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Submit Your DD Form 2535 By July 1

June 2nd, 2021

In yet another sign that air show planning for 2022 and beyond continues even as the pandemic begins to recede, the deadline for submitting requests for U.S. military support is approaching at the end ... See More

Air Show Industry Good News Update

May 24th, 2021

Although the COVID pandemic continues to have negative impact on many ICAS members in the U.S., Canada and around the world, the worldwide air show community is starting to get some good news. Our ... See More

Snowbirds, CF-18 Release Updated 2021 Air Show Schedules

May 14th, 2021

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds initially released their 2021 air show schedule during the 2020 ICAS Virtual Convention in December. Since then, the team spent their early season training at the ... See More

How to Fight Back Against Fake Facebook Pages and Events

May 3rd, 2021

Scam artists are using fake Facebook pages to confuse your prospective customers and cheat them out of their money.
These swindlers are either creating fake Facebook pages that look identical ... See More

Anatomy of Air Show Accidents Available for Purchase

April 14th, 2021

ICAS and the International Air Show Safety Team have combined forces to publish and distribute a new book that will quickly become the definitive reference source on air show accidents. Written by the ... See More

TAC Air FBO Offers Fuel Discount to ICAS Members

April 9th, 2021

ICAS has teamed up with a nation-wide FBO network, TACAir, to offer a fuel discount to all ICAS members. The fuel discount at the various locations varies, but averages $.50 per gallon (100LL or ... See More

Air Shows Fight to Survive After COVID-19 Grounded Them

March 30th, 2021

By Brooke Staggs
Source The Orange County Register (TNS)

Mar 30th, 2021

For Sean Tucker, who's widely considered one of the top aerobatic pilots in the world, 2020 was set to ... See More

ICAS Launches Social Media Advocacy Effort

March 29th, 2021

As part of a larger advocacy effort related to the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program soon to be launched by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), ICAS is today launching an ... See More

ICAS Airs Drive-In Webinar

March 22nd, 2021

ICAS has developed a 90-minute webinar on organizing and executing a drive-in style air show that was held on March 18. In addition to a series of twelve “micro-presentations” of 4-5 ... See More

The 99's Museum of Women Pilots Launches Air Show Exhibit

March 20th, 2021

In honor of Women’s History Month (March), the 99s Museum of Women Pilots in Oklahoma City has launched a new exhibit spotlighting women airshow performers. Through generous permanent donations ... See More

March Madness: Air Show Style

March 8th, 2021

The first days of March brought further validation that the new air show season is nearly upon us.
Last week, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds spent several days ... See More

Air Force Dispels Air Show-Related Rumors

February 10th, 2021

Early in the new year, the uncertainty surrounding the status of military shows in the United States prompted an inaccurate and unfounded rumor that the U.S. Air Force was cancelling all of its open ... See More

ICAS Completes Pre-Season Survey of Event Organizers

February 5th, 2021

To help clarify and quantify the outlook for the 2021 air show season, ICAS conducted a survey of event organizers in late January. More than 70 different shows participated, providing a statistical ... See More

ICAS Continues to Pursue SBA Guidance on SVOG Grants

January 29th, 2021

Throughout the last few weeks, ICAS has worked in tandem with ICAS members and small business advocates to effectively communicate to United States legislators and the Small Business Administration ... See More

Performer SAC Card Relief: An Update

January 22nd, 2021

In June of 2020, the ICAS ACE Committee announced that the FAA had accepted an ICAS proposal seeking relief for air show performers working to renew their Statement of Aerobatic Competency (SAC) ... See More

USAF Thunderbirds Release 2022 Schedule

January 8th, 2021

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds have released their performance schedule for the 2022 air show season.
The team’s 2022 campaign begins with a late March open house at Luke Air Force ... See More

2020 ICAS Award Winners Announced

December 17th, 2020

Air show performer and outgoing Board chairman John Klatt was recognized during the 2020 Virtual ICAS Convention as the 46th recipient of the ICAS ... See More

You Can Still Register for the 2020 ICAS Virtual Convention

December 16th, 2020

The virtual format of the 2020 ICAS Convention means you can still register to access the wealth of information generated by last week’s big event. Video recordings of all three keynote ... See More

Virtual Convention Kicks Off 2021 Air Show Season

December 14th, 2020

The tone and expectations of delegates participating in the 2020 Virtual ICAS Convention were optimistic but realistic. More than 600 air show professionals participated in the three-day event that ... See More

Virtual Convention Plans Come Into Sharper Focus

November 16th, 2020

With just about three weeks until the first day of the 2020 Virtual ICAS Convention, the details of this year’s annual business meeting are becoming clearer.
“To be honest, the ... See More

ICAS Holds Virtual Convention Webinar

November 12th, 2020

On, Wednesday, November 11, ICAS held a live webinar to preview some of the exciting features that are included in our upcoming 2020 ICAS Virtual Convention. The short, 35-minute webinar allows ICAS ... See More

Why Attend the 2020 Virtual ICAS Convention?

October 26th, 2020

By John Cudahy, ICAS President
I’ve been on the phone much more than normal during the last six weeks…talking with members about the marginally encouraging end to the 2020 ... See More

ICAS Moves Forward with Innovative Virtual Convention

September 21st, 2020

By John Cudahy, President, ICAS
Recognizing that the current environment will not allow us to produce our traditional in-person convention, ICAS has developed an innovative virtual convention to keep ... See More

ICAS Seeks Nominations for Sword, Scholl Awards

August 6th, 2020

ICAS is seeking nominations for the organization’s top two awards: the ICAS Sword of Excellence and the Art Scholl Memorial Showmanship Award.
The ICAS Sword of Excellence is ... See More

ICAS Opens 2020 Convention Registration

July 16th, 2020

Today, registration for the 2020 ICAS Convention opened. (Click here to begin the online registration process.)
The convention will be held on December 8, 9, and 10 at the Paris Hotel in ... See More

