in Brownsville, Texas, on ... See More

CAF WINS “DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS” COMPETITION

March 15th, 2011

Twenty-five years ago, the Texas Department of Transportation commissioned a series of “Don’t Mess with Texas” television commercials to engage Texans in litter prevention. To celebrate the ... See More

ICAS MEMBERS DRIVE REALITY TV SHOW EPISODE

March 13th, 2011

What happens when a reality television show collides with an infomercial-type product commercial? Focus Rally: America, a web-based, 18-minute video presentation that uses a nationwide, scavenger ... See More

MYNNING INDUCTED INTO MICHIGAN AVIATION HALL OF FAME

March 13th, 2011

Jim Mynning, a Michigan native, air show legend and member of the ICAS Foundation Air Show Hall of Fame, will be inducted into the Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 21.

An air show ... See More

FAST FACTS VIDEO OF THE WEEK

March 12th, 2011

Thanks to You Tube, easy-to-use editing software and the proliferation of video cameras, aviation-oriented video snippets have become commonplace. We’ll use this space in Fast Facts to highlight ... See More

POPULAR MECHANICS FEATURES NALLS’ HARRIER

March 11th, 2011

With a circulation of more than 1.2 million, Popular Mechanics is one of the 100 most widely read magazines in America. And, in this month’s issue, its readers will be reading a detailed article ... See More

ICAS HAS TALENT DVDs NOW ON SALE

March 10th, 2011

The ICAS Foundation proudly presents a professionally-edited DVD of the 2010 ICAS Has Talent event. Featuring the musical and comedic performances of ICAS members, it is a memorable record of an ... See More

CONVENTION EDUCATION SESSION MATERIALS NOW AVAILABLE

February 18th, 2011

All of the power point documents and support materials provided to ICAS by the speakers in the break-out education sessions during the 2010 ICAS Convention are now available on the ICAS website. See More

JET SAILPLANES TO APPEAR ON MODERN MARVELS

January 19th, 2011

Bob Carlton’s two jet sailplanes – the one-seat Super Salto and the new two-seat BonusJet – will be featured on a future episode of the History Channel’s Modern Marvels television series ... See More

DARNELL ADDS SECOND JET TRUCK

January 17th, 2011

Neal Darnell, the owner, operator and driver of the Flash Fire Jet Truck, recently added a second jet truck to his business. Following a few minor mechanical upgrades and a new paint job, Darnell’s ... See More

ICAS NAMES DRAWING WINNER

January 13th, 2011

ICAS members who responded to our 2010 ICAS Convention survey were entered into a drawing to receive a free registration to the 2011 convention. Steve Clegg from the New Smyrna Beach Balloon and ... See More

US Navy Blue Angels Release 2012 Schedule

January 10th, 2011

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels have released two changes to their 2011 schedule, and their entire 2012 schedule.

Changes to 2011 Blue Angels Schedule

May 14-15, Indianapolis, IN (replaces La Crosse, ... See More

Foundation Announces Board, Officers

January 3rd, 2011

The ICAS Foundation has announced the members of its 2011 Board of Directors. Completing their two-year terms in 2011 are Jeff Parnau, Rhonda Butler and George Cline. Accepting another two-year term ... See More

New Directors Elected

January 1st, 2011

In a Board election that included more member participation than any election in the last ten years, the ICAS membership selected four of their own to fill vacancies on the ICAS Board of Directors. ... See More

139th AW Named Schram Recipient

December 28th, 2010

The 139TH Airlift Wing of the Missouri Air National Guard, based in St. Joseph, Missouri, was recognized as the 2010 recipient of the Dick Schram Memorial Community Relations Award during the annual ... See More

Hinton is 2010 Scholl Award Recipient

December 26th, 2010

HINTON IS 2010 SCHOLL AWARD RECIPIENT

World-renowned air show pilot Steve Hinton was named as the 24th recipient of the Art Scholl Showmanship Award during the Chairman’s Banquet at the 2010 ICAS ... See More

