Opening General Session and Military Jet Team Schedule Announcement
Tuesday, December 7th 2021 8:45 am - 10:15 am
|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