2020 Airshow Season is Ramping Up

July 10th, 2020

THUNDER OVER CEDAR CREEK LAKE A SUCCESS On July 4th, Thunder Over Cedar Creek Lake found a way to triumph over the current circumstances, and succeeded in an ever-changing climate. Over 25 acts ... See More

Former RCAF Snowbirds Taking New Command

July 1st, 2020

ICAS is proud to report that former Snowbirds Lieutenant Colonel Lyle Holbrook and Lieutenant Colonel Eric Willrich were promoted to squadron commanding officers within the last month.  From ... See More

Colorado Flyover Raises $860K for COVID Relief

June 11th, 2020

On Thursday, May 14th, multiple ICAS members joined together to form an aerial parade of over 30 aircraft around the Denver metro area in an effort to raise funds in support of COVID relief. With the ... See More

COVID-19: A New Air Show Playbook

June 8th, 2020

Nothing has affected the modern air show industry as widely and as negatively as COVID-19, forcing widespread cancellations and changing the entire fabric of an experience that is predicated on mass ... See More


May 29th, 2020

Lakeland, Florida: This Saturday, May 30th at 1PM EDT, the SUN 'n FUN Aerospace Expo will host the SUN ‘n FUN Home Edition ONLINE AIRSHOW LIVE BENEFIT, a fantastic afternoon of virtual airshow ... See More


May 19th, 2020

In the United States and around the world, governments and individual business operators are working to identify specific methods and benchmarks by which to begin the process of restarting the ... See More


May 5th, 2020

By early-April, the pilots of the air show community were growing restless and looking for ways to help.
The GEICO SkyTypers were among the first to put the power and allure of aviation back to work. ... See More


April 24th, 2020

On Wednesday afternoon, President Donald Trump announced during his afternoon briefing that the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds would be launching “Operation America ... See More

Arsenal of Democracy to Premiere V-E Day 75th Anniversary Video Tribute

April 22nd, 2020

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (V-E) Day (May 8, 1945) the Arsenal of Democracy (AOD), in conjunction with the WWII 75th Commemoration Committee, will produce an online ... See More

Air Force Extends Public Event Support Suspension Through June 30th

April 20th, 2020

As a result of an Air Force directive over the weekend to continue a suspension of all unnecessary travel and activities, the Department of the Air Force announced the suspension of all large event ... See More

Aeroshell Aerobatic Team to Fly Tribute for First Responders, Healthcare Workers

April 14th, 2020

On Wednesday, April 15, the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team will perform a flyover of Monroe and West Monroe Louisiana, joined by backseat rider and Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D. As a tribute to first ... See More


April 6th, 2020

Written By Ric Peterson
We will continue to inspire, entertain and fly again.
Society, government, healthcare, the economy, our lifestyles and more will change. No one knows exactly what ... See More


March 30th, 2020

On Wednesday, March 25th, Board Chairman John Klatt and President John Cudahy hosted a live town hall discussion to address the ICAS response to the COVID-19 crisis within the North American air show ... See More

Arsenal of Democracy Flyover and Events Rescheduled

March 18th, 2020

Given the increasing concerns and directives related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), last week, the Arsenal of Democracy (AOD) Executive Planning Committee, coordinated with a large number of ... See More

WWII Heroes Announced to Speak at Arsenal of Democracy Victory Gala

March 6th, 2020

International Council of Air Shows, Inc.
741 Miller Drive, SE, Suite G-1A • Leesburg, Virginia 20175-8994
Phone: 703.779.8510 • Fax: 703.779.8511 Email: icas@airshows.aero • ... See More

Arsenal of Democracy Victory Gala Tickets Now on Sale

February 19th, 2020

Tickets for the Arsenal of Democracy Victory Gala are on sale. The Gala will take place in the historic Signature Aviation Hangar 7 at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on Thursday, May ... See More


December 17th, 2019

During the Chairman’s Banquet last Thursday at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel, the Bob Hoover Wingman Award was presented to the Royal Air Force Red Arrows Aerobatic Team in recognition of its ... See More


December 17th, 2019

In a unanimous decision by the ICAS Board of Directors, air show performer Matt Chapman was presented with the ICAS Special Achievement Award during a ceremony in Las Vegas last week. 
Bestowed ... See More


December 17th, 2019

Former ICAS Foundation Board member Dale Drumright was recognized during the 2019 ICAS Convention as the 45th recipient of the prestigious ICAS Sword of Excellence. 
A longtime event organizer ... See More


December 17th, 2019

Last week’s 2019 ICAS Convention attracted 1,501 delegates to the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, a slight drop from 2018 and 9.7% higher than the most recent ten-year average.  ... See More

Air Shows Magazine 4Q

November 20th, 2019

Convention Preview
Performer Sponsorships
Small Shows
Volume 50 / Number 4 / Fourth Quarter / 2019
Click here to download the 4Q Air Shows ... See More

2019 2022 Board of Directors Election Ballot Finalized

November 4th, 2019

The election ballot for this year’s ICAS Board of Directors election has been finalized. It will include three candidates identified by the ICAS Nominations Committee (Colin Stephenson from the ... See More

Opening General Session: A Conversation with Heroes

November 4th, 2019

On the morning of Tuesday, December 10, David Hartman, the original host of ABC’s Good Morning, America morning news program, will moderate a discussion with three World War II veterans to help ... See More

Continental Air Show Productions Under New Ownership

October 31st, 2019

For the first time in more than half a century, there will be a change of ownership at Continental Air Show Productions (CASP). Dave Olmstead, the company’s long-time operations director, will ... See More

ICAS Foundation Announces 2019 Inductees into Air Show Hall of Fame

October 29th, 2019

The International Council of Air Shows Foundation will induct wingwalker Teresa Stokes, air boss Wayne Boggs and aircraft designer/builder Steve Wolf into the Air Show Hall of Fame on Thursday, ... See More