Gallogly is 37th Sword Recipient

December 23rd, 2010

During the Chairman’s Banquet at the 2010 ICAS Convention, Colonel Larry Gallogly of the Rhode Island Air National Guard was presented with the 2010 ICAS Sword of Excellence, in recognition of his ... See More

2010 Convention Offers Promising Start to 2011 Season

December 21st, 2010

With total attendance of 1,560 convention delegates and an exhibit hall floor that was unusually busy with activity, the 2010 ICAS Convention appears to have set the stage for a successful 2011 air ... See More

ANDERSON SIGNS MOVIE DEAL

November 10th, 2010

Air show performer and ICAS member Andy Anderson recently reached an agreement with Forbes Films to turn two novels written by Anderson into feature films. In addition to being a member of the “Red ... See More

SKYTYPERS TO BE FEATURED IN GEICO TELEVISION ADS

November 8th, 2010

In conjunction with local air show event organizers, beginning later this year and throughout the 2011 air show season, Geico will begin running promotional advertising spots that feature the ... See More

SOUCY TO BE INDUCTED INTO KENTUCKY AVIATION HALL OF FAME

November 8th, 2010

Air show performer and long-time ICAS member Gene Soucy will be inducted into the Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame on November 6 at a ceremony in Lexington. A Kentucky native, Soucy soloed at ... See More

REDDING WINS NATIONAL AWARD

November 8th, 2010

The National Exchange Club – a business-oriented service organization with 22,000 members and 700 member clubs – recently presented its Outstanding Community Service Project Award to the Exchange ... See More

ICAS HIGHLIGHTS SCHEDULE, CONTENT CHANGES TO 2010 CONVENTION

November 7th, 2010

Five changes to the convention schedule/content for you to keep in mind as you make your plans for this year’s event:

Important Change #1: As we did in 2009 for the first time, ICAS will hold a ... See More

RED ARROWS ESCAPE THE AX

November 5th, 2010

The Red Arrows, the military jet demonstration team of Great Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF), will continue to thrill the public with displays like this despite the cuts in the country’s defense ... See More

CANDIDATES STAND FOR ELECTION TO THE ICAS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

November 4th, 2010

In August, the ICAS Nominating Committee recommended four candidates to fill four positions that will become vacant this year on the ICAS Board of Directors. Those nominees were selected in accordance ... See More

INTERESTED IN HOSTING THE GOLDEN KNIGHTS IN 2011?

November 3rd, 2010

The Golden Knights, the U.S. Army’s parachute demonstration team, still has several openings on its 2011 air show schedule. If you are interested in hosting the team, please fax (910-396-9307) or ... See More

FOUNDATION SEEKS CONTRIBUTIONS

October 25th, 2010

Cleaning out your hangar or storage area? The ICAS Foundation is searching far and wide to acquire air show memorabilia for the annual Silent Auction at the ICAS Convention and the soon-to-be-launched ... See More

ICAS PROVIDES DETAILS ON EDUCATION PROGRAM

October 23rd, 2010

ICAS will conduct one of the most information-packed series of education sessions that it has ever offered in conjunction with the 2010 ICAS Convention, December 5-8 in Las Vegas. In all, more than ... See More

CANDIDATES STAND FOR ELECTION TO THE ICAS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

October 22nd, 2010

In August, the ICAS Nominating Committee recommended four candidates to fill four positions that will become vacant this year on the ICAS Board of Directors. Those nominees were selected in accordance ... See More

ICAS Air Boss Academy: Limited Space Still Available

October 1st, 2010

ICAS has scheduled the 2010 ICAS Air Boss Academy for October 28, 29 and 30 in conjunction with the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show, Texas. Like the traditional ICAS Air Show Academy, the Air Boss ... See More

Paris Hotel Lowers Sleeping Room Rate

September 29th, 2010

After some extensive negotiations with ICAS, the host hotel for the 2010 ICAS Convention has agreed to lower the group sleeping room rate to $99 per night.

