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Opening General Session and Military Jet Team Schedule Announcement

Tuesday, December 7th 2021 8:45 am - 10:15 am

Concorde Ballroom

On Tuesday, December 7, Captain Charlie Plumb (U.S. Navy, retired) will kick off the convention with an entertaining, motivational and inspiring presentation about his career as a U.S. Navy fighter pilot. During his 75th combat mission on May 19, 1967, Captain Plumb was shot down south of Hanoi, captured by the North Vietnamese, and held as a prisoner of war for 2,103 days before being released on February 18, 1973. His presentation on overcoming adversity and defying self-imposed limits during his time as a POW will help set the tone for the re-start and recovery of the air show industry in 2022. An active general aviation pilot and colonel in the Commemorative Air Force, Captain Plumb’s life-long love affair with aviation will also provide a reminder to ICAS members about the important work they do in promoting and showcasing aviation. And his unique talents and experience as a masterful story teller will help get the 2021 convention off to an exciting and uplifting start.

Following Captain Plumb’s presentation, ICAS will announce the 2022 performance schedules for the Canadian Forces Snowbirds; the RCAF CF-18; the U.S.A.F. A-10, F-16, F-22 and F-35; and the U.S. Marine Corps Harrier and Osprey demos, as well as the 2023 schedules for the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.

Sponsored by: Commemorative Air Force