JLC Air Show Management Launches Air Show Race Series

October 24th, 2019

In early October, the FAA provided final accreditation to JLC Air  Show Management for a new air show-based racing series that is expected to debut during the 2021 air show season. 
The ... See More


September 20th, 2019

In accordance with Section 9, Paragraph B(1) of the ICAS Bylaws, the Board of Directors has named a Nominating Committee consisting of Kevin Walsh (chair), Judy Willey, Dan McLaren, Brenda Kerfoot and ... See More

Matt Chapman Announces Retirement Following 2019 Season

September 5th, 2019

Earlier this summer, aerobatic pilot and longtime ICAS member Matt Chapman took to social media to announce that he would be retiring as an air show pilot after the 2019 air show season. This season ... See More

ICAS Schedules Academies for Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show

September 4th, 2019

This October, ICAS will be offering both its ICAS Air Show and Air Boss Academies in conjunction with the 29th Annual Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show in Fort Worth, Texas. This air show is produced ... See More

National Warbird Operators Conference Starts New Warbirds 20 Under 40 Program

September 3rd, 2019

Introduced at the 2019 National Warbird Operators Conference to recognize young warbird operators under the age of 40 for their contributions to the warbird community, the new Warbirds “20 Under ... See More

Kaufman Named New Foundation Executive Director/CEO

June 17th, 2019

The ICAS Foundation has named Michael Kaufman as its full-time executive director/CEO. He will assume his new position on July 15.
Kaufman joins the ICAS Foundation following three decades with the ... See More

Presenting Sponsor and Honorary Chairs Announcement for the End of World War II 75th Commemoration

May 8th, 2019

The Arsenal of Democracy Executive Committee and the Hawaii Commemoration Committee jointly announced last week that the Bob Hope Legacy, supported by the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation, will be ... See More

Les Shockley Passes

April 8th, 2019

Jet truck pioneer and 1996 Art Scholl Showmanship Award recipient Les Shockley passed away near his home in the Philippines on Saturday, April 6, from the effects of a stroke he suffered several ... See More

ICAS Releases New Air Show Digest Digital Publication

March 26th, 2019

To help make its award-winning air show content more accessible on a new digital and mobile-friendly platform, ICAS today launched its new Air Show Digest digital publication website.
Developed to be ... See More


February 8th, 2019

London, UK – The Royal Air Force Red Arrows today announced the air shows at which they will perform during their 2019 summer tour of North America.
The North American tour, which will be ... See More

Fake News Hits Air Shows; No, You Will Not Soon Be Able to Buy A Ride With the Blues

January 11th, 2019

On January 9, “Aviation Daily News” published a story that incorrectly states that the U.S. Navy Blue Angels were upgrading to F/A-18 Super Hornets, in part, so that they could begin ... See More

Arsenal of Democracy Announces May 8, 2020 Flyover

January 7th, 2019

On Monday, January 7, the Executive Planning Committee announced that it is planning a second Arsenal of Deomcracy Flyover for Friday, May 8, 2020, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of ... See More

ICAS Presents Swords of Excellence to Clark, Buekenberghs

December 10th, 2018

Longtime air show performer Julie Clark and European Airshow Council Board Chairman Gilbert Buekenberghs were recognized as 2018 recipients of the prestigious ICAS Sword of Excellence during ... See More

Darnell Family Takes Home Scholl Award

December 9th, 2018

Neal, Chris, Marilyn and Brooke Darnell were named recipients of the Art Scholl Memorial Showmanship Award during the ICAS Convention for their work building and operating the ... See More

ICAS Convention Concludes in Las Vegas

December 7th, 2018

Nearly 1,600 air show professionals gathered at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel last week for the 2018 ICAS Convention to unofficially complete the 2018 air show season and continue preparation for the 2019 ... See More

ICAS Is Accepting Applications for New ICAS Foundation Executive Director Position

November 20th, 2018

ICAS is looking to hire an individual to serve as the new Executive Director for the ICAS Foundation. 
The Executive Director serves as the chief staff officer responsible for overseeing the ... See More

RAF Red Arrows Announce 2019 North American Tour

October 22nd, 2018

The Royal Air Force Red Arrows have announced that they will conduct a North American tour during the 2019 air show season. The historic nine-week program will be the team's largest tour of North ... See More

Nominating Committee Announces Slate of Nominees

October 3rd, 2018

In accordance with Section 9, Paragraph B3a of the ICAS Bylaws, the 2018 ICAS Nominating Committee has selected its slate of 2018 ICAS Board nominees.
The committee discussed all names ... See More

ICAS Schedules Powerful Line-Up of Keynote Presentations

September 27th, 2018

ICAS has planned a series of three keynote presentations that will serve as the foundation of the 2018 ICAS Convention. Each has been scheduled to address the unique and specific needs, issues and ... See More

ICAS Members Excel at Red Bull Air Race in Kazan

August 27th, 2018

It was a good weekend all around for the American team at the Red Bull Air Race in Kazan, with ICAS members Michael Goulian and Kirby Chambliss coming in at second and third place. This puts Goulian ... See More

Blue Angels to Receive F-18 Super Hornets by December 2021

August 14th, 2018

The U.S. Department of Defense has contracted with Boeing to reconfigure eleven F-18 Super Hornets to be used as demonstration aircraft by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. Scheduled completion date is ... See More

Commemorative Air Force Selects Henry Coates as New President

July 30th, 2018

Last week in Oshkosh, the Commemorative Air Force’s General Staff selected Henry “Hank” Coates to serve as the new President/CEO of the organization, effective immediately.
Coates ... See More

ICAS is Now Accepting Registrations for September Air Boss Academy in San Diego

July 20th, 2018

ICAS members may now register for the September 27-29 ICAS Air Boss Academy being held in conjunction with the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show in San Diego.
This “living ... See More