“We keep an eye on market conditions ... See More

September 30th is Marketing Competition Deadline

September 27th, 2010

The ICAS Marketing Competition is intended to do two things: recognize outstanding achievement in event, product and service promotion by air shows, air show performers and air show support services ... See More

ICAS Academy at Hillsboro Delivers Abundant Information, Insight

August 30th, 2010

A dozen representatives from military and civilian air shows throughout the United States converged on Hillsboro, Oregon last weekend for the ICAS Air Show Academy, held in conjunction with the Oregon ... See More

Election Petition Deadline Approaches

August 29th, 2010

The deadline for ICAS members to place their names on the ballot for election to the Board of Directors as a petition candidate is Thursday, September 9, 2010. In accordance with Section 9, Paragraph ... See More

Red Bull Air Races Announce One-Year Hiatus

August 28th, 2010

Organizers of the Red Bull Air Races announced earlier this month that the race series will not be held in 2011. Two of the last three races in the 2010 series were cancelled abruptly earlier this ... See More

Not Too Early to Make 2010 Convention Plans

August 15th, 2010

ICAS members can now register for the 2010 ICAS Convention. For preliminary information on the convention and the registration process, click ... See More

URGENT: U.S. Military Jet Team Request Deadline Approaches

July 29th, 2010

Event organizers requesting the participation of the USAF Thunderbirds or U.S. Navy Blue Angels at their air shows during the 2011 (Thunderbirds) or 2012 (Blue Angels) seasons must submit their DD ... See More

Olivers to Receive 2010 Barber Award

July 19th, 2010

Steve Oliver and Suzanne Asbury-Oliver were recently named as the 2010 recipients of the Bill Barber Award for Showmanship. The Award presentation will take place on Monday, July 26 in Oshkosh, ... See More

Blue Angels Select New Team Members for 2011 Season

July 16th, 2010

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels recently announced the names of officers who will join the team for the 2011 air show season.

As announced earlier this year, the new team lead will be Commander David ... See More

Marines Announce Dates for Harrier, Osprey Selection Board

July 16th, 2010

The U.S. Marine Corps will conduct its annual selection board on November 4 to determine which events in calendar year 2011 will receive an AV-8B Harrier demonstration or a MV-22 Osprey static ... See More

Thunderbirds Select New Team Members for 2011 Season

June 23rd, 2010

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds recently announced incoming officer selections for the 2011 demonstration season.

Captain Ryan Riley, an F-16 pilot stationed at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, will ... See More

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 ... See More

Smoke Squadron to Make Return Visit to North America

May 12th, 2010

After a successful one-show visit to North America in 2009, the Brazilian Esquadrilha da Fumaça, or “Smoke Squadron” will make an encore visit to the United States and Canada this year. ... See More

Snowbirds Move to Two-Year Schedule

May 10th, 2010

Beginning this coming December, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds will move to a two-year schedule that allows them to announce their scheduled show dates 17-23 months in advance.

"The two year ... See More

ICAS Air Show Academy

May 1st, 2010

Once again this year, ICAS will offer the traditional ICAS Air Show Academy program on August 19, 20 and 21 in conjunction with the Oregon International Air Show in Hillsboro, Oregon. Widely ... See More

Koss Selected to Lead Blues in 2011-2012

April 28th, 2010

Commander David E. Koss will assume command of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels in November of 2010 and lead the team through the 2011 and 2012 air show seasons.

Currently serving as commanding officer of ... See More

Early Indications: Attendance Strong Again in 2010

April 21st, 2010

Although the early reports this year are not quite as dramatic as they were at the beginning of the 2009 season, it does appear that last year’s trend toward higher attendance is continuing into the ... See More

Thunderbirds change command for 2010, 2011 air show seasons

February 25th, 2010

Lieutenant Colonel Case “Basket” Cunningham (right) took command of the Thunderbirds on January 15 at the team’s Nellis AFB hangar. Cunningham replaces Lieutenant Colonel Greg Thomas who led the ... See More

Snowbirds change leadership, wing assignment

February 14th, 2010

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds have altered their leadership structure for the 2010 air show season.

