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Performer Safety Stand-Down, Part 1

Wednesday, December 8th 2021 9:30 am - 10:15 am

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In what has become an ICAS Convention tradition and an important opportunity for performers to de-brief the just-concluded air show season with their colleagues, this two-part session will address a wide variety of safety-related issues specific to air show performers. In addition to performer-related updates on the just completed 2021 show season and some discussion on the upcoming 2022 season, air show veteran Sean Tucker will discuss a wide range of trends and challenges he has identified in the business during his 40+ year career, including some insights on air show accidents and tips and suggestions for safely managing an air show performing career. We’ll also hear from former Greek Air Force fighter pilot Manolis Karahalios who is doing a Ph.D. research project that is focused on safety culture and risk assessment within the worldwide air show community.