General Aviation Collective Efforts Halt U.S. ATC Privatization

May 14th, 2018

In 2017, the general aviation (GA) community came together to defeat proposed legislation that would have privatized air traffic control (ATC) services in the United States. The concerted and ... See More

ICAS Launches Long-Awaited Air Boss Recognition Program

May 14th, 2018

ICAS has officially initiated the new Air Boss Recognition Program (ABRP) to professionalize and certify the industry’s air bosses. Since 2012, ICAS has been working with the air boss community ... See More


April 5th, 2018

Yesterday, at approximately 10:30 a.m. PDT, a pilot for the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds was killed in an accident during a routine training sortie. Pending notification of next of kin, the Air Force ... See More


February 28th, 2018

Bill Shuster, Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced today that he will no longer pursue his effort to privatize U.S. air traffic control services. ... See More

U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Set to Perform Super Bowl LII Flyover

January 26th, 2018

The U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight is scheduled to conduct the Super Bowl LII flyover in Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 4. The heritage flight will consist of one F-16 from the F-16 Viper ... See More

A-10 Demo Team to Perform in 2018 Air Show Season

September 25th, 2017

The United States Air Force A-10 demonstration team will once again display the capabilities of the Thunderbolt II at approximately 14 shows throughout the 2018 airshow season.
The A-10 ... See More

Nominating Committee Announces Slate of Board Nominees

September 20th, 2017

LEESBURG, Va. - In accordance with Section 9, Paragraph B3a of the ICAS Bylaws, the 2017 ICAS Nominating Committee has selected its slate of 2017 ICAS Board nominees.
The committee discussed ... See More

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 ... See More

Rudy Malnati Receives Bob Hoover Wingman Award

December 8th, 2016

LAS VEGAS - The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) at its 49th annual convention presented its Wingman Award Thursday night to the long-time director of the Chicago Air and Water Show in ... See More

Bill Stein Earns Air Show Industry's Sword of Excellence

December 8th, 2016

LAS VEGAS - The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) at its 49th annual convention presented its highest honor, the Sword of Excellence, Thursday night to an Aptos, Calif.-based pilot in ... See More

GEICO Skytypers Earn Air Show Industry’s Top Showmanship Award

December 8th, 2016

LAS VEGAS - The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) at its 49th annual convention presented its highest showmanship award to a Farmingdale, NY-based air show team Thursday night in front of ... See More

Outstanding Air Show Industry Programs Earn Pinnacle Awards

December 7th, 2016

LAS VEGAS - The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) presented platinum and gold Pinnacle Awards to 13 outstanding air show programs in seven categories Wednesday, December 7, in front of nearly ... See More

Los Angeles County Air Show Announces 2017 Scholarship Program

November 30th, 2016

LANCASTER, CA – The Los Angeles County Air Show presented by Lockheed Martin announces the STEM Scholarship Program that will recognize and reward a minimum of three students with ... See More

General Aviation Community Encouraged to Join Air Show Pros at Annual Convention

November 10th, 2016

Air Show Industry to Descend on Las Vegas this December
LEESBURG, Va. - The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) will hold its 49th annual convention December 5-8, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas ... See More

ICAS Board Election Procedures Detailed

October 27th, 2016

In accordance with Section 9, Paragraph B4 of the ICAS Bylaws, this constitutes official notice on the procedures that will be used to conduct the 2016 ICAS Board of Directors election. Once again ... See More

Prowlers of the Pacific Air Show Act Honors Veterans of WWII Pacific Theater

October 25th, 2016

DALLAS, Texas -- "Prowlers of the Pacific" is a new Commemorative Air Force (CAF) re-creation of the American air war in the Pacific Theatre.  "Prowlers of the Pacific" is a living history lesson ... See More

‘Unauthorized Drones Not Welcome at Air Shows,’ Says Industry Trade Association

October 4th, 2016

LEESBURG, Va. - Leave the air show flying to the air show professionals. That’s the message coming from The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) out of concern for spectator safety and ... See More

Hintons to be Enshrined in International Air & Space Hall of Fame

October 3rd, 2016

SAN DIEGO – Steve Hinton Jr., Steve Hinton, Sr., their family, The Boeing Company, Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden, Coast Guard Aviation, Dale Myers, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots ... See More

ICAS Member Sean D. Tucker Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

September 23rd, 2016

Commemorative Air Force Wings Over Houston Airshow Names Aerobatic Pilot Sean Tucker Recipient of 2016 Lloyd P. Nolen Lifetime Achievement in Aviation Award          ... See More

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 ... See More

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 “Dee” Gibson, aerobatic ... 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.
“In the air show industry, ... 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, Herb ... 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 a new logistics team focused on bringing the ... 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 board will identify ... 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 demonstration ... 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 EAA AirVenture at EAA’s ... 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 Training has selected Navy Cmdr. ... 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. The 49th Annual ICAS Convention takes place December 5 - 8, 2016, ... 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

NAVCO Confirms 2016 TACDEMO Schedule

May 2nd, 2016

The U.S. Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO) today at 3:30 p.m. ET has confirmed the 2016 airshow schedule for its F-18C Hornet and F/A-18F Super Hornet demonstration teams. Click here for a PDF ... See More

General Aviation Community Praises FAA Part 23 Rulemaking and Urges Rule Completion in 2016

May 2nd, 2016

Washington, D.C. - On the eve of an FAA public hearing in College Park, Georgia on the Part 23 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), a coalition of general aviation leaders today applauded the ... See More

F-35 Appearing at 14 Air Shows in 2016

March 10th, 2016

LEESBURG, Va. - The U.S. Air Force’s Air Combat Command (ACC) Aerial Events office released its 2016 F-35 Lightning air show schedule, which includes participation in Heritage Flights ... See More

U.S. Air Force Releases F-16 Viper, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Teams' 2016 Schedules

February 23rd, 2016

LEESBURG, Va. - The U.S. Air Force’s Air Combat Command (ACC) Aerial Events office this morning released their 2016 F-16 and F-22 jet demonstration team air show schedules as well as the flights ... See More