Former Snowbird #2, Major Maryse Carmichael, will be promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and assume ... See More

ASB Releases Banquet Video

January 13th, 2010

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Sanborn Makes Opening Keynote Address Available to Convention Delegates, Members

December 15th, 2009

In response to the many requests ICAS received following his presentation, Mark Sanborn, the opening keynote speaker for the 2009 ICAS Convention, has agreed to make his keynote address to ICAS ... See More

Widespread Enthusiasm, Optimism Characterize 2009 ICAS Convention

December 15th, 2009

Delegates at the 2009 ICAS Convention reported brisk business, a palpable feeling of energy, and widespread optimism about the upcoming air show season.

Held December 6 through 9 at the Paris Las ... See More

Bunce Receives 2009 ICAS Sword of Excellence

December 14th, 2009

During an award ceremony in Las Vegas on December 9, General Aviation Manufacturers Association President Pete Bunce was presented with the ICAS Sword of Excellence, the air show industry’s most ... See More

Aaron Named 2009 Scholl Recipient

December 14th, 2009

Aerobatic helicopter pilot Chuck Aaron was named 2009 recipient of the prestigious Art Scholl Showmanship Award. Presented each year to an air show performer who personifies the showmanship for which ... See More

NAS Oceana Takes Home 2009 Schram Award

December 13th, 2009

For its groundbreaking community relations effort using its air show as a breast cancer awareness initiative, NAS Oceana was named recipient of the 2009 Dick Schram Community Relations Award during ... See More

Kulp, Poberezny, Younkin Inducted into Air Show Hall of Fame

December 13th, 2009

During ceremonies held in conjunction with the 2009 ICAS Convention, air show legends Charlie Kulp, Tom Poberezny and Bobby Younkin were inducted into the ICAS Foundation Air Show Hall of Fame on ... See More

2009 ICAS Foundation Hall of Fame Inductee: Bessie Coleman

December 1st, 2009

The ICAS Foundation announced the names of the newest air show legends inducted into the prestigious ICAS Foundation Air Show Hall of Fame. Bessie Coleman was recognized during the Chairman's Banquet ... See More

Poe Featured on CNN

November 11th, 2009

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Golden Knights Increase Fee for 2010

November 10th, 2009

In response to the increased costs of operating the team and budgetary challenges in the coming year, the U.S. Army Golden Knights recently announced that they have increased their show fee from ... See More

MCAS Yuma Wall of Fire Certified by Guinness

November 10th, 2009

Guinness World Records recently certified the 10,178.3 foot long wall of fire at the MCAS Yuma Air Show on March 14, 2009 as the longest wall of fire, ever. Nearly two miles long, this pyro ... See More

Air Show Returns to Muskegon, Michigan

October 19th, 2009

The Muskegon (Michigan) Summer Celebration, a popular regional music festival, will add an air show component to its 2010 event. Scheduled for June 26 and 27, the show will be held on Muskegon’s ... See More

Private Pilots Welcome to Apply for Statement of Aerobatic Competency

September 22nd, 2009

Prospective air show pilots wishing to apply and be evaluated for an FAA- or Transport Canada-issued Statement of Aerobatic Competency (SAC) are once again encouraged to do so. For a brief time ... See More

CBS Evening News Highlights Increased Air Show Attendance

August 25th, 2009

This two minute and thirteen second news segment about increased attendance at North American air shows was broadcast on the CBS Evening News on Sunday, August 23. Produced under the headline of ... See More

CAF Red Tail Flies Again

August 17th, 2009

Restoration is complete on the rare P-51C Mustang that was nearly destroyed in a 2004 fatal accident involving ICAS member Don Hinz. Painted in the colors of the Tuskegee Airmen squadron, the ... See More