Federal Agencies Recognized by ICAS for Facilitating Arsenal of Democracy Flyover

February 11th, 2016

WASHINGTON - Last December, during the 2015 ICAS Convention Chairman’s Banquet in Las Vegas, the ICAS Board of Directors presented a number of federal agencies with the prestigious ICAS Special ... See More

Navy Tailhook Legacy Flight Foundation Debuts

February 2nd, 2016

Cleveland, Ohio – The Navy Tailhook Legacy Flight Foundation (NTLFF), a civilian nonprofit organization and a funding source for the U.S. Navy Tailhook Legacy Flight Demonstration, today ... See More

ICAS Air Shows Calendar Achieves Top Ranking on Google Search

January 29th, 2016

LEESBURG, Va. - The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) today achieved an important milestone to demonstrate its commitment to increasing the general public’s awareness of air shows and ... See More

ICAS Signs on to Letter to Congress Regarding Air Traffic Control User Fees

January 19th, 2016

LEESBURG, Va. - ICAS this week joined 14 other aviation organizations, led by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), as a signatory to a letter addressed to the U.S. Congressional ... See More

Dan McLaren Recognized with Air Show Industry’s Top Honor

December 9th, 2015

LAS VEGAS - The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) at its 48th annual convention presented its highest honor, the Sword of Excellence, to a Troy, Ontario, businessman tonight in front of nearly ... See More

Skip Stewart Earns Air Show Industry’s Top Showmanship Award

December 9th, 2015

LAS VEGAS - The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) at its 48th annual convention presented its highest showmanship award to a Lakeland, Tenn.-based pilot tonight in front of nearly 1,000 air ... See More

Outstanding Air Show Industry Programs Earn 2015 ICAS Pinnacle Awards

December 8th, 2015

LAS VEGAS - The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) presented platinum and gold Pinnacle Awards to 10 outstanding air show programs in six categories today in front of nearly 1,000 industry ... See More

Air Show Stars Do The Flying In Bond's Spectre

November 12th, 2015

Two award winning ICAS pilots flew the thrilling flying sequences in the new James Bond film "Spectre" - Craig Hosking and Chuck Aaron.
By Ric Peterson (Courtesy of AllThingsAero.com) ... See More

The Veterans Who Push Presidents Out of Airplanes

November 9th, 2015

Beckley, West Virginia (CNN) - When Barbara Bush met the man who would take her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, on a tandem skydive in 2007, she issued a stern warning.
"She walked up to ... See More

ICAS Board Election Procedures Detailed

October 30th, 2015

In accordance with Section 9, Paragraph B4 of the ICAS Bylaws, this constitutes official notice on the procedures that will be used to conduct the 2015 ICAS Board of Directors election.
Once again ... See More

CAF Red Tails Announce New Squadron Leader

October 13th, 2015

Minneapolis, Minn. – The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, today announced that Bill Shepard has been promoted to Squadron Leader. ... See More

The Pinnacle Awards Are Back: Recognizing Air Show Excellence and Professionalism

October 6th, 2015

On Tuesday, December 8, at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, during a special awards luncheon, ICAS will recognize the Platinum and Gold award recipients in the second annual ICAS Pinnacle Awards.
Offered ... See More

ICAS Confirms 2015 Convention Keynote Speaker

September 28th, 2015

The keynote address for the 2015 ICAS Convention will be delivered by Yvonne Camus, a Canadian adventurer who participated in and finished the Eco-Challenge expedition race on the South Pacific island ... See More

ICAS Members Earn World Aerobatic Championship Medals

September 27th, 2015

United States National Aerobatic Champion and Team USA pilot Rob Holland won the Gold in the "Final Freestyle" at the 28th World Aerobatic Championships. This was Holland's third consecutive victory ... See More

Nominating Committee Announces Slate Of Board Nominees

September 10th, 2015

In accordance with Section 9, Paragraph B3a, the 2015 ICAS Nominating Committee comprised of Chairman Kevin Walsh of the Yankee Air Force, Jim Peitz of Jim Peitz Aerosports, Marcus Jannitto from the ... See More

Two Individuals, One Aerobatic Team Selected for Induction into ICAS Foundation Air Show Hall of Fame

August 27th, 2015

LEESBURG, Va.: Aerobatic pilot John Mohr, air show announcer M.A. “Sonny” Everett, and the formation and aerobatic flying Red Baron Pizza Squadron recently earned selection into the ... See More

CNN spends a day in the life of aerobatic pilot Sean D. Tucker

July 31st, 2015

Until you get to know Sean D. Tucker, it's hard to understand why he chooses to make a living by risking his life.But take a moment to watch what he does. It's magical. (Click here to watch the ... See More

Road Trip: Stunt pilot edition

July 19th, 2015

Fox News's Anna Kooiman goes up, up and away with Lt. Col. John Klatt.
By Anna Kooiman
You better buckle up! The next 'Road Trip' installation takes us on a wild ride. Producers gave me a once ... See More

Blue Angels Announce 2016 Team Members

July 12th, 2015

PENSACOLA, FL - The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced the officers selected for the 2016 team.
The squadron selected two F/A-18 demonstration pilots, one C-130 ... See More

Flying Competitions Introduced to Popular UAE Air Show

July 7th, 2015

ABU DHABI - The 11th Al Ain air show will feature a new championship competition format this year, according to news reports from The National, Gulf News and Arabian Aerospace Magazine.
The Al Ain ... See More

ICAS Member to Receive 2015 Bill Barber Award for Showmanship

June 8th, 2015

EAST TROY, WISCONSIN -- An ICAS member and recipient of the 2014 Civilian Performer Pinnacle Award will receive one of the air show industry’s highest honors July 21, during EAA AirVenture at ... See More

Nominations for 2015 ICAS Foundation Hall of Fame Open Until July 1

June 1st, 2015

Air shows are one of the most popular outdoor events around the world, and each year, the ICAS Foundation (the non-profit relative of the International Council of Air Shows) inducts up to three air ... See More

Blue Angels Name 2016-2017 Commanding Officer

May 5th, 2015

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, announced the commanding officer for the 2016-17 seasons during a press conference at the National Naval Aviation ... See More

WWII Flyover to be Streamed Live

May 1st, 2015

The Arsenal of Democracy World War II Victory Capitol Flyover Executive Committee announced today that the Flyover will be streamed live on Friday, May 8, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
The link for the ... See More

Buzz Builds for Historic WWII Aircraft Flyover

April 24th, 2015

WASHINGTON - Just two weeks from today, on Friday, May 8, more than 50 vintage World War II military aircraft will soar above the skies of the nation’s capital as part of the Arsenal of ... See More

Intel Named Title Sponsor of Oregon Int'l Air Show

April 16th, 2015

HILLSBORO, Ore. – Oregon International Air Show officials announced today that Intel Corporation has agreed to become the title sponsor of the event, which is held annually at Hillsboro Airport. ... See More

Air Shows Calendar Features Nearly 230 Local Entertainment Options That Won’t Break Your Budget

April 7th, 2015

Calendar Offers Tool for Those Seeking Unique, Exciting, Live Entertainment
LEESBURG, Va. - April 7, 2015: The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS), a trade association representing the air show ... See More

Air Shows Experiencing Record Attendance Early Into 2015 Season

April 3rd, 2015

Just a few weeks into the 2015 season, air shows across the country are reporting record attendance.
In February, organizers of the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma, Ari., Air Show and Open House ... See More

USAF F-16 Viper Demo Team Returns to Skies March 21-22 in Melbourne, Florida

March 17th, 2015

LEESBURG, Va. (ICAS HQ) - The U.S. Air Force’s Air Combat Command (ACC), after a four-year hiatus, has authorized the F-16 Viper Demonstration Team to begin flying at air shows nationwide. ... See More

U.S. Navy F-18 Tactical Demonstration Squadron Releases 2015 Air Show Schedule

March 4th, 2015

The U.S. Navy’s Tactical Demonstration (Tac Demo) Team today released its 20-stop air show schedule. Beginning March 21 at the Los Angeles County Air Show, the VFA-106 Gladiators and ... See More

Vintage WWII Planes to Fly Over Washington, D.C., May 8 to Commemorate V-E Day

February 3rd, 2015

LEESBURG, Va. - To honor the heroes who fought in World War II and those on the home front who helped to produce the tanks, ships and aircraft that enabled the United States and its Allies to achieve ... See More

Air Show Industry Awards its Highest Honor to Jim Peitz

December 11th, 2014

LAS VEGAS – Dec. 11, 2014: The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) at its 47th annual convention tonight awarded Jim Peitz its highest honor, the Sword of Excellence, tonight in Las Vegas ... See More

John Klatt Receives 2014 Art Scholl Memorial Showmanship Award

December 11th, 2014

In recognition of his commitment to the ideals of entertainment and showmanship espoused by Art Scholl during his career, his willingness to continually challenge the status quo and introduce ... See More

Naval Air Station Oceana Earns Air Show Industry’s Top Community Relations Award

December 11th, 2014

Each year, the Dick Schram Memorial Community Relations Award is presented to the military air show that works with -- and within -- its community to establish their air show not just as an important ... See More

Ross Perot Jr. Presented with 2014 Wingman Award

December 11th, 2014

LAS VEGAS - Dec. 11, 2014 – The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) tonight at its annual convention presented Texas-based businessman Ross Perot Jr. with the air show industry’s ... See More

Jan Collmer and Norm Ellickson Earn ICAS Special Achievement Awards

December 11th, 2014

From time to time, ICAS presents its Special Achievement Award to an individual or organization that it would like to recognize for making a special contribution to the air show business. This year, ... See More

ICAS Announces Inaugural Pinnacle Awards Recipients

December 10th, 2014

Dec. 10, 2014 – The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS), at its 2014 convention at the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, presented its inaugural Pinnacle Awards to 26 ... See More

ICAS Launches Pinnacle Awards Program

October 9th, 2014

Good ideas and professional execution are the lifeblood of continuous improvement and long-term sustainability in the air show business. From marketing, sponsorship and hospitality to logistics, ... See More

Hoover to be Honored with Wright Brothers Trophy

September 25th, 2014

The National Aeronautic Association announced today that Robert A. "Bob" Hoover will be the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy.

The trophy is awarded annually to a ... See More

Mardi Gras is Theme of Monday Opening Reception

September 9th, 2014

In recognition of the return of the ICAS Convention to the Rio All-Suites Hotel for the first time since 2008, the traditional opening reception on Monday, December 8 (sponsored once again this year ... See More

ICAS Foundation Inducts Soucy, Newcomb and AeroShell Team into Air Show Hall of Fame

August 21st, 2014

The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) Foundation announced today that it has inducted three new members into its Air Show Hall of Fame. Gene Soucy, Chuck Newcomb, and the AeroShell Aerobatic ... See More

Fundraising Begins for Trophy Honoring Aviation Legend Bob Hoover Trophy to be Displayed in Perpetuity in Washington, DC

July 30th, 2014

OSHKOSH, Wis. (July 30, 2014) — Fundraising began today for a trophy honoring the significant contributions of aviation legend and advocate Bob Hoover, known as “the greatest stick-and-rudder ... See More

Blue Angels Announce 2015 Team Members

July 22nd, 2014

The Blue Angels have announced the officers selected for the 2015 team. The squadron selected an executive officer, three F/A-18 demonstration pilots, an events coordination officer, two C-130 ... See More

Goulian Named AOPA Ambassador

July 19th, 2014

ICAS member and air show performer Michael Goulian was recently named as an AOPA Ambassador by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