Attendance at EAA AirVenture Increases 12 Percent

August 6th, 2009

Officials with the Experimental Aircraft Association recently reported that attendance at their 2009 air show and convention increased 12 percent as compared to 2008. The unexpectedly high attendance ... See More

Air Show Attendance Continues to Defy Economic Conditions

July 2nd, 2009

Two months into the heart of the 2009 air show season, the industry continues to witness a trend first recognized last summer when air shows collectively saw a 10-15 percent increase in spectator ... See More

Goulian to Receive Bill Barber Award

June 30th, 2009

ICAS member and veteran air show performer Michael Goulian has been named as the 2009 recipient of the prestigious Bill Barber Award for Showmanship. The award presentation will take place on Monday, ... See More

Indy Offers Free Tickets to Blood Donors

June 19th, 2009

For the third consecutive year, officials with the Indianapolis Air Show offered a free air show ticket to anybody who gave a pint of blood during a three-day period just prior to the June 6-7 event. ... See More

Blue Angels to Move to Two-Year Schedule Cycle Effective Next Year

June 17th, 2009

To provide air shows with additional time to plan their events, the United States Navy Blue Angels will move to a two-year scheduling cycle beginning in 2010. Rather than the three to eleven months of ... See More

Colbert Flies with Thunderbirds

June 17th, 2009

During the New York Air Show on Long Island over the Memorial Day weekend, comedian Stephen Colbert provided his Comedy Central television audience with a unique twist on the standard military jet ... See More

Bush 41 Jumps with Golden Knights

June 17th, 2009

In what has become a tradition for former President George H.W. Bush, the former World War II naval aviator celebrated his most recent birthday with a tandem parachute jump with the U.S. Army Golden ... See More

Raptor Pilot to Lead Thunderbirds in 2010 and 2011

June 11th, 2009

(From Air Force Magazine) Lieutenant Colonel Case Cunningham, currently director of operations for the 43rd Fighter Squadron, an F-22 Raptor training unit at Tyndall AFB in Florida, has been selected ... See More

French, British Jet Teams Welcome First Female Pilots

May 27th, 2009

Both the French and British military jet teams have welcomed their first female pilots onto their teams this year.

Commandant Virginie Guyot (right) will be flight lead for the French Patrouille de ... See More

Despite Poor Weather, Attendance Continues to Trend Up

May 26th, 2009

Although much of the country has experienced unusually poor weather during the first two months of the 2009 air show season, the initial trend toward higher attendance has continued throughout the ... See More

Early air shows continue to report large crowds

May 3rd, 2009

Although there have now been exceptions to the larger trend, air show event organizers throughout the country continue to report very large crowds as the 2009 air show season hits full stride. From ... See More

As recession takes grip, air show industry takes off

March 30th, 2009

With each day delivering more news of economic despair, the air show industry begins its 2009 season this month under a sky of optimism, with all indicators pointing to an attendance surge as families ... See More

ICAS Initiates Nation-wide Public Relations Program

March 27th, 2009

Seeking to take advantage of and encourage the likely spike in air show attendance throughout the 2009 air show season, ICAS will soon launch an extensive public relations campaign designed to alert ... See More

Navy Launches Blue Angels Licensing Program

March 27th, 2009

The U.S. Navy has taken steps to trademark the Blue Angels crest, logo, script design, aircraft paint scheme, and uniform design.

According to a letter from Joel Bouve, assistant legal counsel to ... See More

ICAS Convention Unofficially Launches 2009 Air Show Season

December 18th, 2008

Although the results won't be apparent for several more weeks, the 2009 North American air show season got off to a spectacularly successful start last week as nearly 1,500 air show professionals ... See More

ICAS Announces Convention Dates Through 2020

October 30th, 2008

ICAS has contracted with two different Harrah’s hotel properties in Las Vegas to host the ICAS Convention through 2020.

“The convention business in Vegas is moving from a buyer’s market to a ... See More