“Nobody conveys their passion and enthusiasm for flight ... See More

Nominations Committee Seeks Candidates

July 17th, 2014

In accordance with Section 9, Paragraph B of the ICAS Bylaws, ICAS Nominating Committee Chairman Michael Goulian requests that any member wishing to submit his or her name for consideration as a ... See More

Koontz to Receive 2014 Barber Award

July 15th, 2014

ICAS member and air show pilot Greg Koontz will be presented with the 2014 Bill Barber Award for Showmanship during a Tuesday, July 29 ceremony at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. A longtime ... See More

Nominations Open for 2014 Air Show Hall of Fame

July 8th, 2014

Nominations for the 2014 ICAS Foundation Air Show Hall of Fame are now open, according to Steve Oliver, Chairman of the 2014 Air Show Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

“This is an opportunity to ... See More

Attendance Trending Higher as Season Progresses

May 12th, 2014

From Brownsville, Kingsville, Louisville and Titusville to Los Angeles, Chino, Fort Worth and St. Louis, air shows throughout the country are reporting strong attendance. Whether big or small, ... See More

Bill Stein is Flying Again

May 9th, 2014

After taking the last several months off to fight a treatable form of colon cancer, ICAS member and air show performer Bill Stein was back in his Edge 540 aerobatic monoplane earlier this month. He ... See More

CAF to Move Headquarters to Dallas

April 30th, 2014

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) announced recently that it has selected Dallas Executive Airport in southwest Dallas, Texas, as the new location for their corporate headquarters. The announcement ... See More

Rower Lands Tempest as Sponsor

March 19th, 2014

Air show performer and ICAS member Gary Rower recently announced that, at Sun ‘n Fun 2014, he will be joining forces with Tempest, a manufacturer of spark plugs, oil filters and pneumatic systems ... See More

USN Leap Frogs 2014 Schedule

March 19th, 2014

The U.S. Navy Leap Frogs have announced their performance schedule for 2014. The team will open its air show season at NAF El Centro in California on March 15. They will then perform at the Fort Worth ... See More

Air Force Clarifies Support Issue

March 17th, 2014

In a January 31 memo to all commanders within the U.S. Air Force, Vice Chief of Staff Larry Spencer and Undersecretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning clarified an issue that has been a source of ... See More

Snowbirds Restore Some U.S. Shows for 2014

March 13th, 2014

After cancelling several U.S. performance dates in 2014 due to budgetary constraints, the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds have restored a portion of their U.S. schedule. The team will begin their ... See More

Breitling Jet Team Announces 2015 U.S. Tour

March 12th, 2014

Breitling, the Swiss watch manufacturing company, has announced that the Breitling Jet Team will be conducting its first-ever U.S. tour during the 2015 air show season. Although the seven-ship L-39 ... See More

HAI Names Aaron as Pilot of the Year

March 11th, 2014

At its annual convention last month in Anaheim, California, the Helicopter Association International named Chuck Aaron as its 2014 pilot of the year. An ICAS member and the 2009 recipient of the Art ... See More

U.S. Government Changes On-Line Registration Process for Vendors, Contractors

March 4th, 2014

Due to the limited number of military open house and air show events in the United States last year, a number of ICAS members let their Central Contractor Registration (CCR) and On-line ... See More

EAA Challenges FAA Fee Policy

February 25th, 2014

(From AVweb) EAA says it's wondering why the FAA billed it $450,000 for air traffic services at last year's AirVenture when the NFL won't have to pay the extra costs associated with the Super Bowl. On ... See More

Blues Fill Two Remaining Holes in 2014 Schedule

February 21st, 2014

The Blue Angels left the ICAS Convention with two unexpected holes in their 2014 schedule. They have now filled those holes. On April 12, the team will perform at the Thunder over Louisville show in ... See More

Marine Corps Releases Harrier/Osprey Demonstration Schedule

February 18th, 2014

Last month, the United States Marine Corps released its schedule for AV-8B Harrier and MV-22 Osprey air show demonstrations.

The Harrier will perform at Barksdale AFB in Louisiana in April; in ... See More

Snowbirds Cancel U.S. Appearances in 2014

February 13th, 2014

In response to unprecedented budgetary challenges that will require a dramatic decrease in flying hours for virtually all Canadian military aircraft and pilots, 1 Canadian Air Division (1CAD) of the ... See More

ICAS ACE Manual Revision 8.0 Comment Period Continues

February 10th, 2014

As detailed in a short news item in a mid-January edition of the ICAS Operations Bulletin (Ops Bull), the ICAS ACE Committee has completed work on the initial draft of Revision 8.0 of the ICAS ACE ... See More

Pentagon Guidance Prohibiting Air Show Support to be Updated Soon

February 6th, 2014

After receiving phone calls and emails expressing concern about the U.S. military’s reluctance to provide ground support equipment to those civilian shows scheduled to host U.S. military jets in ... See More

ICAS Regions Finalize Plans for 2014 Winter Regional Conferences

January 9th, 2014

Mark your calendars and make 2014 the year to attend as many of the ICAS regional conferences as possible. Remember, your conference venue is not limited to where you are based. We encourage you to ... See More

ICAS Convention Attracts 1,000+

December 9th, 2013

More than 1,000 air show professionals gathered at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas for the 2013 ICAS Convention, December 2-5.

The 47th annual ICAS Convention featured the traditional opening ... See More

McCausland Inspires Delegates in Opening Session

December 3rd, 2013

At the ICAS Convention opening general session, Jeff McCausland helped to put the 2013 air show season in perspective as he discussed leadership during times of crisis. At a time when many in the air ... See More

McCausland to Deliver Convention Keynote Address

November 1st, 2013

From torrential rain, traffic nightmares and financial disasters to parking lot infernos, aircraft accidents and sequestration, the air show industry can present operational challenges that would ... See More

US Army Golden Knights accepting applications for 2014 Air Show Season

October 29th, 2013

The commander of the U.S. Army Parachute Team, “The Golden Knights” is now accepting applications for the upcoming 2014 Show Season. Program and event coordinators should submit a DD form 2535, ... See More

Fleet weeks, Blue Angels back for fiscal '14, but with cuts

October 22nd, 2013

The Navy has announced it will restore its participation in some fleet weeks in fiscal 2014 and allow its flight demonstration team, better known as the Blue Angels, to fly a full schedule of air ... See More

Petition Candidates Named

October 17th, 2013

In accordance with Section 9, Paragraph B3b, two ICAS members have completed the petitioning process required to have their names added to the ballot for the 2013 ICAS Board of Directors election, ... See More

Election Procedures Detailed

October 17th, 2013

In accordance with Section 9, Paragraph B4 of the ICAS Bylaws, this constitutes official notice on the procedures that will be used to conduct the 2013 ICAS Board of Directors election.

Once again ... See More

ICAS Members Pursue Different Approach to Military Open House/Air Shows

September 21st, 2013

In response to the cancellation of virtually all military open houses this year, two ICAS members -- Jim Breen of Air Show Network and Mike McCabe of AirSupport, LLC -- have collaborated to develop a ... See More

Air Boss Signs Partnership with Major Hollwood Production Company

September 18th, 2013

A new air show-based reality television show called “Air Boss” has been picked up by a major Hollywood production company. This will allow continued production of a full first season. The series ... See More

ICAS Foundation to Induct Three Into Air Show Hall of Fame

September 12th, 2013

The ICAS Foundation recently announced the three newest inductees into its prestigious Air Show Hall of Fame: Air show performer Eddie Andreini, performer and aerobatic instructor Pappy Kobelt, and ... See More

ICAS Nominating Committee Announces Slate of Board Nominees

September 4th, 2013

In accordance with Section 9, Paragraph B3a, the 2013 ICAS Nominating Committee comprised of Chairman Greg Hiser from Air Capital Insurance, Steve Brown from the Commemorative Air Force, Brenda ... See More

ICAS Negotiates New Deal With Paris Hotel

August 23rd, 2013

With air show professionals throughout North America suffering through sequestration, ICAS has negotiated some additional concessions from the Paris Hotel for the 2013 ICAS Convention, December 2-5. ... See More

Prince Retires

August 19th, 2013

Longtime ICAS member and Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) Chief Executive Tim Prince recently announced that the 2014 RIAT show will be his last. One of the two founding fathers of Europe’s ... See More

David Schultz Airshows Wins FAA Award

August 13th, 2013

At an awards ceremony at the FAA’s Eastern Region Headquarters in Jamaica, New York, David Schultz Airshows was presented with the FAA Regional Administrator’s Award for Extraordinary Service. The ... See More

USAF Thunderbirds to resume limited training flights

July 15th, 2013

NELLIS AFB, Va. – Temporary funding for flying hours has been restored, allowing the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron to resume flying again through the end of fiscal year 2013.

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Inhofe Introduces Language Requiring DoD Reconsideration of Blanket Prohibition on Military Involvement in Air Shows

June 17th, 2013

Thanks to Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), the Senate version of the FY2014 National Defense Authorization Act will include language that requires that the U.S. Department of Defense reconsider its blanket ... See More


June 7th, 2013

Calling the FAA's move "completely unacceptable," a bipartisan group of 28 U.S. senators recently delivered a letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, strongly urging the agency to reconsider its ... See More

ICAS Opens 2013 Convention Registration, Reduces Registration Fees

May 31st, 2013

ICAS recently opened registration for the 2013 ICAS Convention. (Members can learn more about the convention by clicking here or register by clicking here.) This year’s event will include ... See More

Thunderbirds Announce New Team Members for 2014

May 15th, 2013

The U. S. Air Force Thunderbirds announced new additions to their officer corps for the 2014 air show season.

Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Bradley from the 83rd Fighter Weapons Squadron at Tyndall ... See More

Foundation Opens Nominations for Hall of Fame

May 11th, 2013

The ICAS Foundation is looking for nominations for the Air Show Hall of Fame, created in 1995 to recognize those who have made significant contributions to the air show industry. It is currently home ... See More

Sequestration Update: Request for Jet Team Participation in 2014, 2015

May 8th, 2013

Despite the cancellation of all U.S. jet team participation in the 2013 air show season, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds have asked ICAS to remind members that the team will be building a 2014 ... See More

Sequestration Update: ICAS Opens On-Line Forum Discussion

April 26th, 2013

ICAS has opened this on-line forum/message board to help members sort through the myriad of issues, challenges, news reports and rumors related to sequestration and the impact that it has had and will ... See More

Sequestration Update: Who's Going, Who's Not?

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 this reporting that the Blue Angels’ 2013 air show season may be in jeopardy if the federal government does not take action ... 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 - click here to view the BBB report - and Exhibition Housing Services) contacting ICAS exhibitors for room reservations at the ... 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

Roetman, Rower Prepare to Break World Records

June 18th, 2012

As part of Independence Day celebrations in Colorado’s Summit County, ICAS members and air show performers Buck Roetman and Gary Rower will attempt to break two world records. On the morning of July ... 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

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

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

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 program begins with an Air Force Open House Workshop on Saturday. ... 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


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 clicking here. We will post news ... 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


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


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


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


March 15th, 2011

As you have likely heard by now, Kyle and Amanda Franklin were involved in an accident at the Air Fiesta 2011 in Brownsville, Texas on Saturday, March 12. It now appears that Amanda’s injuries ... See More


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 here. To actually register for the convention, click here. ... 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

ASB.TV (Air Show Buzz) recently released this video which it created for the 2009 ICAS Chairman's Banquet held on Wednesday, December 9 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas. ... See More

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

Earlier this year, ICAS member and air show performer Greg Poe established a program that rewards strong students with aerobatic incentive rides in select locations around the country. Last ... See More

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